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 Expert  108150

Expert in Crystal Growth, Gem Synthesis, Gem Treatments, Causes of Color, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is an expert in the production and properties of man-made synthetic crystals for gemstone use, including ruby, emerald, diamond, cubic zirconia, and quartz. He has written a book and about 80 articles in this field.

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synthetic gem

Expert has expertise in the treatment of natural gemstones to alter and improve their appearance, such as heat treated sapphire and citrine, dyed and impregnated emerald and turquoise, and irradiated topaz and tourmaline. He has written a book and approximately 50 articles in this area as well.

natural gem



Expert is highly knowledgeable of the growth of crystals and their properties such as laser crystals, ferroelectrics, electro-optics, non-linear and related uses. His expertise in this area is primarily focused on insulating oxide crystals. Expert's accomplishments in this field include 100 articles and two review articles.

crystal growth

Expert's expertise in color relates to its physical and chemical causes, including all colors found in the universe. He has written 3 book and 80 articles in this field, including the Encyclopedia Britannica article on "Colour" in use since 1988


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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.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1959   Ph.D.   Physical Chemistry   University of Pittsburgh  
1948   B.Sc.   Physics & Chemistry   University of Bristol, England   With Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)


Independent Consultant


1990 to


(Undisclosed University)


Visiting Professor Materials Science


1959 to 1989


AT&T Bell Laboratories


Distinguished Research Scientist


Self-directed Research in Crystal growth and properties for lasers, etc.

Career Accomplishments:

Fellow - Am. Assn. Advancement of Science; Fellow Am. Ceramic Soc.; Hon. Fellow Gemmological Assn. of Great Britain; Honoree and Life Member Am. Gem Trade Assn.

Professional Appointments

Expert was member of the Board of Governors of the Gemological Institute of America for 20 years. He served as an Associate Editor of the Materials Research Bulletin. Expert has served as President of the American Association for Crystal Growth, Mid Atlantic Region, and as Program Chairman for the American Association for Crystal Growth National Meeting in 1972.


Expert received the Distinguished Research Scientist Award for Sustained Achievement from AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Technology Today, Men of Achievement, and the Jeweler's Dictionary.

Medical/Professional Internships

Am. Chemical Soc., Am. Optical Soc.

Publications and Patents Summary

4 Books and 190 papers in Research on Crystal Growth and Properties for many fields. 3 Books and 80 papers on the Physics and Chemistry Causes of Color and on Lasers. 2 Books and 180 papers on the Technology and History of Gemstone Synthesis and Treatments. 55 Papers on Silica and other glasses for possible fiber-optic applications.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Most of the 40+ of Expert' consulting cases were confidential and cannot be detailed. They included Lucent Bell Labs, Allied Chemical Co., Smith Tool Co., Argyle Mining, QVC TV Shopping Network, J. Paul Getty Museum, etc.
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:
More than 12 cases, six with court appearances, including London, Singapore, and the US Supreme Tax Court, Washington, DC.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Gemology expert on jadetite.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Singapore   Evidence in Court
England   Evidence in Court
Europe, Japan   Visits, talks, and technical discussions many Industrial Research Organizations and Universities.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert can read German.
French   He can read French.

Market Research:
Experienced in research, development, and production supervision.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Many lectures and courses given at MIT, Harvard, Penn State, UCLA, etc. etc.

Other Skills and Services

17 US patents, 7 books, total of 499 publications, including heavy theoretical and light popular topics.


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