Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Crystal Growth, Gem Synthesis, Gem Treatments, Causes of Color, etc.

ID: 108150 New Jersey, USA

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Expert is an expert in the production and properties of man-made synthetic crystals for gemstone use, including ruby, emerald, diamond, cubic zirconia, and quartz. He has written a book and about 80 articles in this field.

Expert has expertise in the treatment of natural gemstones to alter and improve their appearance, such as heat treated sapphire and citrine, dyed and impregnated emerald and turquoise, and irradiated topaz and tourmaline. He has written a book and approximately 50 articles in this area as well.

Expert is highly knowledgeable of the growth of crystals and their properties such as laser crystals, ferroelectrics, electro-optics, non-linear and related uses. His expertise in this area is primarily focused on insulating oxide crystals. Expert's accomplishments in this field include 100 articles and two review articles.

Expert's expertise in color relates to its physical and chemical causes, including all colors found in the universe. He has written 3 book and 80 articles in this field, including the Encyclopedia Britannica article on "Colour" in use since 1988

Most of the 40+ of Expert' consulting cases were confidential and cannot be detailed. They included Lucent Bell Labs, Allied Chemical Co., Smith Tool Co., Argyle Mining, QVC TV Shopping Network, J. Paul Getty Museum, etc.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1959 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Year: 1948 Degree: B.Sc. Subject: Physics & Chemistry Institution: University of Bristol, England

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Visiting Professor Materials Science Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1959 to 1989 Employer: AT&T Bell Laboratories Title: Distinguished Research Scientist Department:
Self-directed Research in Crystal growth and properties for lasers, etc.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Singapore Summary: Evidence in Court
Years: to Present Country / Region: England Summary: Evidence in Court
Years: to Present Country / Region: Europe, Japan Summary: Visits, talks, and technical discussions many Industrial Research Organizations and Universities.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Fellow - Am. Assn. Advancement of Science; Fellow Am. Ceramic Soc.; Hon. Fellow Gemmological Assn. of Great Britain; Honoree and Life Member Am. Gem Trade Assn.
Professional Appointments
Expert was member of the Board of Governors of the Gemological Institute of America for 20 years. He served as an Associate Editor of the Materials Research Bulletin. Expert has served as President of the American Association for Crystal Growth, Mid Atlantic Region, and as Program Chairman for the American Association for Crystal Growth National Meeting in 1972.
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the Distinguished Research Scientist Award for Sustained Achievement from AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Technology Today, Men of Achievement, and the Jeweler's Dictionary.
Medical / Professional
Am. Chemical Soc., Am. Optical Soc.
Publications and Patents Summary
4 Books and 190 papers in Research on Crystal Growth and Properties for many fields. 3 Books and 80 papers on the Physics and Chemistry Causes of Color and on Lasers. 2 Books and 180 papers on the Technology and History of Gemstone Synthesis and Treatments. 55 Papers on Silica and other glasses for possible fiber-optic applications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
More than 12 cases, six with court appearances, including London, Singapore, and the US Supreme Tax Court, Washington, DC.
Training / Seminars
Many lectures and courses given at MIT, Harvard, Penn State, UCLA, etc. etc.
Marketing Experience
Experienced in research, development, and production supervision.
Other Relevant Experience
17 US patents, 7 books, total of 499 publications, including heavy theoretical and light popular topics.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert can read German.
French He can read French.

Fields of Expertise

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