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 Expert  726740

Expert in Primary Explosives, Air Bag Ignitor, Initiators

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a chemical Engineer graduated in Paris (ENSCP and Sorbonne). He was successively in charge of : primary explosives synthesis (common and new), chemical analysis of primers and compositions, firing range, characterization and quality inspection laboratory, Design Engineer, R&D Department Director (managing a team of 25 people). He has several Patents under his name (for process improvements and for innovative design of initiators, particularly on airbag igniters technology). He currently holds courses on initiation for a training school in Paris. He wrote two books (in French) and is preparing a book in English (to be released in soon).

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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   MS   chemistry   Ecole Nationale Superieure de chimie de Paris + Sorbonne university  
1960   baccalaureat   scientific   Lycee Pasteur  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1986 to 2004






R&D Director


He was first responsible of chemical processes and of initiators prototypes design. Then in charge of the Laboratory. At the end : R&D Director

1985 to 1986




St Martin de Crau (France)


Plant Director


Management of this small plant (about 150 people)

1968 to 1985








Primary explosives mfg. Quality and characteristics Laboratory. New explosives development.

1965 to 1967








Pharmaceutical industry

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 12 publications, 10 patents 3 books

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Cultures et techniques  
 - Cultures et Techniques  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Description
1968 to 1985   GIAT   Engineer in an ammunition plant

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Mission in South Africa for blasting detonators : important process improvement implemented in serial production
  • Mission in Belgium for priming caps (automatic wet process line) sensitivity
  • Mission in Belgium for tracers
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Air bag expert for consulting on Air Bag sensors.
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International Experience:
Years   Summary
2004 to 2004   In South Africa, for blasting detonators

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:

Priming explosives and Initiatiation at the ENSTA (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancees. Paris). He delivers this course until 1970.

Other Skills and Services

He has some knowledge in mechanics and electronics useful for initiators design and development


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