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Expert in Powder Metallurgy, Powder Characterization (e.g., Particle Size and Surface Area Measurement), and Testing

Expert ID: 730166 North Carolina, USA

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As the manager of a physical testing laboratory for over 25 years, he has applied his physics and metallurgy background to develop expertise in powder metallurgy and mechanical property testing of metals, as well as in various forms of powder analysis, including particle size, surface area, and density measurement. Expert has developed numerous test methods and written standards to formalize those methods. He has been a member of ASTM International for over 30 years; Expert is intimately familiar with the complex production and revision processes for the promulgation of ASTM and ISO standards. He has been involved with powder metallurgy for over 30 years, particularly with respect to refractory metals and carbides, but also regarding ferrous and other base metals.

He spent over two years consulting as Standards Manager for OSRAM SYLVANIA (later Global Tungsten & Powders Corporation), handling standardization issues regarding refractory metals and their testing. He continues as an independent consultant in powder characterization, powder metallurgy, and mechanical testing of materials, and in related standardization issues.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Wilmington, North Carolina - Jacksonville, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: MS Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Year: 1970 Degree: BS Subject: Physics Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Active participation in standards development efforts relating to analysis and specification of powder metallurgy materials and refractory metals. Authorship and revision of standards for the characterization (e.g., particle size, surface area) of particulate materials, including refractory and other metal powders.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: OSRAM SYLANIA / Global Tungsten & Powders Corporation (GTP) Title: Standards Manager Department: Responsibilities: Identification and monitoring of, and active participation in, standards development efforts relating to company businesses. Representing company on key standards development committees, such as ASTM International and ISO. Recommending, writing, and revising standards consistent with company business directions. Integration of appropriate standards (specifications, practices, test methods) into company products and processes.
Years: 1981 to 2006 Employer: GTE Products Corporation / OSRAM SYLVANIA Title: Senior Project Engineer / Principal Scientist Department: Chemical and Metallurgical Division Responsibilities: Physical Testing Laboratory – Laboratory management, including procurement of equipment and supplies, and supervision of laboratory technical staff. Development of new and improved physical testing methods (e.g., powder particle size and surface area analysis, metallography, mechanical property testing). Interpretation of test data in consultation with materials development and production personnel. Consultative participation in research and development projects. Active participation in international standards development.
Years: 1979 to 1981 Employer: GTE Products Corporation Title: Senior Engineer Department: Chemical and Metallurgical Division Responsibilities: Rod and Wire Plant – Planning and implementation of cost reduction projects relating to the manufacture and quality control of tungsten and molybdenum rod and wire. Assisting customers with technical problems. Development of new products, and new applications, based on tungsten and molybdenum rod and wire.
Years: 1972 to 1979 Employer: Westinghouse Electric Corporation Title: Associate Engineer Department: Research and Development Center Responsibilities: Nuclear Materials Dept. – Planning, design, and implementation of experiments using charged particle bombardment to simulate the effects of fast neutron damage in fission and fusion reactor materials. Extensive hands-on electron microscopy experience in analysis of these materials. Programming, utilization, and interpretation of computer codes describing radiation damage in solids. Planning and interpretation of experiments to study the degradation of strength and corrosion resistance of materials under irradiation.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASTM International: Past Chairman of Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products, and Current Chairman of Subcommittee B09.03 on Refractory Metal Powders; Member, Committee E29 on Powder and Spray Characterization and Committee E28 on Mechanical Testing;
International Standardization Organization (ISO), U.S. Delegate to Technical Committee 119 on Powder Metallurgy and Technical Committee 24 on Particle Characterization;
ASM International, formerly American Society for Metals;
APMI International, formerly American Powder Metallurgy Institute;
TMS, the Metallurgical, Mining, and Materials Society
Professional Appointments
ASTM International Committee on Standards,
ASTM International Award of Merit Committee
Awards / Recognition
ASTM Award of Merit (Fellow of the Society)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 10+ publications, relating to powder characterization and radiation damage in materials, and two patents relating to tungsten-copper materials.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Technical Program Committee/Session Chair for International Powder Metallurgy Conferences, Organization and Management of Powder Characterization and Standardization Seminar for Metal Powder Industries Federation, Instructor/Presenter for Powder Metallurgy Metallography Short Course, Presentations at Powder Metallurgy Conferences
Vendor Selection
Researched and specified vendors/suppliers for laboratory equipment and supplies for powder characterization, mechanical testing, metallography, and microscopy.
Other Relevant Experience
Computer Skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Internet Utilization,
Supervision of Laboratory Personnel

Fields of Expertise

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