Product and Materials Development
- Anti-biological warfare agents
- Anti-counterfeit agents.
- Catalysts, coatings and composites
- Concrete strengthening agents
- Fire extinguishing clean agents
- Fuel cell components
- High discrimination and gain antennas
- High specificity absorbents
- Optical coatings
- Ultra black pigments
Client Specific Processes
- Development of nano and advanced materials and the development of proprietary processes, research and development and prototype development.
- Discover market trends for nanomaterials applications and broader acceptance.
- Exploitation of "size" as an independent degree of freedom in materials design providing new products with competitive cost and performance advantages using patented technology.
- Product research and development, applied Innovation, strategic planning, new and exploratory formation of businesses.
- Development of specialized production processes and analytical tools, packaging and preservation techniques for product.
Undisclosed Company, CTO and Technical Staff Member, 1999 - 2016
- Direct product research and development and applied innovation, strategic planning, new and exploratory business.
- Responsible for driving new product and program initiatives providing increased revenues and growth for clients.
- Scientific and technical program manager with hands-on exploitation of nanotechnology for product development.
- Responsible for identifying market trends for nanomaterials applications and broader acceptance.
- Scientific and technical program manager focused on developing new reactor technology allowing broader customer reach.
- Identify new business opportunities, prepared successful proposals, including cost and budget, understanding client's company capabilities, development, production, and economic product boundaries.
- Served as customer point of contact and negotiated all aspects of (government CPFF and FFP and industry) contracts including post award modifications.
- Provided technical assessment of and subject matter expertise for the patent process.
- Mentored the development of young engineers, scientists, project, business and administrative personnel.
- Pioneer in the discovery, development of nanomaterial products and the development of proprietary processes for their production.
- Extensive Program Management in new product, new materials research and development, and prototype development.
NASA Ames, Sunnyvale, CA - High discrimination absorbents for Water Recycle System Closure
- Led the development of a new process to dry water recovery brines created on the International Space Station.
- Developed a proprietary absorbent that sequestered a single brine component - without drying was inhibited.
- The developed absorbent added 1% wt. provided for complete drying of ISS brines under thermal processes.
- Cost savings are estimated between $320 million during the lifetime of the station.
- Responsible for the planning and executing all tasks and meeting goals on time and on budget.
- Proprietary absorbent nanopowder allowed for the first ever detailed elucidation of the composition of ISS brines.
Center for Advanced Photonics Research, Phila, PA - Nanomaterials by Design Reactor
- Managed customer sponsored research and development to designed and developed specialized reactor to use shaped femtosecond laser pulses as a reactant to control chemistry at the nanoscale.
- Inventor of particle size and composition via modification of laser pulse spectral and temporal content.
- Pioneered nanoparticle formation using light pulses containing "information" reactant molecules "understand."
Hughes Research Laboratory, Malibu, CA - High gain and discrimination antennas
- Develop metal alloy particles for composites used in miniature ultra high gain antenna applications.
- Responsible for the planning and executing of all tasks and meeting goals on time and on budget.
- Product was selected "best" from a round robin competition of several nanopowder companies and was the only company selected for further product development.
- Developed specialized product handling and packaging to protect pyrophoric product from exposure to oxygen.
- Delivered several pounds of nano-alloys of various compositions for incorporation into composite.
- Worked with other contractors to ensure material integrity was maintained throughout production.
General Motors, Detroit, MI - Fuel cell components
- Develop process to produce nanopowders for fuel cell components.
- Responsible for the planning and executing of all project tasks and meeting goals.
- Develop processing for new materials development which included RF plasma and produced several materials at quantities specified for customer for further testing,
- First to discover silicon nanopowder unique properties.
Vortec Corporation, Collegeville, PA, Advanced Materials Manager, 1997 - 1999
- Led advanced materials research and development and reactor prototype development efforts.
- Responsible for program management and served as principal investigator for government sponsored projects for the development of nano-powder reactor technology and nanomaterials with defense applications.
- Wrote many successful proposals for the development advanced materials and advanced materials processing technology.
Senior Scientist, 1996 - 1997
- Developed advanced modeling of thermochemistry of combustion process gases and development of fluoride partitioning agents.
- Developed air/water pollution control model for the fate of radionuclide partitioning (125 isotopes).
Los Alamos National Laboratory. Los Alamos, NM, Technical Staff Member, 1990 - 1995
- Principal investigator of CRAD with industrial partner on electronic materials and nuclear waste stabilization and purification technology.
- Project Leader - Discretionary Internal Research and Development (IRAD) sponsored projects.
- Developed technology for the synthesis of complex ceramic nanopowders.
- Invented complex nano-powder mass production technology, nuclear waste processing, superconducting micro-circuitry lithography and fullerene-based system for stabilizing nuclear materials (and other stuff).
- Atomic and Molecular Physics IRAD review committee member.
Ayerst Pharmaceutical Laboratories Research Inc., Princeton, NJ, Assistant Scientist, 1985 - 1986
- Developed methods of analysis for mass screening drug candidates.
Diabetes Research Center>, University of Pennsylvania, Research Specialist, 1982 - 1985
- Developed cryochemical and fast freezing processes for the study of transient biochemistry and biophysics.
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, Chemistry Department
- Associate Professor and Adjunct Faculty Member - Solid State chemistry and Physical Chemistry
Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering
- Physics and Chemistry Departments, Research Associate Professor. Introduced Drexel University to nanotechnology, was the principal investigator for the university's first nanotechnology research contract (Development and Applications of Complex Nano-powders for IR Missile Domes).
Chemical Engineering Department, Adjunct Associate Professor.
- Physics Department, Associate Professor
- Chemistry Department, Associate Professor, Chemistry for Engineers: key part of the "TDEC" program, assumed all course responsibilities included managing 3 professors and 30 teaching assistants - class size 595. Wave Mechanics and Optics: upperclassmen undergraduate course - assumed all course responsibilities.
Honors & Publications
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Exploratory Research and Development Center
- University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Biochemistry and Biophysics Graduate Research Fellow
- Wharton SBDC, Business Development
- United States Department of Energy, Contractor
- Fluent in: Computational modeling in fluids, heat transfer and thermodynamics, mathematics, MS Office, MS Project.
Academic and Professional Affiliations
- American Chemical Society
- American Society for Metals - ASM International
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers - AIChE
- Materials Research Society
- Certificates of Recognition, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Distinguished Performance Award, Individual, (nominee: Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Publications and Patents
Author of numerous publications
- 92 sponsored research reports
- 26 peer review papers
- 40 presentations - national and international
- 7 U.S. National and International patents
- Ph.D. Chemistry (Physical and Materials), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
- M.S. Theoretical Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
- B.S. Theoretical Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY