I am an expert-generalist, better stated as a Renaissance Man. I have deep knowledge and skill in technical writing, patents and intellectual property, electrical engineering, embedded systems, computer programming, medical devices, mechanical systems, photonics, art, technical writing, an so on.
Techniques Erik Chmelar Uses:
Employed techniques depend on problem specificity, i.e. how well the problem is defined or understood. For ill-defined problems, I often start with Human-Centered Design to create and validate whether a solution is: (1) Desirable (do customers want it?); (2) Viable (will it make money?); and (3) Feasible (can it be built?). For well defined problems, I begin by exploring similar problems and potentially transferable technologies in different industries--frequently solutions in one industry can be applied to another by redefining the problem statement. Finally, my general approach to problem solving is simply to combine artistic imagination with engineering analysis.
Erik Chmelar's Problem Solving Skills:
Patent writing and prosecuting
Erik Chmelar's Problem Solving Experience:
Developed multi-gigabit per second data communications systems at the physical and data-link layers; architected and designed novel data recovery algorithms based on decision feedback equalization and high-speed analog-to-digital conversion; implemented gate-level netlists.
Developed embedded biophotonics technology to measure physical, mechanical, and physiological properties of bone in real time using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy; integrated fiber-optic, optomechanical, and optoelectronic systems into orthopedic surgical power tools (e.g. rotary drill).