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Expert Details

Ceramic Coating Materials

ID: 713558 Connecticut, USA

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CERAMIC COATING MATERIALS; CERAMIC GLAZE; FRIT. Expert has over 30 years experience in the formulation and application of ceramic coating materials to meet end-user requirements. Products include ceramic glazes, porcelain enamels, frits, ceramic-metal sealants, glass colors, engobes, brick coatings, thermal barrier coatings, and roofing granules. His recent work has focused on the development of leadless glazes, primarily for stoneware and tile.

GLAZE DEVELOPMENT. Expert is actively engaged in developing new state-of-the-art glazes for various whiteware (sanitary ware, tile, dinnerware, etc.). Primarily, this work involves developing leadless glazes to replace lead-containing glazes. These glazes are compatible with current production equipment and yield equivalent visual properties.

CERAMIC PIGMENTS. Expert has many years experience in the development of ceramic pigments, and is one of only three or four experts world-wide. He has advanced the state-of-the-art in several ceramic pigment categories. In addition, he has consulted with several of the manufacturers of ceramic pigments, as well as a number of users of these products, assisting them with selection and use.

CERAMIC PROPERTIES AND DATA; CERAMIC CORROSION. For most of his career, Expert has been concerned with the relationship between the composition and the properties of ceramic materials. Thus, he has extensive experience in the measurement and interpretation of data relevant to ceramic materials and products. Measurements include color, corrosion resistance, X-ray diffraction (particularly powder diffraction techniques), thermal analysis, and particle size. He is involved in the development and management of the ASTM Standards applicable to ceramic products.

WHITEWARES AND RELATED CERAMICS; STONEWARE; ELECTRICAL CERAMIC. Expert has experience in the development of improved products, and in the elimination of production defects in whiteware products such as stoneware, tile, porcelains (refractory, electrical, chemical, etc.), brick, chinaware, earthenware, sanitary ware, glass, and electrical ceramics.

COLOR MEASUREMENT ON GLASS AND CERAMIC MATERIALS. Expert is proficient in color measurement on glass and ceramic materials, and the relationship between material composition and the color obtained. His company, Expert Associates, performs color measurements on a fee basis.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1960 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering and Physics, Institution: University of Illinois
Year: 1958 Degree: MS Subject: Institution: University of Illinois
Year: 1956 Degree: BS Subject: Institution: Carnegie-Mellon University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Consultant, Department:
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Chemical Engineering and Ceramic Materials Science
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 1986 Employer: Olin Corp. Title: Group Supervisor Department: Ceramics, Metals Research Laboratory
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1965 to 1984 Employer: Pemco Products, Mobay Chemical Corporation Title: Department: New Product R&D
Technical Library and Patent Administration, New Pigments and Glazes for Ceramics paints, and plastics

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert has been a very active and honored member of the American Ceramic Society. He is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the American Chemical Society, and the Electrochemical Society, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the John Marquis Award from the American Ceramic Society. He also received the Award of Merit from the American Society for Testing and Materials. In addition, he is listed in "American Men and Women of Science" and in "Who's Who in the East."

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