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Expert in Nanoparticle Synthesis and Modification, Aerosol Processing, Chemical Vapor Deposition

Expert ID: 725146 New York, USA

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Prof. Expert was a post-doctoral researcher in the Particle Technology Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, one of the world's top aerosol laboratories. He recently received the Kenneth Whitby Award from and American Association for Aerosol Research and joined the editorial advisory board of the journal Aerosol Science and Technology. His aerosol related research focuses on the intentional aerosol synthesis of nanoparticles. This has included laser-driven, flame-based, and furnace-based methods for producing nanoparticles from liquid (sprayed) or vapor precursors. He has also constructed detailed chemical kinetic models of silicon nanoparticle nucleation and aerosol dynamics.

Expert carried out his Ph.D. research on gas phase chemical kinetics relevant to vapor phase materials processing (chemical vapor deposition and aerosol synthesis of nanoparticles). He has served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Chemical Kinetics and written book chapters on chemical kinetics. He has taught a graduate level chemical kinetics and reaction engineering course for several years, and has published many papers on chemical kinetics in journals such as the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Prof. Expert has been active in the vapor phase and solution phase synthesis of nanoparticles for the past ten years, and has developed a broad expertise in many approaches to nanoparticle synthesis. His research group has developed new methods for producing anisotropic and hybrid (multi-component) nanoparticles in solution, and this technology has been licensed commercially. He has an issued patent on vapor-phase synthesis of silicon nanoparticles, and several pending patent applications for other nanoparticle synthesis methods. His technology for nickel nanoparticle synthesis has also been licensed.

The expert has had experience consulting with both large chemicals and materials companies and with small venture-funded nanotechnology and nanomaterials companies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Buffalo, New York - Rochester, New York - Niagara Falls, New York - Erie, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Year: 1992 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Rice University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1998 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering Responsibilities: Conducts and directs experimental and modeling research in nanoparticle synthesis, surface modification, and applications. Teaches courses in chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, reaction engineering, and aerosol science and technology.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Conducted research in silicon nanoparticle formation from silane and in thermal plasma chemical vapor deposition of diamond.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1992-95.
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1995-96.

Member, The Electrochemical Society (ECS), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The American Chemical Society (ACS), The American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), The Materials Research Society (MRS), Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi.
Professional Appointments
Proposal reviewer/panelist for The National Science Foundation, the ACS Petroleum Research Fund, The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), and The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation.

Lead organizer and proceedings editor for ‘The Third International Symposium on Fundamental Gas-Phase and Surface Chemistry of Vapor-Phase Materials Processing’, held at the 209th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, May 2006, Denver, Colorado.

Director, UB2020 Strategic Strength in Integrated Nanostructured Systems (August 2007-present).
Founding Member of the Editorial Board of NanoBiotechnology, published by Springer.
Member of the Organizing Committee for CVD-XVI/EUROCVD 14, held April 28-May 3, 2003 in Paris, France, in conjunction with the 203rd meeting of the Electrochemical Society.
Deputy Director, Materials Division, The Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics (2002-present).
Awards / Recognition
Kenneth T. Whitby Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research, 2007. This award is presented to one individual annually and “recognizes outstanding technical contributions to aerosol science and technology by a young scientist."

Summer Research Scholar Faculty Mentor Award from the University at Buffalo Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program, 2007.

Outstanding McNair Faculty Mentor from the University at Buffalo Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, 2006.

Licensed Innovation Award from the Research Foundation of SUNY, 2005.

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Outstanding Professor Award, 2003, determined by nomination and vote of undergraduates in the department.

J.B. Wagner Young Investigator Award of the High Temperature Materials Division of the Electrochemical Society, 2003. This is an international award presented to only one person every two years.

Promising Inventor Award from the Research Foundation of SUNY, 2003.

J.B. Wagner Young Investigator Award of the High Temperature Materials Division of the Electrochemical Society, 2003. This is an international award presented to only one person every two years.
Publications and Patents Summary
Over 75 publications in the field and six patents.

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