Expert in Thin Film Science and Technology
The characterization techniques Expert uses in his work with thin film materials includes all of the surface and thin film sensitive spectroscopies (Auger electron, X-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron). This has been augmented by the surface electron diffraction techniques of low-energy electron diffraction and reflection high energy electron diffraction. These techniques (in conjunction with SEM and scanning tunneling microscopy) have been used to investigate the interaction of atoms and molecules with the surface of materials, focusing on the interaction of surface chemistry.
Since the growth and characterization of thin film materials is a major portion of his career, Expert has come to understand the application and use of ultra-high vacuum and vacuum technology. This includes vacuum-compatible materials, vacuum measurement, vacuum leak detection, and vacuum pumping. The most recent application of this knowledge has come through the definition, implementation, and deployment of a major experiment in the measurement and use of the vacuum of space. The experiment to measure the vacuum of space and grow thin films has flown on two Shuttle missions and will fly a third Shuttle mission in late 1996.
Expert's R&D efforts in recent years have focused on the development of thin film high temperature superconductors with specific focus on Yba2Cu3O7-x superconductors. Both materials development and device applications have been addressed with special interest and accomplishments in superconducting transistors, thick film superconducting wires and thick film deposition techniques including MOCVD.
Expert's work in high temperature superconducting thin films has led to extensive work in thin film advanced oxides. These include dielectric, ferroelectric, pyroelectric, and piezoelectric oxide materials fabricated in crystalline thin film form by pulsed laser deposition and MOCVD, and applied to such devices as uncooled IR detectors, high dielectric materials for DRAMs, ceramic optical detectors, and ferroelectric RAMs.
In the past four years, Expert has moved into the development of thin film growth for flight in space. This has required not only a strong background in thin film science but an intense knowledge of the structure and operation of NASA and its Shuttle Program. He has been instrumental in designing, developing, fabricating, and deploying major flight hardware for use on the Shuttle. This includes all of the interactions required to interface with NASA and the NASA Mission Operations Directorate and encompasses safety reviews, preliminary and critical design reviews, and cargo integration reviews.
Expert has worked with several materials with specific properties over the last 20 years. Past work in the area of materials stability in severe oxidation environments has centered on materials stable in oxygen at high temperatures and under high solar (or photo) fluxes. Other unique materials studied include high-temperature superconducting ceramics, dielectric thin films, and band-gap engineered semiconductor materials.
Novel concepts and ideas in the application of novel thin film materials principals to the solution of industrial product challenges.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas
|Year: 1972||Degree: PhD||Subject: Materials Science||Institution: Cornell University|
|Year: 1967||Degree: MS||Subject: Physics||Institution: University of Wisconsin|
|Year: 1966||Degree: BS||Subject: Applied Mathematics and Engineering Physics||Institution: University of Wisconsin|
|Years: 2018 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Chief Technology Officer||Department:||Responsibilities: Chief Technology Officer|
|Years: 2017 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Emeritus Professor||Department: Department of Physics||Responsibilities: Emeritus Professor of Physics|
|Years: 2014 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Chief Science Officer||Department:||Responsibilities: Chief Science Officer, Metal Oxide Technologies, Inc., Houston, TX|
|Years: 2010 to 2017||Employer: University of Houston||Title: Professor||Department: Physics, Chemistry, and Electrical and Computer Engineering||Responsibilities: Professor of Physics, Chemistry, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston|
|Years: 2009 to 2012||Employer: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology||Title: Professor||Department:||Responsibilities: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea|
|Years: 2008 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Vice President||Department:||Responsibilities: Nano EnerTex, Inc., Houston, TX|
|Years: 2005 to 2017||Employer: University of Houston||Title: Director||Department: Center for Advanced Materials||Responsibilities: Advanced Materials|
|Years: 2003 to 2010||Employer: University of Houston||Title: University Professor||Department: Physics, Chemistry, and Electrical and Computer Engineering||Responsibilities: Professor of Physics, Chemistry, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston|
|Years: 2002 to 2005||Employer: University of Houston||Title: Director||Department: Superconductivity and Advanced Materials||Responsibilities: Superconductivity and Advanced Materials|
|Years: 2002 to 2014||Employer: Metal Oxide Technologies, Inc||Title: Chief Technology Officer||Department:||Responsibilities: Chief Technology Officer, Metal Oxide Technologies, Inc., Houston, TX|
|Years: 1998 to 2003||Employer: University of Houston||Title: Professor||Department: Physics, Chemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering||Responsibilities: Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston|
|Years: 1988 to 2002||Employer: Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center||Title: Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center, University of Houston|
|Years: 1987 to 2008||Employer: Texas Center for Superconductivity||Title: Task Leader||Department:||Responsibilities: Texas Center for Superconductivity|
|Years: 1986 to 1988||Employer: Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center||Title: Associate Director||Department:||Responsibilities: University of Houston|
|Years: 1984 to 1989||Employer: University of Houston||Title: Associate Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Magnetic Information Research Laboratory|
|Years: 1983 to 1998||Employer: University of Houston||Title: Professor||Department: Physics and Chemistry||Responsibilities: Physics and Chemistry|
|Years: 1982 to 1983||Employer: University of Houston||Title: Professor||Department: Physics and Chemistry||Responsibilities: Physics and Chemistry|
|Years: 1977 to 1978||Employer: Aarhus Unvieristy||Title: Visiting Lecturer/ Associate Professor||Department:||Responsibilities: Institute of Physics|
|Years: 1977 to 1982||Employer: University of Houston||Title: Professor||Department: Physics||Responsibilities: Physics|
|Years: 1974 to 1977||Employer: University of Houston||Title: Assistant Professor||Department: Physics||Responsibilities: Physics|
|Years: 1972 to 1974||Employer: State University of New York Stony Brook||Title: Research Associate||Department:||Responsibilities: Staff|
|Years: 1967 to 1971||Employer: Cornell University||Title: Graduate Research Assistant||Department:||Responsibilities: Graduate Research Assistant|
|Years: 1966 to 1966||Employer: Pope Scientific Company||Title: Industrial Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Consultant|
|Years: 1966 to 1967||Employer: University of Wisconsin||Title: Graduate Research Assistant||Department:||Responsibilities: Graduate Research Assistant|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of ACS, AAAS, the New York Academy of Science, the American Physical Society and the American Vacuum Society.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert was a Senior Fulbright Scholar; World Class University Professor, Korea; Elected to International Academy of Astronautics, elected to the Kazakhstan Academy of Natural Sciences; NASA Deep Space Habitat Award; Outstanding Russian-American of the Year|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has over 320 publications and 26 patents|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has been an expert witness in semiconductor light emitting devices, and in gyroscopic tools.|
| Expert has experience locating vendors of:
* Vacuum technology products
* Space flight hardware.
He has access to the following resources:
* Printed materials
* Personal contacts.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Expert has been instrumental in spinning off a number of companies from his efforts in materials science R&D with one highly successful company now listed on NASDAQ and two companies with investor backing developing new materials technologies.|