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 Expert  723266

Expert in Paint Adhesion; Pretreatment Conversion Coating; Troubleshooting

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has academic degrees on both steel and polymeric coating and 20- year experience in metal finishing industrial in US; so, he knows pros-and-cons of painting systems, such as surface profile, surface preparation, mechanical finishing, chemical finishing, all type coatings including powder coating and e-coating. Working on troubleshooting and process design is his routine job; so, he knows not only ins-and-outs, but also pros-and-cons with hands-on experience.

Surface preparation and enhancing paint adhesion is his really expertise related to his R&D work, field services, and formulations for more than 15 years. He knows conversion coatings (iron, zinc, and zirconium), silane, coating and testing. He can provide academic and practical service for you on Surface activation problem, Milked new both, Black bath, Too much sludge, Low coating weight, Improper crystal size, Optimizing size of crystal, adhesion failure, Low salt spray test hours, Coating defects, Titration methods and Final rinse problem.

No gimmicks; just the best service for your business.


painting system

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Louisville, Kentucky.

Often requested
with this expert:

Adhesion Bonding, Plastic Surface Treatments, Plastics...
Abrasive Blast Cleaning, Sandblasting, Wet Blasting,...
Metal Finishing
Powder Coating and Metal Finishing, Media Blasting, etc.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1997   Ph.D. Candidate (polymeric coating, corrosion, silane and adhesion)   Corrosion, coating, adhesion, surface, silane chemistry   University of Cincinnati  
1987   MS   Thermodynamics of Metallurgical Solutions   Northeastern University, China  
1982   BS   Steel Making & Rolling   Northeastern University, China  
1994   Associate Degree   Accounting   Melbourne International School, Australia  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to




R&D, Metal Finishing


Sr. Scientist


He is senior R&D staff of product formulating, performance enhancing, and operational troubleshooting on surface preparation, iron/zinc phosphating, non-chrome seal chemicals including silanes, coating adhesion, corrosion, and failure analysis, extensively customer field consulting and services. He is also a expert on expanding business in China.

1986 to 1990


undisclosed, China



Sr. Engineer


He worked in a state-level department on establishing key joint-venture steel mill in China. He was in charge of metallurgical new-tech equipment evaluation and worked with and visited suppliers including ABB, Danieli, SMS, and Demag in Europe.

1982 to 1985


undisclosed, China



steelmaking engineer


He worked for a heavy steel slab mfg in China and was in charge of operational regulations and internal specification for EAF, refining furnaces and slab caster.

Career Accomplishments:

ASM International

Publications and Patents Summary

Two patents on silane coupling agents; one patent on tri-metal zinc phosphate; numerous technical publications

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • • small US business consulting• China business consulting• Establishment of a small business in China
  • Field services on zinc phosphate coating operations:• Flush rusted parts• Light coating weight• Black bath• Paint adhesion fails• High sludge• Hard core sludge• Aluminum zinc phosphating• Titriation test method development• Paint failure analysis
  • Other consulting related to metal finishing:• Bobble on e-coating parts• Non-iron phosphate furniture• Pitting corrosion on washer well• Heat scale removal• Welding wire matching with metal• Welding failure analysis• Stainless steel rouging
  • China business• Metal finishing business• Market• Fabricating Plants• Fine chemical plants• US chemical company
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert orr consulting on zirconium & silane based pretreatment.
  • Expert for consulting on Paint Adhesion to Kevlar Ballistic Material.
  • Expert in Paint adhesion to determine root cause of failure.
  • Expert in moisture sealants.
  • Expert in zipper slider failure for consulting on the root cause of failure of a zipper slider.
  • Paint and coatings expert needed for consulting on manufacturing of anticorrosion coatings.
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:
Extensive knowledge on all aspects of metal finishing; Unique academic background for metal finishing engineering including academic skills on metal, polymeric coating, and adhesive (silane); 15+ years experience in American metal finishing industries to serve various industries, from zipper slider to railroad overhaul machinery. A lot field service experience including oversea customer service. Familiar with all type of American mfg; 6+ years experience in Chinese metal making industries.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on manganese phosphate coating issue in litigation.
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
1982 to 2008   China   worked and visited various metal-finishing operations in China from 1998 to 2008; worked in China from 1982 to 1990
1990 to 1994   Australia   lived in Melbourne
1988 to 1988   Europe   visited suppliers

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
Metal and plastic surface preparation, pretreatment (iron, zinc, zirconium, etc), performance evaluation, testing, and failure analyses on auto parts, agriculture and farming part, mining equipment, military equipment, etc.

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:

Iron/zinc phosphate coating: chemistry, bath charge-up, bath maintenance, titration tests, coating, troubleshooting, bath surveying, etc. Chemistry and mechanism enhancing metal-coating adhesion by silanes. Failure analysis of metal-coating system. Corrosion characteristics of metal and industry washers

Other Skills and Services

China business, Chemical blending: If you have business in China and still want to use US product, he can help you to blend your product there to save your money Chemical distributing in China, Chemical material purchasing in China and Business partnership


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