Patrick Murphy
Patrick F. Murphy, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI
Senior Managing Engineer
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
New York

Dr. Murphy applies his expertise in electrical engineering to the investigations of the root cause of failures and incidents, and other matters involving electrical and electronic systems and devices. He has experience in product recall and hazard analysis, damage assessments following natural disasters, and in scientific and engineering investigations in the contexts of product liability, due diligence, intellectual property, antitrust, class action, and regulatory matters.

Dr. Murphy consults on a range of electronic and optoelectronic technologies found in consumer electronics and appliances, communication systems, and industrial equipment, in particular the electrical components, printed circuit boards, cables and connectors, integrated circuits, software and sensing systems found therein. He has experience analyzing failures and damage to equipment, cables, and systems for electric power distribution and solar energy.

Dr. Murphy has in-depth project experience in such areas as professional audio equipment, flash memory architecture and fabrication processes, microwave ovens, washing machines, smartphones, hard disk drives, medical devices, liquid crystal displays, photodetectors, wireless communication systems, medical devices and lasers, security documents, electrical systems for rapid transit railways, and telecommunications networks for IPTV, video conferencing, and financial transactions. He has investigated a number of losses related to fires and water damage in electrical and electronic equipment. As part of exposure assessments and technical investigations, Dr. Murphy has instrumented and measured per relevant standards electrical power quality, utility-frequency and radio-frequency electromagnetic fields, and optical and acoustic energy.

Dr. Murphy’s research experience focused on nanofabrication including nanoimprint, optical lithography and pulsed laser processing, as well as design, fabrication, and characterization of optical filters, waveguides, photodetectors, nanowires and solar cells. Dr. Murphy has experience teaching topics in electrical and computer engineering, semiconductor devices, and optics.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2009
  • M.A., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2004
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Boston University, 2002, magna cum laude
  • Richard Ralston Hough Award for Distinguished Teaching, Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering

    Graduate Student Teaching Award, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni

    Commendation for Outstanding Teaching, Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

    McGraw Graduate Fellow, Princeton University 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, California, #E20317

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators National Certification Board

Publications

Murphy PF, Kattamis AZ, D’Andrade BW, Souri SJ. Expert Roles in Antitrust Litigation. Mich Defense Quarterly 2017; 33(3).

Murphy PF, Kattamis AZ, Souri SJ, D’Andrade BW. Role of technology experts in antitrust litigation. IDC Quarterly 2016; 26(4):38.

Kattamis AZ, Pooley M, Murphy PF. Standards for residential lightning protection systems. Exponent Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Newsletter. Vol. 4, 2016.

D’Andrade BW, Kattamis AZ, Murphy PF. Flexible organic electronics devices on metal foil substrates for lighting photovoltaic, and other applications. In: Handbook of Flexible Organic Electronics Materials, Manufacturing and Applications, 1st Edition. Logothetidis S, pp. 315-336, Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing, 2015.

Wang C, Murphy PF, Yao N, McIlwrath K, Chou SY. Growth of straight silicon nanowires on amorphous substrates with uniform diameter, length, orientation, and location using nanopatterned host-mediated catalyst. Nano Letters 2011; 11:5247.

D’Andrade B, Kattamis AZ, Murphy PF, McNulty J, Souri S. Arcing enabled by tin whiskers. IEEE: Reliability Society 2010 Annual Technical Report, 2010.

Liang Y, Murphy PF, Li W, Chou SY. Self-limited self-perfection by liquefaction for sub-20 nm trench/line fabrication. Nanotechnology 2009; 20:465305.

Xia Q, Murphy PF, Gao H, Chou SY. Ultrafast and selective reduction of sidewall roughness in silicon waveguides using self-perfection by liquefaction. Nanotechnology 2009; 20:345302.

Chang ASP, Morton KJ, Tan H, Murphy PF, Wu W, Chou SY. Tunable liquid crystal-resonant grating filter fabricated by nanoimprint lithography. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 2007; 19:1457.

Murphy PF, Morton KJ, Fu Z, Chou SY. Nanoimprint mold fabrication and replication by room-temperature conformal chemical vapor deposition. Applied Physics Letters 2007; 90:203115.

Presentations

Kattamis AZ, Murphy PF. Innovations in backplane electronics for large-area OLEDs. IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference, Technology Track, Session 3, 2012.

Wang C, Murphy PF, Yao N, McIlwrath K, Chou SY. Growth of straight crystal silicon nanowires on nanopatterned amorphous substrate with uniform diameter and length, preferred orientation, and predetermined location. 54th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), 2010.

Liang Y, Murphy PF, Chou SY. Controlled sub-20 nm nano-scale line fabrication using self-limited self-perfection by liquefaction. 53rd International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), 2009.

Wang C, Murphy PF, Chou SY. Control of location, diameter, length, and orientation of Si nanowires grown on amorphous substrates using nanoimprint lithography and novel catalysts. 7th International Conference on Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technology (NNT), 2008.

Murphy PF, Morton KJ, Chou SY. Nanoimprint mold fabrication and replication by RT-PECVD. 50th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), 2006.

Chang ASP, Morton KJ, Murphy PF, Tan H, Wu W, Chou SY. Tunable liquid crystal-resonant grating filters using superimposed grating structures fabricated by nanoimprint lithography. 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), 2004.

Chang ASP, Morton KJ, Murphy PF, Chou SY. Superimposed grating structures fabricated using multi-level nanoimprint lithography for tunable resonant grating filters. 48th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), 2004.

Kalkhoran NM, Murphy PF. Camocell technology: a new surface texturing process for high efficiency color-matched silicon solar cells. 28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2000.

Prior Experience

Research Assistant, Nanostructures Laboratory, Princeton University, 2003–2009

Research Assistant, Optical Characterization and Nanophotonics Laboratory, Boston University, 2001–2002

Research Assistant, Spire Corporation, 1999–2001 

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE, Senior Member)

National Association of Fire Investigators

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

Applied Physics Letters

Optics Express

Knowledge

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2009
  • M.A., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2004
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Boston University, 2002, magna cum laude
  • Richard Ralston Hough Award for Distinguished Teaching, Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering

    Graduate Student Teaching Award, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni

    Commendation for Outstanding Teaching, Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

    McGraw Graduate Fellow, Princeton University 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, California, #E20317

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators National Certification Board