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Expert in Advanced Materials, Surface Engineering, Powder Metallurgy and Composite Materials

Expert ID: 732640 Pennsylvania, USA

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As an expert in Material Science, he specializes in advanced powder metallurgy and wrought materials, including cemented carbides and ceramic-based composites, refractory metals, chromium-based and copper-based materials, titanium and nickel alloys; as well as materials for soft and hard magnetic applications, iron-based compositions like castings, carbon steels, low alloy steels, tool and stainless steels.

He also has key expertise in Powder Metallurgy R&D, Processing and Manufacturing, and Applications Engineering. Expert specializes in sintering processes, heat treatment, infiltration and composite materials techniques. He is also highly familiar with powders formulation, mixing and secondary operations, powder products and materials processing design, materials engineering and development, and manufacturing implementation and application engineering of high-performance products from various powders and particulate materials.

Expert's skills include Advanced Materials Research and Development; Product Development and Manufacturing Processing; Applications Engineering; Technical Sales and Marketing; and Powder Materials Design and Evaluation.

Expert has consulted in advanced materials and technology since 2007. He has consulted in materials science and business development since 1992. His consulting experience also spans technical marketing.
Consulting on various projects for Allegheny Coating
Consulting of JPL/NASA
Consulting of Horizon Powder Metal, Inc.
Consulting on various projects for Alpha Sintered Metals, Inc.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Erie, Pennsylvania - Youngstown, Ohio

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Powder Metallurgy and Composite Materials Institution: Belarussian Polytechnic Institute
Year: 1982 Degree: MS Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: Belarussian Polytechnic Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Corporate Director Department: Technologies, Materials and Applications Development Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for corporate strategy and implementation of advanced materials, new technological processing and application development for all business units. He also provides conceptual design and development of particulate coated composite materials, functional powdered coatings, and residual porosity sealants for sintered and casting products. He acts as main corporate expert in metallurgical engineering and runs development teams for the company's business units.
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Advanced Materials and Technologies Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He provides consulting on powder steels, cemented carbides, nickel-based precipitation-hardening and heat- resistant materials, refractory powders and titanium alloys. He has prepared technical recommendations and marketing research information on prospective applications of advanced materials at various international markets. For a wide variety of clients, Expert undertakes diversified projects related to particulate materials and technologies, powder coatings and material surfaces modification, high-density sintered components for soft magnetic and structural applications, and novel heat treatment processing for high-performance parts. Developing and managing new market segments and applications is also a key responsibility, as well as providing cost-efficient technical solutions, presentations, recommendations and proposals to customers.
Years: 2008 to 2010 Employer: General Carbide Corporation Title: Chief Metallurgist Department: Responsibilities: Expert was the single point of contact for all corporate divisions on all matters relating to metallurgical support in the engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing areas. He was responsible for development of new cemented carbide grades with enhanced technological and performance characteristics.
Years: 2002 to 2007 Employer: Hawk Precision Components Group Title: Director Department: Materials Engineering and Development Responsibilities: He was responsible for the group's international strategy in powdered materials utilization, including materials engineering and development as well as processing issues for various applications. He created and equipped Group’s Central Material Lab which performs various materials testing, characterization, materials development, troubleshooting, and manufacturing support for corporate facilities worldwide. He also championed high-density and high-performance materials development with key applications in manufacturing.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Materials Innovation, Inc. Title: Chief Applications Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the company's activities in P/M Materials, Processing and Applications Engineering. He supervised a group of field application engineers and provided technical support to sales and marketing specialists. He managed the company's prototype business. Expert was accountable for adjustment of MII's developed materials and manufacturing processes to customers’ needs.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Borg-Warner Automotive Morse TEC Corporation Title: Staff Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert organized, equipped and managed the Material & Inspection Lab at Company’s Ithaca Technical Center.
Years: 1994 to 1998 Employer: Windfall Products, Inc. Title: Principal Engineer Department: Powder Metallurgy Advanced Materials Responsibilities: He was Project Leader for the development of advanced powder metallurgy materials, including low alloy steels for gear-type and other high-performance structural applications; stainless steels, sintered alloys for soft magnetic applications including nickel-iron, iron-silicon-phosphorous and iron-phosphorous compositions.
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: LDJ Electronics, Inc. Title: Manager Department: Applications Engineering, Marketing and Sales Responsibilities: Expert managed a department of five technical sales associates. He performed applications engineering on testing instrumentation for magnetic properties of advanced materials; designed marketing and sales information materials; served as prime materials expert; participated at seminars, conferences and exhibitions, and visited prospective customers worldwide.
Years: 1992 to 1992 Employer: Advanced Materials Products, Inc. Title: Material Science and Business Development Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert consulted on advanced powder metallurgy materials including refractory powders and titanium-based alloys processing. He prepared technical recommendations and marketing research information on prospective applications of advanced materials development at various international markets.
Years: 1991 to 1992 Employer: Raduga, Ltd. Title: Senior Product Development Engineer; Technical Support /Technical Sales Manager Department: Responsibilities: He designed and developed various experimental and industrial techniques for manufacturing of powder metallurgy components for structural, wear-resistant, corrosion, elevated temperatures and magnetic applications. He also provided application engineering, marketing and technical sales of particulate material products.
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: Intertech Corp. Title: Technical Marketing and Business Development Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He prepared marketing information regarding R&D, production, sales, and raw materials purchasing within the CIS permanent magnet materials industry. He organized seminars and meetings within the CIS area to determine and identify customers and suppliers of magnetic materials and products.
Years: 1980 to 1990 Employer: Belarusian Research & Mfg. Powder Metallurgy Corporation Title: Senior Metallurgist; Senior Development Engineer; Material Research Group Leader; R&D Group Manager Department: Responsibilities: During this time, Expert received 14 patents for his work on a variety of powder metallurgy products, including process development in refractory metals, cemented carbide techniques, infiltration and plastic deformation methods.
Years: 1976 to 1980 Employer: Belarusian Polytechnic Institute Title: Assistant Research Specialist; Research Engineer-Metallurgist; Senior Metallurgical Engineer Department: R&D Center of Powder Metallurgy Responsibilities: Expert received 5 patents during this time for his process development innovations -- for instance, producing tungsten-based and tungsten substitute cemented carbides with nickel binder for compacting tools and wear-resistant applications.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2008 to 2009 Agency: USA / NASA Role: Consultant on Advanced Materials Description: Provided consulting on advanced materials for "Venus" Project

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1974 to 1991 Country / Region: Belarus / Minsk Summary: Provided development and manufacturing implementation of various conventional and advanced powder metal products
Years: 1974 to 1991 Country / Region: Suzhou, China Summary: Participated in launching activities to set up Powder Metal Facility at Suzhou/China, provided training for local engineering tast forces, performed search of powder metal sources within China

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Proficient
Russian Proficient
Belarusian Proficient

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