Senior Materials Scientist / Failure Analyst, Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Advanced Materials
  • Dielectrics
  • Electrochemical
  • Materials Science
  • Materials Research
  • Metallurgical
  • Microelectronics Packaging

This associate has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from Marquette University.

This expert has a M.Tech. in Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology.

This expert has a B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering-First Class from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology.

Senior Materials Scientist / Failure Analyst, Expert Consultant Resume
 

This associate is an expert in metallurgical failure analysis, root cause analysis, electron microscopy, and x-ray diffraction. Additional expertise includes microstructural analysis, metal testing, and effect of heat treatment on mechanical properties. This associate is also an expert in thermal and electronic properties of ceramics-dielectrics and coating materials and polymer.

Additionally, this consultant offers expertise related to heat treatment, mechanical properties, thermal properties, and electronic properties. Further expertise of this consultant includes ceramics-dielectrics, coating materials, x-ray diffraction, and microscopes. This associate has additional specialization with x-ray and SEM and EDS, weld defect, ceramic / plastic composite tapes, and magnetic characteristics.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in materials science, metallurgical failure analysis, root cause analysis, electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, microstructural analysis, metal testing, effect of heat treatment on mechanical properties, thermal and electronic properties of ceramics-dielectrics, coating materials and polymer, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Senior Materials Scientist /Failure Analyst, Materials Engineering Laboratory, US Govt. AL

Reviewed and directed projects on metallurgical failure analysis (due to fatigue, creep, corrosion, welding etc.), root cause analysis, mechanical properties and microstructural analysis of different components of ships, planes plus pipes, valve assemblies (different steels, K-monel, Brass, Bronze and other non-ferrous alloys) using optical microscopes, x-ray and SEM and EDS. Corrosion testing / passivation of different ferrous, CUNI and Stainless steel parts. Also carried out weld defect and alpha ferrite measurement and analysis. Advised heat treatment and forging shops on heat treatment process for different components. Familiar with MIL, ASTM and other standard specifications. Also worked as NDT Inspector for metallurgical welds, other parts for military hardware, etc.

 

Materials Research Engineer / Failure Analyst, Materials Engineering Laboratory, US Govt. NH

Worked on metallurgical failure analysis, mechanical properties, metallographic specimen preparation and microstructural analysis of different components of ships, planes plus pipes, valve assemblies (different steels, C-Ni, Cu-Ni-Al, K-monel, Brass, Bronze and other non-ferrous alloys) using optical microscopes, x-ray and SEM and EDS. Corrosion testing / passivation of different ferrous, CUNI and Stainless steel parts. Also carried out weld defect and alpha ferrite measurement and analysis. Mechanical testing, impact testing and analysis of metallurgical (both ferrous and non-ferrous) components and sheet metals, tubes using Instron, Charpy, Microhardness, Rockwell, Brinell and other machines. Familiar with MIL, ASTM and other standard specifications. Also worked as NDT Inspector for metallurgical welds, other parts for ships, pipes, etc. Worked as Corrosion Engineer / Inspector. OTS Award for exceptional contribution to the laboratory.

 

Associate Professor, Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Taught courses in Materials Engineering.

 

Associate Professor, Materials Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, AK

Senior Lecturer, Department of Materials Engineering, School of Applied Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

General Manager-Technology Development, TATA-ACC Ltd, Kalayani, India

Was responsible for managing a ferrite plant and improved formulations of Fe-Mg, Fe-Mn-based ferrites and process yields (by innovation) of ferrite cores for electrical industries.

 

Research Scientist, Dielectrics and Coating Materials, Ferro Corporation, Electronic Materials Division, Santa Barbara, CA

Was responsible for developing and inventing thick film dielectric materials for aerospace and automotive industries. Invented several low k and medium k thick film dielectric materials and low temperature co-fire ceramic /plastic composite tapes (LTCC) for application in hybrid and microwave circuits. Used XRD, EDAX, SEM, DEKTAK, MICROTRACK etc.

 

Senior Development Engineer, Dielectrics/Coating, Ferro Corporation, Electronic Materials Division, Santa Barbara, CA

Developed a large number of sealing pastes, thick film dielectric materials and conductors for hybrid circuits.

 

Assistant Research Engineer, Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Worked on the processing and microstructural investigation of Nb-Ti, Nb-Ti-B based aerospace alloys for future synthesis of these phases in space under a contract from NASA and DOD. Used SEM, DTA, EDAX, TEM.

Failure Analysis of Hexhead Capscrew made of 4140 Steel in a Moist Environment
Problem of Cracking and Warpage of Ceramic/Glass-Ceramic Film on Ceramic Substrate
Lower Temperature and Shorter Curing Time of Methylsilsesquioxane for Application as a Dielectric

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