Research and Consultation in the Physical Sciences

Steve Smith is an expert in taking apart problems and uncovering False Data.

He has broad capabilities in physics, chemistry and electronics.

Steve Smith is a Consulting Scientist.

Science is reproducible, independently verifiable knowledge. Anyone can look at a “Scientific Fact” and will observe the same thing. “Scientific Facts” are also called Knowledge, or Data. One fact, a bit of information, is called a Datum. The plural is Data.

A Scientist is one who uncovers new Scientific facts, organizes existing knowledge, and can apply it to create Technology. Technology is the application of science to achieve some goal or solve some problem.

A Consultant is an expert in solving problems. This is a specialized skill itself, and involves the bringing-together of different fields of knowledge. It usually involves inventing one or more new things or ideas. Any patent rights to such inventions normally become the property of the client who hired the consultant.

A consultant is an independent Specialist. A consultant may have one or many specialties, or particular areas of knowledge and experience. You may hire a consultant when you discover a problem outside of your own area of expertise, and you urgently need it solved, or when you need something invented.

Steve Smith graduated college with a Master’s degree in Physics and comparable experience in chemistry. He has 20 years experience in the Aerospace electronics industry, in the design of radar transmitters and their magnetic components [transformers, inductors, saturable reactors]. He holds eleven patents mostly in the field of electronics. Several, for example, deal with isolating harmonic currents from a power distribution system. He authored a book on transformer design.

He established a manufacturing business and formulated a unique product line of adhesives, primers, impregnating sealants and coatings. His products cure paint failure. He invented The Modern Technology that Restores Deteriorated Wood. He is a co-inventor of a nicotine-delivery element called the Satisfactor, which delivers [to one accustomed to smoking cigarettes] the sensation of satisfaction, without any first-hand smoke, second-hand smoke, or burning tobacco at all.

He is a member of the CALCE Tin Whisker Group, one of a government-industry team dedicated to developing technology to mitigate and ultimately eliminate the damaging effects of these microscopic metal-crystal growths, which have cost us a billion dollars worth of satellites and ground-based electronic systems in the last ten years. Learn more at the Tin Whisker web site and the NASA web site.

One particularly interesting research program involved developing more stable emulsions. There are many uses of emulsions in our society, ranging from cleaners to water-borne versions of older solvent-borne products such as commercial wood preservatives, to latex paint and beyond. Emulsions have many different failure mechanisms. These are known as coalescence, flocculation, creaming and Ostwald ripening. Definitions of those terms may be found at many websites, one of which is here, but you may not want to read past the first five pages as it gets rather technical. Understanding emulsion failure mechanisms is the basis of developing more stable emulsions.

Steve Smith has an active personal research and development program. His own discoveries and inventions may be offered for licensing and development by others. These are usually announced by Press Releases.

Research and development capabilities extend far beyond these few areas, and include the area of Problems. Many problems persist because they contain False Data. By virtue of his training and experience, Steve Smith is skilled at taking apart problems and discovering False Data.

Having the capacity to learn what may not be presently known, or to find and coordinate specialists that have specific complimentary knowledge for a particular project, means Steve Smith’s capabilities are essentially unlimited.

Steve Smith is a genius.


To find out whether your project falls within his area of expertise, or to just open a conversation, please inquire.

To have a confidential discussion about anything, download the Non-Disclosure Agreement which Steve has already signed, and send it to him.

Download a copy of Steve Smith's resume in PDF format, or a Letter of Recommendation.


PRESS RELEASES

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  American Heritage Dictionary
in•gen•ious ADJECTIVE:
Marked by inventive skill and imagination. Having or arising from an
inventive or cunning mind; clever: an ingenious scheme. See Synonyms
at clever. Obsolete Having genius; brilliant. Derivation: Middle English, from Old French ingenios, from Latin ingenisus, from ingenium, inborn talent.
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  Oxford English Dictionary
ingenious • adjective clever, original, and inventive.
— DERIVATIVES ingeniously adverb ingeniousness noun.
— ORIGIN Latin ingeniosus, from ingenium ‘mind, intellect’; related to ENGINE.
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in•ge•nu•i•ty NOUN:
Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness. Imaginative and clever
design or construction: a narrative plot of great ingenuity. An
ingenious or imaginative contrivance. Obsolete Ingenuousness. Derivation:
Latin ingenuits, frankness (influenced by ingenious ), from ingenuus, Ingenuous.

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  Oxford English Dictionary

ingenuity • noun the quality of being ingenious.
— ORIGIN Latin ingenuitas ‘ingenuousness’, from ingenuus ‘inborn’;
the current meaning arose by confusion of ingenuous with ingenious.

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  American Heritage Dictionary

gen•ius NOUN: pl. gen•ius•es
Extraordinary intellectual and creative power. A person of extraordinary intellect and talent: "One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius" (Simone de Beauvoir). A person who has an exceptionally high intelligence quotient, typically above 140. A strong natural talent, aptitude, or inclination: has a genius for choosing the right words. One who has such a talent or inclination: a genius at diplomacy. The prevailing spirit or distinctive character, as of a place, a person, or an era: the genius of Elizabethan England.
pl. ge•ni•i (jn-) KEY Roman Mythology A tutelary deity or guardian spirit of a person or place. A person who has great influence over another. A jinni in Muslim mythology.
Derivation: Middle English, guardian spirit, from Latin; see gen- in Indo-European roots

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  Oxford English Dictionary

genius • noun (pl. geniuses)
1 exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.
2 an exceptionally intelligent or able person.
3 (pl. genii /jeeni-i/) (in some mythologies) a spirit associated with a person, place, or institution.
4 the prevalent character or spirit of a nation, period, etc.
— ORIGIN Latin, also in the sense ‘spirit present at one’s birth’, from gignere ‘beget’.

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