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John Tobias, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. John Tobias is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
 
Dr. Tobias is an electrical engineer and scientist specializing in electrical power, lightning, electromagnetic radiation, grounding, electrocution/electrical accidents, electrical/battery fires, lighting/illumination and safety.   He provides consultation services for design, intellectual property, and litigation and has operated ElectroQuest, LLC, an engineering consultancy, since October 1998.
 
Certifications:
- Licensed Professional Engineer - State of New Jersey, 1997
 
Academics:
- B. Sc., Physics - Seton Hall University, 1987
- M. Sc., Electrical Engineering - University of Maryland, 1992
- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering - New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2002
 
Awards and Honors:
- Listed in Who's Who in the World & Who's Who in Engineering as engineer and inventor.
- Department of the Army System Safety Professional of the Year 1994.
- United States Army Materiel Command Federal Engineer of the Year 1994 & 2000 awarded by NSPE.
- United States Army Materiel Command System Safety Engineer of the Year 1993 & 1999.
- Commander's Civilian Service Award, U.S. Army 1993.
- Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award, 2000.
 
Patents:
- Grounding Device and Use Thereof, U.S. Patent No. 6,288, 327 (inventor)
- Radial Surface Ground Electrode, U.S. Patent No. 5,801,327 (inventor)
- Resonant transformer systems and methods of use, U.S. Patent 7,940,534 (co-inventor)
 
Employment History:
- 1998 - Present:  ElectroQuest, LLC - Toms River, New Jersey - Principal Consulting Engineer
- 2004 - Present:  U.S. Army - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Directorate for Safety - Electrical Engineer
- 2003 - 2004: U.S. Army - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Senior Antenna Research Engineer
- 1992 - 2003: U.S. Army - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Directorate for Safety - Electrical Engineer
 
Professional Affiliations:
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - Member
- National Fire Protection Association - Principal Member and Chair of NFPA Technical Committee on Lightning Protection
- Federal Lightning Protection Group, Chairperson - 2001
- National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission, Deputy Technical Advisor on Lightning Protection
- International Association of Electrical Inspectors - Inspector Member
- Lightning Protection Institute - Member, Professional Division.
 
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Tobias are as follows: