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Dr Robert Kraus
Expertise in: Mechanical test project leadership. Materials characterization & the determination of the conformance of measured values to industry standards
Technical Leader - Mechanical Testing
Bob has over 15 years of experience leading productive materials testing teams. He is currently pursuing his second engagement with Lucideon. Bob formerly worked at Lucideon from 1988 to 2005, in a similar role, providing technical direction within the mechanical testing group.
He directs physical tests on a variety of engineered plastics, metals and ceramics. These materials are used in diverse industries such as power generation, bio-technology, medical, automotive & aerospace. During his years away from Lucideon, Bob worked as a design engineer of rotating equipment in the power generation industry. There he applied the six-sigma method to generator sub-assembly shop processes, authored design practices, formulated process specifications and provided solutions for rotating equipment suffering from site-related vibration problems.
Bob holds a PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and he is also a member of ASME.