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 Expert  727879

Expert in Electroplating; Electroforming: Electroless plating; cleanliness testing; surface engineering;

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has a long-term interest in development & application of low-cost methods for surface cleanliness testing & assessment, both in filming & particulate contamination. In particular, use of low-cost and/or consumer electronics products for this purpose and use of Open Access software, mainly as applied in the surface finishing industry. His work has been widely published in the USA, UK, Germany. His background is both academic (Universities of Oxford, London, Salford, Pennsylvania) and industrial (IBM, ICI, Leesona, EMI)

product cleanliness requirement specification


surface cleanliness

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1962   D.Phil   Electrochemistry   Oxford University  
1959   M.A   Chemistry   Oxford University   Hons. Chemistry

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to








General management & maintaining technical on-line Surface Finishing database. Creation of Position papers etc

1984 to 1989


London Borough of Harrow


Higher Education


Head of Science


Overall responsibility for Science (Teaching, Research). Special Responsibility for Surface Finishing Courses in conjunction with Institute of Metal Finishing

1979 to 1984


London University


Post-Graduate Medical Div'n


Head of Biomaterials Dept


1967 to 1979


University of Salford


Chemistry Dept




Teaching & research in electrochemistry, supervision of applied industrial electrochemical projects in Nigeria.

1965 to 1967




Mond Div'n, Runcorn


Technical Officer


Development of industrial electrochemical processes

1963 to 1965


Univ. Pennsylvania


Electrochemistry Group




Research in electrocatalysis

1962 to 1963


Leesona Moos


Fuel Cell


Research Scientist


Development of NASA Fuel-cell technology

Career Accomplishments:

Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

Publications and Patents Summary

He has some 200 publications in the fields of electrochemistry, surface finishing, materials (incl. biomaterials) has authored and/or edited 6 books in these areas incl. oligodynamics (silver & copper as bactericides). Author of 3 patents

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Leuze Verlag (Jahrbuch Oberflaechentechnik)  
 - hrbuch Oberflaechentechnik  
 - Leuze Verlag, Jahbuch Oberflaechentechnik  
 - Royal Society of Chemistry/Finishing Publications  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1962 to 1965   USA   Employed by Leesona-Moos (Long Island, NY) and Univ. Pennsylvania. Attended various US professional meetings, conferences etc
1965 to   Germany/Austria   Expert, a fluent German speaker, has addressed numerous electrochemical & metal finishing conferences, visited German companies, liaised with German businesses on behalf of their UK counterparts.
1969 to 1979   Africa   Expert has made a number of visits on behalf of British Council, Ghanaian & Nigerian & Sudanese governments to universities of Juba, Jos etc to set up teaching, research & technical activities, e.g a car battery factory in Nigeria

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Fluent speech & reading, competent (though not perfect) writing.
French   Fluent, though not faultless, command of the language

Market Research:
Close connections to German metal finishing industry, from writing of regular monthly column in "Galvanotechnik" magazine and rendering services to readers.

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:

Short courses in a range of electroplating & metal finishing for evening students, undcer auspices of Institute of Metal Finishing. Writing of 2 Distance Learning Modules for Inst. Metal Finishing National program.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As a result of database operation, most suppliers & vendors are known to the writer


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