Khalid Sorensen, PhD Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Mechanical Engineering and Intellectual Property

Keywords/Search Terms:

Automation, Robotics, Machine, Design, Mechatronics, Dynamics, Motion Control, Vibration, Segway, Product Liability, Machine Vision, Sensors, Traction, Tire Mechanics, Cranes, Warnings, ASRS


PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology; Masters, Georgia Institute of Technology; BS, Walla Walla University

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Twenty years of experience developing and implementing mechatronic, motion control, and automation technologies. Founder of a motion-control technology company where the industry-recognized motion-control technologies were key drivers in the acquisition of his company 5 years after inception by a global leader in automation. Served as CTO at a world-class supplier of large-scale automation, advanced manufacturing, and nuclear handling solutions. Responsibilities include providing technical oversight of critical projects; identifying and mitigating areas of high technical risk; leading in the creation of cutting-edge control, automation, and robotic technologies; directing R&D efforts; managing the business’ technology portfolio; and disseminating and facilitating the use of best-practice engineering methodologies. Adjunct Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he lectures on various engineering topics. These include: Dynamics, Advanced Controls, Vibrations, Mechatronics, The Design Process, Intellectual Property, and Product Liability. Additionally, Sorensen has given invited talks at premiere institutions around the world including MIT, Kumoh National University of Technology, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Hyung Hee University, and Huazhong University of Science & Technology. Sorensen holds 2 patents, and has published dozens of refereed journal and conference articles pertaining to advanced control and human factors. Dr. Sorensen is a former NSF STEP Fellow, USAA National Collegiate Engineer, and ARCS fellowship recipient. Has been recognized as an engineering expert in numerous product liability and intellectual property disputes – both at the Federal and District court levels, as well as by the International Trade Commission, US Patent and Trademark Office, and US Customs and Border Protection. In 2020 Sorensen founded Finity Engineering LLC, and currently serves as CTO. Finity Engineering provides design, analysis, consulting, and litigation support services in the fields of automation, mechatronics, robotics, and consumer products.