Problem Solver

George Hida

Areas George Hida is Knowledgeable in:

Technology: R&D + Engineering
▪ Powder synthesis - Chemical reactors: combustion, thermo- and/or Mechanochemistry, hydrolysis, etc
▪ Powder processing - Energy Intensive Comminution, Grinding, Mixing-Dispersion, Slurring-Drying
▪ Modification of surface properties of powders toward enormous specific surface areas
▪ Development, processing and fabrication of fine and ultra fine (including nano-size) non-oxide powders, including Carbon, Graphite, C-C and C-Ceramics composites
▪ Expertise in materials surface modifications and their surface characteristics manipulating from non-wetting to full intimate contact with other solid and fluid phases, including dispersion-mixing and agglomeration separation processes
▪ Homo-, hetero-generous catalysis: chemolysis, thermolysis, mechanolysis and combinations thereof

• Ceramic armor opaque and/or transparent; high-strength and impact resistant components for engineering applications;
• Wear- and corrosion-resistant systems and components;
• Thermal shock-resistant components;
• Powder metals and cermet for exhaust manifolds in automotive industry;
• Ceramic high voltage and high frequency insulators;
• Thermo caloric components;
• Catalyst carriers;
• Filters and membranes;
• Fuel cell components;
• Refractories and high-temperature monoliths;
• Electric arc arrestor components;
• Starting materials for ceramics

• Non-oxides: carbides: SiC, B4C, TiC, silicon nitride, aluminum nitride, reaction-, self-, nitride-bonded silicon carbide and silicon nitride,
• Oxy-nitrides: AlONs, SiAlONs and TiAlONs
• Composite materials based on ceramics, metals, polymers, C-C composites
• Inorganic & organic powders and chemicals, including powder metals, ceramics, carbon, graphite, thermoplastics
• Selection of proper materials depending on the properties and performance requirements, design and technology, as well as required productivity
• Application of new types of raw materials and utilization of industrial waste
• Evaluation of materials properties, participation in the phase and microstructural analysis and non-destructive testing

▪ Technology of high temperature materials from concept-design to Lab and further to Pilot toward fully blown production line
▪ Manufacturing/fabrication of engineered ceramics as well as carbon/graphite parts, C-resin, C-ceramic and C-C composite materials and components

Process-inspection-quality control
▪ Quality Systems Management experience/responsibilities in a multiple facilities locations, with in-depth knowledge of QS and ISO-9000, D&I, training, including process & inspection control
▪ Instrumental Analysis: Elemental (XRF), Mineralogy (XRD), Spectroscopy, Wet Chemical
▪ Metallography, Materialography and Microstructural Analysis: Microscopy, SEM, TEM
▪ Thermal Analysis (DTA-DTG, TE, Dilatometry);
▪ Dimensional Analysis, Instrumental and Calibration (Comparators, Radiography);
▪ Physical/Mechanical/Thermal Analysis: all, including Hoop Strength, Spin Disk, Microhardness and Dynamic Strength

Techniques George Hida Uses:

Flow of the ready-to-press agglomerates
Manipulating solid surfaces and controlling the wetting or non wetting characteristics
Transforming the matter from one with bulk characteristics in one with only surface properties
Means to correct and control the titanium monoxides composition
Controlling the combustion characteristics and the desired product yield by means to activate and/or to moderate the combustion process and providing a steady solid flame

George Hida's Problem Solving Skills:

  1. X-Ray Diffraction Analysis
  2. Instrumental and Thermal Analysis
  3. High Temperature Processing and Management
  4. Microstructural Analysis by Optical Microscopy and SEM
  5. Materialography
  6. Powder Synthesis and Processing
  7. Advanced Ceramic Technology
  8. Principal Investigator Research Proposals
  9. Technology Development and Transfer Plan

George Hida's Problem Solving Experience:

  1. Developed and Patented Controlled Combustion Synthesis (CCS) - a self sufficient high temperature synthesis of solid materials - using chemical energy stored in the matter
    Development and production of nano-size materials by Mechanochemistry
    Developed Low Pressure Injection Molding toward Reversed Isostatic Pressing Technology and Equipment