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Adam K. Aleksander, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.P.
Aleksander & Associates, P.A.
Research and Consulting Engineers

Mechanical, Industrial, Human Factors, and Safety Engineering Design, Analysis, and Forensic Investigations




Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
Industrial Engineering, Major: Human Factors Engineering, Safety Engineering



Master of Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Major: Mechanical Engineering Design and Economic Evaluation



Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
California State University, San Jose, CA
Major: Machine Design, (Society of Automotive Engineers Achievement Award )



Industrial Fire Fighting Certificate, Brayton Field Training Center
Texas A&M University



Business Law Course
Boise State University, Boise, ID



Loyola High School, Montreal, P.Q., Canada



Diversified Engineering background with specific experience in Manufacturing, Cost Analysis, Consulting Engineering, Engineering Sales, Project Management, Product Development, Research, Lecturing, and Technical / Litigation Investigations of accidents and equipment failures.


Precision Energy Services Inc., Hayden ID
Vice President Engineering & Research

 November 2006 to present
Aleksander & Associates, P. A. Boise, ID
President, Principal Consulting Engineer
Technical Studies and Investigations

 March 1987 to present

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering Faculty
System Safety Engineering
Vice President Engineering & Research


 January to May 1995
Conveyor Engineering Inc. Boise, ID
Manager of Business Development, Project Engineer, Project Manager
Engineered Heavy Material Handling Systems for the Mining and Forest Industries
Engineering Investigator, Investigations of Accidents and Failures

 July 1980 to March 1987
AMF - Head Division, Boulder, CO
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Ski and Tennis Products

 November 1972 to June 1980
Container Corporation of America, Inc. Santa Clara, CA
Jr. Engineer, Maintenance Engineering Group, Recycled Paper Kraft Board Plant
 September 1971 to October 1972

Professional Affiliations

Publications and Presentations


"Estimating of Manufacturing Joint Costs", Technical Paper MM80-912 Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1980, reprinted in "Manufacturing Cost Estimating", P.F.Ostwald, SME ISBN 0872630536
"Explosion of a Hydro-Pneumatic Storage Tank", presented at American Academy of Forensic Sciences, February 1990
"Collapse of a Conveyor Structure, and a Conveyor Nip Point Fatality" paper presented at American Academy of Forensic Sciences, February 1991
"Human Factors and Forensic Engineering" paper presented at American Academy of Forensic Sciences, February 1994
"Visual Correctness via a PC; A Model for Visual Courtroom Presentations" paper presented at American Academy of Forensic Sciences, February 1995
"Glare Mitigation in Night Driving Using Partially-Tinted Lenses", 1995 Dissertation, Texas A&M University  Paper Presented at Vision in Vehicles VII Conference, Marseilles, France, September 1997
"PRT, Perception Reaction Time, Fact or Fiction", paper presented at AAFS, February 1997
Invited Speaker at Iowa State University/Stark rxp seminar on "Perception, Reaction and Conspicuity in Driving", Iowa City IA, November 1997, published 2003.
Invited Speaker at Idaho Trial Lawyers Association seminar on "Technology and Persuasion", Moscow ID, Nov. 1997
"New Perspectives in Forensic Engineering; Convergence of Design, Ergonomics, and Safety Engineering" paper presented at American Academy of Forensic Sciences, February 1998
"A Human Factors Approach to Risk Management" Invited speaker, Risk Insurance Mgmt Society, Sun Valley Id, Aug. 1999
"Homicide by Water Injection", paper presented at American Academy of Forensic Sciences, February 1999
"Skin Penetration by Water Jet" presented at International Academy of Forensic Sciences, Aug. 1999, AAFS Feb 2000.
"Applied Industrial Ergonomics"  Two day seminar presented for University of Idaho, Mar. '00, in Boise ID.
"Forensic Engineering and Ethics, Us vs. Them"  Invited speaker Idaho Society of Prof. Engineers meeting Apr. 2000
"Ergonomics Issues in Workers Comp" Invited speaker, Penland/Lorimer seminar, June '00, Boise ID.
"Designing Safe Products for Consumers and Industry"  Two day seminar presented for Univ. of Idaho, June 2000.
"Geothermal Plants and Forced Outage Analysis Methodologies" Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA September 2000
"Forensic Engineering Issues in Glare Environments" NAFE Seminar, San Diego CA Jan. 2005, published in NAFE Journal2007
"Go Cart Fatality" paper presented at American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, February 2005
"Forensic Engineering Analysis of TASER Product Liability Issues" NAFE Seminar, Chicago IL Jul 2005
"Third World Chlorine System Safety Issues" Chlorine Institute Seminar, Tampa FL, Jan. 2006
"Forensic Engineering Analysis of TASER Issues and Safety Warnings" American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, February 2006
"Defective Jack Causes Fatal Collapse of Overpass Falsework" American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, February 2006
"Human Factors:Industrial Incidents", in Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, Jamieson, A., Moenssens, A., (eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, UK, pp1483-1495, 2009

Sports Related Experience


Experienced cyclist, skier, kayaker and sailor. Senior Alpine Patroller, Member National Ski Patrol, Bogus Basin Alpine Patroller of the Year, 2007 & 2010, Current CPR card, Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor, Outdoor Emergency Transportation Instructor, Secretary and Board of Directors Bogus Basin Ski Patrol, volunteer Special Olympics Winter Games, Bogus Basin ID Feb 2009,  2010 Winter Olympic Games Vancouver Canada, Medical Services, Ski Patrol-Athlete Care Feb 2010.

