Curriculum Vitae


Michael 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 and systems. 

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 (NAFE).  Mr. Leshner is a member of the American Society for Teating and Materials (ASTM) and participates on the committee responsible for Forensic Engineering standards.

Curriculum Vitae

Technical Expertise

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Medical Product Design
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Mechanical Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Electrical Products
  • Combustion
  • Safety Engineering
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Patents
  • Consulting - expert investigation and court testimony
Personal Data 
  • Date of Birth - March, 1948
  • Married, two children
  • 1973 -74 Graduate Assistant in Research, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
  • 1970 -73 Mechanical Engineering Department, Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ. B.S.M.E., Cum Laude, 1973.
Academic Honors 
  • Tau Beta Pi, National Honorary Engineering Fraternity
  • Pi Tau Sigma, National Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity
  • 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 Therapy equipment.
  • 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.
  • 1968 - 70 United States Peace Corps, Uganda, East Africa. Teacher of Science and Mathematics in a Technical Secondary School.
Publications (Click to see some of Mr. Leshner's publications.)

Approximately twelve Technical Papers published since 1975. Topics include:

  • Combustion Roughness and Noise
  • 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 accidents
  • Engine Corrosion
Patents (Click to see Mr. Leshner's patents.)

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 Systems
  • Communications
  • Gas delivery
  • Additional foreign patents
  • Professional Engineer Registration - New Jersey 1978, Maryland 1998.
  • Inventor of the year, American Society of Inventors, 1979.
  • 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)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
References will be furnished on request. 

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