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 Expert  108502

Expert in Life Support and Low Temperature Plasma

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert has expertise in life support systems for humans in space. He has extensive experience in physico-chemical approaches to recycling water and oxygen in space, oxygen storage, and processing solid wastes. He is very knowledgeable of water vapor electrolysis for oxygen regeneration and humidity control, carbon dioxide electrolysis using a solid electrolyte to recover oxygen for respiration, reverse osmosis for water purification, wet oxidation and supercritical water oxidation for the destruction of dissolved or suspended organic matter in waste water, and superoxides and chlorates for storing oxygen for respiration in portable oxygen supply systems. He has developed composite and plasma polymerized membranes for water purification by reverse osmosis.

aerospace life support system


industrial wastewater wet-air oxidation


life support system


low-temperature plasma


plasma polymerization


reverse osmosis water treatment


spacecraft life support system

Expert has extensive experience in the synthesis and characterization of thin films prepared by plasma polymerization, and diamond and diamond-like thin films also prepared by a low pressure plasma process. He has used low-temperature plasmas or glow discharges to etch polymer films. Expert developed scratch and oxidation resistant coatings for plastics, and antireflection coatings for plastics and solar cells. He has also created coatings to protect infrared salt crystal windows from moisture and biofilm resistant coatings.

thin film


thin-film application


antireflectance coating material


diamond thin film

Expert is knowledgeable of ESCA (XPS- X-Ray photoelectron), wafer cleaning and decontamination, and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD).


X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy


plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   PhD   Physical Chemistry   University of Washington  
1958   BS   Chemistry   Marquette University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1964 to 2000




Ames Research Center


Research Scientist


Career Accomplishments:

Expert was inducted into the U.S. Space Foundation Space Technology Hall of Fame for developing a scratch-resistant coating for plastic sunglasses and has received numerous awards for technology briefs and patents. He was nominated for the 1990 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

Consulting Services:
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