David S Dickey

Dr. David S Dickey

MixTech, Inc.
112 Simmons Dr
Coppell , TX 75019-3303
Mobile: 937-421-1446
Office: 937-431-1446

Introduction

David Dickey has been an independent consultant solving process and mechanical problems with mixing equipment since 1998. Prior to starting his consulting business, he had more than twenty-three years of experience with manufacturers of various types mixing equipment. He teaches short courses on liquid mixing, powder blending, and liquid mixing scale-up through the Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was one of the contributing editors of the new handbook, Advances in Industrial Mixing, Wiley (2015). He has published numerous articles and book chapters on both process and mechanical aspects of mixing equipment. He has also served as an expert witness in litigation cases involving mixing equipment. David Dickey received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is a past president of the North American Mixing Forum (NAMF). He is also a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Institute of Food Technology (IFT).


Areas of Expertise

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Food Processing Engineering
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Education:
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 1968

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 1972
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Professional Societies:
Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member & Past President - North American Mixing Forum
Member American Chemical Society
Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Member Institute of Food Technologists
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Short Courses Technical Presentations

How to Specify Mixing Equipment
Engineeering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin

Consistent Mixing: The Key to Uniform Quality
Engineeering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin

Pilot Plant and Scale-up Methods for Industrial Mixing
Engineeering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin

Advanced Mixing Technology: Practical Applications
Engineeering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin

Mixing in Glass-Lined Reactors
Engineeering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin

Powder and Bulk Mixing: Processes, Applications and Equipment
Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin

Art and Science of Mixing

Mixing Scale-up, Methods for Innovation Transfer
American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Impeller Design and Mixing Efficiency
Chemical Engineering EXPO, Houston, TX
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Eight
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Mixing equipment and processes.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 30%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 70%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Six
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: November 2016
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Once
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Once
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Seventeen
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Accident Investigation, Engineering, Industrial Equipment Evaluation, Scientific and Engineering Advice, Technical Assistance, Site Inspections, Application Review
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $300
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $300
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses and time.


References

David J. Ben-Dov
Gozdecki, Del Gludice, Americus, Farkas & Brocato LLP
One East Wacker Drive
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone 312-782-5010
d.bendov@gozdel.com

Edward T. Butt, Jr.
Swanson, Martin & Bell
2100 Manchester Road
Building C, Suite 1420
Wheaton, IL 60187
Tel. 630-653-2266
Fax. 630-653-2292

R. Daniel Prentiss
McGovern, Noel & Benik, Inc.
One Bank Boston Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-824-5100
Fax: 401-824-5175