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 Expert  723875

Expert in Advanced Materials, Surface Engineering, High-Temperature Coatings, Vacuum Technology and Analysis

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Expert has over 30 years of leadership experience in advanced materials engineering, surface science, and vacuum-based technologies. As Vice-President of Research & Development at Surface Engineered Products Corp./Westaim, he spearheaded the invention and commercialization of high-temperature coatings for applications in the petrochemical industry. When Bodycote Plc. purchased the above technology in 2003, he continued to provide technical support for the new production plant in UK, while simultaneously heading the High Temperature Coatings Laboratory at Bodycote Material Testing Canada. His development experience includes invention, project design, supervision, strategic planning and implementation. Industry experience includes advanced materials development, innovation and commercialization of new coating products and processes, proprietary equipment design, trial manufacturing plant management, and start-up business leadership. Following the transfer of Bodycote's High Temperature Lab to the United Kingdom, he founde a firm devoted to Research and Technology Consulting. As a part of the Paradigm Shift Tchnologies Inc., Toronto and in partnership with Manoir Industries, France, he participate in the development of the next generation of CoatAlloy™ engineered surfaces. Utilizing his knowledge and experience in high temperature materials and gas analysis, expert participated also in the development of Alter NRG / Westinghouse Plasma Gasifiers. Air Products licensed the technology and is presently building the world's largest renewable energy facilities .

high-temperature coating material


high-vacuum technology


physical vapor deposition


surface coating corrosion


surface modification engineering


advanced material


advanced material processing


advanced material technology




surface science


surface treatment


coating material


equipment design


new product development


new product development management


strategic planning


surface engineering


gas analysis

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   PhD   Surface Science   McMaster University/Bulgarian Academy of Sciences  
1974   MS   Vacuum Physics   Bulgarian Academy of Sciences  
1968   BEng.   Electrical Engineering   Technical University, Sofia  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to





Owner / Director / Consultant


Research and Technology Consulting on: - Material selection and design of Plasma-based Gasification Reactors (MSW, Coal, Biomass) - Syngas analysis - Development of High Temperature Protective Coatings for Extreme Environments

2003 to 2006


Bodycote Testing Group


High Temperature Coatings Laboratory




Responsible for the transfer of CoatAlloy Technology to Bodycote, Technical support to the new production plant in Knowsley-UK, as well as for any R&D related to technology scale-up, diversification, and new coating products development.

2001 to 2003


Surface Engineered Products Corp.



VP Research and Development


- Member of Senior Management Team with overall responsibilities for the research and development activities; - Spearheaded the development and scale-up of a new coating process that reduced manufacturing cost by 70%

1998 to 2001


Surface Engineered Products Corp.


Research & Development


Senior Research Principal


- Developed novel technologies for coating internal surfaces of long tubular products and complex shapes; - Initiated and supervised the development of alternative low-cost processes for surface modification of high-temperature alloys

1994 to 1998





Research Principal


- Acted as Production Manager for Shapes in the Trial Manufacturing Plant - Responsible for development and scale-up of enabling PVD/PECVD technologies for coating internal surfaces of annular shapes - Part of the team that developed high temperature oxidation and coking resistant coatings for Petrochemical applications (the CoatAlloy product line)

1982 to 1993


McMaster University


Chemistry Department


Research Associate


Research related to: - Segregation and oxidation of modified high temperature alloys and optimization of their surface properties; - PECVD of Titanium Nitrides; - AES analysis of transition metal nitrides;

1969 to 1991


Bulgarian Academy of Science


Institute of Electronics


Research Scientist


- Development of integrated Laser/UHV system for material surface engineering - Development of a novel approach to ion-assisted PVD; - Development of new type ion-getter device (BINION) for Ultra High Vacuum generation.

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Publications and Patents Summary

He has 10 patents and more than 25 puplications

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