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Education

  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1974
  • B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1972

Research Areas and Descriptors

  • Tribology: Tribology, rheology, properties of liquids at high pressure, and machine design
     
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Fellow, 2002
    • Tribilogy Division Best Paper of the Year, 1991 and 1983
  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
    • International Award (the Society's highest technical honor), 2009
    • Captain Alfred E. Hunt Memorial Award, 2007 and 2000
    • Fellow, 2003
  •     Naval Research Laboratory (Chemistry Division) Alan Berman Award--Basic Research Category, 2009 and 2006
  • Instrument and Method for Phacoemulsification by Direct Thermal Irradiation, U. S. Patent 6,527,766, March 4, 2003
  • Microkeratome, U. S. Patent 6,126,668, with Igor Gradov, Ronald L. Rabie, and Edward L. Hicks, October 3, 2000
  • Method and Apparatus for Thermal Phacoemulsification by Fluid Throttling, U. S. Patent 5,865,790, February 2, 1999
  • Fluid Jet Surgical Cutting Tool and Aspiration Device, U. S. Patent 5,853,384, December 29, 1998
  • Method of Using Fluid Jet Surgical Cutting Tool, U. S. Patent 5,735,815, April 7, 1998
  • Hydrojet Apparatus for Refractive Surgery, U. S. Patent 5,643,299, July 1, 1997
  • Fluid Jet Surgical Cutting Tool, U. S. Patent 5,562,692, October 8, 1996
  • Drinking Water Filter, U. S. Patent 4,998,228, with Douglas R. Eger, March 5, 1991
  • Vacuum Cleaner With Wheel and Nozzlel Height Adjusting Mechanism, U. S. Patent 4,391,018, with Don W. Vermillion and Francis S. Gromek, July 5, 1983
  • Liquid Metering Pump, U. S. Patent 4,349,130, September 14, 1982
  • Power Assist Drive Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Power Assist Drive System Therefor, U. S. Patent 4,347,643, September 7, 1982