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 Expert  107846

Expert in Fine Particle Processing, Dispersion Engineering, Acoustic Separation Methods

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Expert has developed several methods that use acoustic fields to trap, agglomerate, and collect suspended solids or droplets from stationary or moving liquids. These separation methods are fast, continuous, controllable, and energy efficient.

Expert has done extensive research in the behavior (colloidal and macroscopic scale) of particulate materials. This has ranged from studies of interparticle forces to stability of dispersions. The role of interfacial chemistry in materials processing, especially ceramic powders, has been a main research interest.

Expert has used acoustic fields to sort dispersed phases (particles, droplets, bubbles) on the basis of size, density, or hardness. He has invented a number of methods that use combined flow and acoustic fields to fractionate particles from 0.1 mm to 1 mm.

A significant portion of Expert's work involves the use of hydrodynamic shear to separate and distribute clusters of fine particles into a liquid medium. He has investigated the role of interfacial chemistry, particle and agglomeration morphology, geometry and the intensity of the flow field on the mechanisms and kinetics of the dispersion process.


acoustic agglomeration




particle-fluid separation


particle characterization




particulate material


acoustic fractionation


audio acoustics


particle dispersion (mixture)


fine particle dispersing


dispersion engineering

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  Toledo, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Laser Welding, Laser Material, Laser Applications, etc.
Industrial Minerals, Glass Raw Materials,Glass Sand
Thermal and Fluid Systems Engineering Design, Analysis,...
Ceramic & Composite Materials Development, Processing and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1981   Ph.D.   Chemical Engineering   Princeton University  
1977   M.S.   Chemical Engineering   (Undisclosed University)  
1976   B.S.   Chemical Engineering   (Undisclosed University)   Highest Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to


(Undisclosed University)


Chemical Engineering




Expert has a joint appointment with Macromolecular Science and Engineering.

2001 to


(Undisclosed University)



Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment


1997 to 2001


(Undisclosed University)



Associate Dean


He was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Case School of Engineering.

1986 to 1992


(Undisclosed University)


Chemical Engineering


Associate Professor


Expert had a secondary appointment with Materials Science and Engineering.

1981 to 1986


(Undisclosed University)


Chemical Engineering


Assistant Professor


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of AIChE, the American Chemical Society, the American Ceramics Society, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi.


Expert won a National Science Foundation Fellowship and a Young Investigator Award.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Rubber Chemistry and Technology  
 - Journal of Colloid and Interface Scienc  
 - Separations Technology  
 - Chemial Engineering Science  
 - Journal of Macromolecular Science: Pure and Applied Chemistry  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in chemistry for consulting on the best methods and equipment for particle classification (physically sorting) of micro particles.
  • Particle separation expert needed for consulting on particle separation from gas.
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