Expert in Cement and Concrete Technology
CEMENT (CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL); PORTLAND CEMENT. Expert has substantial experience in analysis and modification of properties of Portland cement affecting its application in concrete construction. His experience includes development of special compositions for specific applications; analysis and diagnosis of degradation of cement-based materials under service conditions; prevention of such degradation using anti-corrosion treatment of concrete and reinforcement; and quality control in production and field applications.
SILICA; SILICATE CHEMISTRY. Expert's primary area of expertise in silicate chemistry is phase equilibria, especially at elevated temperatures, as applied to high temperature reactions of formation clinker (Portland cement) in a variety of processes. He is knowledgeable regarding crystallochemistry of silicates, such as calcium silicates (Portland cement), alumosilicates (structural ceramics, refractories); applications in the production of commercial products and modification of their properties. Expert has conducted chemical analysis of silicate composites with applications in quality control and diagnosis of degradation of structural materials in service.
National Cement Company, Chekka, Lebanon
Evaluation of the plant facilities and product characteristics.
Martin Marietta Cement Division, cement plant in Leamington, UT, 1980-81
Selection of the production process, development of detailed process flow diagrams, evaluation of raw materials and fuels, sizing of principal process equipment.
Compania Minera Vizcachas, Chile
Feasibility study for a new cement plantYanbu Cement Company, Saudi Arabia, cement plant expansion.
Review and evaluation of proposals by three equipment manufacturers
Pittie Cement Co., cement plants in Rajasthan, India.
Inspection and technology evaluation of the existing plant; product quality audit
Due diligence reviews for the purposes of privatization and investment. Clients were: Richardson Greenshields (Toronto, Canada), New Century Holdings (New York, NY), Vestrust Securities (Miami, Fl.), Siguler Guff (New York, NY), Adam Smith Institute (London, UK). .
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin
|Year: 1975||Degree: PhD||Subject: Ceramic Engineering||Institution: Polytechnic Inst. (Kharkov, Ukraine)|
|Year: 1959||Degree: MS||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: Polytechnic Inst. (Kharkov, Ukraine)|
|Years: 2003 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: He conducts consulting work on process engineering for cement manufacturing and for engineering companies involved in new construction and renovation.|
|Years: 1989 to 2003||Employer: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY LABS||Title: PRINCIPAL PROCESS ENGINEER||Department:||Responsibilities: He managed projects in the U.S. and overseas, including Asia, South America, former Soviet Union. Work included process engineering, formulation of special cements, utilization of industrial byproducts.|
|Years: 1984 to 1989||Employer: Chicago Concrete Consultants||Title: V.P./Principal||Department:||Responsibilities: Organized and managed a laboratory for examination and testing of cement-based construction materials.|
|Years: 1981 to 1984||Employer: Allis-Chalmers Corporation||Title: Senior Research Associate||Department:||Responsibilities: He conducted research and development projects in the field of cement manufacturing, especially pyroprocessing equipment; .|
|Years: 1978 to 1981||Employer: Fuller Co.||Title: Project Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: He was in charge of cement plant engineering for a number of major new plant and renovation projests in the U.S. and overseas.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of the American Concrete Institute, IEEE, and the American Society for Testing and Materials.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has over 30 publications in specialized lournals, numerous papers on sympozia and coferences, patents.|