ARTHUR KATZAKIAN, JR. 

Areas Of Excellence

Over forty years of experience in:
•    Business management and supervision.
•    Development of innovative and unique chemical concepts and formulizations.
•    Production and practical application of processes and process systems.

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
•    Ph. D. Physical Organic Chemistry, University of California, Davis, 1970.
•    M.S. Organic Chemistry, Univ. of the Pacific, 1960.
•    B.S. Organic Chemistry, Univ. of the Pacific, 1955.

WORK HISTORY

1987 to 2010
General Manager, Research Director ET Materials, LLC.
Consulting and Research and Development Company.

1978 to 1993
Section Manager, Aerojet Solid Propulsion.
Senior Chemistry Specialist.
Department Manager and Staff Scientist.

1977 to 1978
Senior Chemist, Hazardous Waste Management, State of California.

1960 to 1977
Chemist, Aerojet Solid Propulsion.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Polymer

.  Developed polymer systems for use in solid rocket propellants, liners, insulations and adhesives, developed catalysts for epoxy resins and thermally stable resins and developed casting resin formulations for commercial use.

  • Conceived and developed a new environmentally clean Plastisol type propellant that is extremely safe to make, use and dispose of if necessary. This propellant has the same performance capability as the solid propellant used in the Shuttle boosters. It is significantly easier to make than the shuttle booster propellant.
  • Conceived, developed and patented a clean, environmentally friendly propellant for inflating automobile air bags. The propellant produces a larger volume of gas (consisting of water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen) per unit weight than do the currently used air bag inflator propellants. It also generates no solids in the gas stream, unlike the current propellant, eliminating the need for a filter.
  • Conceived and developed an electrically controlled environmentally clean solid rocket propellant for use in small end burning steering rockets and gas generator devices. These motors can be remotely controlled electrically to repeatedly start and stop as well as vary their combustion rates and thrust.

Analytical

  • Operated IR, UV, NMR, GLC, TLC, DTA, DSC, potentiometric titrimeter, vapor phase osmometer, fluorescence spectrophotometer, and scintillation counters in support of research and analytical procedure development at Aerojet and Universities.

 Water Purification

  • Developed buffered ion exchange processes for demineralizing brackish, tertiary waste and heavy metal wastewaters for both Aerojet and ET Materials, LLC.
    •    Evaluated adsorptive resins for application to the removal of halocarbon solvents from groundwater at Aerojet.
    •    Developed and patented an eco-friendly water softening process which does not generate waste for disposal. The regenerant is recycled and the hardness is removed and collected as a granular solid, which primarily has the composition of limestone.

 Waste Disposal

  • Developed process for clarifying industrial waste streams for deep well disposal.
    •    State spokesperson for asbestos disposal with Department of Health Services, Hazardous Waste Management.

 Radiochemical

  • Studied radiochemistry at University of the Pacific, generated radioactive isotopes using neutron source, performed radiochemical separation of radioactive isotopes, measured half-lives for decay and helped map background radiation for Civil Defense while at University of the Pacific and in U. S. Army.

 MILITARY EXPERIENCE

  • Served two years in the Army Chemical Core conducting research on field x-ray units and worked to develop radiation sensitive compounds at the Army Medical Research Labs at Fort Knox, KY. Also isolated heavy metal nuclides from urine and feces collected from personnel at Alamogordo, NM.

 PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Coauthored over twenty patents in the area of propellants, epoxy catalysts, and water treatment.
    •    Authored two theses: M.S. thesis, "Improved preparations and photolysis studies of triarylmethanedye leucocyanides"; and Ph.D. thesis, "The role of nucleophilic substituents in solvolytic reactions of substituted benzyl and benzhydryl bromides".

 AWARDS

  • Received the "RB Young Technical Innovation Award" for the development of the cooled metalradome and the "Gencorp Aerojet Technical Achievement Award" for the development of the A3L Solid Solution Propellant.

 SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

  • Member of the American Chemical Society

 Of Excellence Over forty years of experience in: • Business management and supervision. • Development of innovative and unique chemical concepts and formulizations. • Production and practical application of processes and process systems.

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE • Ph. D. Physical Organic Chemistry, University of California, Davis, 1970. • M.S. Organic Chemistry, Univ. of the Pacific, 1960. • B.S. Organic Chemistry, Univ. of the Pacific, 1955.

                                                                                             

                                                                                   Craig Katzakian

Work History:

Lab Tech / Material Processor For ET Materials ,LLC  

.  Working with rocket fuels for electrically controlled motors,

.  Operated analytical equipment for R&D,

.  Worked with epoxy resins for the development of a repair clay,

.   Video and photo work for ET Materials, LLC for in house or field testing of rocket propellant and motors,

.   Built rocket motors for testing and conducted testing of experimental rocket motors.

 


 

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