Thomas J. Kulaga

Senior Consultant / P.E. / Phoenix

Background

Mr. Kulaga holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is a Licensed Mechanical Engineer in Arizona and New Mexico.

Mr. Kulaga’s experience includes over 20 years performing a wide range of mechanical engineering design and analysis work, including fluid dynamics, thermal, structural, and optical design and analysis. 

He is well-versed in many manufacturing technologies, including machining, casting, injection molding, stamping, extruding, and others. He has led teams of over 20 engineers to execute major design projects and develop new technologies from concept to production.  His product design background has resulted in seven patents in fields ranging from cell station combiner networks to LED lighting.  

During his career, he has developed several innovative multi-physics analysis techniques to evaluate designs as small as a microchip to as large as a 100kW solar thermal collection system.  His broad range of experience allows him to analyze a wide variety of failures and accidents, including mechanical, electro-mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems.  

Education and Certifications

• Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: Northern Illinois University 
• Registered Professional Engineer: Arizona and New Mexico