Expert in Reactive Metals
Expert's expertise includes the development and construction of a commercial process for manufacturing >1000 ohm cm P-type silicon to replace an original zinc reduction 200-400 ohm cm silicon process. This work required solving problems in high-voltage (>50 Kvolts) processing in a vacuum, radio frequency heating, float zone refining, silane purification, and hydrogen handling.
Expert spent a considerable amount of his career in the manufacture of metal (and alloys) sheet via a rolling mill. This work required developing scheduling for mill configuration (2 Hi, 4 Hi, single cluster, etc.), work roll crown calculation, mill loading, % thickness reduction, and annealing to produce high (>90%) yields of refractory metals (alloys) which could not be economically recycled. Early Fortran 4 programming was applied in the above calculations.
Expert is well-versed in solving problems in reaction kinetics, yield improvement, ingredient cost reduction, new product development, process improvement, distillation, and filtration. The application of these thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical unit operations was critical to the success of the program.
A large fraction of Expert's career has focused upon the processing of iron chloride as well its production, isolation, and purification. He is very knowledgeable regarding both ferric chloride and ferrous chloride, with an emphasis on the former. With regard to ferrous chloride, he is especially conversant with the anhydrous form. Initially, his work involved the economical recovery of chlorine. The early application of Fortran 4 to the thermodynamics, kinetic analyis, and process data reduction was a significant factor in this program.
A portion of Expert's career involved applying "liquid flow through porous media" unit operations to the problem of enhanced oil recovery. This work required developing analytical techniques, process flow control, and pressurized laboratory facilities.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Newark, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Camden, New Jersey - Wilmington, Delaware - Baltimore, Maryland
|Year: 1951||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Chemical Engineering,||Institution: University of Michigan|
|Year: 1947||Degree: M.S.E.||Subject: Chemical Engineering,||Institution: University of Michigan|
|Year: 1945||Degree: B.S.E.||Subject: Chemical Engineering,||Institution: University of Michigan|
|Years: 1989 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Independent Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1977 to 1988||Employer: E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.||Title: Senior Associate Engineer||Department: Pigments Department, Pigments Colors Research Divison||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1968 to 1977||Employer: E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.||Title: Research Supervisor||Department: Pigments Department||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1962 to 1967||Employer: E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.||Title: Associate Engineer||Department: Pigments Department, Color Research Division||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1959 to 1962||Employer: E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.||Title: Associate Engineer||Department: Pigments Department, Refractory Metals Research||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1956 to 1959||Employer: E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.||Title: Senior Engineer||Department: Pigments Department, Silicon Group||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1950 to 1956||Employer: E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.||Title: Chemical Engineer||Department: Pigments Department, Metals Research||Responsibilities:|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert has been a member of the American Chemists Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Expert is a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has two U.S. patents, one for a process to make titanium metal from sodium and titanium tetrachloride through the molten stage, and another for the production of chlorine from anhydrous ferric chloride.