Summary of Qualifications
With over 16 years post B.Sc. work experience in the manufacturing industry. Expert knowledge and hands-on experience in casting, sintering, heat treating, tribology of engineering alloys/composites in addition to Non Destructive Testing (NDT), material characterization, and mechanical/physical property testing. High familiarity with Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), CMM (operation & programming), and machining (CNC programming). Competencies contributing to a successful career include:
§ Extensive working experiences of both aerospace and automotive operations
§ Excellent knowledge of various standards including AA, AISI, AMS, ANSI, ASME, ASTM, AWS, ISO, MIL, QQ, SAE, & UNS
§ High proficiency in designing and conducting new material/processing development
§ Developed skills in teaching, training, and management
§ Working knowledge on supply chain management
§ Proven troubleshooting capability on floor.
§ In-depth knowledge and hands-on experiences with lean & 6-Sigma for industrial application
§ Working experiences of ISO9001, AS9100, TS16949, ISO17025, ISO19011, NADCAP AC7101/2, FAIR, APQP, PPAP, CQI-9.
§ Solid familiarity with numerous computer software suites; executes new applications with ease
§ Strong team player and leader, working collaboratively with staff at all levels of an organization
Consultant, North York, ON, Canada 2009, 02 – Now
§ Provide technical consultationin metal processing industries for on-site trouble shootng, engineering, quality assurance/control, & continous improvement by lean and six sigma methodology.
§ Accept short or long term contract jobs
Wescast Industries Inc., Stratford, ON, Canada 2008, 01 – 2008, 10
Single Layer Investment Casting (SLIC) Development Engineer
§ Developed SLIC process on floor operation, a new casting technology licensed by Metal Casting Technology Company, a R&D division between HitchinerandGM; mandate to make castings with investment casting quality while at sand casting cost.
§ Instrumental in assisting Wescast to be the first company in the world licensed to run this process on floor at industrial level; original SLIC process still in process to meet full maturity.
§ Cultivated the process over a 10-month period; worked with primarily stainless steel automotive engine manifolds & turbocharger housings, reducing scrap rate from 80% to approximately 10%.
§ Key customers included GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honeywell, and BMW.
§ Completed additional responsibilities as metallurgist and quality control engineer.
Integra-Cast Inc., New Britain, CT, USA 2006, 11 – 2007, 12
Chief Metallurgist & Senior Casting Engineer
§ Entrusted with all technical issues for aluminum shell and solid mold investment casting manufacturing processes for both aerospace and commercial parts from reducing scrap rate to process renovations.
§ Involved in ISO audit to ensure all quality procedures were completed.
§ Acted as key contact person of Bell Helicopter, NADCAP, and Aircelle audits.
§ Key customers included Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Raytheon, Goodrich, Parker, Smiths, Rockwell Collins, and GE.
§ Accomplishments achieved over a one year period:
Ø Reduced the combined scrap/rework rate from 20% to 10% for existing jobs.
Ø Developed casting process successfully for 13 new jobs during the 1st pass from 14 new jobs.
Ø Established new quality procedures in melting and heat treating departments.
Ø Brought whole pyrometry calibrations into plant per Aerospace Materials Specification (AMS) 2750D.
Fansteel Wellman Dynamics Ltd., Creston, IA, USA 2005, 07– 2006, 10
Plant Metallurgist & Casting Engineer
§ Supervised melting, heat-treating, welding & lab work of aluminum & magnesium alloys in whole plant;
§ Performed product defect root cause analysis and thus modification to its manufacturing process.
§ Led the development and manufacturing processes of 63 castings for Sikorsky, Rolls Royce, Pratt Whitney, Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, and other corporations; partial responsibilities for documentation, work instruction, corrective action, and quality alert.
§ Successfully completed FAIR package for 7 new Rolls Royce jobs within 4 months.
§ Conducted internal auditing of plant lab, welding, and heat treating operations to ensure conformance to quality specifications.
§ During the above industrial work, developed strong working relationships with external customers/auditors:
Ø Supported customers by getting their parts manufactured and shipped to specification and on time.
Ø Defended foundries to avoid unnecessary costs with either customers or external auditors.
Ø Collaborated with customers, researching casting design & NDT acceptance criterion.
Ø Provided consulting service for customers’ new manufacturing initiatives.
National Research Council of Canada (NRC), London, ON, Canada 2002, 05 – 2005, 05
Post-doctorate Research Scientist
§ Developed cost effective, high strength magnesium alloys and casting technologies, specifically:
Ø Designed composition and synthesis process of the alloys.
Ø Material microstructural characterization by optical microscopy, SEM/EDS/ XRD.
Ø Mechanical property testing of the materials
§ Participated in researching on engine coating/tribology with GM, Research & DevelopmentCenter at Warren/Michigan & University of Windsor.
Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering 1998, 09 – 2002, 04
Research Assistant, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
§ Developed a novel wear-resistant material, TiNi-based composite, by powder metallurgy (PM), which included:
Ø Conducted study on PM processing, microstructure, phase transformations, and mechanical/tribological performance of the material.
