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 Expert  107925

Expert in Electronic Ceramics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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CERAMIC CAPACITOR; CERAMIC CHIP CAPACITOR. Expert has been working with ceramic chip capacitors for over 25 years. His expertise includes high-voltage caps, surface mount capacitors, switch mode power supply capacitors, and failure analysis. Expert has 25 years of experience with ceramic capacitor manufacturing. He is familiar with high-voltage ceramic chip and leaded capacitors, surface mount ceramic chip capacitors, and all ceramic capacitor manufacturing operations. He is currently involved in making ceramic resonators for filter applications.

CERAMIC. Expert has his MS degree in ceramic engineering, and has 25 years of professional experience in electrical ceramics.

CERAMIC POWDER PROCESSING. Expert has extensive experience in ball milling of ceramic powders, tape casting ceramic tape, mixing and milling of ceramic slurries, dry pressing ceramic resonators (4mm through 12mm), and thick film coating of ceramic resonators.

CERAMIC SLIP CASTING; CERAMIC SLIP PREPARATION; CERAMIC THIN FILM. Expert is well-versed in the formulations of ceramic slurries, ball milling to mix and reduce particle size, and slip casting on plastic film and stainless steel belts, with thicknesses from 0.5 mils to 2.8 mils.

FIXED CAPACITOR. Expert has worked with ceramic fixed capacitors, and has designed ceramic capacitors.

SCREEN PRINTING. Expert is proficient in screen printing precious metal electrodes Pt/Pd/Ag, stainless steel screens (up to 400 mesh), and drying printed layers.

CERAMIC SINTERING. Expert has worked with periodic and tunnel kilns, kiln controls, cones, shrinkage disks, firing samples, and temperature profiling kilns.

CERAMICS DRYING. Expert is adept in the drying of ceramic powders, binder burn-out of ceramic shapes, oven controls, and process controls.

ELECTRICAL CERAMICS. Expert's expertise includes ceramic capacitor and resonator manufacturing, applications, and failure analysis.

CERAMIC CAPACITOR RELIABILITY. Expert is proficient in the reliability of ceramic capacitors, reliability testing, and failure analysis.

ISOSTATIC PRESSING AND LAMINATION; CERAMIC LAMINATING. Expert is adept at laminating ceramic tapes and bars (from 3,000 to 5,000 psi with heat), and at making stacked sheet into monolithic components.


ceramic capacitor


ceramic capacitor manufacturing


ceramic capacitor reliability


ceramic chip capacitor


ceramic engineering


ceramic laminating


ceramic material


ceramic powder


ceramic powder processing


ceramic sintering


ceramic slip


ceramic slip casting


ceramic slip production


ceramic tape


ceramic thin film


ceramics drying


electrical ceramic


fixed capacitor


isostatic laminating


isostatic pressing


screen printing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   MBA   National University   San Diego, CA  
1967   MS   Clemson University   Clemson, SC  
1966   BS   Clemson University   Clemson, SC  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1997 to





V.P. of Ceramic Technology


1990 to 1997


Johanson Dielectrics, Inc.


San Diego Division




1987 to 1990




Electronic Ceramic Consultant


1980 to 1987


Kyocera International



QA Manager/Engineering Manager/Production Manager


1972 to 1980


Emcon Division of Illinois Tool Works



Manager of Process Engineering/Product Manager


1967 to 1972


Kemet Division of Union Carbide



Process and Design Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the Electronic Industry Association P2.1 Ceramic Capacitor Committee, and the Surface Mount Technology Association.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a Charter Member and Past President of the San Diego chapter of the International Society of Hybrid Microelectronics and American Ceramic Society.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in design critea for electronics made on ceramic substrate.
  • Ceramic capacitors expert for consulting on ceramic capacitor - verification of specs.
  • Expert for consulting on potting electrical assemblies.
  • Expert in Kiln trouble-shooting for ceramic capacitor firing.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in ceramic chip capacitors involving a patent litigation case.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Ceramic capacitors * Suppliers to the ceramic capacitor industry * Ceramic resonators and filters.

He has access to the following resources: * Printed materials * First-hand knowledge of suppliers.


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