Chemical Engineering, Process Safety, Metallurgical Engineering, Environmental Contamination, Fire and Explosion Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Manufacturing – Process Safety
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Fire Determination-Cause & Origin

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

This expert has an extensive background in chemical engineering, both in the public and private sectors. With over 30 years experience as a University professor, this consultant has also been employed by numerous multinational chemical companies as a consultant. Completed investigations for litigation involving dust explosions, aerosol releases, dense gas toxic unconfined, flammable gas mixture releases, flammable liquid spills in contained and unconfined environments, two-phase flow characterization, fires and explosions, urethane foam fires, analysis of self-accelerating decomposition of materials, batch processing of highly reactive chemicals and homogeneous catalysts, unconfined cryogenic liquid spills, cause and origin investigations. This expert is a well-published author and holds two patents.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Inc.

Providing expertise in chemical engineering, environmental contamination, fire and explosion cause and origin to a wide variety of clients.

Senior Director, Engineering, Inc., Naperville, IL, DeltaQ Fire

Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC,

Teaching-Taught chemical engineering separations and flowsheeting including over 117 classes across the whole discipline from freshman to graduate level. Received 11 teaching awards including the highest university teaching award, the AMOCO, the second highest university award, the Mungo, the Golden Key for Integration of Teaching and Undergraduate Research, the College of Engineering teaching award, the Litman. Taught the first required chemical process safety course in the United States. Member of the Center for Chemical Process Safety undergraduate education committee, SACHE.

Research-Separations research on processes and flowsheets for partitioning of cesium, strontium, and palladium from nuclear waste. Separations research includes these unit operations: absorption, adsorption, zonal centrifugation, precipitation, solvent extraction, distillation including heat-integrated columns, azeotropic distillation, extractive distillation, stripping, filtration including crossflow filtration, as well as flowsheet design particularly for extraction operations. Applications include: titanium dioxide decontamination, uranium oxide manufacturing, krypton and xenon recovery, tritium recovery, heavy water purification, tritiated water recovery, isotopic separations, mercuric chloride recovery, acetic acid recovery, terephthalic acid production, dicarboxylic acids recovery, nuclear waste flowsheeting, characterization of extraction column flooding and performance including mechanisms for drop breakage and coalescence, development of extraction-reaction systems for both inorganic and organic systems. Vaccine purification and processing.

Safety research includes flammability characterization of aerosols, organic peroxides, ammonium nitrate, chlorine, ammonia, and hydrogen hazards, plume characterization of cryogenic, chlorine, and titanium tetrachloride fogs. Collaborative research with the Safety Group at Eastman Chemical to evaluate the flammability envelope of alkanes, carboxylic acids and acetates. Use of fuzzy logic and numbers to characterize risk with Hughes.

DOE site research in collaboration with Oak Ridge (ORNL), Idaho (INEL), Hanford WA (PNNL), and the Savannah River Site (SRS). Contributed to Safety Analysis Report of the Defense Waste Processing Facility at SRS, Research includes development of separations for off-gas processing, high-level liquid waste processing by filtration and solvent extraction, and analysis of heavy-water reactor restart. Built and operated the Filtration Research Engineering Demonstration (FRED), a $2.6 M three-story crossflow pilot plant. FRED operated using ISO-9000 procedures and produced DOE quality level 1 data; its staff included two engineers and 1 chemist. During its decade of operation FRED had 37 campaigns, employed over 100 student operators and maintained a perfect safety record. Received the College of Engineering research award.

Visiting Associate Professor, University of California at Berkeley and Guest of Lawrence Berkley Laboratory, During sabbatical worked with C. Judson King on dicarboxylic acid recovery using a solvent extraction/stripping/ precipitation/ filtration flowsheet, characterized this type of flowsheet. Taught Separation Processes Spring 1991 semester at Berkeley.

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Taught Material Science and Thermodynamics. Research on diffusion coefficient measurement.

Instructor, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee

Taught both Mass Transfer and Heat Transfer in Spring and Summer.

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