Expert in Synthesis and Characterization of Ceramic Powders and Single Crystals
Expert is using hydrothermal methods to prepare submicron ceramic powders and single crystals containing two or more components. He is experienced in the computation of reaction thermodynamics and kinetics that enable the syntheses to be optimized. He has also applied these principles towards the preparation of ceramic oxide.
Expert is active in understanding how heavy metal fluoride glasses can be prepared by subjecting sol-gel-derived hydrous oxide microstructures to fluoridating atmospheres and subsequent processing steps for producing optical grade glasses.
With all the methods that Expert uses for the preparation of ceramic powders, strong expertise in characterization technology is essential. The primary tools employed include: 1) electron microscopy for physical and chemical powder characterization, 2) rapid particle sizing methods (sedimentation, centrifugation, light diffraction, and light scattering), 3) thermal analysis for chemical assay and solid state reactivity, 4) electrophoresis and acoustophoresis for electrokinetic properties, 5) X-ray diffraction for phase determination, phase mixture composition, and crystallite size, 6) atomic absorption and inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy for elemental make-up, 7) X-ray photoelectron and diffuse reflectance infrared spectroscopy for surface composition, 8) transmittance infrared spectroscopy for identification of chemical moieties in bulk and surface, 9) surface area determination using nitrogen absorption, and 10) porosity determination using mercury intrusion or nitrogen condensation.
Expert's research has lead towards the development of a computer program that controls a Expert press and measures compaction properties of granules within a four hour period. Previously to date, collecting a comparable data set required two weeks. This computerized approach can be used for any type of granular or particulate sample, providing useful data for automated Expert pressing.
Expert is well versed in procedures required in obtaining good methodical approaches for ceramic powder dispersions. He is also knowledgeable in developing new formulations of dispersions by studying how the dispersant and solvent interact with the dispersed particulate phase. He is also experienced with particulated mixing approaches and computer modeling the mixture based in initial starting powder characteristics.
Expert is experienced with the polymerization of metal alkoxides and metal organic polyesters.
Expert has examined how inorganic polyesters decompose to form nitride ceramics, and how metal stearate soaps decompose to form oxides. He uses novel characterization tools to study these decomposition processes.
Expert's background includes the oxidative/reductive chemistry of lead oxide, solid state reactivity with other ceramic oxides, dispersion chemistry and microencapsulation.
Expert developed the very first Expert spherical granulation process.
Expert developed the first sol-gel process for making fluoride glasses. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of synthesis, as well as characterization procedures relating to chemical and physical aspects. Primary materials he has worked with include ceramic oxides, ceramic nonoxides, and inorganic salts.
Expert helped develop the first protocol for obtaining reliable electrokinetic data. He is also involved with the development of a reference material that may be marketed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He uses this measurement extensively in all his powder synthesis work.
POWDER MIXEDNESS. Expert has developed a computational approach for determining the statistical properties of a mixture that describe the homogeneity of a mixture. He has also developed experimental methods of determination, with a focus on problems related to submicron particulate mixtures.
SOLID STATE REACTIVITY OF CERAMIC POWDERS. Expert is well-versed in factors that influence the solid state reactivity of solids. His knowledge is based fundamentally on relating powder processing variables to kinetics and thermodynamic aspects. He has dealt extensively with problems that involve powder characteristics, phase intermediates, and mixedness.
NON-OXIDE MATERIALS BY POLYMER PYROLYSIS. Expert is active in studying how a metal organic polymer decomposes to form a non-oxide ceramic such as aluminum nitride. In addition to studying the role of firing atmosphere on reaction thermodynamics and kinetics, he has also been involved with novel simple methods for assaying reaction products intermittently and in situ.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania
|Year: 1987||Degree: PhD||Subject: Ceramic Science||Institution: MIT|
|Year: 1980||Degree: BS||Subject: Ceramic Engineering||Institution: Rutgers|
|Years: 1987 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1987 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Visiting Professor, Department of Minerals Processing||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1984 to 1987||Employer: American Research and Instrument Corp||Title: Powder Processing Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of ACS, the NY Academy of Science, the American Ceramic Society, the American Chemical Society, the Materials Research Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Keramus, and Outstanding Young Men of America.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He is the author or co-author of over 40 publications and 200 presentations.|