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Expert in Surface Modification Engineering

Expert ID: 716096 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert (pronounced Kosov-ski) has expertise in surface modification engineering, including ion implantation, physical vapor deposition, thin films, and diamond and diamond-like carbon coatings. He has conducted extensive research in surface modification methods to improve the biocompatibility of implantable devices, especially in the area of orthopedics. He also has extensive experience in wear behavior and related theories, high-temperature unlubricated wear of structural ceramics, processing of high-temperature superconducting ceramics, and the interactions of ion beams with ceramic surfaces.

Expert is experienced in electronic metallurgy, including materials for power generation, electrical contacts, and amorphous metallic materials. He is adept in the metallurgy of laser welding and laser cladding, and is experienced in the application of fracture mechanics to welding. In addition, he is familiar with the tribiological behaviors of ceramics and steels.

Expert's expertise includes air plasma, vacuum plasma spray, and transfer arc, as well as physical vapor deposition (PVD) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD).


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: PhD Subject: Materials Science Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Year: 1961 Degree: MS Subject: Metallurgy Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Year: 1957 Degree: BSME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Technion, Haifa, Israel

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1985 to 1990 Employer: Penn State, Materials Science Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1966 to 1985 Employer: Westinghouse RPD, Materials Characterization Laboratory Title: Director Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Ceramic Society, the Materials Research Society, and the American Welding Society.
Professional Appointments
Expert is a member of the Board of Directors of the Metallurgical Society of the AIME, as well as Chairman of its Structural Materials Division.
Publications and Patents Summary
In addition to many publications, Expert has also authored several books.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Hebrew Expert is fluent in Hebrew.
Russian He can speak Russian.

Fields of Expertise

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