Ø Material characterization by optical microscopy, TEM, SEM, XRD, AFM, DSC, indentation, scratch.
Ø Mechanical property and wear testing of the composite.
Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering 1998, 09 – 2001, 04
Teaching Assistant, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
§ Supervised undergraduate student labs, answered questions, and marked assignments/lab reports in:
Ø Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (in total around 150 students).
Ø Physical Metallurgy Principle (28 students).
Ø Mechanical Metallurgy and Electronic Materials (34 students)
Chengdu KV Engine Corporation, China 1995, 07 – 1998, 08
§ Designed casting process for auto engine parts, including cast aluminum and grey/nodular iron making, clay/resin bonded sand mould and core preparation, pattern making, casting coating, gating system, and heat treatment.
§ Participated in total quality control.
§ Updated technological processes and the corresponding production documents according to new national standards and/or new production conditions.
Department of Metals, Sichuan University, China 1992, 09 – 1995, 06
§ Independently designed the chemistry, casting process, and heat treatment of a new high C, low Cr alloy steel to replace the expensive high Cr-Mo steel/iron (typical composition: Cr-15wt.%, Mo-3wt.%); relationship between chemistry, processing, microstructure and properties was systematically examined.
§ Resulted in a total content of alloying elements less than 2 wt.%; steel had a hardness of HRC 52-58 and possessed good wear resistance.
University of Alberta, Ph.D., Materials (metallurgical) Engineering 1998 – 2002
Sichuan University, China,M.Sc., Casting Alloy Design 1992 – 1995
ChengduUniversity of Science&Technology, China, B.Sc., Foundry 1988 – 1992
High fluency in both written and spoken English/Chinese; good reading ability in technical Japanese
§ 6-Sigma Black Belt from ASQ March 2011
§ 6-Sigma Green Belt from OntarioCollege of Technology, Toronto, ON, January 2011;
§ Business management training (Feb.~Apr. 2009 @ Job skills, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
§ Bruker AXS Inc. at Boston/MA on spectrometry in August 2007
§ NADCAP/PRI at Hartford/CT on pyrometry AMS2750D specification in May 2007
§ NADCAP/PRI at Dallas/TX on pyrometry AMS2750C specification in October 2005
§ Chengdu KV Engine Corporation at Chengdu/China on total quality control in October 1996
Professional Engineer (SichuanProvince, P.R. China)
American Foundry Society
American Society of Quality
Professional Engineer (Ontario, Canada)(Application approved under a condition to pass engineering law and ethics exam)
Journal Refereeing Experience
Surface & Coatings Technology (so far 3 papers)
Journal of Materials Processing Technology (so far 1 paper)
(1). 2002, 02, NSERC Canadian Government Lab Visiting Post-doc Fellowship (National award);
(2). 2001, 03, Department nomination for The Univ. of Alberta Excellent Graduate Student Awards;
(3). 1998, 09 – 2002, 03, TA/RA assistantships at The Dept. of Chemical & Materials Engineering,
University of Alberta (Institutional award);
(4). 94/09-95/06, Chinese Guanghua Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship (National award);
(5). 92/09-95/06, Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship at SichuanUniversity(Institutional award);
(6). 89/02-92/06, Excellent Undergraduate Student Scholarship at ChengduUniversity of Science &
Technology (Institutional award).
2. Other academic achievements
§ 14 research publications in worldwide well-known journals as first author
§ 5 technical presentations on national/international conferences
CORE COURSES FINISHED
1. Ph.D. Courses completed at University of Alberta
(1). Application of TEM in Materials Science; (2). Physical Metallurgy;
(3). Mechanical Metallurgy and Electronic Materials; (4). Numerical Solution to PDE;
(5). Wear and Protection of Engineering Materials. (6). Fracture of metals.
2. M.Sc. Courses completed at SichuanUniversity
(1). Numerical Analysis; (2). Methods of Mathematical Physics;
(3). Applied Probability and Statistics; (4). Solidification of Alloys;
(5). Metal Physics; (6). Thermodynamics of Alloys;
(7). Modern Techniques of Material Analysis.
3. B.Sc. courses completed at ChengduUniversity of Science & Technology
(1). Machining of Metals; (2). Mechanics of Materials;
(3). Physical Metallurgy; (4). Fluid Mechanics;
(5). Foundry Chemistry; (6). Techniques of Casting Analysis;
(7). Heat Transfer; 8). Fundamentals of Metal Solidification;
(9). Cast Iron and its Melting; (10). Casting Technological Process;
(11). Molding Materials; (12). Cast Steel and it’s Melting;
(13). Alloying Principle; (14). Foundry Equipment;
(15). Hydraulic and Pneumatic Transmission; (16). Casting Furnace;
(17). Non-sand Casting; (18). Nonferrous Metals and their Melting;
(19). Foundry Workshop Design. (20). Casting tooling