Expert No. 55446 – WI

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Expertise Description: I have over 20 years experience as a ceramics engineer with hands-on knowledge of processes related to ceramics, glass, and fiberglass production, management, and marketing, including: natural gas / oxygen combustion systems for furnaces; burner hardware; forming processes; waste management strategies; nuclear waste vitrification; environmental abatement; corrosion testing; industrial gas production; and combustion technology. My expertise includes the automotive, bio-medical, defense, electronics, and nuclear fields. I have experience with previous expert witness analysis, investigations, affidavits, and testimony on combustion equipment, fractology examinations, industrial furnaces, industrial process engineering, and materials failure. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience.
Representative Litigation Experience:
My technical investigations, analysis, reports, affidavits, and testimony include: Failure of Materials; Fractology Examinations; Guarding / Warning Issues; Industrial Process Engineering; Industrial Furnaces; Combustion Equipment.
Representative Consulting Services and/or Projects:
My consulting services include: Research Staff Consultant - Department of Ceramic Engineering; design, construction, and operation of pilot scale glass furnace for a corrosion testing project; Engineering Consultant - construction projects with major U.S. and foreign glass companies, raw material manufacturers, combustion technology providers, and industrial gas producers; provided manufacturing improvements, and developed new safety products; Plant Engineer - capital projects, safety, production, maintenance, research and development; Project Engineer - management of research projects for a high-technology glass company specializing in products for defense, electronics, bio-medical, and nuclear applications; designed production processes to manufacture glass products for human bone implants and prostheses; design of new combustion systems for glass manufacturing; Technical Development Engineer - design of oxygen / natural gas combustion system to boost production.
B.S.Ceramic EngineeringUniversity of Missouri-Rolla
Professional Experience:

Published, "Refractory Corrosion in Oxy / Fuel Systems," Ceramic Industry Magazine
Primary Affiliation/Organization: American Ceramic Society

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