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 Expert  108084

Expert in Electronic Ceramics, Glasses, Fracture Lamps

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
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He has been broadly active in the ceramic and glass issues of glass-to-metal sealing, thick film processing, and ceramic packaging. He has most recently focused on low dielectric constant packaging materials, A1N-compatible thick film systems, and glass feed-through technologies. He teaches courses and offers short seminars on these topics.

hybrid microelectronics science


thick film

He has had 40 years of industrial and university experience in all areas of glass. These include lamp fracture analysis, expert witnessing, sheet, tubing, electronic, frit, glass-to-metal sealing, lamps, optical coatings, composition design, manufacture.



glass fracturing


glass failure


glass failure analysis

He has had broad applications experience with glass and ceramic metallization and coating techniques. These include ion plating, plasma spraying, sol-gel optical coatings, pyrolytic coatings, CVD, thick film, and resinate coatings. A view towards joining applications has accompanied most of this work. He also has had extensive experience with SnO2 and In2O3 coating technologies, including sol-gel deposition.

ceramic coating material


ceramic engineering


optical coating material


ceramic-to-ceramic seal



He has 40 years experience in glass-to-metal sealing and bonding. He has worked with thick film bonding to glasses and substrates.

glass adhesion


glass frit


glass processing


glass property


glass seal


glass-to-metal seal


glass bonding


glass sealing alloy


glass-to-metal seal design

He has worked for four years investigating thick film binding to aluminum nitride for substrate applications. He has some knowledge of aluminum nitride processing, sintering, and hot pressing.

aluminum nitride

He has 30 years of experience processing ceramics from porcelains to theoretical dense ceramic arc tubes as well as glass processing. He has been a professor for four years teaching ceramic processing and ceramic materials properties. These are very broad topics for which he has specific and broad experience. Some product types include electrical porcelains, aluminum oxide arc tubes, enamels, and lamp glasses.

ceramic packaging material


ceramic physical property


ceramic property


ceramic property characterization


electrical ceramic


electrical porcelain


ceramic processing


thick-film conductor

With 15 years of development experience in ceramic-to-metal sealing, he has applied his knowledge to areas such as lamps and electrical packaging (aluminum oxide metallizations, aluminum bonding, and glass solder-sealing).

ceramic-to-metal seal

He developed and patented glass-ceramic line insulators, lightning arresters, and bushing compositions. He also developed glass-ceramic enamels and substrate compositions.

glass ceramic


glass substrate


ceramic substrate

He managed and participated in research that developed sol-gel materials for a broad range of applications including optical coatings, ceramic powders (patent), and corrosion barriers.

sol-gel processing

He has had experience in materials selection, material failure analysis, sealing, and metallization of ceramic packages. These include aluminum oxide, aluminum nitride, metal packages, and green tapes. Currently, he is active in high thermal conductivity materials, AlN, diamond films, BeO, and low dielectric constant packaging.

electronic packaging


ceramic packaging process


ceramic material selection


hermetic seal


low-dielectric constant printed circuit carrier


microelectronic material

Expert has over 10 years of experience and has published on the topic of transparent conductive thin films. He works almost exclusively with indium oxide or tin oxide and their mixtures (ITO coatings). The coating techniques he has used include sputtering and sol-gel. He is familiar with coatings for energy-efficient low emissivity windows.

indium tin oxide sputtering


transparent conductive thin film

He has conducted three major long-ranged technological forecasts (T.F.) of lamps, lighting, and E-beam welding. He points out that T.F. has been an invaluable tool for strategic planning, research investment, and feasibility assessment. Presently, he is assessing the replacement timeframe of GaAs for Si devices.

technology forecasting



Consults on ceramic compositions for Mo-Mn bonding and porcelain soldering.

ceramic adhesion

Deign reviews of suitability of glass in application and recommendations.

glass application


glass engineering


glass powder

Enamels, glazes, metallic films.

glass coating material

Guidance provided in glass basics and theory tailored to non-materials scientists.

glass science

Recommendations of materials choices for ceramic and glass parts of lamp sources.

lamp material

Recommendations of alternatives to lead glasses for lamps and thick film applications and electrical applications.

lead glass

Recommendations of ceramic and glass materials for hermetic and nonhermetic applications, feedthroughs and ceramic packaging.

packaging material selection

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri;  Columbia, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  Saint Peters, Missouri;  Florissant, Missouri;  and Springfield, Illinois.

