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Expert in Thermal Spray Technology

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has expertise in thermally sprayed coating, with particular emphasis on their production, characterization and mechanical testing. He is the co-director of the Thermal Spray Laboratory at the University at Stony Brook. He has 18 years research experience in thermal spray coatings; with a particular focus on cracking mechanisms in thermal barrier coating systems. Most of his work has focused on thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). He has extensive experience with the production of composite coatings.

Expert is very interested in the thermal spray processing of hydroxyapatite and other phosphates, mainly for the production of bio-resorbable coatings. He is also an expert on materials characterization and production of biomaterial coatings. He has concentrated his biomaterial studies on polymers used to manufacture sutures, cardiovascular vessels, knee ligaments, and bone analogues.

Expert is extremely knowledgeable regarding the use of electron microscopy, fracture mechanics methods, statistical analysis, and acoustic emission methodology. He has also been heavily involved in the spheriodization of materials and their structural modification to produce controlled porosity materials. He is familiar with pore-size-distribution determination.


flame-spray coating process


plasma spraying


thermal barrier coating material


thermal spray coating material failure analysis


thermal spray coating material property


thermal spray technology


thermal spray coating process


spray coating


bioimplantable material


ceramic failure analysis




pore-size-distribution determination

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   PhD   Monash University   Melbourne, Australia  
1976   Graduate Diploma   Metallurgy and Materials   South Australian Institute of Technology  
1975   BS   Secondary Metallurgy   South Australian Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2000


State University Of New York at Stony Brook


Orthopaedics Department


Adjunct Professor


1991 to 2000


State University Of New York at Stony Brook


Department Of Materials Science




1985 to 1989


Monash University, Australia


Department of Materials Engineering


Senior Research Fellow/Lecturer


1983 to 1985


Cleveland State University


NASA Lewis Research Center


Senior Research Associate/Investigator


1981 to 1983


Department of Materials Science, SUNY



Post Doctoral Research Associate, Co-Principal Investigator


2005 to


(Undisclosed University)


School of Engineering




Expert holds a personal Chair in Surface and Interface Engineering. His primary responsibility is R&D.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Institute of Metal & Materials - Australasia, the Australian and American Ceramic Societies, and the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers. He is a Chartered Engineer in the U.K. He is a fellow of ASM International (FASM), the Australian Institution of Engineers (FIE Aust), and the Institute of Materials (UK) (FIM).


He received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Thermal Spray Division of the ASM as an Invited Speaker at the NTSC-90. He also received travel awards to attend the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Surface Engineering and the International Thermal Spraying Conference.

Professional Appointments

He was appointed Director of Assessment for the College of Arts and Sciences (CEAS). He was also elected a NASA Lewis Summer Faculty Fellow. Expert has served as a book reviewer for the American Ceramic Society and the Institute of Metals & Materials Australasia (IMMA) and as a technical article reviewer for the Journal of Thin Solid Films and numerous other journals. Additionally, he is the founding editor of the Journal of Thermal Spray. He has participated on several international committees as a liaison for conferences in the area of ceramics processing.

Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author of over 120 publications in thermal spray technology, as well as the editor of many thermal spray conference proceedings.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Nanostructured Materials  
 - Surface Coatings and Technology  
 - Journal of the American Ceramic Society  
 - Journal of Thermal Spray Technology  

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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert reads a little French.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has given one-, two-, and three-day courses on "Fundamentals and Developments in Thermal Spraying." This course covers a broad range of topics in thermal spray (TS) including feed stock preparation and its importance in TS; economics of TS; high vs. low tech TS; adhesion of TS coatings and failure modes; metallography of coating analysis; improvement of existing coatings; quality assurance methods; metallographic analysis; coatings standards; and recent and future developments in TS.


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