Materials Research and Plasma Processes Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Aviation
  • Machining
  • Power Industries

This expert received their Ph.D. in R&D at the Center of Super Hard Materials, Ukrainian Academy of Science in Kiev, USSR.

This expert has a M.Sc. in Physics from Voroshilovgrad University in Voroshilovgrad, USSR.

Materials Research and Plasma Processes Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert specializes in pulsed power, plasma physics, pulsed power technology, and electrohydraulic technology. Further expertise includes plasma-based material processing, plasma spray, detonation coatings, and PVD and CVD coatings.

This associate is an expert in areas including plasma surface processes, design and commercial applications of technologies and equipment. Furthermore, expertise includes powder coating sprays using a pulse plasma accelerator, processes and hardware design, pulse power source diagnostic electrical properties, pulse electrical discharge thermal dynamic properties, pulse power sources and accelerator design.

This expert is knowledgeable in areas including plasma and macro particles, electrohydraulic processes for compacting powder materials, forming and crashed materials, dense plasma focus for X- ray and neutrons production, and pulse plasma coating.

Expertise includes metal and non-metal materials modification and surface treatment, pulse power storage, plasma accelerator, and plasma processes and equipment design. Other expertise entails EB PVD coatings, powder metallurgy, and electrohydraulic pulse discharge.

Additional experience and specialization includes pulse underwater discharge, pulse thermal spray, PVD processes, and pulse and continuous plasma flow dynamics properties and heat transfer. Additional expertise includes surface modification of ceramic, alloys and metallic materials, diamond-carbon coating, and turbine engine coatings. This expert also specializes in physical and mechanical coating analysis, modified surfaces and initial powders, plasma coatings, diamond carbon coating by pulse plasma flux, and technical marketing.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing physics consulting, materials research engineering, plasma processes consulting, failure analysis, forensic engineering, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Materials Engineer and Consultant

Provided consulting and engineering solutions in the design of pulse power processes and equipment. Designed equipment and processes for pulse plasma coating, surface treatment and modification of metal and non-metal materials.

 

Senior Research Engineer, Detection & Instrumentation, Advanced Neutron Applications, LLC, (Diana Hi-Tech, LLC), North Bergen, NJ

Designed pulse power storage with energy up to 50 kJ and Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) plasma accelerator. Provided investigation of electrical phenomena in DPF for Neutron and X-Ray production.

 

Materials Engineer, Consulting Firm

Led team of consultants and engineers in the design of plasma processes and equipment. Performed technical marketing of those processes to manufactures. Designed equipment and processes for pulse plasma coating, surface treatment and modification of metal and non-metal materials. Developed processes and equipment for EB PVD coatings with predetermined structure. Design processes for compacting materials in powder metallurgy by electrohydraulic pulse discharge.

 

Senior Scientist/Department of Pulse Plasma Technologies, R&D Center of Super Hard Materials, Ukrainian Academy of Science, Kiev, USSR

Principal Investigator for many Advanced Concepts contracts. Led team of scientists and engineers in the design of pulse power equipment for pulse underwater discharge, pulse thermal spray and PVD processes. Developed and conducted research in the following areas: Energy storage with energy up to 50 kJ, and peak current up to ~ 1 MA, Diagnostic of electrical features of pulse power source for atmospheric, vacuum, and underwater discharge and plasma, Dynamics properties and heat transfer of pulse and continuous plasma flows in vacuum and under atmospheric pressure, Pulse plasma accelerators for accelerated macro particles up to 3-6 km/s, EB PVD coatings with predetermined structure, Surface modification of ceramic, alloys and metallic materials (included thermal barriers coatings from Ni-Co-Cr-Al-Y/ZrO2+Y2O3) and other types of coatings for turbine engines in Aviation and Power industries, Physical and mechanical analysis of coating, modified surfaces and initial powders, Plasma coatings from materials based on WC, Cr3C2 and etc. for machine parts, tools etc., utilized in aviation, machine and other industries, Diamond-carbon coating by pulse plasma flux.

Published 29 scientific articles and received 11 Patents (USSR)

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