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Materials Engineer, Instructor, Research Coordinator

Location:
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Posted:
October 10, 2019

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ERIC D. MOREAU

** ****** **., *********, **** Scotia, B2Y 3V5 902-***-**** adaj4z@r.postjobfree.com

AREA OF RESEARCH

I possess a keen interest in the fields of materials science and engineering with a particular focus in metal extraction, processing, manufacturing and characterization. I also have innate desire to teach and stimulate learning which has developed through my extensive experience in teaching a variety of subjects as instructor.

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ph.D. in Material Engineering Sep 2014 – Present

Fields of Focus: “Thermal Analysis of Structural Brazing Processes for Advanced Aerospace Alloys”

Memorial University, St. John’s,

Newfoundland and Labrador Ph.D. In Oil and Gas Engineering (Hydrometallurgy) Sep 2012 – Aug 2014 Fields of Focus: “Bioadsorbents, mineral processing and hydrometallurgical extraction of Nickel”

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

M.A.Sc. In Materials Engineering Jan 2010 – June 2012 Thesis: “Effects of Fe and Ni on the Processing and Performance of an Emerging Al-Cu-Mg P/M Alloy” Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

B.Sc. in Materials Engineering, Co-op Education Program Sep 2007 –Jan 2010 Undergraduate Research Project “Surface Pre-Treatment of Magnesium Powder”

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Diploma in Engineering Sep 2005 – May 2007

AWARDS

NSGS Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship September 2017

Auto21 Graduate Studies Scholarship January 2010

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award May 2008 MECH2100 Robotic Design Competition April 2007

Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship September 2005 TEACHING

EXPERIENCE

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Instructor/Professor – MINE3530 – Mineral Processing 2015 - Present Designed all class notes, laboratory experiments, assignments, examinations, etc., and taught the fundamentals of mineral processing. Responsible for administering tests, marking and providing support to students when necessary.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Instructor/Professor – MATL3510 – Extraction of Materials 2015 - 2018 Designed all class notes, laboratory experiments, assignments examinations, etc., and taught the fundamentals of materials extraction from mining to advanced extractive techniques. I was also responsible for marking assignments/tests and providing support to students when necessary.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Instructor/Professor – MATL4714 - Hydrometallurgy 2011 - 2012 Prepared class notes, laboratory experiments, examinations, and course project. Instructed students in the fundamentals of hydrometallurgy in scheduled classes and provided assistance to students impromptu.

Kings View Academy, Halifax, NS

Contract Teacher – High School/Pre-university Chemistry 2011-2012 Aided students with assignments and class work and provided assistance impromptu.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Teaching Assistant – to Dr. Paul Bishop in “MATL4621 - Mechanical Behavior of Materials” 2011-2012 Performed all laboratory, and tutorial sessions, corrected assignments and administered all grades therin.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Teaching Assistant – to Dr. Paul Bishop in “MATL4806 - Particulates in Material Science” 2010-2012 Performed all laboratory, and tutorial sessions, corrected assignments and administered all grades therin.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Teaching Assistant – to Dr. Paul Bishop in “MATL4802 - Metallurgical Process Design” 2010 - 2012 Responsible for helping students with experimental work and providing assistance impromptu.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Private Tutor – to Dalhousie University Students in “Chemistry, Statistics, Fluid Mechanics, etc” 2009 - Present Provided tutoring services which included reviewing class work and exams, and answering any questions the students might have.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Eastern Composite Services/Maher group, St. John’s/Placentia, NL Senior Research Coordinator

May 2013 – Aug 2014

Development, implementation and evaluation of a pilot-plant scale molten salt chemical stripping process for coated Titanium DSA electrowinning anodes procured from the Long Harbour hydrometallurgical plant, NL. Responsible for laboratory setup, equipment procurement, experimental design, experimentation, analysis, industry liaison and report writing.

Automotive Partnership of Canada (APC), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Research Engineer

July 2012 – September 2012

Development and evaluation of economical powder metallurgy processing methods for Titanium alloys. Tasks included; sample manufacturing, physical measurements, characterization, etc.

GKN Sinter Metals, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Contract Researcher

September 2011 – October 2011

Performed laboratory testing of experimental Al powder metallurgy alloys, which included; Sample manufacturing, metallography, physical measurements, heat treatment and tensile testing Department of Physics and Atmospheric Sciences,

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Co-op Student Researcher

January 2009 – September 2009

Evaluated the efficiency of experimental ethanol oxidation catalyst in PEM fuel cells via combinatorial sputter deposition. Tasks include; data processing, as well as the design and maintenance of the PEM fuel cell.

Department of Process Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Co-op Research Assistant

May 2008 – September 2008

Performed mineral sample preparation, chemical assays, and pilot plant work. Also aided in a variety of consultation work concerning the failure analysis of Calcium carbide arc furnaces.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Kentville, NS Student Research Assistant

May 2004 – September 2007

Conducted field work in Nova Scotia, which included; the setting up of experiments and collection of samples to observe insect/pest damage in a variety of agriculture produce. Also responsible for identifying insect species to obtain a statistical representation of their numbers and diversity for a specific geographical area.

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

“Predicting Maximum Brazing Clearance During Transient Liquid Phase Bonding of Ni-based Superalloys via Differential Scanning Calorimetry" Pending Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

“Application of Diffusion Path Analysis to Understand the Mechanisms of Transient Liquid-Phase Bonding in the Ni-Si-B System" September 2019 Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

“Adsorption of Gold from Aqueous Solutions using Bio-Adsorbents from Red Pine Wood Dust" November 2014 Chemical Engineering Journal

“High Throughput Screening of Potential Ethanol Oxidation Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells" June 2009 Speaker at the 2009 Institute for Materials Research symposium, Halifax, NS

“Effects of Fe and Ni Additions on an Emerging Al-4.4Cu-1.5Mg Powder Metallurgy Alloy: Part 1 - Processing Behaviour" August 2012

Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly

“Effects of Fe and Ni Additions on an Emerging Al-4.4Cu-1.5Mg Powder Metallurgy Alloy: Part 2 – Influence of Elevated Temperature Exposure" October 2012 Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly

LANGUAGES

English - Native Language

French - Speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency.

SKILLS AND SPECIALTIES

Extensive experience in powder metallurgy processing as well as a thorough understanding of both pyro and hydro metallurgical extractive processes, grinding, concentration, metallographic sample preparation, mechanical testing, and the operation and maintenance of electrochemical technology such as fuel cells and molten salts methods. Proven ability to design, coordinate and implement large scale innovative projects in conjunction with industry and academia. Also responsible for overseeing the creation and instruction of 3 technical materials science-based undergraduate courses for over 6 years.

Experimental Techniques

Highly adept in high-temperature metallurgical processing, including; casting, sintering, melting, metalothermic reduction, high-temperature brazing, etc. in addition to electrochemical methods pertaining to both fuel cells and materials extraction; electrolysis, acid digestion, cyclic voltammetry, filtration, reduction, molten salt processing etc.

Materials Characterization

Experience with scanning electron miscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), profilometry, optical microscopy, laser particle size analysis, laser flash analysis (LFA), electrochemical and electroanalytical methods, etc.

MEMBERSHIPS

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum



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