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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

Summary of Expertise:

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Grinding Expert. He is an expert in the machining process of 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, 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


Independent consultant and expert in grinding, working with companies around the world in the grinding industry: setting up grinding research programs, troubleshooting grinding problems, teaching industrial courses in grinding, doing research in grinding, prevention of “grinding burn”, advisement on grinding safety issues and grinding part-quality issues, asbestos-content in bakelite-bonded grinding wheels.

2000 to 2004


Erasteel Kloster




Research Engineer


He worked for two years at their research laboratory in Söderfors, Sweden developing a research & development program into the grindability of their different steel grades and helping their customers in grinding. He then worked for two years as Technical Manager or their operations in New Jersey.

2000 to 2009


Cutting Tool Engineering





He continues to write a regular question/answer column titled “Ask The Grinding Doc” 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 (US); American Metal Market (US); Utensili E Attrezzature (Italy); Werkzeug Technik (Germany); Precision Toolmaker (UK); Modern Machine Tools (India); Industrial Products Finder (India); Cutting Tool Engineering (US); Grinding & Abrasives Magazine (US).

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:
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:
Tool industry (high-speed steel & tungsten-carbide); turbine-blade industry (aerospace & land-based); gear industry; bearing industry; close relationship with numerous wheel manufacturers, know latest developments in wheels/abrasive types; close relationship with numerous coolant manufacturers; close relationship 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

Academic background, but very practical and down to earth. Has a regular question/answer column in the American magazine Cutting Tool Engineering.


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