Electro-Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Expert

Electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are increasingly being combined to form the field of electro-mechanical engineering or mechatronics. When you combine computers, software, electrical and mechanical engineering you have computer-controlled machines. Systems Engineering is a multi-disciplinary field that fuses electrical, mechanical and software engineering with human factors and safety into a holistic, or whole-system, view of engineering.

Electrical engineering is the branch of engineering science that studies electrical equipment and the uses of electricity. This includes power generation and distribution, the control of machines, biomedical instrumentation and communications to name but a few. Electrical engineers engage in research and development, planning, product design and performance analysis. In addition to these activities, many electrical engineers work in administration, management or technical sales.

Mechanical Engineering applies basic principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. The fundamental academic training includes statics, dynamics, systems, fluid mechanics, machine elements, heat transfer and thermodynamics. Mechanical engineers design and motor vehicles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, watercraft, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment, machinery, robotics, medical devices and more. Mechanical engineering is likely the oldest engineering discipline.

You probably have an intuitive understanding of what software engineering is. The word processing program you use is software and so is the email program. The operating system (likely Windows, but maybe Macintosh OS) of your computer is software. Your computer behaves differently depending on what software is running. Software is written in a language. Common software languages include Java, C, Fortran and Visual Basic. The term software as used to describe computer programs dates back to the 1950's and first appeared in an article by Princeton University statistics professor John W. Tukey in the 1958 January American Mathematical Monthly. Engineering principles were soon applied to software development and by the late 1960's software engineering was an established discipline.

I have extensive experience with electro-mechanical, computer-controlled systems and can support your litigation efforts as an electro-mechanical engineering expert witness. My qualifications include numerous peer-reviewed publications and over thirty years of engineering experience with software, robotics, instrumentation, medical devices, computer-controlled machines and factory automation.

I accept a small number of litigation support engagements to complement my regular employment as a professional engineer designing electro-mechanical systems.

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