Expert in Wastewater & Permits, Electro/Electroless/Semiconductor Plating Processes, Water Recycle
Expert does consulting and contract R&D in these fields. In fact, his company has received eight grants from the California EPA Office of Alternative Technology on specific hazardous waste minimization projects for the printed circuit board industry. He also received a DOD/Navy grant. Expert also designs, uses, and troubleshoots equipment for the semiconductor industry, such as sulfuric acid reprocessing equipment.
Expert consults in the areas of waste and wastewater treatment. He has specified, asked for quotes, evaluated for final selection, installed, and done troubleshooting for wastewater treatment systems. He has also worked on recycling and reuse systems, water use minimization, sludge reduction, and others. He is currently doing an R&D project on sludge minimization and innovative sludge treatment methods. Additionally, Expert formulates and uses flocculating agents for waste treatment. An expert in wastewater treatment, Expert has designed and is currently operating a 500 GPM system to convert semiconductor wastewater back to ultrapure fab water.
Expert has specified and designed treatment processes for reverse osmosis compatibility.
Expert designs, uses, and troubleshoots sulfuric acid recovery and purification equipment in semiconductor plants.
Expert has expertise in the area of California State permits, especially industrial waste treatment, risk management prevention plans, Permit by Rule, wastewater treatment, and industrial safety. He is a Registered Environmental Assessor, an Arbitrator for the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Arbitration Panel, and a certified waste treatment engineer.
Expert has spent over 20 years in research and development management. He has participated in all of the above topics listed in this summary section, including design and development of novel plating, electroless plating, printed circuit plating, CMP processing, and waste treatment chemical processes. He also developed and commercialized, as a technical sales rep and as manager, capital equipment for waste treatment, wastewater recycle, chemical recycle, ultrapure water production and recycle, fluoride removal, heavy metals removal, CMP waste treatment, and other wastes in the semiconductor and plating industries. He has in-depth knowledge of plating, electroless plating, surface treatment, and waste treatment of semiconductor and plating wastes.
Expert ran a pilot waste treatment system for a supplier to a major semiconductor process plant in competition with two other selected vendors. He won the contract, worth in excess of $3MM, for the client company, and took the job for the design and installation of same.He finished the installation, troubleshooting, and successful start-up of a fluoride removal and water recycle system at a major semiconductor plant in Asia, at 500 GPM. Expert has worked with a U.S. client in the plating industry for over 12 years to handle all permitting and reporting issues for air quality, sanitation, storm water, OSHA, EPA, RCRA, and the like.He worked with a U.S. client company to help develop a successful line of copper cleaning products for sub-micron copper semiconductor chips. Expert worked with an electroless silver on plastics specialty product, and with electroless plating on engineering plastics for another project.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California
|Year: 1995||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: General Religion||Institution: Universal Life Church University|
|Year: 1973||Degree: M.S.||Subject: Advanced Management||Institution: Case Western Reserve University|
|Year: 1970||Degree: M.S.||Subject: Inorganic Chemistry||Institution: Chemistry|
|Year: 1967||Degree: B.S.||Subject: General Chemistry||Institution: Chemistry|
|Years: 1981 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department: Self-Employed Independent Consultant||Responsibilities: Expert works on the design, construction, and start-up of waste treatment plants in the semiconductor industry in Asia and the U.S.|
|Years: 2002 to 2004||Employer: BOCEdwards||Title: Sr.Technical Manager||Department: Hydromatix||Responsibilities: Expert visited customer plants, evaluated permit and treatment needs, designed water purification or waste treatment systems, wrote technical and sales proposals, and gave technical and sales presentations.|
|Years: 1999 to 2002||Employer: Microbar, Inc.||Title: Director||Department: Wastewater Treatment||Responsibilities: He visited customer plants, evaluated permit and treatment needs, designed water purification or waste treatment systems, wrote technical and sales proposals, and gave technical and sales presentations.|
|Years: 1991 to 1999||Employer: IPEC Corp.||Title: Director||Department: Advanced Technologies||Responsibilities: He visited customer plants, evaluated permit and treatment needs, designed water purification or waste treatment systems, wrote technical and sales proposals, and gave technical and sales presentations. He was involved in lab management and pilot plant design and running.|
|Years: 1984 to 1991||Employer: Dynachem Electronics Materials||Title: Senior Scientist/Sales Representative/Research Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He held a variety of positions from Research Manager of two groups, 15 people; to Senior Scientist Waste Disposal, and Sales Representative on a special test program.|
|Years: 1980 to 1984||Employer: Enthone, Inc.||Title: Manager, Technical Services/Research Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert ran a technical service group for half of the continental U.S. (10-15 people); he was also responsible for manufacturing QC and plant waste water treatment. All this pertained to plating and electroless plating.|
|Years: 1973 to 1979||Employer: Borg Warner Corp.||Title: Group Leader||Department:||Responsibilities: He ran the electroless plating group, visited plants, troubleshot, and worked in new process development.|
|Years: 1995 to 1996||Agency: U.S. Navy||Role: Contract Research Project Manager||Description: Expert wrote, submitted, and won a grant from the Naval Air Warfare Center to study trivalent conversion coatings for aluminum alloys.|
|Years: 1994 to 1995||Agency: California Department of Toxic Substances Control||Role: Contract Research Project Manager||Description: He won funding for a proposal to study the recycle and reuse of nitrate-based solder strippers.|
|Years: 1990 to 1995||Agency: California Department of Toxic Substance Control||Role: Contract Research Project Manager||Description: Expert’s consulting company, Applied Electroless Concepts, won seven other projects in the plating, waste treatment, and waste recycle categories, more than any other company in California.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1998 to 1998||Country / Region: Singapore||Summary: Expert worked with a major semiconductor plant on contract to solve fume scrubbing problems involving toxic wastes.|
|Years: 1999 to 1999||Country / Region: Korea||Summary: He oversaw the installation of a CMP wastewater treatment system with water recycle capability, brought it into operation to spec, and did training and troubleshooting.|
|Years: 2003 to 2011||Country / Region: China||Summary: He is working as a consultant in printed circuit processes, plating waste disposal, and water recycle systems.|
|Years: 2000 to 2000||Country / Region: Germany||Summary: He installed and ran a waste water pilot system for CMP, fluoride, and metals removal at semiconductor plant.|
|Years: 2002 to 2004||Country / Region: Mexico||Summary: He worked with a plating wastewater recycle plant in start-up, troubleshooting, and process changes.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|He is retired as a Registered Environmental Assessor Phase I California #01473. He is Certified Waste Treatment Engineer in California and Illinois; and a Certified Electroplater-Finisher with American Electroplaters Society.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert was awarded the President's Award at Enthone and Dynachem.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 43 patents in waste treatment, plating, recycle, and other areas, and over 75 publications in encyclopedias, books, and magazines on plating, waste disposal, and other topics.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has been an expert witness in three trials: one wrongful death and three pollution discharge problems. All were resolved successfully for clients. Currently he is serving as expert witness on a EPA plating site pollution case.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He has given training courses on OSHA safety, pollution control, RFI shielding, printed circuit board processing, electroless plating, and other topics.|
|Expert has extensive experience for at least 15 years in chemical and equipment vendor selection.|
|He won award at two companies; in each case brought new chemical discoveries to the marketplace in the fastest time for each company. He also commercialized many equipment and chemical processes.|
|French||Expert has basic capabilities in speaking, reading, and writing French for technical and tourist areas.|