D. Leshner received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
(cum laude) from New
Jersey Institute of Technology in 1973 and studied Combustion
at the Graduate level at Princeton
University. Qualified as a Registered
Professional Engineer since 1978, he has served as Engineering
Manager and Chief Engineer for several automotive supplier,
medical device manufacturer and R&D organizations. Throughout
his professional career, he has gained expertise in the
design, development and testing of automotive components
Mr. Leshner also spent five years
as Director of Research & Development for a medical product manufacturer
developing infant incubators, infant radiant warmers, and suction/oxygen
therapy products. He had primary responsibility for product conformance
to U.S. and international regulatory/safety standards.
He has been a member of the Society
of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
since 1976, and has participated in the Baltimore section of
SAE as a member of the Governing Board, Section Officer, and
National Delegate. He is also a member of the National Association
of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS),
the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE),
American Society of Safety Engineers(ASSE)
and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
Mr. Leshner is a member of the American Society for Teating
and Materials (ASTM)
and participates on the committee responsible for Forensic Engineering
Medical Product Design
Consulting - expert investigation and
Date of Birth - March, 1948
Married, two children
1973 -74 Graduate Assistant in Research,
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences, Princeton University,
1970 -73 Mechanical Engineering Department,
Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ. B.S.M.E., Cum Laude, 1973.
Tau Beta Pi, National Honorary Engineering
Pi Tau Sigma, National Honorary Mechanical
1997- Leshner & Associates, Inc.,
Forensic Engineering Consultants
- 1993-97 President, Chief Scientist, Lean
Power Corporation, College Park, MD. Development of electronic
exhaust emission controls for internal combustion engines.
1988-93 Director of R & D, Ohmeda
Critical Care, Columbia, MD. Management of all engineering activities worldwide
for $60 million product lines including Infant Incubators, Infant Warmers,
Phototherapy Equipment, Suction Regulators & accessories and Oxygen
1986-88 Chief Engineer, Sonex Research,
Inc., Annapolis, MD. Management of R&D in exhaust emission control
and engine performance development.
1984 - 86 Engineering Department Manager,
Bowles Fluidics Corporation, Columbia, MD. BFC is a supplier of components
to automobile manufacturers. Management of new product development groups
in fuel injection and Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning products.
1981 - 84 Vice President, Engineering,
Vacor, Inc., Moorestown, NJ. Responsible for all technical activities.
Automotive cooling system development and vehicle testing. Elected to Board
of Directors, 1983.
1975 - 81 Chief Engineer, Fuel Injection
Development Corp., Bellmawr, NJ. Supervision of all research activities,
design and testing of fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls
and electronic instrumentation.
1974 - 75 Member of Research Staff,
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Combustion studies in jet engines,
burners, and solid fuel systems.
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1968 - 70 United States Peace Corps,
Uganda, East Africa. Teacher of Science and Mathematics in a Technical
Approximately twelve Technical Papers
published since 1975. Topics include:
to see Mr. Leshner's patents.)
- Combustion Roughness
- Multi-fuel Operation
of Internal Combustion Engines
- Engine Control Systems
for Spark-Ignited Internal Combustion Engines
- Evaporative Engine Cooling
- Exhaust Emission Control
- Sudden Unintended Acceleration
- Engine Corrosion
16 U.S. Patents issued on:
- Medical Suction &
Oxygen Delivery products
- Internal Combustion
engine components and control systems
- Gas Burners
- Electronic Instrumentation
- Exhaust Emission Control
- Gas delivery
- Additional foreign patents
Professional Engineer Registration -
New Jersey 1978, Maryland 1998.
Inventor of the year, American Society
of Inventors, 1979.
References will be furnished on request.
- 2017 President, Fellow and Board Certified
Diplomate in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy
of Forensic Engineers, a CESB Member Board
- Society of Automotive
Engineers (SAE) since 1976. Baltimore Section Governing Board
(1986 - 1993), former National Delegate.
- National Society of
Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- American Academy for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS)
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