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Expert in Metallurgical Electrochemistry

Expert ID: 719036 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert's research, teaching, and consulting have been focused in the design and optimization of electrochemical processes for extraction and refining of metals, and generation of coatings. He holds patents on new cell design, a reference electrode for control, and methodology for choosing advanced electrode materials.

Expert's research, teaching, and consulting have involved a high level of effort in optimizing processes for extraction and recycling of metals. His expertise lies in the thermodynamic analysis of processes and identifying bottlenecks caused by poor reaction kinetics. He also holds industrial contacts in much of the world's metals industry.

Expert's research at MIT and consulting efforts have focused upon molten salt chemistry. His specialties include thermodynamic and transport properties of molten salts. In addition, his industrial experience through consulting qualifies him to interpret industrial practice in terms of the fundamental engineering science.


At MIT, Expert has taught virtually all the subjects pertaining to the thermodynamics of chemical reactions. In addition, his research and consulting rely heavily upon the use of thermochemistry.

A significant portion of Expert's research uses voltametry and other related electrochemical techniques of analysis. He holds a patent on a reference electrode permitting voltametric studies in aluminum-bearing molten salts. He also teaches the only course at MIT in electrochemistry where voltametry in presented in detail.

Expert is developing new technologies with the potential to treat hazardous waste by electrochemical processing at high temperatures. To date he has looked at chromate sludge which is typical of much industrial waste from the metals and chemicals industries.

This technique is becoming very popular in electrochemistry circles. He uses this technique in his own research to analyze the kinetics of electrochemical reactions and to measure such properties as electrical conductivity and dielectric constant of a material- liquid or solid.

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Metallurgy Institution: University of Toronto
Year: 1973 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Metallurgy Institution: University of Toronto
Year: 1972 Degree: BS Subject: Engineering Science Institution: University of Toronto

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1978 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Materials Science & Engineering Responsibilities: In addition to teaching, he conducts research, serves on committees, advises students, and acts as a mentor to junior faculty.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of TMS, ECS, ACS, and MRS.
Professional Appointments
He is on the editorial board of Journal of Light Metals.
Awards / Recognition
He received a MacVicar Faculty Fellowship, a Bose Award, and a John F. Elliott Chair at MIT.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 100 publications and 11 patents.

Fields of Expertise

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