Energy Engineer

Name : dshah2k
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Eden Prairie,MN
Job Title Energy Engineer
Relocation Preferences : Open
Objective : I am an experienced Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with expertise in energy analysis of buildings, HVAC systems and components, processes, and controls, energy conservation, energy recovery and alternative energy. This includes a strong record of sustained technical accomplishments, innovations and demonstrated expertise in solving critical systems and controls issues. Furthermore, I have the unique skill of maintaining an overall system level perspective in driving towards innovative solutions. These skills are clearly indicative of my strong problem solving skills in matters having multiple levels of complexities.

My experiences in the energy arena includes
> Expertise in building energy analysis (DOE, BLAST, TRACE, ESP, GEMS) including HVAC controls, systems and components, and processes for energy conservation and recovery, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, ventilation, indoor air quality, day lighting, etc.
> Expertise in alternative energy engineering active and passive solar, sensible and phase change thermal storage, passive thermal systems, geo-thermal
> Expertise in product conceptualization, analysis and enhancement including emulation and field testing
Resume :  
Experienced Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with expertise in energy analysis of buildings and HVAC systems and components, controls, energy recovery and conservation, solar, and alternative energy. An accomplished engineer with unique skills comprising a strong and sustained record of innovations and extensive experience.


SKILLS
> Exceptional communications skills written, verbal, presentation
> Expertise in building energy analysis (DOE, BLAST, TRACE, ESP, GEMS) including HVAC systems, controls, components and processes for energy conservation and recovery, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, ventilation, day lighting
> Expertise in alternative energy engineering active and passive solar systems, thermal storage, geo-thermal
> Expertise in product conceptualization, analysis and enhancement including emulation and field testing
> Strong and sustained record of innovations and technical accomplishments
> Analytical, intuitive and innovative with a demonstrated ability to maintain an overall global perspective



REGISTRATIONS
> Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
> Patent Agent United States Patent and Trademark Office
> Notary Public Minnesota


EXPERIENCE
Senior Principal Research Engineer, Honeywell Technology Center, October 84 July 01
Program manager, principal investigator, and technical lead on a multitude of projects comprising operation and performance analysis of HVAC systems and components, processes and controls in buildings. Strong record of sustained technical accomplishments, innovations and demonstrated expertise in solving critical systems and controls issues for worldwide products conceptualization, development, analysis and enhancement. Accomplishments include:
> Developed and validated robust thermal comfort control algorithms for regulating temperature and moisture in a conditioned space
> Created a portfolio of patents for robust thermal comfort control (integrated, auctioneering, enthalpy, apparent temperature, heat stress index)
> Analyzed the impact of ventilator sensible and latent efficiencies, air flow rates, and control strategies on energy consumption/cost, indoor air quality and thermal comfort
> Developed and validated control algorithms for forced air and hydronic multi-zone systems
> Developed and validated control algorithms for variable capacity heat pumps and air conditioners
> Analyzed and enhanced the operation and performance of several line volt thermostat products
> Analyzed and modified a gas valve design to eliminate oscillations in exit gas pressures and enhance operational performance
> Developed system and component specifications for ultimate hot surface ignition systems after several unsuccessful prior attempts
> Analyzed operation and performance of systems with outdoor temperature compensated boiler controllers and thermostats
> Designed and developed control algorithms for thermal buses on the International Space Station
> Developed emulation test beds for validating proto-type controllers interacting in real time with simulated buildings, HVAC components, systems and processes
> Developed an analysis tool for trailer truck refrigeration
> Spearheaded several product development and analysis projects with European business units
> Actively participated in the establishment of a Cooling and Refrigeration Center of Excellence
> Initiated establishment of the Singapore Technology Center
> Actively participated in evaluating the formation of an European Technology Center
> As a patentee, provided substantial prosecution assistance to US attorneys and foreign associates
> A Honeywell Star Inventor


