- Ceramics and solid state materials research and consulting in the areas of; ceramic glazes, ceramic frits, corrosion of non-metals, electronic materials, glass and glass ceramics, high pressure studies, photochromic materials, pigments, porcelain enamels, sealing glasses, toxic substances, particularly lead, and whitewares.
- On site glass-ceramic plant evaluation, plant trials, product yield, and laboratory services.
- High gloss glazes; high gloss ingredients, fritted glaze solutions, production of satin and matte glazes and light reflective surfaces.
- Glaze development and glaze melting process, leadless glazes, low temperature applications and the use of deflocculants.
- Oxide formulations controlling the clarity and smoothness of surfaces.
- Raw material selection for high gloss tile glazes and slow fire glazes, with consideration to material costs, and surface quality.
- Ceramic pigments produced by monitoring batch kilns ground, careful color tone control, and thermal stability resulting in superior acid and alkali resistance and non-migrating and non-bleeding products that do not interact with polymers.
- Ceramic coatings, organic or polymer depending on application and surface use, creating surfaces that are chemically inert, cleanable, resistant, impervious to liquids and gases.
Expert Witness Experience
- Expert witness work in ceramic and glass products and processes.
Undisclosed Company, Founder and Consultant, 1986 - Present
- Consulting, research and development providing technical services to the ceramic industry covering the topics in ceramic coating, whitewares, slip rheology, pigments and glass.
University of Lowell, Educator, 1986 - 1989
- Instructor of Material Science and Chemical Engineering for Master Thesis students.
Olin Metals, 1984 - 1986
- Manage and set up of the Ceramics Research Department with focus to glass-sealed integrated circuit packages.
Pemco International Group Inc., 1965 - 1984
- Responsible for new product research and development and managed the technical library and patent matters.
- Developed and patented several novel pigments for ceramics, paints and plastics.
- Developed leadless glazes capable of being used industrially, glazes for low expansion bodies, and leadless glazes for low temperature application.
Corning, Inc., 1959 - 1965
- Development of photochromic glasses for ophthalmic applications.
Honors & Publications
Academic and Professional Affiliations
- American Ceramic Society
- American Society for Testing and Materials International - ASTM
- American Chemical Society - ACS
Publications and Patents
- Author of over 120 articles in various ceramic topics: ceramic pigments, ceramic glazes, porcelain enamels, and color ceramics.
- Author of a book
- Issued 23 patents.
- Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
- M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
- B.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA