Power Distribution Equipment and Systems Engineer and Applications Scientist, is highly experienced in the technical and financial management of projects regarding the application of new and existing technology relating to energy issues for utilities, chemical companies, cable manufacturers and testing organizations. In addition, this expert has been involved with diagnostics, aging, life estimation and reliability of equipment. He has developed technical information for attorneys and performed industry surveys. Experience includes technical management of projects on application of polymer technology relating to energy issues for utilities, chemical companies, and service organizations with an emphasis on cable systems, i.e. diagnostics, aging, life estimation, life extension, reliability of equipment, distribution, and transmission arenas.

During his career with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), held various positions of responsibility such as, Target Leader, underground distribution infrastructure target, Sr. Project Manager, and Technical Advisor; was responsible for technical issues involving polyolefins, epoxies, silicones, elastomers, cellulosics, LCPs, and polyimides; extruded and molded products; wood poles; semiconducting copolymers; and lineworker’s equipment; as well as the review and editing of technical reports from contractors, including arranging publication, preparing reports, performing surveys and presenting technical papers. This expert has interacted with Federal agencies, such as DOE, NIST, NSF, and NRL; private industry groups; NRECA; industrial organizations; and the worldwide community on energy issues.

Academic Background

  • B.S. Chemistry, City University of New York
  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • Polymer Science and Engineering, Polytechnic University of New York

Professional Experience

  • Power Distribution Equipment and Systems Engineering Consultant, RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, 2006 – present.
  • Consulting company, Rockville, MD, 2001 to present.
  • Faculty Member, University of Wisconsin – Power Cable Engineering Annual Adult Education Courses, 1988 to present.
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Washington, D.C., non-profit research organization seeking innovative solutions to support objectives of electric power industry, 1977-2001. Responsibilities:
  • Technical issues involving polyolefins (XLPE, TR-XLPE, EPR), epoxies, silicones, cellulosic, phenolics, LCPs, polyimides, elastomers; extruded, film and molded products
  • Technical issues (examples): DC effects on extruded cables, cable aging and life estimation, water treeing, manhole events, PILC cables, accessory reliability, cable rejuvenation
  • Interact with federal agencies: DOE, NIST, NSF, NRL, private industry groups, suppliers
  • Interact with worldwide community on energy issues involving polymer technology
  • Sun Chemical Corporation: R&D Manager, Facile Division.
  • Phelps Dodge Wire and Cable Corporation: Materials Section Manager.
  • RAI Research Corporation (now part of Pall Corporation): Sr. Chemist.
  • National Starch and Chemical Company: Chemist.


Professional Honors

  • Dr. George H. Bahder Memorial Award from IEEE/ICC – citation for leadership in guidance of performance of cable aging and reliability issues and providing foresight in combining aging methodology with diagnostic testing to estimate future performance of cable systems, 2009.
  • EPRI Chauncey Award, 2000.
  • FELLOW IEEE – Citation for pioneering research leading to understanding of aging phenomena of extruded dielectric high voltage power cables, 1992.
  • EPRI First Use Award, 1990
  • Utility Distribution Task Force Award, 1989.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); Power Engineering Society; Insulated Conductors Committee, Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS), ADCOM member
  • CIGRE: Convener of “Advanced Materials” -Working Group, 1996-2000; United States representative to “Insulation Materials;” Study Committee, 1989-1996