Metals, Ceramic, and Polymers Processing and Materials Analysis Expert
Technical Consultant #1956
- Materials and process engineer in metallurgy, ceramics and polymers.
- Specific expertise in thick film systems, thin film deposition, corrosion engineering, electronic packaging, and sintering, as well as brazing and soldering to dissimilar materials.
- Commercial product development and government research and development projects (including Department of Defense).
- Writing of research proposals, presentations and reports.
- Materials work in metallurgy (Ti, Fe alloys and shape memory alloys) and ceramics, (SiC, Al2O3, BaTiO2) and polymers.
- Deep experience in state technology development, technical due diligence and market and value assessments.
- Specific work in areas as: Thick film systems, thin film deposition, corrosion engineering, electronic packaging, sintering, materials analysis and brazing and/or soldering to dissimilar materials.
- Metal joining technology.
- Developing International technology programs such as Russian clients working with, Li batteries, LCD displays and SO2 and remediation.
- Project proposal coordination and submission for commercial product development and government research and development projects, including U.S. Department of Defense.
- Warfare personnel protecting expertise: Suits and membrane protections in chemical warfare; designing ceramic body armor; armor-piercing ammunition; and other ceramic products and organic (Kevlar®) warefare products.
Independent Consultant, 2009 - Present
- Perform technical due-diligence for clients to assess investment opportunities.
- Companies are in a variety of industries including:
- Solar energy technology
- Metal refining
- Natural gas technology
- Semiconductor manufacturing
- SO2 remediation
- Li battery technology
Materials Modification, Inc., Fairfax, VA, Chief Engineer, 2003 - 2009
- Worked on a multiplicity of projects, each funded through federal research and development contracts. Worked directly or in support of the many projects including:
- Ceramic body armor: Developed a materials design which pushed the field forward to its next milestone in defeating armor-piercing ammunition.
- Designed a ceramic chest plate with conformable function.
- Radiation-resistant blanket: Laid out a detailed process including selection of processes, vendors and materials as well as design and ballistic nylon packaging for the production of blankets which would stop gamma radiation from striking the body.
- Such radiation is a concern to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which wishes to have such blankets in defeating with terrorist attacks involving nuclear materials (e.g., dirty bombs).
- Nano-Tungsten: As the principal investigator in the fabrication of ultra-fine grain tungsten pieces which could be used in nuclear fusion reactors. The actual final part would be a "divertor" plate where the grain size could help defeat "bubble" formation on the surface of the tungsten through helium and hydrogen ionic bombardment.
- Anti-fog coating: Provided coating work for polycarbonate goggle lenses which would not form fog on the inside surface.
- Chemical suit liner: A membrane that was developed that would allow the wear to sweat out while preventing chemical warfare agents from getting in. Product to be used on suits worn by military personnel attending to a chemically hazardous environment. The sweat-out ability would allow for extended wear comfort, a paramount issue.
- Identified a substantially cheaper base material for the membrane fabrication and set up with its manufacturer. The manufacture would then modify and perform quantitatively tests, with and without our over-coating materials.
- Corrosion-resistant coating: Laid out successful plan for coating of alloy steel with a water-soluble silicate for temporary resistance to corrosion prior to the painting of armored vehicle doors and panels.
- Syringe and squeeze tube: Company developed a product which could be injected into a bleeding wound that would foam up and stop the bleeding. Worked on the development of a syringe and, separately, a squeeze tube which could deliver three ingredients simultaneously into a mixing nozzle. Laid out the basic design features required.
Integer Engineering Corporation, Fremont CA, President, 2000 - 2003
- Consulted in materials and process engineering. This included work in coating development as well as the fabrication of ceramic mirrors.
Oryx Technology Corporation, Fremont, CA, Director of Technology, 1993 - 2000
- Provided On-going support of sputtering target products.
- Development of high temperature furnaces for NASA (for microgravity crystallization experiments).
- Lead Engineer in the design and fabrication of a voltage surge suppression device. This device is sold today by Littelfuse Corp. (Des Plaines, IL).
- Performed basic theoretical modeling, design of the ultimate device, and materials selection work and secured federal research and development financial support.
Advanced Technology, Inc., Palisades Park, San Jose, NJ, CA, 1978 - 1993
Technician and Engineer
- A materials research and development company processing metal powders for research or samples for customers.
- Exploited a chemistry owned by the company which allowed for the soldering and brazing between varied materials.
- A particular product we successfully launched was graphite soldered to copper. These were consumable sputtering target assemblies used in the fabrication of magnetic computer "hard" discs.
Fountainhead Production Co. , Grants Pass, OR, Engineer, 1986
- Performed metallic ink processing in screen printing sheet for stealth aircraft windows.
Honors & Publications
Publications and Patents
- Author and Co-Author of technical reports, magazines, and peer reviewed journals.
- 5 U.S. patents.
- M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
- B.S. Ceramic Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