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Michael Lilien, PE, CFEI

Forensic Electrical Engineer


Chicago Service Center (EFI Global)
2055 W. Army Trail Road, #108






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Lilien’s range of engineering experience is wide and deep.  He has worked as a forensic engineer, managing projects as varied as home and vehicle fires to product testing, evaluation, and investigation.  Mr. Lilien has spent considerable time at electric utilities working in construction project management, field and distribution operations, standards writing and design review.  While in manufacturing Mr. Lilien lead engineering teams, done considerable troubleshooting of product and testing issues, and product research, development and design.  Most recently Mr. Lilien has acted as an electrical engineering consultant for DEMSI, Inc. in a mediation case for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in New Orleans, LA.   

    His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:                                                                                                        

    • Forensic Project Management
    • Electrical Failure Analysis
    • Product Testing and Experimentation
    • Residential and Commercial Fire Investigation
    • Vehicle Fire Investigation
    • Design/Drawing Production and Review
    • Technical Writing
    • Project Work Efficiency Methods
  • Education

    Master of Art, Business Administration, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2015

    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 2003

  • Certifications

         Professional Engineering, Missouri, License # 2018037496

    Professional Engineering, Arkansas, License #18549

    Professional Engineering, California, License #19847

    Professional Engineering, Illinois, License #062-072249

    Professional Engineering, Iowa, License #P25978

         Professional Engineering, Kansas, License #27650

    Professional Engineering, Louisiana, License #0045971

    Professional Engineering, Washington, License #21035607

    National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, License #12-516-37

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI, #23657-14780

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Electrical
    • Engineering - Electrical Components
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