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 Expert  716096

Expert in Surface Modification Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has expertise in surface modification engineering, including ion implantation, physical vapor deposition, thin films, and diamond and diamond-like carbon coatings. He has conducted extensive research in surface modification methods to improve the biocompatibility of implantable devices, especially in the area of orthopedics. He also has extensive experience in wear behavior and related theories, high-temperature unlubricated wear of structural ceramics, processing of high-temperature superconducting ceramics, and the interactions of ion beams with ceramic surfaces.

surface modification


surface modification engineering


ion implantation


diamond thin film


high-performance structural ceramic


thin-film deposition


atomic layer deposition

Expert is experienced in electronic metallurgy, including materials for power generation, electrical contacts, and amorphous metallic materials. He is adept in the metallurgy of laser welding and laser cladding, and is experienced in the application of fracture mechanics to welding. In addition, he is familiar with the tribiological behaviors of ceramics and steels.

electronics metallurgy


laser welding

Expert's expertise includes air plasma, vacuum plasma spray, and transfer arc, as well as physical vapor deposition (PVD) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD).

chemical vapor deposition


laser chemical vapor deposition


surface engineering

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  and Canton, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1996   PhD   Materials Science   University of Pennsylvania  
1961   MS   Metallurgy   University of Pennsylvania  
1957   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   Technion, Haifa, Israel  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1990 to



Independent Consultant


1985 to 1990


Penn State, Materials Science


Associate Professor


1966 to 1985


Westinghouse RPD, Materials Characterization Laboratory




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Ceramic Society, the Materials Research Society, and the American Welding Society.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a member of the Board of Directors of the Metallurgical Society of the AIME, as well as Chairman of its Structural Materials Division.

Publications and Patents Summary

In addition to many publications, Expert has also authored several books.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - CRC Uniscience Series  
 - NATO ASI Series  
 - CRC Press  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Injection Mold Coating Evaluation.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hebrew   Expert is fluent in Hebrew.
Russian   He can speak Russian.


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