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Expert in Metallurgical Electrochemistry

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Massachusetts (MA)
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Expert's research, teaching, and consulting have been concentrated in the design and optimization of electrochemical processes for extraction and refining of metals (electrowinning and electrorefining), and generation of coatings (electroplating). He holds patents on new cell design, a reference electrode for control, and methodology for choosing advanced electrode materials.

electrochemical processing




metal electrorefining


reference electrode

Expert's research, teaching, and consulting have involved a high level of effort in optimizing processes for extraction and recycling of metals. His expertise lies in the thermodynamic analysis of processes and identifying bottlenecks caused by poor reaction kinetics. He also holds industrial contacts in much of the world's metals industry.

extractive metallurgy

Expert's research at MIT and consulting efforts have focused upon molten salt chemistry. His specialties include thermodynamic and transport properties of molten salts. In addition, his industrial experience through consulting qualifies him to interpret industrial practice in terms of the fundamental engineering science.



molten salt chemistry


molten-salt electrolyte

At MIT, Expert has taught virtually all the subjects pertaining to the thermodynamics of chemical reactions. In addition, his research and consulting rely heavily upon the use of thermochemistry.


A significant portion of Expert's research uses voltametry and other related electrochemical techniques of analysis. He holds a patent on a reference electrode permitting voltametric studies in aluminum-bearing molten salts. He also teaches the only course at MIT in electrochemistry where voltametry in presented in detail.


Expert is developing new technologies with the potential to treat hazardous waste by electrochemical processing at high temperatures. To date he has looked at chromate sludge which is typical of much industrial waste from the metals and chemicals industries.

hazardous waste remediation

This technique is becoming very popular in electrochemistry circles. He uses this technique in his own research to analyze the kinetics of electrochemical reactions and to measure such properties as electrical conductivity and dielectric constant of a material- liquid or solid.

electrochemical impedance spectroscopy


chemical metallurgy

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   PhD   Chemical Metallurgy   University of Toronto  
1973   MS   Chemical Metallurgy   University of Toronto  
1972   BS   Engineering Science   University of Toronto  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1978 to




Materials Science & Engineering




In addition to teaching, he conducts research, serves on committees, advises students, and acts as a mentor to junior faculty.

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of TMS, ECS, ACS, and MRS.

Professional Appointments

He is on the editorial board of Journal of Light Metals.


He received a MacVicar Faculty Fellowship, a Bose Award, and a John F. Elliott Chair at MIT.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 100 publications and 11 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of The Electrochemical Society  
 - Review of Scientific Instruments  
 - E. Cutshall, ed. Light Metals Warrendale, PA: TMS  
 - Journal of The Electrochemical Society  

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