Applied Research and Development Engineer, Various Employers, February 76 October 84
> Developed, enhanced and utilized several modeling and simulation software for HVAC systems, controls, processes and components for energy analysis of buildings (DOE, BLAST, TRACE, ESP)
> Multitude of projects encompassing experimentations and energy and economic analyses for energy conservation and alternate energy sources, including active and passive solar, sensible and phase change storage, wind, geothermal, power plant condensate, greenhouses, intermittent energy consuming devices, etc.
> Computational analysis of thermal energy storage systems including trombe walls and phase change material
> Installation, instrumentation and monitoring of solar heating and cooling system on a 95% below grade commercial building
> Developed specifications and standards for the Solar Office of the Minnesota State Energy Office for the design, installation, instrumentation, data acquisition, and analysis of residential solar domestic hot water systems
> Analysis of airborne thermographs of residential and commercial buildings for energy conservation
> Remote monitoring, operation and diagnosis of HVAC systems for a University medical campus
> Experimental determination of the coupled heat and moisture diffusion coefficients in moist soils
> Experimental investigation of enhanced film-cooling techniques and impingement jet cooling for applications in high performance gas turbines
> Developed interactive software for students attending senior and graduate level courses and senior mechanical engineering laboratories


Science Advisor/Technical Specialist, Crompton Seager Tufte, LLC, June 01 October 02
Prosecuted US and PCT patent applications, including 371 applications, at the US-PTO. Directly interacted with corporate counsel and innovators in obtaining, clarifying, and evaluating invention disclosures and drafting applications. Conducted state-of-the-art searches (patents and scientific and product literature). Directed foreign associates prosecute patent applications in foreign jurisdictions.
Practice areas: Software (computer, method, process); Medical and Intravascular Devices (stents, filters, aspirators, balloons, guide wires, catheters, p-H sensors, cryogenics, atrial fibrillators); Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical (control hardware and software, displays, avionics, wireless systems, sensors, thermal comfort, heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems, processes and controls, indoor air quality)

Intellectual Property and Engineering Consulting, ShRaVi, LLC, October 02 May 05

Patent Agent, Faegre & Benson, LLP, June 05 December 08
Prosecuted US and PCT patent applications, including 371 applications, at the US-PTO. Directly interacted with corporate counsel and innovators in obtaining, clarifying, and evaluating invention disclosures and drafting applications. Conducted state-of-the-art searches (patents and scientific and product literature). Conducted freedom-to-operate, patentability, clearance, and infringement analyses. Assisted with patent appeals, interferences, and opposition proceedings. Directed foreign associates prosecute patent applications in foreign jurisdictions.
Administrative accomplishments: Actively participated in US-PTO Pilot Programs for EFS-Web and e-Office Action leading to successful integration into the practice groups procedures.
Practice areas: Software (computer, method, process); Medical Devices; Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical (control hardware and software, sensors, thermal comfort, heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems, processes and controls, indoor air quality, fireplace, office furniture)


EDUCATION
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, June 1981
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Computational Analysis

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, June 1978
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota


PATENTS (US and foreign equivalents)
> 2008/0161978 Graphical User Interface System for a Thermal Comfort Controller
> 7,360,717 Graphical User Interface System for a Thermal Comfort Controller
> 7,320,110 Multiple Language User Interface for Thermal Comfort Controller
> 7,306,165 Graphical User Interface System for a Thermal Comfort Controller
> Mold and Mildew Inhibiting Wicking Material, US patent application S/N 09/658,792 Abandoned
> 6,623,550 Apparatus for Controlling Air Quality
> 6,621,507 Multiple Language User Interface for Thermal Comfort Controller
> 6,595,430 Graphical User Interface System for a Thermal Comfort Controller
> 6,557,771 Integrated Temperature And Humidity Controller With Priority For Humidity Temperature Control
> 6,478,233 Thermal Comfort Controller Having An Integral Energy Savings Estimator
> 6,428,608 Method and Apparatus for Controlling Air Quality
> 6,012,296 Auctioneering Temperature And Humidity Controller With Reheat
> 5,737,934 Thermal Comfort Controller
> 5,675,979 Enthalpy Based Thermal Comfort Controller
> 5,555,927 Thermostat System Having An Optimized Temperature Recovery Ramp Rate
> 5,346,129 Indoor Climate Controller System Adjusting Both Dry-Bulb Temperature And Wet-Bulb Or Dew-Point Temperature In The Enclosure
> 5,318,104 Error Based Zone Controller
> 5,192,020 Intelligent Setpoint Changeover For A Programmable Thermostat
> 5,024,265 Zone Control System Providing Synchronization Of System Operation With The Zone Of Greatest Demand


