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Jack Lesko | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 9, 2012

Jack Lesko

Interdisciplinary engineer for creative design
   United States
  |   Blacksburg, VA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $75

I am currently transitioning careers and interested to develop new relationships and undertake diverse work opportunities with a focus on technical leadership and creation of new prospects. I have extensive and hands on experience in several areas including...

Advanced Materials (polymers and composites) & Structures
Adhesion and Adhesion Mechanics and Interfaces
Energy and Power Systems for the Smart Grid
Engineering Design of Components and Systems
Technical Program Management & Leadership
Technical Grant Writing
Technical Education and...

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Skills (10)

Tested
Grant Writing
Data Modeling
Analog Electronics
Report Writing
Academic Writing
Business Writing
Management Skills
Project Management
Technical Writing
Microsoft Excel

Service Description

Dr. Lesko has 20+ years of design and analytical experience as a mechanical engineer, with background in physics, mechanics and system analysis. Jack is focused on emerging interdisciplinary design involving lightweight multifunctional materials, structural design, packaging, and energy systems. His work has resulted in the implementation of in-service structures/systems (including plug in hybrid electric vehicle conversions) using new multifunctional composite technologies and systems, and the creation of standards for their design in industrial and international codes.

Jack provides design, patent, engineering and analysis consulting and expert witness services to companies like Dow Chemicals, General Motors, and GE Aircraft Engines, Jack has extensive grant writing and technical program adminstration experience, securing over $15 Million in grants and contracts from Federal, State, and private companies.

Jack has extensive and hands on experience in several areas:

Advanced Materials and Structures:
- Polymer composites design, mechanics and manufacturing
- Strength and Life design and prediction
- Patent evaluation and differentiation
- Pultrusion and VARTM manufacturing
- Material selection and optimization
- Structural design of batteries and fuel cell systems
- Structural design and testing of large structures

Power Systems and the Smart Grid:
- Development and prototyping of Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle conversions
- Integrated smart grid systems...

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Employment

Virginia Tech
Professor
1994 - Present
Virginia Tech - Office of the VP for Research
Special Assistant to the OVPR on Energy Issues
2005 - 2008

Education

Kennedy School of Government-Harvard Univ.
Mastering Negotiation: Developing Sustainable Agreement - Continuing Edu
2007 - 2007
Global Business Network
Developing and Using Scenarios - Continuing Education
2006 - 2006
Virginia Tech
PhD Engineering Mechancis
1991 - 1994
Virginia Tech
MS Engineering Mechanics
1989 - 1991
Univ. of Maryland
BS Mechanical Engineering
1984 - 1987
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Keywords

Materials & Structures
Renewable / Smart Grid
Technical Administration
Tech Project Management
Tech Grant Writing
Business Development
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