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 Expert  722436

Expert in Varistors, Surge protection, Expert Witness, Electronic Materials and Ceramics,.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert provides consulting services in the area of electronic ceramics and electronics materials. Expert is principal scientist at and has extensive expertise in varistor technology and overvoltage protection. He has acted as expert witness in litigation related to surge protective devices. A recognized authority on the manufacture, operation, and understanding of metal oxide varistors, Expert is familiar with the field of arresters and transient protective devices in general and the utilization of metal oxide technology for this purpose.

Expert has developed a fast resettable solid state circuit breaker (multi-use fuse) based on conductive polymer composites. This polymer current limiter can limit surge currents in the 100-kiloamp range in times less than 1 millisecond. He has five patents in this technology area.

Expert has invented a technique for transforming polycrystalline alumina to single crystal aluminum oxide (sapphire) while in solid state form (no melting). This allows one to cheaply fabricate sapphire parts in any shape available (tubes, plates, domes, etc.) by standard ceramic techniques. The applications range from lamps to fibers to radomes. Expert has five patents issued in this technology.

Expert has conducted extensive investigations of the behavior of superparamagnetic nanoparticles. This includes critical phenomena and the use of Mossbauer spectroscopy to evaluate magnetic oxides and nanopowders.

His organization is a nanotechnology company providing nanopowder-based research and development solutions to corporate customers. The company's key strength is a unique flame spray pyrolysis technology. This technology allows them to custom-design mixed-metal oxide nanopowders and produce them in quantity at competitive cost. The process scales easily and directly produces nanomaterials that are otherwise difficult or impossible to produce without grinding. The technology is unique in its ability to easily mix very specific levels of metal oxides such as gadolinium tantalum oxides, doped lanthanum manganates, and doped iron oxides.

Expert has extensive experience in the fabrication and use of silicon carbide materials for gas ignition in appliances such as gas ovens and gas ranges.

Expert's expertise and activities have included technical and administrative responsibility for teams of scientists and engineers active in electronic ceramics, solid state materials and electronic devices with operating budgets in the $5 million range. Projects have ranged from fundamental studies to applied device R&D and business development. His technical expertise in this field includes ZnO surge protectors, silicon carbide igniters, photovoltaics, thermoelectric materials, electronic packaging, magnetic devices, organic light emitting diodes, and polymer current limiters. In this regard he has had extensive interactions with a wide range of General Electric businesses and U.S. government agencies.

Expert has extensive experience in the application of microwave technology to the processing of ceramics (e.g. zinc oxide) and polymer materials (e.g. cyclics).

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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  Largo, Florida;  and Sarasota, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

International Business & Marketing: Licensing, Technology...
Semiconductor Industry IC Package Design and Development,...
Electronic Ceramics, Glasses, Fracture Lamps
corrosion in plant,buildings, hvac, etc; Hi-Temp; surveys/...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1970   Ph.D.   Solid State Physics   Weizmann Institute of Science  
1966   M.S.   Physics   University of the Witwatersrand  
1964   B.S.   Physics   University of the Witwatersrand   Hons

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to 2016

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Consultant

 

Owner and Operator

1970 to 2002

 

General Electric Company

 

Corporate Research and Development

 

Program Manager and Coolidge Fellow

 

He provided technical and management leadership of 20 scientists in ceramic, electronic and optical materials research. Expert has held a variety of management and engineering positions at General Electric. His activities included technical and administrative responsibility for teams of scientists and engineers active in electronic ceramics, solid state materials and electronic devices with an operating budget in the $5 million range. Projects ranged from fundamental studies to applied device R&D and business development. His marketing expertise includes ZnO surge protectors, silicon carbide igniters, photovoltaics, thermoelectric materials, electronic packaging, magnetic devices and polymer current limiters. His duties at GE combined technical leadership and supervision, personnel administration, contract marketing, and interactions with a wide range of General Electric businesses and U.S. government agencies. In 1997 he assumed the position of Manager, Global Programs Development at GE Corporate R&D. In this role Expert had direct responsibility for developing strategic relationships between GE businesses and high technology companies in Israel, Singapore, Taiwan, and Australia as well for interactions in materials technologies with GE's R&D centers in Bangalore, India, and Shanghai, China. While Manager of Global Programs, Expert developed close relations with GE Equity and played a key role in the evaluation of high technology start-up companies and subsequent GE investment funding.

