Dr. James G. Rice

The Blue Ridge group

220 South Street, #3
Charlottesville VA, 22902

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I have extensive experience in both academinc and industrial environments. I have recent experience in patent litigation and accident reconstruction.
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Education BSME Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 1972 MSME Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg, Virginia 1973 PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg, Virginia 1978 Computer Aided Design and Engineering Software FLOTRAN, PATRAN, CFDesign, ANSYS, ACE, SolidWorks, FloWorks, STAR-CD, FLUENT, CosmosWorks. Software Development Languages and Tools Visual Studio.NET, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, ASP, HTML, Java Script, Visual Basic Script, SQL , FORTRAN Application Software, Servers, and Operating Systems Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, SQL Server, PhotoShop, SoftPlan, Exchange Server, IIS 5.0, Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, NT, NT Server, 2000, 2000 Server Professional Employment History 2001 - The Blue Ridge Group President Consulting and contract engineering activities in the areas of engineering analysis and design, patent litigation, patent development, and software development for both engineering and business applications. 2000-2001 Synetech Group. Charlottesville, VA Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Information technology company. Developed presidential campaign financial software including web based reporting for the Gore 2000 presidential campaign. The company handled all of Gores campaign contributions nation-wide. Extensive data base development for both desk top and web based applications. 1998-2000 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Department of Mechanical Engineering Adjunct Associate Professor Teaching undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, computational methods, thermal systems design, computer aided engineering, and computer programming. Instrumental in acquisition of CAE and CAD software for use in the development of the undergraduate program. 1995-1998 Altair Engineering, Dearborn, Michigan Engineering Manager Responsible for overall management of engineering service activities involving computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Responsibilities included business development as well as the technical management of projects. 1992 1995 Neural Research, Inc., Charlottesville, VA. President and Founder Company was involved in the development and application of neural networks, wavelet based methods, and multi-resolution analysis methods. Applications of these methods were in both engineering and financial analysis. 1987-1992 Compuflo, Inc. Charlottesville, VA Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Technical Officer Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of the company as well as developer of the FLOTRAN finite element based computational fluid dynamics analysis software. Primary responsibilities included directing the engineering consulting and service activities, providing technical support to marketing and sales operations, and the overall technical direction for the company. 1981-1987 University of Virginia, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Charlottesville, VA. Assistant Professor Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses primarily in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and combustion. Also taught courses in computer programming, computational methods, and computer aided engineering. Active participant in the Center for Computer Aided Engineering and taught extensively in the graduate extension program for industry. 1977-1981 Babcock & Wilcox Company Alliance Research Center, Alliance, Ohio. Group Supervisor, 1979-1981 Senior Research Engineer, 1977-1979. Group Supervisor for a software development group. The group developed computational methods for a variety of applications involving computational methods for fluid flow, heat transfer, and combustion in both the fossil and nuclear power industries. 1974-1977 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Mechanical Engineering Department, Blacksburg, VA Instructor Primary responsibilities involved teaching undergraduate courses in the thermal sciences; fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics. Also taught the Mechanical Engineering Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory. Professional Societies and Activities American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics American Society of Mechanical Engineers Vice-chairman, Regional Section, 1984-1985 Chairman, Regional Section, 1985-1987 Pi Tau Sigma Sigma Xi Awards Best Paper: Fifth IEEE Semi-Conductor Thermal and Temperature Measurement Symposium, February 1989 Industrial Consulting and Contract Services Advanced Micro Devices Hundai Motor Company Altair Engineering Kaestner & Associates AMP, Inc. Kirkland & Ellis Babcock & Wilcox Company Kobe Steel Black and Decker Korean Inst. of Science and Tech. Boeing Vertol Macrosonics CFD Research Corp. NASA Langley Research Center Cray Research NASA Lewis Research Center Daimler Benz Nissan Delphi Pelerin Milnor U.S. Department of Energy Seagate Storage Technology Electric Power Research Inst. Siemens Automotive Federal Mogul Toyota Ford Motor Company Westinghouse Fujitsu Wilkie, Farr, & Gallagher General Motors Whirlpool/KitchenAid
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