Offering 36 years comprehensive experience in Patent Examining, Test and Evaluation of Navy shipbuilding programs, Building codes' compliance, teaching of advanced sciences to high school students, project management, and mechanical and electrical engineering. Expertise includes examination of patent applications, test and evaluation of Navy ships, teaching advanced sciences to high school students, newspaper reporting, plan review for regulatory compliance; fluid system design; development of computer technology to minimize fuel consumption; plant machinery maintenance management; cost analysis of regulations; and regulatory policy development.
Review patent applications dealing with one of the most difficult fields of educational technologies. Facilitate the approval of Patents. Make every effort to approve before rejecting applications. Diplomatically lead interviews with applicants and their attorneys. Often praised by patent attorneys about my willingness to assist them to speedily expedite their applications and aid them in the process. Told that my reviews of applications are extremely thorough.
Test and Evaluation of Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Systems for Navy ship building programs. Authored Ship Performance and Propulsion Report defining the operational characteristics of a navy ship using data obtained from Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS-N). Procedures utilized were accomplished for the first time in naval history, resulting in several million dollars of savings when compared to those used by David Taylor Model Basin. Authored white paper on paperless navigation systems including GPS, ECDIS-N, and Automated Bridge Control System.
Reviewed the designs of malls, apartment complexes, townhouses, schools and commercial buildings. Applied International Code Council (ICC) standards to ensure proper design and construction of buildings/facilities. ICC Certified Accessibility Plan Reviewer and Inspector for ensuring that proper accommodations for handicapped people are provided in all new public buildings/facilities.
Reporter, Editor and Student in Computer Programming and Web Development Conducted interviews, attended city council meetings, and wrote and edited stories. Wrote articles that included the National Guard’s deployment to Iraq, city council meetings, Labor Day Parade, and fire and police departments. Cultivated good relationships between the newspaper, community, city council and fire and police departments. Applicant was challenged to get people to unlock and “tell their own stories.”
Taught college physics, high school physics, chemistry and Auto CAD. Provided students insights into science, engineering and math careers. Hosted meetings with other science teachers, parents and adolescent adults about a variety of positive discussions to help students improve grades, make decisions about choices of colleges and majors, and improve discipline in the classroom.
Authored economic impact analysis assessment of the International Maritime Organization’s Seafarers’ Training, Certification, and Watch Standing Code that was codified into regulations. Composed detailed economic impact assessment study of the Invasive Species and Ballast Water Exchange regulations. Required a significant amount of research to quantify the size of the maritime industry including all types of vessels as well as the licensing and certification of seafarers. Additionally required knowledge of marine species. Successfully interacted with all levels of management and mariners within the U.S. maritime industry. Gained the respect and confidence of industry due to fairness and completeness of detailed analyses.
Authored major regulation mandated by Congress as a result of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Led a team of naval architects to analyze the most effective means of reducing the pollution potential from existing oil tankers/barges. Conducted public hearings and dealt with oil tanker company owners, International Maritime Organization, International Oil Tanker Owners’ Association, attorneys, scientists, labor unions, naval architects, engineers, and all other interested parties. Fostered cooperative and positive relationships and team spirit with key personnel and others assigned tasks associated with major regulation.
Formulated USCG policies and standards for the proper design and operation of shipboard electrical power plants, distribution, and lighting systems. Often praised by industry for fairness and serving the customers’ needs first. Published article on Explosion Proof Equipment in U.S. Coast Guard’s “Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council.” Composed regulations for automatically controlled boilers including standards provided by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Electrical Code, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Underwriters Laboratories. Key member of the American Boat and Yacht Council’s Electrical Committee. Attended meetings and provided technical guidance to members of committee for the purpose of publishing electrical requirements for boats and yachts in codes.
Developed maintenance, testing, and assessment program for the U.S. military cargo reserve ship fleet (Ready Reserve Fleet) including cargo ships, oil tankers, Roll-On/Roll-Off ships, Lighter Aboard Barge (LASH) ships, Crane/Container ships, Container Barge ships (Cee-Bees), and T-AVB (Marine Corps Aviation Logistics and Maintenance Support) ships. Managed the maintenance of entire fleet, and qualified personnel who performed tests and maintenance. Developed innovative methods for assessing the readiness of the RRF due to the fact that ships were laid up (not operational). Saved the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) millions of dollars by identifying the cause of excessive structure born vibration that occurred during sea trails. Determined that vibration was due to improperly designed propeller. Located a suitable replacement. Saved the cost and time that would have been required to design and build a new propeller.
Led entire inland transportation industry in fuel savings (verified by attending industry meetings). Saved more than $4,000,000 within first year by applying custom-built computers and hydrodynamic theory to the operation of vessels. Repowered towboat resulting in a savings of more than $290,000 dollars in fuel during first year. Studied the application of new propulsion engines based on hydrodynamics of vessels, nozzles and propellers.
Designed piping systems, performed calculations, and drafted drawings for U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault (LHD) ships and Aegis Class Cruisers. Authored technical manuals, environmental impact assessment, and engineering change proposals.Developed standards for designing piping systems and pipe hangers including dynamic shock (explosive) and static loads. Performed detailed stress analysis study of main fuel transfer system for DD 963 class destroyers. Vessel of class undertook emergency shut down during fuel transfer at sea due to heavy wave motion which elongated the bolts on the main transfer valve. Calculated bolts on valve elongating to .4 of an inch. Utilized longitudinal strength curves to determine the maximum flexibility of ship hull during heavy seas including hogging and sagging. Resolved issue in study by recommending alternatives of relocating piping for flexibility or installing expansion joints.
Reviewed propulsion, auxiliary machinery, firefighting, piping, and electrical systems drawings for proper design for all types of marine vessels including ships, offshore-oil rigs, towing vessels, oil-field supply vessels, fishing vessels, and barges. Reviewed drawings for compliance with USCG, ABS, NFPA, ASME, IEEE, NEC, ASTM and IEC standards/regulations. Responsible for reviewing the designs of all offshore oil rigs built in Gulf of Mexico shipyards.
B.S. Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1981
Computer Programming and Webmaster Certificates, Prince George’s Community College and Strayer University, 2004
U.S. Citizen; hobbies include computers, electronics, ham radio, art, tennis, writing, and history.
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