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 Expert  726209

Expert in Grinding and Abrasive Processes

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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He is an expert in grinding. This includes but it not limited to grinding burn, thermal damage, methods to detect thermal damage, residual stresses and their effect on part performance, cycle optimization, part tolerances, coolant application, dressing-diamond application, high-speed-steel grinding, tungsten-carbide grinding, nickel-alloy grinding, continuous-dress grinding, safe practices, safe wheel speeds, and asbestos-containing wheels.

industrial engineering





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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  and Round Rock, Texas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1999   Ph.D.   Mechanical Engineering   Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland  
1995   M.S.   Mechanical Engineering   Pennsylvania State University  
1992   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   University of Texas at Austin  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Consultant / Expert in Grinding


Expert is an independent consultant and expert in grinding, in which capacity he works with companies around the world in the grinding industry. As an expert, his services include: grinding research programs, troubleshooting grinding problems, teaching industrial courses in grinding, conducting research in grinding, prevention of “grinding burn," advisement on grinding safety issues and grinding part-quality issues, and addressing asbestos content in bakelite-bonded grinding wheels.

2000 to 2004


Erasteel Kloster




Research Engineer


Expert worked for two years at this research laboratory in Söderfors, Sweden, where he developed an R&D program into the grindability of their different steel grades and also helped the company's customers in grinding. He then worked for two years as Technical Manager for their operations in New Jersey.

2000 to 2009


Cutting Tool Engineering





Expert continues to write a regular question/answer column in Cutting Tool Engineering -- the leading American magazine in the field of cutting tools and manufacturing.

Career Accomplishments:

ASME (Society of Mechanical Engineers) SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) International Abrasives Committee

Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous academic publications: CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering); International Journal of Machine Tool & Manufacture; ASME Journal of Tribology.

Numerous trade-magazine publications: Steel Times International (UK); Modern Metals (U.S.); American Metal Market (U.S.); Utensili E Attrezzature (Italy); Werkzeug Technik (Germany); Precision Toolmaker (UK); Modern Machine Tools (India); Industrial Products Finder (India); Cutting Tool Engineering (U.S.); and Grinding & Abrasives Magazine (U.S.).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - CIRP Annals  
 - International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture  
 - Transactions of the ASME Journal of Tribology  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1990 to 1992   Department of Defense   Research Associate   Research in underwater acoustics. SECRET Clearance.

Consulting Services:
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 provided expert witness services for the following: Investigation into asbestos release from grinding wheel core. Grinding-wheel breakage.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on abrasive wheel fracture causing injury.
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
1995 to   Numerous   He has extensive international experience, having lived 10 years abroad, visited 40 countries and worked in 30 countries.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Swedish   Fair
Spanish   Fair
Finnish   Basic

Market Research:
Expert's marketing experience includes the tool industry (high-speed steel and tungsten-carbide); turbine-blade industry (aerospace and land-based); gear industry; and bearing industry. He maintains a close relationship with numerous wheel manufacturers. He is aware of the latest developments in wheels and abrasive types. He also keeps up a close relationship with numerous coolant manufacturers and has close relationships with numerous machine manufacturers.

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:

(1) Three-day High Intensity Grinding Course and (2) Three-day Hard Facts High-Speed Steel Grinding Course. To date given in: Austin, Texas; Chicago; Paris; Switzerland. (3) Also, various one-day seminars. To date given in the U.S., Sweden, England, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, India, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Brazil.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has an academic background, but he is very practical and down to earth. He has a regular question/answer column in the American magazine Cutting Tool Engineering.


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