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 Expert  711793

Expert in Catalysis, Surface Chemistry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Expert has spent most of his research addressing problems related to catalysis by transition metals and transition metal oxides. His model studies have examined the basic catalytic chemistry of ammonia synthesis, Fischer-Tropsch chemistry, catalytic oxidation, and hydrogen desulfurization chemistry.

In his studies of surface chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis, he uses a variety of surface analytical methods. These include structural tools such as LEED, ion scattering, HREELS, NEXAFS and SEXAFS, and X-ray diffraction. Compositional tools he uses extensively are Auger spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoemission (UPS), Rutherford backscattering, and SIMS.

He has had a long-standing interest in the interaction of lasers with solid surfaces. This work has examined mechanisms of laser annealing, laser damage to metals and optical materials, and the use of pulsed lasers to deposit oxide thin films, particularly high temperature superconducting films. Expert has studied the effects of sulfur and other electronegative modifiers on the heterogeneous chemistry of transition metal surfaces.

Expert has a strong interest in the chemistry of iron, both as a catalyst and the mechanisms of corrosion. In addition to basic studies of corrosion mechanisms and inhibition processes, Expert has consulted on numerous specific problems of corrosion of carbon and high alloy steels. Recently, expert and his group have conducted a number of studies on the thermal stabilities and decomposition pathways of various organic corrosion inhibitor molecules. Their interest has been in developing molecular inhibitors for severe service environments on iron and carbon steel surfaces.


catalytic oxidation


heterogeneous catalysis


heterogeneous transition metal catalysis


surface analysis


Auger electron spectroscopy


X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy


laser annealing


surface laser evaporation


transition element


sulfur chemistry


metal surface


metal surface chemistry


surface chemistry


iron corrosion


steel corrosion


iron chemistry


stainless steel corrosion


steel corrosion inhibitor


carbon steel corrosion




corrosion inhibitor

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  and Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Structure-Property Relationships of Polymers, Polymer...
Surfactant Chemistry
Corrosion Science and Technology
corrosion in plant,buildings, hvac, etc; Hi-Temp; surveys/...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   Ph.D.   Chemistry   University of California - Berkeley  
1971   B.S.   Chemistry   Kansas State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1975 to


(Expert's Firm)


Professor of Chemistry


1991 to 1992


Analytical and Surface Chemistry, NSF


Program Officer


Career Accomplishments:

He is an active member of ACS, AAAS, APS, AVS, and Sigma Xi.


He is a Fellow of the AAAS and the AVS. In addition to his other awards and honors, Expert received the Exxon Award in Solid State Chemistry, and received the Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 150 technical publications on surface science topics.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - The Journal of Physical Chemistry  
 - Interfacial Electrochemistry  
 - Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)  
 - Journal of Chemical Physics  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1991 to   National Science Foundation   Program Officer (off-site)   Expert is responsible for evaluation of proposals and management of research investment in analytical and surface chemistry.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Metals needed.
  • Expert for consulting on Sulfosuccinate.
  • Expert for consulting on Base metal carbon steel corrosion.
  • Expert chemist SURFACTANT for consulting on a Leak Detector.
  • Corrosion inhibitor expert for consulting on corrosion inhibitor validity.
  • Expert in copper corrosion reduction for consulting on copper corrosion inhibitor for brake fluid.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert speaks, reads, and writes German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of the following products: vacuum equipment, electron spectrometers, lasers, and optical, computer, and electronic equipment.

He also has access to printed materials and personal contacts.


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