Electrical Expert, Inc.

Electrical Engineering Litigation Support

B. Michael Aucoin, D.Engr., P.E., PMP-Retired


Dr. Michael Aucoin

B. Michael Aucoin
D.Engr., PE, PMP-Retired

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“I was retained late in the case, and mediation between the parties failed miserably. I retained Dr. Aucoin, who performed a most thorough and professional evaluation of the fire. His report and analysis compared to the other experts was incredible. Our case went from one in which the other side was convinced my clients were totally or mostly to blame, to one in which they assumed almost full responsibility. His knowledge and demeanor in deposition was precise, professional, and unshakable. Most importantly, I believe Dr. Aucoin will advise you as to the truth of the matter, not as to what you may want to hear. His integrity matches his intelligence, and both are at extremely high levels. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting an expert who is extremely competent, qualified, and honest.”

M. Terrence Holychick
M. Terrence Holychick, APLC
Eunice, LA

“I've had the pleasure of working with Dr. Aucoin in a variety of cases over the past decade, in both federal and state court. Dr. Aucoin is a diligent and hard-working expert witness, and his meticulous attention to details is unrivaled. These characteristics are essential in this age of frivolous expert challenges from an opposing party. Having retained Dr. Aucoin in a myriad of cases — all of which involved electrical engineering matters — I came to appreciate his level of commitment to his expert duties as well as his professionalism in each case he is involved. His opinions are sound, and they are uniquely supported by his background, education, training, experience, and knowledge. Dr. Aucoin is my “go to” consultant and expert witness in any case involving electrical engineering issues. In my opinion, there is simply no better expert — on either side of the docket — than Dr. Aucoin in cases involving electrical engineering matters.”

— Toby Fullmer
Toby B. Fullmer, LLC

Curriculum Vitae


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

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

Master of Arts, Gonzaga University (2016); Organizational Leadership

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

Professional Experience

Electrical Expert, Inc., College Station, Texas (1992 - present)
President, Engineering Consultant

Testifed on over 70 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.

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (2020-present)

Senior Lecturer Instructor for undergraduate course in engineering leadership.

Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington (2019-present)

Instructor for online graduate course in organizational leadership.

Leading Edge Management, LLC, College Station, Texas (2007 – 2019)
President, Management/Leadership Consultant

Provided corporate training in project management workshops.

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

Manager for online membership-based community for technical project managers for professional information and peer discussions.

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.

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 Qve 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 Qnancial projections for company start-ups. 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.

Professional Awards and Lectures

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.

Research Project Management

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.

Research Projects

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

Professional Licenses

Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Number 61,401

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

Professional Service

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

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

Editorial Advisory Panel, Electric Power Systems Research Professional Journal

Associate Editor, Engineering Management Review, 2015–

Member, IEEE Task Group on High Impedance Faults

Series Editor, Artech House Publishers

Associate Editor, IEEE Engineering Management Review

Professional Memberships

IEEE (Life Senior Member)

Tutorials, Seminars, Workshops

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.

Books, Book Chapters

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

B. M. Aucoin, From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition, 2nd ed., Artech House, 2018.

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

Refereed Publications

Eight refereed publications in electric power.

Conference Publications

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

Other Publications

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.