Surface engineering strategies and
solutions, including market development, for the advanced materials and
Type of work: Market analysis,
market development, business strategies, selection of surface engineering
processes and testing programs, short course on surface engineering.
Technical areas: Coatings and surface
modification processes for wear, lubricity, and corrosion; specific treatments
for tools, dies, and molds; advanced materials.
Some representative projects:
President of R.B. Alexander & Associates
for over seven years
Co-founder of Ion Surface Technology,
Inc. - ion implantation service
Education: B.Sc. and D.Phil. (Physics),
Australia and England
Helped German laser and thin film center
to develop North American market for laser-arc amorphous carbon coatings.
Detailed market survey and analysis of
US commercial opportunities for a new coating technology.
Marketing program for ion beam surface
engineering facility at a major applied engineering and physical sciences
R & D institute.
Business strategies for large aerospace
prime contractor wanting to deploy plasma-based surface processing technologies,
which resulted in licensing of one technology.
Testing program for advanced materials
company on surface engineering processes to improve release from aluminum
Review of mold surface treatments for
leading manufacturer of injection molding machinery.