Chronology of Professional Experience
1967 1990 University of California, Berkeley, California
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Responsibilities included teaching in the general area of heat transfer, thermodynamics, energy systems, biomedical engineering, and solid waste processing; funded research, curriculum and laboratory development; student advising; academic committee work; service to industry and governmental agencies; consulting to industry, legal profession, governments, and international organizations.
1986 Present Established The Trezek Group, Inc., Danville, California
Provides consulting services to industry and governmental agencies.
1990 Present University of California, Berkeley, California
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
1990 1994 Greenfield Environmental, San Diego, California
Vice President, Research & Product Development
Developed remediation projects and technology, processing systems, constructed and managed remediation plants/projects. Responsible for laboratory and pilot plant development and development of BDAT technology.
1990 1996 BKK Corporation, Torrance, California
Director, Recycling Operations and
General Manager, Regenesis Recycling
Developed and implemented programs for entry into solid waste recycling. Responsible for facilities design and implementation of wood and yard waste processing, material recovery facility, post-consumer film plastic recycling.
1996 Present The Trezek Group, Inc., Danville, California
Provides consulting services to industrial clients and legal profession. Major activities include developing technology and assisting in its commercialization, systems analysis, and evaluation, implementing start-up operations, project management, forensic investigations regarding thermal and combustion systems and failures, environmental matters including chemical and biological agents, patent evaluation/infringement, selected accident reconstruction.
1997 2004 The Trezek Group Contractor to Bio-Mass Systems, Inc., San Leandro, California
Technology and Commercial System Development
Responsible for developing technology and systems for the conversion of cellulosic waste streams into ethanol utilizing microorganisms. Feedstocks included municipal solid waste, waste paper, agricultural crop waste, sugarcane, etc. Activities included establishing bench and small pilot scale systems, assembling professional staff of microbiologists and engineers, aerobic and anaerobic organism cultures and preservation, analytic modeling, and gasification for conversion of carbon monoxide into acetic acid (see Expanded Description).
1998 2005 The Trezek Group Contractor to Triodyne, Inc., Northbrook, Illinois.
Responsibilities included working with Triodynes legal profession clients by providing forensic investigations on cases involving thermal systems, combustion, heat and mass transfer, environmental matters, patent evaluation/infringement, regulatory compliance, and selected accident reconstruction. Activities include file review, report preparation, deposition and trial testimony.