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 Expert  723265

Expert in Management and Technology for Aluminum, Magnesium, Chemicals and Environmental


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Carolina (SC)
USA
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Directed the evaluation and selection of technology recommended for aluminum smelter expansions and new green site facilities. Directed equipment and technology retrofit in an operating plant to increase metal production by 10%. Directed the replacement of an existing plant-wide process control system with advanced distributed control hardware and control software. Developed process models to optimize the design and minimize the cost for the retrofit of plant environmental and production facilities.

Traveled extensively to produce technology validation studies, capital project proposals and capital minimization plant design studies for domestic and international manufacturing projects.

Managed and planned aluminum and metal casting technology development programs which enabled reductions in energy consumption, waste material generation and production costs for the U.S. aluminum industry. Facilitated the development of an Aluminum Vision and Technology road map to guide government/industry collaborative programs to ensure a viable aluminum industry in the 21st century. Established an extensive professional network in the aluminum, metal casting and aerospace industries, national laboratories, universities and federal agencies.

Manager for the Martin Marietta Aluminum R&D department (10 to 30 cross-discipline members). Developed a new cathode material for use in aluminum smelters to reduce costs and increase profitability. Negotiated a multi-million dollar contract with U.S. Department of Energy to create a major demonstration project. The novel cell development provided the aluminum industry with savings of 20-30% in energy costs with adoption of the cell. Technology was sold to an Australian company for $16 million. Built a drained cell research and development program in Australia, and directed research activities and plant demonstration programs. Resulted in the Australian Corporation's 1993 book value for the technology, including in-house plant use and licensing fees, at $2-3 billion per year.

PhD in analytical and electrochemical chemistry with emphasis on aqueous and high temperature systems. Taught and developed University level analytical and physical chemistry labatory for 4 years. Developed new methodologies and chemical instrumentation to automate printed circuit plating processes. Built a prototype system to demonstrate and transition the new flexible printed circuit plating process to plant production. Reduced costs from product loss, bath waste treatment and proprietary bath chemicals from 50-80%

Established fundamental database for Aluminum Chloride technology used by Alcoa at Palestine, Texas.

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aluminum

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aluminum electrolysis

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aluminum extraction

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aluminum production

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aluminum recycling

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aluminum reduction

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aluminum reduction cell

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aluminum smelter

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aluminum smelting

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copper smelting

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electrochemical cell

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electrochemical process

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electrochemical processing

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electrochemical system

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electrolytic cell

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electrolytic separation

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electrowinning

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Faraday's law of electrolysis

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industry

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manufacturing automation

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process modeling

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research and development management

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research management

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smelting

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aluminum fastening

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analysis technique

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analytical chemistry

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analytical chemistry instrument

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chemical analysis

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chemical analysis instrumentation design

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chemical instrument

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chemical research and development

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chemistry

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electrochemical analysis

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electrochemical thermodynamics

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electrochemistry

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electrodeposition

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electrolysis

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electrolyte

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electrolytic analysis

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electrolytic solution

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electromotive force

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galvanic cell

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gravimetric analysis

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instrumental analysis

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metal chemical analysis

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quantitative chemical analysis

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wet chemical analysis


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina;  Asheville, North Carolina;  Gastonia, North Carolina;  Augusta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Columbia, South Carolina;  Greenville, South Carolina;  and Johnson City, Tennessee.

Often requested
with this expert:

Metal Casting, Aluminum
Engineering: Mining, Minerals, Metallurgy, Chemicals,...
Aluminum Reduction, Alumina Feed Control, Bath Chemistry,...
Electrochemical Engineering, Battery, Plating,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   PhD.   Electrochemical   Univ of Saskatchewan Regina  
1967   BA Honours Chemistry   Analytical Chemistry   Univ of Saskatchewan Regina  
1963   Univ of Saskatchewan -Saskatoon   Chemistry    
1972   Post-Doctorate   Fuel Cell Research   Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

Metals

 

Director of Aluminum Technology

 

He is responsable for technology assessment and engineering for a Capital Projects Alliance for a major Aluminum smelting company. He has successfully developed and managed multi million dollar capital upgrade projects and participated in proposals for domestic and foreign billion dollar metals projects.

1994 to 1996

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, WASHINGTON, DC

 

Office of Industrial Technology

 

National Program Manager for Aluminum

 

He managed and planned aluminum and metal casting technology development programs which enabled reductions in energy consumption, waste material generation and production costs for the U.S. aluminum industry. Facilitated the development of an Aluminum Vision and Technology road map to guide government/industry collaborative programs to ensure a viable aluminum industry in the 21st century.

1992 to

 

Expert's Firm

 


 

Owner and Consultant

 

He formed and operated an advanced technology consulting company, which provided technical consulting and developed process models for the aluminum industry and U.S. military.

1975 to 1992

 

MARTIN MARIETTA CORP, BALTIMORE, MD

 

Aluminum

 

Manager of R&D

 

He was was the Manager for the Martin Marietta Aluminum R&D department (10 to 30 cross-discipline members). Developed a new cathode material for use in aluminum smelters to reduce costs and increase profitability. Negotiated a multi-million dollar contract with U.S. Department of Energy to create a major demonstration project. The novel cell development provided the aluminum industry with savings of 20-30% in energy costs with adoption of the cell. Technology was sold to an Australian company for $16 million.

1972 to 1975

 

WESTERN ELECTRIC, PRINCETON, NJ

 

Electrolysis Processing

 

Member Research Staff

 

He developed new methodologies and chemical instrumentation to automate printed circuit plating processes. Built a prototype system to demonstrate and transition the new flexible printed circuit plating process to plant production. Reduced costs from product loss, bath waste treatment and proprietary bath chemicals from 50-80%.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Aluminum Committee - Light Metals Division of Transactions of the Metallurgical Society (TMS)

Awards/Recognition

Received 3 National Scholarship Awards and 7 Outstanding Achievement Awards


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Published and presented 25 technical articles Inventor of 13 patents


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1994 to 1996   DOE   National Program Manager, Industrial Technologies   He managed and planned aluminum and metal casting technology development programs which enabled reductions in energy consumption, waste material generation and production costs for the U.S. aluminum industry. Facilitated the development of an Aluminum Vision and Technology road map to guide government/industry collaborative programs to ensure a viable aluminum industry in the 21st century.

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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He was a technical expert for MHSA to investigate a major alumina refinery plant explosion in LA.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1985 to 1990   Australia   He was responsable for the transfer and full scale testing of a new aluminum smelting technology that he developed.
2002 to 2003   Italy   He was the Alliance site manager for capital projects in an Italian Aluminum smelter. He set up the Alliance office and procedures, and developed and executed capital upgrade projects at the plant. This position was then transfered to a longer term site manager to continue the work.

 

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