7/99–present - Carbide/Graphite Group

Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

The use of alternative admixtures in blast furnace iron desulfurizers used for industrial hot metal treatment processes.

4/89–present - Carbide Industries PLC

Various consulting research activities.

9/00–8/13 - Director, Minerals Engineering Centre

DalTech, Halifax, N.S.

As Director, Minerals Engineering Centre, I was responsible for the fiscal and administrative matters and to provide leadership in a wide variety of research and service activities related to resource and minerals industries.
I focused on expanding the research activities of the centre in the areas of materials, offshore drilling, environmental and power generation sectors.
Accomplishments:
-Established an industry-university partnership for a pilot plant to be used for heavy metals separation.
-Established a web page for the Minerals Engineering Centre to promote the business and expand its clientele beyond the Atlantic region.
-Signed a long term contract with industry (Titanium Corporation) thatvprovided the Minerals Engineering Centre with new equipment worth $1,000,000 in the field of magnetic heavy metals separation. Titanium Corporation is presently part of a consortium with Suncrude and another pigment manufacturer to apply the method developed at Dalhousie to Athabasca oil sands.
-Through a metallurgical investigation plan for Steel Dynamics Inc. a program of modifying metallurgical slags using recycled materials from the aluminum production industry has been established. Two undergraduate Co-op students have helped transfer the laboratory results to the steel casting plant.

7/98–7/02 - GKN Sinter Metals

Various consulting activities related to the quality of the aluminum powder and the manufacturing of powder metallurgical automotive parts.

7/96–7/02 - Consultant, Physical Chemistry Department, General Motors Research and Development Center

Warren, Michigan 48090, U.S.A.

Directed large scale industrial trials to explore the possibility of developing new processes to produce magnesium metal and alloys and to purify recycled metal and make it suitable for re-use. Continued to evaluate technologies for producing magnesium metal.

7/95–7/96 - Faculty Consultant, Corporate Magnesium Center, General Motors Research and Development Center

Warren, Michigan 48090, U.S.A.

-Developed a process to produce high purity magnesium and magnesium alloys
-Designed and conducted scale-up experiments to determine the parameters necessary for technology transfer.
-Directed the efforts to transfer the process to the industrial plant by partnership with an aluminum producer.
-Evaluated alternative processes for the production of magnesium chloride.

9/85–4/89 - Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physical Chemistry, General Motors Research and Development Center

Warren, Michigan 48090, U.S.A.

-Developed a process to produce neodymium-iron alloy which is essential in the production of neodymium-iron-boron permanent magnets for the innovative switched reluctance and permanent magnet motors.
-Designed and conducted scale-up experiments to determine the parameters necessary for technology transfer.
-Developed methods for regenerating and recycling the reactants and treating the by products.
-Transferred successfully the process to the plant of MAGNEQUENCH SBU in Anderson, Indiana.

10/82–9/85 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

While on staff, I carried out on a continuous basis consulting services for members of the Industrial Liaison Office such as:  
-Dow Chemical Co., Development of molybdenum coatings for corrosion control.  
-Corning Glass, Electrodeposition of molybdenum coatings on carbon electrodes for use in glass making operations.  

9/1972– /1974 - Acting Head, Bureau of Studies, Permanent Committee for Receiving Ammunition, Greek Armed Forces at PYRKAL Ltd.

Athens, Greece.

-Supervise the quality control team for the testing of materials and final products.
-Attend acceptance tests of the final products according to specifications (FED-STD and MIL-STD).
-Inspect and approve revisions of original drawings requested by production manager.
-Act as liaison between the Permanent Committee for the Receiving Ammunition (MEPP) and the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group in Greece (JUSMAGG) on technical matters.