Material Scientist Specializing in Fracture Mechanics, Mechanical Design and Statistical Analysis

Technical Consultant #1165


  • Mechanical Design
  • Solid Modeling
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Damage and Fracture Mechanics
  • Vacuum Design
  • Optics and Laser Engineering
  • Micro and Nano Positioning
  • Metal Failure Behavior
  • Process Control
  • Plasma Processing
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
  • Shock Physics


1996 - 2004 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Technical Staff Member

  • Conducted experimental damage mechanics research predicting ductile fracture in metals such as tantalum and copper as a function of material cleanliness and stability.
  • Designed and wrote a one-of-a-kind software program (~46 k lines) that intelligently quantifies damage in metallographic section planes using optical microscopy and profilometry data.
  • Performed x-ray micro-computed tomography of incipiently failed materials

1989 - 1991 Dow Chemical Company, Independent Chemical Analyst

1985 - 1986 Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Assistant Engineer,

  • Tested power plant and cogeneration plant emissions to ensure compliance with environmental emission regulations. Developed expertise in chemical analysis of stack effluents.

Honors & Publications

  • More than 70 authored or co-authored publications.
  • Presented nine invited seminars and gave many presentations.
  • Served as chairman of and chairmanship of 5 Technical Meetings.
  • 1 Patent


  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Certificate in Biomedical Engineering, Washington University
  • B.S, Chemical Engineering, Washington University
  • Registered Professional Engineer
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