Ken is a chemist by education; an engineer and physicist by experience. He received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Detroit in 1978 and launched into the industrial workplace, working for Ford Motor Company at the Milan Plastics Plant where he made the transition from a chemist to being a hands-on engineer. Laser video disc manufacturing experience at Producers Color Service (pre-CD era in the early '80s) was a genuine engineering capacity that continued through many other positions over the years.
During this time, Ken flexed his creative muscles and cultivated an avocation of inventorship until Gene Mallove hired him for Cold Fusion Technology's New Energy Research Laboratory, making him a professional inventor. NERL lost funding in 2001 in part due to 911 (how ironic) and Gene laid Ken off in 2002 when the CFTI bank account for NERL ran dry.
Part of Ken's research into advanced thermodynamics was published by Infinite Energy after a mainstream physics journal refused to even give peer review of his experimental evidence of a Maxwell's Demon, a "violation" of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. US patent 6,698,200 B1 was issued to him in March of 2004, embodying this research in an engine design, tapping the heat of the environment as its heat source. Inadequate resources have prevented its construction to date.
Clean Energy, Inc., of Palo Alto, CA, hired Ken in January of 2004, where Ken is the sole employee working on the resurrection of the Papp engine, well-documented that it existed, for which its energy source is yet unknown. - New Energy Movement: Conference Speakers