Prior to forming this consultancy, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.) in Waltham, MA. By identifying and cultivating a major North American gas producer in Houston, he won contracts for technology development related to the deliquification of gas wells. Dr. Everson planned for product manufacture, distribution, sales, and installation. This work in progress is leading to multimillion-dollar markets for improved gas production.
At QinetiQ North America, Dr. Everson conducted detailed technology and market studies on coal gasification, President Obama’s energy plan, electric grid and wind energy integration, and Stirling engines. He worked with a venture capital source regarding robotic platforms for inspecting natural gas pipelines to support a federal government inspection mandate. Dr. Everson reviewed technologies to improve downhole steam generation for bitumen production in Canadian tar sands with the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and the Alberta Research Institute. He performed technology and market research to preserve electric grid stability using overhead power line sensors. He wrote a white paper for a major utility company about preventing explosions in underground steam pipes using long-wave ultrasonic inspection. As an exploratory marketing venture, he visited ethanol plants in South Dakota to review operations.
As a senior engineer at Foster-Miller, Inc., Dr. Everson won and was the principal investigator for several SBIR programs. These projects included a Phase I program for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force to design and computer model micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors for gas turbine engines. Cornell University and Northeastern University were subcontractors on these programs. He was the PI for Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) for the development and evaluation of a collision warning system for inner-city transit buses, and he received a Tibbetts Award for this Phase II program. Dr. Everson was the PI for Phase I and II SBIR programs to design and laboratory test a friction sensor for vehicular collision warning systems for the DoT as well.
Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell’s Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek’s Optical Systems Division.
He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University. His PhD thesis concerned prenucleation effects of metallurgical phase transitions measured by Moessbauer spectroscopy in iron-nickel alloys.