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John Williams, PhD, PE, ASA, MBA, CFEI, AIChE Fellow

PO Box 6034 South Bend, IN 46660

About the Expert

John A. Williams, PhD, PE, CFEI, MBA, ASA, AIChE Fellow. Dr. Williams delivers technology assessments and financial valuation analysis for business disputes involving intellectual property, trade secrets, patent infringement, licensing, royalties, capital investment, manufacturing operations expenses, ad valorem taxes, and lost profit calculations. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers, Practical 40 years of engineering experience in renewable and conventional energy technologies and facilities encompassing oil & gas, refining, biofuels, biomass, solar, wind, geothermal, coal, chemicals, steel, and power generation. A NAFI Certified Fire and Explosions Investigator, Dr. Williams performs forensic investigations of fires, explosions, equipment failures, and industrial accidents. Dr. Williams is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusettes, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Areas of Expertise

Alternative Energy Technologies
Appraisal Machinery Equipment
Appraisals
Biomass
Chemical Synthesis
Chemicals
Costing And Valuations
Distillation
Energy
Engineering Forensic Disciplines
Equipment And Machinery Valuation
Gasification
Intellectual Property
Licensing
Liquefaction
Materials
Materials Logistics
Petrochemical
Refining
Shale Oil
Trade Secrets
Waste-to-energy

Expert's Profile

John A. Williams, PhD, PE, CFEI, MBA, ASA, AIChE Fellow. Dr. Williams delivers technology assessments and financial valuation analysis for business disputes involving intellectual property, trade secrets, patent infringement, licensing, royalties, capital investment, manufacturing operations expenses, ad valorem taxes, and lost profit calculations. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers,

Practical 40 years of engineering experience in renewable and conventional energy technologies and facilities encompassing oil & gas, refining, biofuels, biomass, solar, wind, geothermal, coal, chemicals, steel, and power generation. A NAFI Certified Fire and Explosions Investigator, Dr. Williams performs forensic investigations of fires, explosions, equipment failures, and industrial accidents.

Dr. Williams is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusettes, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Ph.D., Department of Chemical and Fuels Engineering Awarded 1990 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Dissertation: Ignition of Solid Fuels in Fluidizing Bed Combustion
  • M.S., Department of Chemical and Fuels Engineering Awarded 1984 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Thesis: Hydropyrolysis of Aromatic Ethers Oil and Gas Re ning
  • B.S., Department of Chemistry Awarded 1981
  • M.B.A., Graduate School of Business: Finance Awarded 1994 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Licenses

  • PE - California
  • PE - Florida
  • PE - Illinois
  • PE - Indiana
  • PE - Kentucky
  • PE - Louisiana
  • PE - Michigan
  • PE - Missouri
  • PE - Ohio
  • PE - Texas
  • PE - Utah
  • PE - Virginia
  • PE - Alabama
  • PE - Massachusetts
  • PE - Mississippi
  • PE - North Carolina
  • PE - Oklahoma
  • PE - South Dakota
  • PE - Washington

Special Training

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser in Machinery & Technical Specialties by American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • Developer, Author, and Instructor for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  Conceptual Development and Cost Estimating of Engineering Projects 2000-present: Cost Estimating, Project Management, and Consutrction  Practical Project Evaluation: Capital and Operating Cost Estimation 1996-present: Costs, Operations Analysis, Valuation Analytics
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator by National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)

Organizations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • AACE International (formerly the Associate for Advancement of Cost Engineering)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)

Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award 2018, University of Utah, College of Engineering
  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2015, University of Utah, Department of Chemical Engineering

Publications

  • Economic Obsolescence in Petroleum Operations, Presentated at WSPA PSAC Conference, February 2019
  • How Do Regulations A ect the Energy Industry: 2017, Presented at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Utah, November 2017.
  • How Do Regulations A ect the Energy Industry, Presented at the University of Utah College of Engineering, September 2016.
  • Contingency in Capital Cost Estimation, Chemical Engineering Progress, June 2007.
  • Keys to Bioreactor Selection, Chemical Engineering Progress, March 2002.
  • Revamping and Retro tting Pneumatic Conveying Systems: Practical Approaches, Presented at the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference, Rosemont, IL May 2000.
  • Optimize Distillation System Revamps, Chemical Engineering Progress, March 1998.
  • Revamping Distillation Column Operation: Practical Approaches, Presented at the AIChE National Meeting, Houston, TX March 1997.
  • Process Development Utilizing Environmental Premises. AIChE National Meeting, Los Angeles, CA March 1991.

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