Ceramics and Glass Consultant for Glazes, Porcelain Enamels, Glass, Ferrites, Capacitors and Electronic Materials

Technical Consultant #1168


Expertise

  • 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.

Experience

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.

Education

  • 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
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