PUBLICATIONS
> Thermal Comfort Controller for HVAC Systems with Mechanical Ventilator, Dipak J. Shah, Proceedings of Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings VIII, December 2-7, 2001, Clearwater Beach, FL, paper 81
> Effect of Mechanical Ventilation on Indoor Air Moisture Content, Dipak J. Shah, Proceedings of Indoor Air Quality 2001 Moisture, Microbes and Health Effects: Indoor Air Quality and Moisture in Buildings, November 4-7, 2001, San Francisco, CA
> Generalized Engineering Modeling and Simulation (GEMS), Dipak J. Shah, Proceedings of Building Simulation 01 Seventh International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, August 13-15, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Vol. 2, p 723
> Systems Analysis for Product Development and Enhancements, Dipak J. Shah, 2001, unpublished
> Effect of Control Strategies on Ventilation System Performance, Dipak J. Shah, Proceedings of 21st Annual International AIVC Conference, Innovations in Ventilation Technology, The Hague, The Netherlands, September 26-29, 2000, paper 9
> Impact of Ventilator Parameters on System Energy Consumption, Dipak J. Shah, Proceedings of 21st Annual International AIVC Conference, Innovations in Ventilation Technology, The Hague, The Netherlands, September 26-29, 2000, paper 36
> Integrated Temperature and Humidity Control A Unique Approach, Dipak J. Shah, 12th Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates, May 15-17, 2000, San Antonio, TX, p 34
> Implications of Room Air Motion on Control of Thermal Comfort in Rooms with Natural Convection Heat Sources, B. Krafthefer, D. J. Shah, and K. Schultz, Proceedings of Building Simulation 95 - Fourth International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, August 14-16, 1995, Madison, WI, p 119
> An Experimental Determination of the Heat and Mass Transfer Coefficients in Moist, Unsaturated Soils, D. J. Shah, J. W. Ramsey, and M. Wang, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, July 1984, Vol. 27, No. 7, p 1075
> ASHRAE Cooling Load Calculation Methods, D. J. Shah, ASHRAE Journal, November 1983, Vol. 25, No. 11, p 50
> An Overview of the ASHRAE Heating and Cooling Load Calculation Techniques, D. J. Shah, ASHRAE Education Seminar, Roseville, MN, February 8, 1983
> An Experimental Determination of the Moisture Diffusion Coefficients of Soils, D. J. Shah and J. W. Ramsey, Energy Conservation by Sub-Surface Construction, Final Report-Part IV, University of Minnesota, Heat Transfer Laboratory, March 1981


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
> Technical Proposal Reviewer, Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Program, A Program of the California Energy Commission administered by the San Diego State University Foundation
> Senior Member, Association of Energy Engineers
> Past member of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute (ARTI) committee on HVAC&R Research for the 21st Century Systems Integration Sub-committee
> Past member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers
- Standards Program Committee 62.2 Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- Standing Standards Program Committee 55 Thermal Environment for Human Occupancy
- Technical Committee 4.3 Ventilation Requirements and Infiltration
- Technical Committee 5.5 Air-to-Air Energy Recovery
- Technical Committee 6.3 Forced Air Heating and Cooling Systems
- Technical Paper Reviewer
> Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
> American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)


CIVIC ACTIVITIES
> 2009 News Fellow, Minnesota Public Radio
> Judge, Young Inventors Program (A program of Success Beyond the Classroom developed by the Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit)
> Member, SouthWest Transit Rider Advisory Committee
> Eden Prairie School District Math Curriculum Improvement Committee (CIC); Science CIC; Technology Committee
> Eden Prairie Soccer Association Board Member; Fields Director; Coach; Manager; Commissioner; Referee; Referee Supervisor
> Cub Scouts Den and Patrol Leader; Camping Coordinator
> Honeywell Asian Network Founding Chairperson for the US umbrella organization; Member of the Minnesota Chapter
> Member, Diversity Committee, Honeywell Technology Center

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