Often requested
with this expert:

Ceramic/ Metal Seal, Glass/ Metal Seal, Thin & Thick Films,...
Ceramic & Composite Materials Development, Processing and...
Fracture Mechanics
Glass and Ceramic Plant Design: Erection, Construction,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   Ph.D.   Ceramic Engineering   Rutgers University  
1962   B.S.   Ceramic Engineering   Rutgers University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1989 to


(Undisclosed University)


Ceramic Engineering




1989 to 1991


(Undisclosed University)


Ceramic Engineering




1967 to 1989




Research and Development Center



1965 to 1967


PPG Industries




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Ceramic Society, the International Society of Hybrid Microelectronics, and the IEEE Components Hybrid Manufacturing Technology.


Expert received the George Westinghouse Signature of Excellence Award in 1988 and the NASA Certificate of Recognition in 1981.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the author of over 100 internal reports, 12 issued patents, and 30 publications in the open literature.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Electronic Materials Handbook (Chapter), McGraw-Hill  
 - The Journal of the American Ceramic Society  
 - International Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Electronic Materials and Processes Conf.  
 - Ceramic Bulletin  
 - Electrical Overstress and Electrostatic Discharge Symposium  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has performed glass seal designs for an aerospace corporation.
  • Major participant as expert witness in ten fractured lamp reconstructions related to alleged roles fire origins.
  • He developed sol-gel optical coatings and equipment for fusion lenses.
  • He has designed electrically conducting coatings for novel geometry ceramics for lamps and lighting.
  • Expert is a regular on-site consultant for Fortune 500 companies on glass-to-metal seal designs and manufacturing.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Thick Film Technology
  • Expert in solder glass.
  • Expert in LTCC process development to assess multilayer production process and equipment.
  • Expert in insulated glass panels to consult on development of an insulated glass panel for use in oven door applications.
  • Expert in Cabot printed electronics fpr consulting on nanoglass material.
  • Expert in glass for consulting on hermetic seals cracking in a primary Lithium cell.
  • Expert in ceramic packaging for consulting on HDI.
  • Expert in glass to carbon adhesion
  • Soda lime glass expert for consulting on Soda lime Glass melter.
  • Hermetic seal expert for consulting on glass to metal sealing, titanium to glass.
  • Expert in ceramic joint design to assi with .
  • Expert in glass failure analysis in us for consulting on Syringe breaking.
  • Expert needed for consulting on lamination of films into glazing.
  • Expert in glass-to-metal seal for consulting on instruction about electronic connector production line.
  • Glass forensics expert for consulting on glass cracks.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Participated as expert in over ten lamp fracture reconstructions in fire investigations and injury litigation claim evaluations. Knowledgeable in pyrex cookware thermal shock explosions.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Bottle expert needed for consulting on defending product liability case in ny.
  • Glass expert for consulting on glass defect product liability case.
  • ARC quartz expert for consulting on determining cause of fire.
  • Patent expert for consulting on testimony and declaration for a patent infringement case.
  • Porcelain expert for consulting on electrocuted lineman.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1981 to 1981   Germany   Expert was involved in a technical interchange with a lamp producer.
1981 to 1981   England   Expert was involved in a technical interchange with a lamp producer.
1982 to 1982   Switzerland   He conducted an assessment of the Swiss watch industry technology.
1981 to 1981   Japan   He lead the technology exchange delegation for his employer.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience in locating vendors of glass preforms, specialty glasses, general glasses, and glass analyses. He also has access to personal contacts to aid in vendor location.


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