My years of experience has given me the opportunity to:
- Reduce welding-costs a factor of 4 through introduction of automated welding-processes for joining stainless steel in thicknesses from 0.049” to 5.0”, and transferred the technology to two commercial fabricators.
- Lead a team in the development of friction-stir welding of thick-walled Al alloy pressure vessels
- Resolve stainless steel and structural steel weld-cracking problems in conjunction with private industry without loss in manufacturing cost or schedule.
- Develop ultrasonic inspection equipment for non-destructive examination of thick steel welds and transferred the technology to two commercial fabricating shops.
- Serve as an “expert witness” in cases involving failures of trucks and pressure-vessels.
- Use fracture-mechanics codes to determine the lives of large structures, lifting fixtures, and cranes.
- Manage design, construction, and operation of a cryogenic mechanical-testing facility and an aqueous corrosion test-facility.
- Teach materials science and processing at University of California-Berkeley, San Jose State University, University of Maryland, and George Washington University.
- Be an advisory editor for “Cryogenics”, a scientific journal.
- Chair, Structural Materials section of the International Cryogenic Materials Conference Journals.
I have developed extensive projects for:
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Department of Energy,
- U.S. Steel Corporation
- United Aircraft Corporation
- Republic Aviation Corporation
- Grumman Aerospace Corporation
- I.T.E.R. Fusion Reactor projects