Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineer Specializing in Energy Generation and Hazardous Waste Recycling

Technical Consultant #1001


Expertise

  • Nonferrous Metal Refining;(Cu, Mg, PM, Zn, Pb, Ni, Co)
  • Inorganic specialty and bulk chemicals;(carbamates, AHF, sulfates, ammonium sulfate, chlorides, acid, bases).
  • Energy generation; (coal hydrogenation, coal gasification, hydrogen generation).
  • Ceramics; (Ni3Al, SiC whiskers, sol gel reactions).
  • Hazardous waste recycling;(K061, F006, SPL, copper chemicals).
  • Industrial waste treatment;(heavy metals, coagulants, polymers).
  • Electrochemical systems; (Cu and Zn electrolysis, solid electrolytes, Mg cells.)
  • Process flow diagrams, (concept to reality) and equipment data sheets/specifications.
  • Basic thermodynamics, (energy calculations).
  • Material and energy balances, (linked to design criteria via visual basic for applications/excel).
  • Technical project management;(planning, timelines, accountabilities, and budget).
  • Feasibility studies, (technical and financial evaluations, owner's representative).
  • Troubleshooting, process improvements and process development.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, 1999 - Present

  • Consultant specializing in process economics and project viability.

Fluor Daniel, 1995 - 1999

  • Principal Process Engineer for (FD), (International Engineering and Construction Company).

Australian Magnesium Corp., (AMC)

  • Lead Process Engineer for a $1.billion per year facility.

Phelps Dodge

  • Process engineer for pre-feasibility study for a new copper refinery.

Southern Water Treatment Co., 1991 - 1995

  • Technical Director.

Encycle, Inc., 1989 - 1991

  • Technical Director for (Hazardous metal waste recycling).

CMS, Inc., 1984 - 1989

  • Process Consultant and Software Business Owner.

Additional Experience

Anaconda Copper (ARCO), Senior Research Engineer and Project Manager

  • Re-opened a pilot scale testing plant of direct smelting of copper concentrates.
  • Designed and built a 50 KVA pilot scale electric furnace.

AMAX Nickel Company, Senior Process Engineer

  • Direct daily operations of this production facility of nickel, cobalt, and copper from matte via a complex hydrometallurgical process.
  • Project Leader for implementation of new technology.

Keramount Company, (Monte Edison), Senior Ceramic Process Engineer and Project Manager

  • Scale-up of silicon carbide whisker production process (concept to reality).

Southwire Company, Plant Metallurgist and Process Engineering Supervisor

  • Supervised the copper division, a copper recycling smelter and for a continuous rod plant (SCR).

Asarco Copper Smelter, El Paso, TX

  • Engineering Assistant.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Dissertation, Ohio State University.
  • Thesis, Funded-by Phelps Dodge Copper Co.), University of Texas, El Paso TX.
  • Completed MBA curriculum, West Georgia College, Carrollton, GA.
  • Assembly language programming

Awards

  • MVP award - Gresik copper refinery

Publications and Patents

  • Author of publications for symposiums, conferences, and scientific journals.
  • 6 U.S. patents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Texas, El Paso TX.
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