Expert in Construction Materials, Heavy Clay Products, Clay Bricks, Roof Tiles
Expert ID: 724386 Switzerland
He was involved in the European standardization of construction material and in the French construction regulations
With the French administration, the building code of masonry was developed at the French level (DTU) and at the Europe level (Eurocodes).
He was deeply involved in production, product development and quality.
The Heavy clay industry produces structural clay products, such as bricks, chimney tubes. As manager of the French technical center for clay bricks and roof tiles, he knows these products quite well.
In addition some tiles (floor and wall) are red products, produced usually by brick makers. As the manager of the French and roof tile R and D organization, he was involved in the solutions of the issues of theses red products.
During more than 25 years, I worked with the Battelle Memorial Institute (Columbus Ohio) and made numerous technical consultancies of processes and products.
|Year: 1970||Degree: PhD||Subject: Physical chemistry||Institution: CNRS France|
|Year: 1967||Degree: Mining Engineer||Subject: Materials||Institution: School of mines|
|Year: 1968||Degree: BA||Subject: Economy||Institution: Nancy University|
|Years: 2003 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He carries out consultancy for the european heavy clay industry and the European Union.|
|Years: 1997 to 2003||Employer: Centre technique des tuiles et briques||Title: Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He managed a centre of 60 persons carrying out analysis, process and product development, quality marks, environnemental assessment for the French heavy clay industry|
|Years: 1994 to 1997||Employer: Material Design development and devices||Title: Technical manager and director||Department:||Responsibilities: He managed a group of 20 persons producing ceramic equipement for the space agencies and industry.|
|Years: 1970 to 1994||Employer: Battelle Memorial Institute||Title: research engineer then section manager then group leader||Department: Materials||Responsibilities: He designed, sold and cariied out more than 100 contract research programmes in the fields of materials: ceramic, corrosion, wear,...|
|Years: 2005 to 2006||Agency: European Union||Role: Consultant||Description: Preparation of a development strategy for the Morocco heavy clay industry|
|Years: 2007 to 2007||Agency: European Union||Role: Expert||Description: Assessment of R and D projects for the 7° R and D plan|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1970 to 1995||Country / Region: USA||Summary: He worked with Battelle in Switzerland for more than 25 years and made several business trips to headquarters in Columbus, Houston, Seattle|
|Years: 1980 to 1987||Country / Region: Japan||Summary: He made four trips to Japan (2 months in total) and built up a pilot plant|
|Years: 1970 to 2000||Country / Region: Europe||Summary: Numerous projects with European customers in UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Nederland, Belgium, Sweden and Norway.|
|Years: 2005 to 2006||Country / Region: Morocco||Summary: He spent 3 months in Morocco for developping a development strategy for the heavy clay industry|
|Associations / Societies|
|ex editor of Industrie céramique et verrière|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has made more than 80 publications and 18 patent applications. He published two books in ceramic and heavy clay products|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|more than 25 years of consulting with Battelle,
technical expert for the European Union
|Training / Seminars|
|He presented and published more than 70 technical papers at various technical meetings. He gave numerous courses on materials, quality and laboratory management|
|He knows very well the heavy clay industry and more genrally the building material industry. Previously he worked for the space, oil and gas and the micromechanical industries.
Optimisation of the manufacturing process: forming, drying, firing,
Development of new products : bricks and roof tiles, and properties: mechanical, hydro-thermal, acoustic, environment,
Roofs and brickworks design,
Quality management, certification, quality marks audits,
Standardisation and CE marking,
Environment of quarries and production plants,
Technology transfer, techno economic studies, and development strategy
Training of technical manpower.
|English||he can have technical discussion and write reports in English|
|German||he can read technical papers in German|
Fields of Expertise
brick, building material development, ceramic material, ceramic tile, construction material, masonry, roof tile, roofing material, roofing, structural clay product, tile, structural product, clay exfoliation, building frame, ceramic floor tile, brick and mortar, mortar (material), ceramic insulation, construction industry, building construction regulation, ceramic composite, ceramic drying technology, ceramic material selection, porous ceramic, building roof, new product development, building insulation material, building construction, market research, construction, fire, structural ceramic, pottery, masonry cement, fireclay refractory, firebrick, clay, building code