Industrial Projects  1971-2011

2011 Root Cause of three failed Wartsila 18V46 diesel generators, $18M loss, Bengladesh
2011 Steam boiler pipe inspection by x-ray fluorescence to comply with materials requirement,  Oregon
2011 Inspection and verification of compliance with ARRA Section 1603 for $100M Biomass projects.
2010  Investigation and emergency remediation plan of failing coal silos, Risk Management Plan.
2010  Investigation of turbine generator fire and $5 M loss, Project planning for $20M Biomass conversion.
2009   Investigation of 13.8KV arc flash injury incident at utility, investigation of conveyor belt failure.
2007/9   Chlorine gas dispensing system for plant seawater cooling system, design, furnish, install, and train.
2007 Support in litigation issues at  power plant construction sites, demolition of thermal stack at U of Idaho.               
2006/7  Chlorine system ton container on-site storage system, secure modular transportation system proposal.
2005   Conveyor material failure, Scale and Feeder calibration, Chlorine Transporation Risk Assesment, Quezon, PI
2005       Refinery Delayed Coker Unit Safety Analysis
2005  Taser ECD Related Research and Design of Warnings and Instructions
2005    Power Plant ASTM coal sampling D&F, and data systems, Quezon, PI              
2004   Power Plant Chlorination system analysis HAZOP and PSM RPM Program, Quezon, PI
2003 Completion of hazardous gas monitoring and site safety systems at shaft well development project. SS, UT
2002  Research and design coordination of proposed geothermal plant Vapor Recovery Unit systems.  Continued methane safety responsibility at Cogeneration well development project. SS, UT
2001   Planning and execution of penetrating a sealed 1000ft vertical methane filled mineshaft, with instrumentation, video and data acquisition, sample recovery and site safety coordination. Site project coordination with client attorney, city, state and federal regulatory agencies. SS, UT
2000 Investigations of geothermal plant anomalies and recuperator performance studies,NV,  and sorbent limestone production studies for CFB plants, UT.  Performance evaluation of geothermal plant VRU system.  Investigation of ESP precipitator performance issues at RB waste wood plant., CA
1999-01 Investigation of water utilization at power plant in Utah, modeling, well issues, study of proposed opening of a sealed mineshaft.
1996-98 Cogeneration power plant, research issues related to EPA, DOJ actions, and analysis of plant performance problems related to sorbent quality and material handling, $1.5+ M project award for Pilot Plant and related plant modification projects.  Coal barn storage analysis, CA.
1986 Developed conceptual and proposal documents, administered design and furnish contracts for $1 M Pegasus and Rochester gold ore heap leach crushing and conveying projects near Lovelock, NV.
Developed application software for CEMA belt conveyor calculations (still in use 2006).
1985-86 Project Manager, Dillingham-Cerrillos Dam Project, Puerto Rico, managed engineering design and furnishing of $3.5 M dollars of material handling equipment, structural steel, conveyors, foundations and primary crusher concrete structure, MCC's, control panels, programmable control system, including 14,000 hours of engineering design effort.
1985 Project Engineer, site installation of vortex shedding modifications to a 200 ft. bent structure at the Caballo mine, Gillette, WY.           
1984-85 Project Engineer, Chino Mines Conveyor System Study to resolve dynamic loading problems.
1984 Project Engineer, Conceptual Design, Proposal, and Award of $.9 M wood chip conveyor system at Longview Fibre Co. LV, WA.
1980 Capital Cost study and technical evaluation of proposed reaction injection ski molding (RIM) system and equipment selection for new products.
1979-80 Responsible for the redesign of all ski tooling to critical molding parameters developed through quality control data. 
1972-80            On the hill ski, boot, and binding technical tester, AMF-Head Manufacturing and R&D Engineering.
1977-78 Designed an automated production system for polyurethane ski foam cores, with individual air actuated mold assemblies in a recirculating curing oven. 
1977 Redesign of plant water cooling and heating systems.
1975-77 Complete redesign of forty hydraulic press cavities used to manufacture fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) skis. Development of measurement methods and statistical process controls which substantially changed traditional molding operations concepts. Commendation letter.  Design of ski production machines and fixtures.

1971 Paper Mill expansion CCA-Santa Clara, CA  Jr engineer, supervised mill pump piping and kraft board sheeter equipment installations.