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Expert in Electronic Ceramics

Expert ID: 107925 California, USA

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CERAMIC CAPACITOR; CERAMIC CHIP CAPACITOR. Expert has been working with ceramic chip capacitors for over 25 years. His expertise includes high-voltage caps, surface mount capacitors, switch mode power supply capacitors, and failure analysis. Expert has 25 years of experience with ceramic capacitor manufacturing. He is familiar with high-voltage ceramic chip and leaded capacitors, surface mount ceramic chip capacitors, and all ceramic capacitor manufacturing operations. He is currently involved in making ceramic resonators for filter applications.

CERAMIC. Expert has his MS degree in ceramic engineering, and has 25 years of professional experience in electrical ceramics.

CERAMIC POWDER PROCESSING. Expert has extensive experience in ball milling of ceramic powders, tape casting ceramic tape, mixing and milling of ceramic slurries, dry pressing ceramic resonators (4mm through 12mm), and thick film coating of ceramic resonators.

CERAMIC SLIP CASTING; CERAMIC SLIP PREPARATION; CERAMIC THIN FILM. Expert is well-versed in the formulations of ceramic slurries, ball milling to mix and reduce particle size, and slip casting on plastic film and stainless steel belts, with thicknesses from 0.5 mils to 2.8 mils.

FIXED CAPACITOR. Expert has worked with ceramic fixed capacitors, and has designed ceramic capacitors.

SCREEN PRINTING. Expert is proficient in screen printing precious metal electrodes Pt/Pd/Ag, stainless steel screens (up to 400 mesh), and drying printed layers.

CERAMIC SINTERING. Expert has worked with periodic and tunnel kilns, kiln controls, cones, shrinkage disks, firing samples, and temperature profiling kilns.

CERAMICS DRYING. Expert is adept in the drying of ceramic powders, binder burn-out of ceramic shapes, oven controls, and process controls.

ELECTRICAL CERAMICS. Expert's expertise includes ceramic capacitor and resonator manufacturing, applications, and failure analysis.

CERAMIC CAPACITOR RELIABILITY. Expert is proficient in the reliability of ceramic capacitors, reliability testing, and failure analysis.

ISOSTATIC PRESSING AND LAMINATION; CERAMIC LAMINATING. Expert is adept at laminating ceramic tapes and bars (from 3,000 to 5,000 psi with heat), and at making stacked sheet into monolithic components.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: MBA Subject: National University Institution: San Diego, CA
Year: 1967 Degree: MS Subject: Clemson University Institution: Clemson, SC
Year: 1966 Degree: BS Subject: Clemson University Institution: Clemson, SC

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: V.P. of Ceramic Technology Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1997 Employer: Johanson Dielectrics, Inc. Title: President Department: San Diego Division Responsibilities:
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: Title: Electronic Ceramic Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1987 Employer: Kyocera International Title: QA Manager/Engineering Manager/Production Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1972 to 1980 Employer: Emcon Division of Illinois Tool Works Title: Manager of Process Engineering/Product Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1967 to 1972 Employer: Kemet Division of Union Carbide Title: Process and Design Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of the Electronic
Industry Association P2.1 Ceramic Capacitor Committee, and the Surface Mount Technology
Association.
Professional Appointments
Expert is a Charter Member and Past President of the San Diego chapter of the International Society
of Hybrid Microelectronics and American Ceramic Society.

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