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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
Read my web-logs and post a comment is certainly the best way to get to know me..

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mercredi 29 décembre 2010

Materials Science and Engineering Defined: Materials and Environment - New book entry and link for extensive online reviewing.

Materials Science and Engineering Defined: Materials and Environment - New book entry and link for extensive online reviewing.

jeudi 30 septembre 2010

Materials Science and Engineering Defined: Protect your laptop -

Protect your laptop -

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mercredi 5 mai 2010

Pre-publication of: Teaching- Preparing Teachers, a never ending Hot Topic: Building Evidence for Sound Policy

None can argue with the NAP descriptive that "Teachers make a difference."

This contribution concerns the US situation but all concerned with the teaching profession can certainly benefit.




The Descriptive continues:
"The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet,teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system.

Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs."

Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.

Another title of interest from Amazon is:

NEW from NAP_ Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies--Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The Future of Energy for Transportation is certainly a Millenium issue. Here is the latest contribution to the debate from USA's NAP-National Academy Press, free to read online or buy for more relaxed readng








samedi 17 avril 2010

This-Above-All: Amazon Affilate programme - Today no Foresight can do without GPS

This-Above-All: Amazon Affilate programme - Today no Foresight can do without GPS

Books, Blogger-Amazon Affiliate Programme-Tool and Amazon Product catalogue.
check my blogs and their revevance to your requirements, opinions suggestions, objections... "No-Holds-Barred" or No_Holds_Bard?

mardi 23 mars 2010

Materials Science and Engineering Defined: Materials and Environment- Mothers of Inventions

Materials Science and Engineering Defined: Materials and Environment- Mothers of Inventions

The second of my best book finds of the year. I did not hesitate to Embedded them on my pages. They are either written alone (as the present one) or co-authored by by one of the best teachers, enterprising consultant and auther; Prof M.F.Ashby, FRS famous for his work in materials selection, founder of Granta Design, Prof Emeritus Cambridge Univ, UK.

Materials Science and Engineering Defined: Nanoscale,Nanomaterials_Basics_Calculate numbers of surface to volume atoms and much more.

Materials Science and Engineering Defined: Nanoscale,Nanomaterials_Basics_Calculate numbers of surface to volume atoms and much more.:

"NB. Embedded Google book (EB) trial, read on and scroll down for relevent pages.
and first experience with Wolfram Alpha. Both postive, a pleasure."

mardi 16 mars 2010

Link: Materials Science and Engineering Defined: Nanoscale,Nanomaterials_Basics_Calculate numbers of surface to volume atoms and much more.

Materials Science and Engineering Defined: Nanoscale,Nanomaterials_Basics_Calculate numbers of surface to volume atoms and much more.

NB. Embedded Google book (EB) trial, read on and scroll down for relevent pages.
and first experience with Wolfram Alpha. Both postive, a pleasure.

Nanoscale, nanoscience, nanomaterials, nanotechnology: "Back-to-Basics" series starting. No to be missed!