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 Expert  728838

Expert in Materials Science and Condensed Matter Physics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Mexico (NM)
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Expert's research has centered on materials science, including such major topics as: Growth, structure, properties, and processing of heteroepitaxial material systems; Atomic-scale modeling of metal and semiconductor surfaces and interfaces; Thermodynamics and modeling of mechanical and chemical response to extreme conditions; Properties of reactive and explosive materials; Mechanical properties of nanostructured materials; Application of tailored dendrimers for targeted delivery of pharmaceuticals; and Modeling consequences of accidents involving complex systems. Expert also managed Advanced Materials and Devices R&D while at Sandia, and served as Program Director for Materials Research for the National Science Foundation.

Expert's Ph.D. is in condensed-matter physics, and the majority of his scientific research has overlapped this area. He also has spend significant time working on modern relativity theory, foundations of thermodynamics, and quantum computing.


advanced material


materials engineering


materials science


physical system modeling


applied physics


applied science


condensed-matter physics




theoretical physics

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico;  and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1980   PhD   Physics   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  
1975   N/A   One year spent with the Chicago Relativity Group   University of Chicago  
1974   MS   Physics   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  
1973   BS   Physics   University of Nebraska   Also sufficient credits for BS in Chemistry and Mathematics

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Scientific/Engineering Consulting

2002 to 2007


Sandia National Laboratories



Principal Member of Technical Staff


1996 to 2002


Kan Medical Research Foundation



Director and Technical Advisory Board Member


1994 to 2002


Sandia National Laboratories



Senior Patent Agent


1995 to 2000


Polymer Design, Inc.



VP for Research


1990 to 1994


Sandia National Laboratories


Advanced Materials Physics and Devices




1990 to 1991


National Science Foundation


Division of Materials Research


Program Director


1980 to 1990


Sandia National Laboratories



Principal Member of Technical Staff


Career Accomplishments:

American Physical Society (past member); Materials Research Society (past member); American Chemical Society (past member),


Federal Patent Agent; UCLA Executive Management Program; Extra Class Amateur Radio License.

Professional Appointments

Board of Directors, Kan Medical Research Foundation; Guest Editor, Annual Review of Materials Science; Guest Editor, Materials Research Bulletin.


Columbia Accident Group Achievement Award - NASA;

NOVA Award - Lockheed-Martin.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, has written 3 book chapters in microelectronic material science, and has 2 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Materials Research  
 - Physical Review Letters  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role  
1990 to 1991   National Science Foundation   Program Director for Materials Science  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He is reasonably fluent in comprehending written German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert is a Patent Agent, having passed the Federal Patent Law Bar Exam in 1994.


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