Ceramic Scientist, Technology Expert Consultant
Resume of UQL, Ph.D. Consultant

  • Automotive
  • Industrial Lasers
  • Laser Welding
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Metallurgy
  • Power Generation
  • Welding

This expert received a Ph.D. in Ceramic Science from Pennsylvania State University.

This expert earned a M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

This expert has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.

This expert received a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bombay.

Ceramic Scientist, Technology Expert Consultant

This associate is an expert in resistance welding, laser welding, ultrasonic welding, and fine-spot resistance welding. Further expertise includes photonics and crystal seam sealers, laser products, and metal welding techniques.

This consultant is highly experienced in areas including product development strategy, technology and team coordination, project planning, and resource allocation.

Specialization includes Laser Weld Monitor, Green Welding Laser, Picosecond Laser, and reactor stainless steel corrosion. More specializations include axle assembly lines, weld pool IR and acoustic signals, fracture of ceramics, and brazing of ceramics.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing mechanical engineering consulting, ceramic science consulting, technology management, failure analysis, forensic engineering and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Chief Technology Officer, Director-Advanced Laser Center, Unitek Miyachi International

Was responsible for the vision, definition, and coordination of the technology application and product development across the corporation and its subsidiaries worldwide, product development strategy and coordination of technology and product development with the Corporation's parent company, Miyachi Technos (Japan) and within the UMI subsidiaries (3 in US and 3 in Europe). Outlined 3-year product development plans for the subsidiary product lines for Unitek (world leader in fine-spot resistance welding), Miyachi (leading supplier of entire range of resistance welding products), Benchmark (seam sealers for the photonics and crystal packaging industry), Peco (European leader in resistance welding machines and systems). Managed a team of three engineers in developing next generation laser products, in the area of project planning, resource allocation, and team coordination. Prototypes for all three projects, including Laser Weld Monitor (patent), Green Welding Laser (patent applied), and Picosecond Laser (suitable for next-generation micromachining system-short pulses will allow material removal with minimal collateral damage), completed on time.


Senior Consultant, Edison Welding Institute

Expertise in resistance welding, laser welding, and ultrasonic welding techniques. Advised clients in the US and Mexico on welding issues, with clients ranging from automotive suppliers (ITT Automotive, Delphi Automotive) to medical device manufacturers (Guidant, St. Jude Medical, Medtronics). Conceived, developed, and presented training courses at over 20 companies (voted ‘best training presentation’ at Texas Instruments), “Small-Scale Resistance Welding”, presented through SME, EWI, and at client facilities, “Metal Welding Enchilada”, an introduction to various metal welding techniques, presented at Delphi, “Introduction to Design of Experiments for Welding”, presented at the AWS show in Detroit (along with Dr. Jerry Gould of EWI).


Post-Doctoral Research, Penn State

Conducted research on corrosion behavior of stainless steel in reactor environments, designed complex experimental setup.


Engineer, TELCO, Pune, India

Supervised a 20-operator team on an axle assembly line, helped streamline the operations for a new product launch.

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