Expert in Materials & Surface Science, Corrosion, Surface Treatments, Adhesive Bonding, Electrochemistry
He was one of the pioneers in using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and other surface analytical techniques to understand the degradation of adhesive bonds and to develop processes to improve durability. Later, he invented a series of coating health monitors that allow electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to be performed under ambient conditions instead of the hitherto required immersion conditions. These sensors detect corrosion of painted structures and moisture intrusion and degradation of polymeric materials during accelerated tests and field service. He has also helped develop a series of portable electrochemical cells that can be used in the field on large structures. One specific use of these cells is to detect sensitization of 5XXX aluminum alloys on Navy ships.
In addition, he has used his background in surface analysis, electrochemistry, and materials science for process development and failure analysis of manufactured components and processes that enabled improvements in reliability and yield, realization of cost savings, and resumption of production.
Expert has been the Program Manager or Principal Investigator of over $10 million dollars of government and external industrial contracts, including several successful Phase II SBIR programs resulting in patented technology and licenses.
He has given over 40 invited presentations at several national and international conferences and short courses and has co-authored over 185 publications, including thirteen book chapters and two (edited) proceedings volumes. He has five patents.
He has served as an officer of several professional organizations, including President of the Adhesion Society, and has served on the editorial boards of three major journals.
Expert has received several awards in recognition of his research involving the formation and degradation of interfaces relevant to adhesion, corrosion, and electronic devices. His most notable awards include the Jerome Kruger Award from NACE, the William Blum Award from The Electrochemical Society, the Distinguished Young Scientist of the Maryland Academy of Sciences, the Robert L. Patrick Fellow of the Adhesion Society, Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, Fellow of ASM International, and Fellow of the American Vacuum Society. He is also listed in numerous biographical Who's Who.
He provided adhesion expertise for a patent infringement law suit.He provided adhesion, corrosion, and surface analysis expertise to a manufacturer who was experiencing short product lifetime.He provided adhesion expertise for a manufacturer to adhere long-lasting identification tags to structures.He provided legal-case corrosion expertise to the owner of a private jet that was in a hanger fire.He identified causes of premature HVAC duct corrosion in certain environments
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Camden, New Jersey - Vineland, New Jersey - Wilmington, Delaware - Alexandria, Virginia
|Year: 1982||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Materials Science||Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Year: 1979||Degree: M.S.||Subject: Materials Science||Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Year: 1975||Degree: M.S.||Subject: Physics||Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Year: 1974||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Physics||Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Years: 1995 to 2008||Employer: DACCO SCI, INC.||Title: Principal Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for all contract research and development at small business.|
|Years: 1993 to 1995||Employer: Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) Laboratories||Title: Technical Manager||Department: Center for Cost Avoidance||Responsibilities: He managed the group responsible for surface and material analysis for both basic and applied research and development and corporate failure analysis.|
|Years: 1988 to 1993||Employer: Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) Laboratories||Title: Staff Scientist and Group Leader||Department: Surface Sciences Department||Responsibilities: He managed the group responsible for surface analysis for both basic and applied research and development and corporate failure analysis.|
|Years: 1985 to 1988||Employer: Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) Laboratories||Title: Senior Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1980 to 1985||Employer: Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) Laboratories||Title: Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 2008 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principal Scientist and Co-founder||Department:||Responsibilities: He is the responsible for the scientific research and development of the small business.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Adhesion Society (Treasurer, Vice-President, President), American Society for Testing and Materials (2nd Vice-Chair E-42 Committee on Surface Analysis), American Vacuum Society (AVS, Chair, Applied Surface Science Division), ASM International, Electrochemical Society (Chair, National Capital Section), International Standards Organization (ISO) -- Tech. Comm. 201 on Surface Chemical Analysis, Maryland Academy of Sciences, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Society for Adhesion and Adhesives, Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing,|
|Advisory Board, Surface and Interface Analysis, 1987-96;
Associate Editor, Surface Science Spectra, 1991-2001;
Editorial Board, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 1993-2005
Chairman, Surface Considerations Section, ASM Int’l Engineered Materials Handbook, Vol. 3: Adhesives and Sealants.
Steering Committee, 1990, 92, 94, 96, 98, 2000, 02 Int'l. Conf. on Adhesion and Surface Analysis;
Organizing Committee, 4th, 5th, 6th Topical Conf. on Quantitative Surface Analysis;
International Organizing Committee, 1st, 2nd World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena.
Maryland Academy of Sciences (1987-92) Scientific Council.
|Awards / Recognition|
|Fellow of NACE international 2011, Jerome Kruger Award for Corrosion Science, NACE, 2009
Rocket Award (Team Award), Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, 2009
Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, 2004.
Fellow of ASM International, 2002.
Gwendolyn B. Wood Section Excellence Award (Team Award), Electrochemical Society, 2001, 2002, 2003.
William Blum Award, Electrochemical Society, 1998.
Fellow of the Society, American Vacuum Society, 1996.
Robert L. Patrick Fellow, The Adhesion Society, 1996.
Technology Innovation Award, NASA, 1996.
Special Research Task Award (Team Award), NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, 1992.
Publication Award, Martin Marietta Astronautics, 1992.
Citizen Citation, City of Baltimore, 1987.
Governor's Citation, State of Maryland, 1987.
Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Maryland Academy of Sciences, 1986.
Outstanding Achievement Award, Martin Marietta Corporate R&D 1984.
Sigma Xi (1979-93).
Who’s Who in America.
Who’s Who in the World.
Who's Who in Technology Today.
Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology.
Who's Who in the East.
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
Who's Who of American Men and Women of Science.
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering .
2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Over 185 publications and five patents with two patents pending.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Prepare expert witness reports and give depositions for patent infringement cases and other law suits.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Instructor, teaching various areas in the field:
Industrial Instrumental Analysis,
Fundamentals of Adhesion: Theory, Practice, and Applications,
Surface Modifications to Improve Adhesion and Control Corrosion,
Science and Technology of Adhesives,
Adhesive Bonding and Corrosion: Basic Principles and Applications to Aging Aircraft.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Government proposal writing|