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 Expert  108127

Expert in Cement and Concrete Technology

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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CEMENT TECHNOLOGY. Expert's background is in manufacturing processes in cement production. His experience is in various areas of process engineering, including equipment application and selection; design and development of process flow sheets; relations with vendors; field testing and data analysis; pilot scale modeling of production processes; development of advanced pyroprocessing equipment. This experience expands also into the areas of processing minerals, such as lime, phosphates, clay, and waste disposal.

CEMENT (CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL); PORTLAND CEMENT. Expert has substantial experience in analysis and modification of properties of Portland cement affecting its application in concrete construction. His experience includes development of special compositions for specific applications; analysis and diagnosis of degradation of cement-based materials under service conditions; prevention of such degradation using anti-corrosion treatment of concrete and reinforcement; and quality control in production and field applications.

SILICA; SILICATE CHEMISTRY. Expert's primary area of expertise in silicate chemistry is phase equilibria, especially at elevated temperatures, as applied to high temperature reactions of formation clinker (Portland cement) in a variety of processes. He is knowledgeable regarding crystallochemistry of silicates, such as calcium silicates (Portland cement), alumosilicates (structural ceramics, refractories); applications in the production of commercial products and modification of their properties. Expert has conducted chemical analysis of silicate composites with applications in quality control and diagnosis of degradation of structural materials in service.




portland cement




silicate chemistry


cement kiln


cement plant




hydraulic cement




process engineering equipment


production process


cement technology


concrete technology


cement process technology

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Portland-Based Building Materials, Particularly Cellulose...
Cement and Concrete Technology, Planning Capital Project in...
Construction Materials
Concrete Specifications, Concrete Construction Site Problem...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   PhD   Ceramic Engineering   Polytechnic Inst. (Kharkov, Ukraine)  
1959   MS   Chemical Engineering   Polytechnic Inst. (Kharkov, Ukraine)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to


Expert's Firm




He conducts consulting work on process engineering for cement manufacturing and for engineering companies involved in new construction and renovation.

1989 to 2003






He managed projects in the U.S. and overseas, including Asia, South America, former Soviet Union. Work included process engineering, formulation of special cements, utilization of industrial byproducts.

1984 to 1989


Chicago Concrete Consultants




Organized and managed a laboratory for examination and testing of cement-based construction materials.

1981 to 1984


Allis-Chalmers Corporation


Senior Research Associate


He conducted research and development projects in the field of cement manufacturing, especially pyroprocessing equipment; .

1978 to 1981


Fuller Co.


Project Engineer


He was in charge of cement plant engineering for a number of major new plant and renovation projests in the U.S. and overseas.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Concrete Institute, IEEE, and the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 30 publications in specialized lournals, numerous papers on sympozia and coferences, patents.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • National Cement Company, Chekka, Lebanon, 2000-2001Evaluation of the plant facilities and product characteristics.; Martin Marietta Cement Division, cement plant in Leamington, UT, 1980-81Selection of the production process, development of detailed process flow diagrams, evaluation of raw materials and fuels, sizing of principal process equipment.
  • Compania Minera Vizcachas, ChileFeasibility study for a new cement plant
  • Yanbu Cement Company, Saudi Arabia, cement plant expansion.Review and evaluation of proposals by three equipment manufacturers
  • Pittie Cement Co., cement plants in Rajasthan, India.Inspection and technology evaluation of the existing plant; product quality audit
  • Due diligence reviews for the purposes of privatization and investment. Clients were: Richardson Greenshields (Toronto, Canada), New Century Holdings (New York, NY), Vestrust Securities (Miami, Fl.), Siguler Guff (New York, NY), Adam Smith Institute (London, UK). .
Recent Client Requests:
  • Consulting on cement plant design evaluation.
  • Cement process expert for consulting on dimensioning of the mills and piro process for a 500tpd cement plant in Bolivia.
  • Concrete expert for technical audit of cement plant.
  • Expert in silicates for consulting on Euclid.
  • Expert in soluble silica chemistry for consulting on silica/Al solubility in carbonate/bicarbonate solutions.
  • Expert in cellulose ether based additives for concrete.
  • Cellulose study to test this by-product to use in cement formulation.
  • Expert in cement market analyst for consulting on Green cement market research.
  • Expert in magnesium silicate for consulting on product manufacturers for purchase and resale.
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:
  • Cement expert for consulting on Cracking in Cement.
  • Concrete expert for consulting on quality of cement.
  • Concrete expert needed for consulting on issues regarding whether stripping forms poses a foreseeable risk of eye injury.
  • Expert in Cement.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Materials analysis and consulting * Structural evaluation * Environmental services * Process equipment.

He has access to the following resources: * Industry contacts * Printed materials.


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