Finley R. Shapiro, Ph.D., P.E.
Wynnewood, PA 19096
LICENSES AND EDUCATION
Professional Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, District of Columbia
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Master of Business Administration, Temple University.
SOLAR STATES, LLC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Electrical Engineer 2017 - present
Design of commercial scale PV systems, including interface with the electric grid. Served as the technical interface with the local electric utility, so that the systems were designed to meet the utility interconnection requirements and the utility was persuaded to accept the systems.
JAMES F. VALENTINE & ASSOCIATES Williamstown, New Jersey
Electrical Engineer 2018 - present
Forensic engineering investigation, analysis and reporting.
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Visiting Assistant Professor 2017 - 2018
Taught introductory electrical engineering courses and advised senior engineering projects.
RIMKUS CONSULTING GROUP, INC. King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Principal Consultant 2015 - 2016
Forensic engineering investigation, analysis and reporting for accidents, failures, and fires, with an emphasis on electrical design and failure analysis.
UNITED MANAGEMENT & CONSULTANTS Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
Director of Engineering 2014 - 2015
Design and evaluation of photovoltaic systems, design of systems incorporating lithium ion and lead acid batteries. Design of behind-the-meter PV system interconnection with building electric system. Preparation of permitting and construction diagrams using AutoCAD. Prediction of monthly electricity generation using PVSYST. Evaluation of system performance to determine whether contractual obligations were met.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NORTHERN MID ATLANTIC SOLAR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING CENTER
Director of Education and Training 2010 - 2013
Taught on-line and in person undergraduate and instructor training courses on photovoltaic systems. Planned and prepared on-line course materials and developed hands-on practice systems.
AMELIO SOLAR, INC. Ewing, New Jersey
Consultant and Chief Operating Officer 2007 - 2009
Originally a part-time consultant, then hired as Chief Operating Officer in advance of an expected venture capital investment that did not take place.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2003–2004
Taught lecture and laboratory courses on microwaves, digital circuit design, digital signal processing, and introductory electronics for mechanical and civil engineering students.
FINLEY SHAPIRO CONSULTING, INC. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Principal Consultant 2001 - present
Providing electrical engineering and computer consulting services.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTING AND CONSULTING Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Full Time 1999 - 2000
Provided electrical engineering and computer consulting services as a contractor.
AMERICAN TECH MANUFACTURING Glenolden, Pennsylvania
Electronics Manager 1997 - 1999
Worked on the design of computer controlled machines for integrated circuit inspection, including circuit design, programming in Visual BASIC, board layout, and image analysis software.
ALLEGHENY HEALTH SYSTEM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Programmer Analyst 1996 – 1997
Developed graphical user interfaces and software using Visual BASIC, FoxPro, Access, and Excel.
DREXEL UNIVERSITY Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 1988–1995
Taught courses on electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, solid state physics, and semiconductor devices. Advised many students on senior projects and graduate research. Conducted research on solar cells, electric vehicles, and thin film semiconductors.
• Fluent in English and Spanish.
• Traveled to over 30 countries.