vacuum technology, gas sensing, prototyping, proof of concept studies, LabVIEW
Techniques Peter Buerki Uses:
Research technologies in a wide range of technological fields. Adapting existing technologies to new applications for which they were not originally designed. Strong out of the box thinking. Combine creativity with good intuition.
Peter Buerki's Problem Solving Skills:
chemical vapor deposition
volatile organic carbons
atomic absorption spectroscopy
inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
surface area analysis
Peter Buerki's Problem Solving Experience:
Designed and built autosampler for existing isotope ratio mass spectrometer for the analysis of air samples. I was the only contributor to the project.
Designed and novel helium exchange gas cryostat for the collection of air samples in collaboration with the manufacturer. I was driving the design process specifying the requirements and making suggestions for major modification to an existing design.
Designed, built and programmed robotic vacuum extraction line to extract and purify prehistoric air from ice core samples. I was the main contributor to the project with some help of a technician.
Developed novel technology to scale-up existing industrial laser synthesis process for manufacturing of battery materials. Was core contributor to multidisciplinary team researching and proposing candidate technologies that may accomplish the scale-up goals and lead the experiments to evaluate each technology. The technology resulted in a patent.
Conducted proof of concept study to create new form of low sodium nutritional salt using innovative technology from a different field that I adapted to this project. I was the main contributor with an intern and a chemical engineer to help me. The process is confidential. The customer is planning on filing a patent.