2000 to 2002

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Physics Department

 

Adjunct Professor

 

Technical interaction in ceramic technology


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the Materials Research Society.

Professional Appointments

Expert is Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. From 2000 to 2002 he was Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1996 he served as Vice-President for Programs, Meetings, and Expositions of the American Ceramic Society. In 1991 Expert was named Vice President for Research of the American Ceramic Society, and in 1987 he was elected to the Board of the American Ceramic Society, representing the Electronics Division as trustee. In 1983 he was elected as Chairman of the Electronics Division of the American Ceramic Society and was elected to the post of Chairman of the Electronics Division of the American Physical Society in 1982. In 1989 Expert chaired the "Second International Varistor Conference." In 1988 he chaired the Engineering Foundation Conference on "Advanced Interconnects for High Density Packaging". In 1986, he was co-chairman of an Engineering Foundation Conference on "Applications of Ceramics to Microelectronic Interconnect Technology." In 1982 he was Chairman of the International Conference on Grain Boundary Phenomena in Electronic Ceramics.

Awards/Recognition

In 1983 Expert was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. In 1994 he took a position as Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Science and Technology in Washington, DC. In 1993 Expert was named a Coolidge Fellow, the highest honor conferred on the staff of GE Corporate Research and Development. He was a recipient of the Dushman Award in 1984 for his achievements in the "Science and Technology of Zinc Oxide Varistors." In 1980 he was co-recipient of an IR-100 award for the development of a Varistor-Switched Liquid Crystal Display.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written or edited four books, approximately 87 technical papers and articles pertaining to his fields of work, and has been awarded 60 U.S. patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Ceramic Transactions  
 - Marcel Dekker  
 - MRS Proceedings  
 - Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings  
 - ISHM Annual Meeting  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert is a consultant to Sandia Laboratories. The project he is assisting with relates to operational functionality and production of an electronic ceramic device.
  • He consults with General Electric company on materials technology development for microwave processing and on flexible solar cells.
  • Expert consults with TAL Materials, Inc. on program opportunities in nanomaterials technology.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in sic for surge arrester for consulting on non-linear resistance.
  • Expert for consulting on AC Prong metal suggestions.
  • Expert in microwave dryer design.
  • Expert in zinc soldering for consulting on soldering to aluminum-doped zinc oxide.
  • Expert in design critea for electronics made on ceramic substrate.
  • Expert in metal oxides for consulting on high purity market potential.
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:
He has supported legal teams and acted as expert witness in cases involving surge protectivion devices and electronic component failure
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in switchgear design case.
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
1997 to 2000   Israel, Singapore, China, India, and Asutralia   In 1997 Expert assumed the position of Manager, Global Programs Development at GE Corporate R&D. In this role Expert had direct responsibility for developing strategic relationships between GE businesses and high technology companies in Israel, Singapore, Taiwan, and Australia as well for interactions in materials technologies with GE's R&D centers in Bangalore, India, and Shanghai, China. While Manager of Global Programs, Expert developed close relations with GE Equity and played a key role in the evaluation of high technology start-up companies and subsequent GE investment funding.
1996 to 1996   U.K.   In 1996 he acted as Adjunct Director for the U.S. Office of Naval Research in London, England.

Market Research:
Expert has held a variety of management and engineering positions at General Electric. His marketing expertise includes ZnO surge protectors, silicon carbide igniters, photovoltaics, thermoelectric materials, electronic packaging, magnetic devices and polymer current limiters.

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:
Other Skills and Services

He holds both DOD and DOE clearances.


 

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