Materials Science and Engineering Cryophysics and Nanotechnology Consultant Specializing in Electrical, Thermal Properties of Materials and Nanotubing

Technical Consultant #1566


Expertise

Research and Development

  • Experimental solid state physics related to electronic and thermal transport properties.
  • Cryophysics and nanotechnology as related to thermal transport.
  • Quantum transport (electronic, thermal) effects in mesoscopic systems.
  • Novel synthetic conductors of heat and electricity and thermal management science and materials.
  • Non conventional solid state energy conversion, mainly thermoelectric effect.
  • Materials Science and Engineering Consultant specializing in cryophysics, nanotechnology and electrical and thermal transport properties of materials.
  • Materials science and engineering focused on: Metals, semi-metals, semiconductors, carbons and graphite, intercalation carbon compounds, conductive polymers, polymer-matrix composites, carbon nanotubes and other nanoscopic systems.

Education and Training

  • Materials Science and Solid State Physics and associated experimental techniques to undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • Research and development work in collaboration with industrial firms and international research centers.
  • Contribution to various scientific committees and advisory boards.

Experience

Research, Education and Consulting

  • 30 years experience in research and development in cooperation with worldwide industries and major private research centers located in U.S., France and Belgium and within the European Framework programs.
  • 40 years research experience with academic institutions located in U.S., U.K., France and Japan.
  • 30 years teaching/training engineering and materials science students.
  • 30 years of management at various levels.
  • 15 years of cooperation with Eastern European countries.
  • 6 years of cooperation with North Africa (Morocco).
  • 30 years of consultancy for various industries and governmental institutions, mainly in the U.S., France and Belgium.
  • 35 years of evaluation and monitoring of scientific/technical programs and candidates.

Louvain University, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Professor, 1967 - 2003

  • Head of "Unit' de Physico-Chimie et de Physique des Mate'riaux.", 1973 - 1993
  • Chairman of the Center for Advanced Materials, 1992 - 1999
  • Chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Processes, 1993 - 1999
  • Member of the University Research Council, 1994 - 2000
  • Member of the "comite' de gestion des ressources exte'rieures", 1990 - 1997

Research and Development Consulting In Worldwide Industries

Du Pont de Nemours, Experimental Station, Fibers Division, Wilmington, DE, 1985 - 1998

  • Development of novel synthetic conductors of heat using fibers (carbon pitch, polyethylene, alumina,) and polymer-matrix composites.

Conoco, Ponca City, OK, 1996 - 2002

  • Project coordinator for carbon product development: Improve the figure of merit of carbon electrodes for the steel industry.

Silec, France, Belgium, Germany, Scientific and Technical Advisor, 1990 - 1992

  • New compositions for high voltage electrical cable insulation.
  • Development of new polymer compositions for cable insulation.

Norsk Hydro, Porsgrunn, Norway, 1995 - 1996

  • Development of a thermally insulating material with good mechanical properties. Feasibility study contributed to product development.

Research Activities - Shared Efforts with Foreign Universities

MIT, Department of Materials Science, Cambridge, MS, Principal investigator, 1970 - Present

  • Scientific cooperation and training of postgraduates.
  • Development of a long-term scientific collaboration with frequent exchange of postgraduates.
  • Research programs leading to about 30 joint papers published.
  • New Thermoelectric Materials (Navy Contract): Development of novel thermoelectric materials based on recent breakthrough in thermoelectricity from the new concept (Hicks & Dresselhaus) of low-dimensional thermoelectricity.

ICPE - Universities of Bucharest and Oradea, Bucharest, Romania, 1986 - 2003

  • As Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator: Transfer of Technology (cryogenics, materials, associated equipment) and training Romanian undergraduates and postgraduates to new technologies.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Former Physical Society (London)
  • Belgian Physical Society
  • International Measurement Confederation (Budapest)
  • Laborelec Scientific Commission
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Carbon Society (U.S.A.)
  • American Physical Society
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • French Group for the Study of Carbons

Credentials

  • Honor's degree (DHC), University of Oradea, Oradea, Romania; Universite' Henri Poincare' Nancy, France
  • Honorary member of the Senate of the University of Oradea
  • Officier de l'Ordre de Le'opold
  • Me'daille Civique de Premie're Classe
  • Commandeur de l'Ordre de la Couronne
  • Croix Civique de Premie're Classe
  • Chaire Francqui

Publications

  • 3 patents.
  • 250 papers published in international professional journals.
  • One book published and contribution (chapters) to more than a dozen others.
  • 80 contributions and invited papers to professional meetings.
  • 60 invited seminars in various countries (mainly U.S.A. and France.)

Education

  • Ph.D. Applied Sciences, Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
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