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Curriculum Vitae


Doctor of Engineering, Texas A&M University (1982)

Master of Engineering, Texas A&M University (1978); Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science, University of New Orleans (1976); Engineering, Magna Cum Laude


Electrical Expert, Inc., College Station, Texas (1992 - present)
Leading Edge Management, LLC, College Station, Texas (2007 – present)
Engineering and Management/Leadership Consultant

Testified on over 50 occasions and consulted on over 150 court cases for matters involving patents, personal injury, and cases involving property damage from fire and electrical outages. Served on Mishap Investigation Board for NASA Johnson Space Center. Instructor for in-house corporate engineering and project management courses. Performed several projects in diverse areas of technology management. These projects included an engineering feasibility study for power system operations, preparation of proposals for SBIR projects for technology involving keystroke pattern recognition, and market research for a power quality product.

Emprend, Inc., Los Altos, California (1999 - 2000)

Manager for online membership-based community for technical project managers for professional information and peer discussions. Initiated and moderated on-line topical discussions and events to develop innovative approaches to challenging project management issues.

Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University,
College Station, Texas (1995-99)

Manager for project to analyze and improve electric power system protection and operation on Texas A&M campus and instrumentation of energy conservation systems for research purposes. Managed largest implementation project for group. Developed plans for electrical reactive power improvement for significant operational improvement. Developed energy strategies for restructured electric industry. Instructor for course in Engineering Computing and Problem Solving.

Department of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University,
College Station, Texas (1982-84, 1988-95)

Research manager for microcomputer applications in electric utility systems. Developed state-of-the-art microcomputer device to detect fallen electric utility conductors for improvement of public safety. Involved from product concept through commercialization, including development of intellectual property and transfer of technology to General Electric. Instructor for graduate course in Total Quality Management and senior course in Engineering Economics, Professional Practice and Ethics.

Power Solutions, Inc., Bryan, Texas (1992-93)

As a consultant to Power Solutions, I was Project Manager for the commercial design of the Digital Feeder Monitor for General Electric. This product was based on the fallen conductor detection technology developed at Texas A&M and licensed to GE.

Micon Engineering, College Station, Texas (1988-91)

Marketed capabilities to potential clients for small business engineering design company. Developed marketing plan and company marketing materials. Wrote project proposals resulting in five awards totaling $775,000, including three Federal government SBIR projects. Managed engineering work on NASA project for electric power on Space Station, and DOE project for energy management system based on expert system.

Technology Business Development, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, College Station, Texas (1984-88)

Developed business plans, strategies and financial projections for company start-ups. Presented plans to investors. Head of engineering group and team leader. Marketed university technology to industry, and developed technology transfer programs. Evaluated technology for feasibility and business return. Provided technical and management assistance to small, technology-based businesses.

General Electric Company, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (1981-82)

Performed commercial development of fault detector for electric utility circuits. Led project and performed system design, instrumentation of staged fault tests, and marketing plan. Managed transfer of technology from Texas A&M University to General Electric.


IEEE Third Millenium Medal, 2000.

Development and commercialization of Digital Feeder Monitor recognized for 1996 “R&D 100” Award as one of the top 100 new products of the year, by R&D Magazine.

Research on the Arcing Fault Detector was recognized by the National Society of Professional Engineers as an Outstanding Engineering Achievement, 1982.

IEEE Power Engineering Society Working Group Recognition Award, Technical Report, “Detection of Downed Conductors on Utility Distribution Systems,” Tutorial Course, Co-editor, 1992.

IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA, 1990; and Atlanta, Georgia, 1992.


Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on four projects with funding totaling over $600,000 for Electric Power Research Institute, U. S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, and U. S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.


Researcher on eleven projects in electric power, energy management and energy strategy.


Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Number 61,401

Project Management Professional Certification, Number 48,790, Project Management Institute


Board of Governors, IEEE Engineering Management Society, 1996-99

Vice President of Education, IEEE Engineering Management Society, 1998-99

Coordinator of Student Activities, IEEE Engineering Management Society, 1996-97

Editorial Advisory Panel, Electric Power Systems Research Professional Journal

Associate Editor, Engineering Management Review, 2015–

Advisory Panel, Successful Project Management Newsletter Contributor of “Management Briefs” Column in Today's Engineer Magazine

Member, IEEE Task Group on High Impedance Faults

Mentor, National Science Foundation Alliance for Minority Participation

Mentor for Technology-Based Companies, Brazos Valley Technology Alliance

Book Reviewer for IEEE Press


IEEE (Senior Member)

IEEE Power Engineering Society

IEEE Engineering Management Society

Project Management Institute

Engineers Without Borders


“Right-Brain Project Management,” PMI Houston Conference, November 2007; the Right-Brain PM was also delivered to PMI Southern Saskatchewan in April 2008.

“From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition,” Stewart & Stevenson, Houston, TX, October 2007 and SPARTA, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO, 2003; From Engineer to Manager was delivered to IEEE Cedar Rapids in April 2010.

“Project Mastery: Delivering the Best On Time and On Budget,” Texas A&M University Computing and Information Services, 1999, and to IEEE Professional Development Conference, Dallas, 1999.

“Project Management and Leadership,” one day seminar, IEEE Region 1 Meeting, Piscataway, NJ, 1999.

Tutorial Course, “Detection of Downed Conductors on Utility Distribution Systems,” Co-Organizer, presented at IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, Minneapolis, 1990, and Winter Meeting, Atlanta, 1991.

EPRI High Impedance Fault Detection Workshop, Co-Organizer, New Orleans, November 1988.


B. M. Aucoin, Right-Brain Project Management, Management Concepts, Inc., 2007.

B. M. Aucoin, From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition, Artech House, 2002.

B. M. Aucoin, “Total Quality Management,” in The Handbook of Technology Management, Richard Dorf, Editor, CRC Press, 1998.


Eight refereed publications in electric power.


Thirteen conference publications in electric power, project management and quality management.


B. M. Aucoin, B. D. Russell, “Fallen Conductor Faults: The Challenge to Improve Safety,” Public Utilities Fortnightly, Volume 129, No. 3, February 1, 1992, pp. 38-40.


Fifteen conference or meeting presentations in electric power and engineering and project management.


Five U. S. patents (5,485,093, 5,512,832, 5,578,931, 5,600,526, and 5,659,453), one European patent (0679295), and one Australian patent (673298) for technologies in the detection of high impedance and downed conductor faults on electric power systems.