Our mission at MSRCE is to find the optimum solution, using scientific principles, to meet your needs in the areas of corrosion problems, materials science, metallurgical, electronic and mechanical systems, while adding value at competitive pricing.
Why Should You Hire Us?
James H. Howard, Ph.D.
Experience, Education, Problem Solving Abilities, and Integrity are the top reasons why our clients hire us. Experience James Howard is a gifted engineer professional with over 24-years in materials engineering, materials science and mechanical engineering. Highly adept at applying technical applications and milestones in the mechanical, structural, chemical, thermal, electrical, photonic-optical and magnetic behavior and development of metals, composites, polymer-plastic, semi-conductors and ceramic engineering materials properties. Have extensive experience in government and military contracting, equipment management, process design and automation, and cost analysis with Six Sigma/TQM. Education Post Doctorate Fellow Ph.D. GPA 3.8/4.0 holding a Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering, and a double Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Master Science of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering, at University of Texas and Bachelor Science in Physical Sciences and Engineering at United States Naval Academy. Received over 700-hours of training in Supply Chain Management Logistics Engineering for corporate executives as 60 hours in Professional Engineering Ethics. Problem Solving Abilities Through root cause, failure, round-robin analysis, engineering management, solved problems in applied research, design, manufacturing, testing and litigation was able to solve problems for Spacecraft and Space Structures, Electronics (Micro and Nano) Devices, Aviation-Aircraft, Ocean-Marine, Nuclear, Petrochemical, Bio-medical, and Civil Engineering applications. Proven record of accomplishment in program and project management, product engineering, product testing, quality control development, computer aided production, and research. Also, called upon to upgrade designs, processes, products and services for quality competitiveness, new market development. Integrity Secret Security Clearances, Military Service, NASA Projects, and many other factors will give you peace of mind that your information will remain secure and your project will not be compromised by our involvement.
Table of Contents1.0 Executive Summary 1.1 Mission Statement 2.0 Company Summary 2.1 Company Ownership 2.2 Company Location 2.3 Accounting Records 3.0 Services 3.1 Areas of Strength 3.2 Services Offered 3.3 Modus Operandi 4.0 Market Experience 4.1 Aerospace 4.2 Electronics 4.3 Government 4.4 Mechanical 4.5 Offshore/Ocean/Marine 4.6 Petrochemical 5.0 Research / Consultative Activities 6.0 Prior Clients and Employers 1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARYJames H. Howard, Ph.D., Sole Proprietor of Materials Science Research Consulting Engineers,LLC (MSRCE), has over 22 years of combined experience in research and consulting services for the United States military, federal contractors, universities, and many private sector companies. As employee and independent contractor/consultant, he has overseen and performed materials research, materials certifications, forensic engineering, quality analyses, laboratory operations, etc., for myriad industries (e.g., aerospace, civil construction, semiconductor/electronics, manufacturing, among others). MSRCE offers quality, extensive reliability and quality control practices, and a scientifically rigorous approach that is focused on getting the job done right. 1.1 Mission Statement Add customer value at competitive price through application of scientific principles in findingp optimum solution to corrosion problems, materials science, metallurgical, electronic and mechanical systems.2.0 COMPANY SUMMARY2.1 Company Ownership Materials Science Research Consulting Engineers, LLC (MSRCE) is an independently owned business, established in 1990 by a Ph.D. with more than 22 years in consultative materials research, quality controls, root cause analysis and engineering. 2.1 Company Location The company is located at 5420 Confetti Drive Suite C, El Paso, TX 79912. 2.2 Accounting Records James H. Howard, Ph.D. (sole proprietor) maintains all accounting records.3.0 SERVICES3.1 Areas of Strength A. Knowledge:
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso
Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor’s in Physical Sciences and Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy
Materials engineering of plastics, ceramics, adhesives, composites, semiconductors, superalloys and metals
Root cause analysis of failure mode in: microelectronic devices, gas turbines, downhole equipment, marine structures, pressure vessels, printed circuit boards
Forensics engineering support services
Materials quality compliance
Research, application and test of chemical/mechanical/electronic properties of materials
Computer simulation mathematical modeling
Large systems optimization
Surface ships, submarines and submersible operations and technology
Aviation operations and technology
Research & Development
3.2 Services Offered
Root cause analysis
Continuous process improvement
Process and hardware innovation
Materials Engineering Design
3.3 Modus Operandi
Provide quality service on time, within specifications and budget
United Technologies/Pratt & Whitney Engines, East Hartford, CT.
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX.
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.
LICENSURE Professional Engineer (PE) licensure in progress. Exam scheduled for 10/2015. PROFILEJames H Howard, founder of MSRCE, has over 22-years in Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Spacecraft and Space Structures, Electronics/Microelectronic Devices, Aerospace, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Management. He has a proven record of accomplishment in program and project management, product engineering, product testing, Quality Control development, Materiel, Logistics and Contracting Management, computer aided production, and research, with extensive experience in government and military contracting, equipment management, process design and automation, and cost analysis with Six Sigma/TQM certifications. Mr Howard has provided over 700-hours of training for corporate executives.
Private sector management positions include: Director of petrochemical corrosion laboratory; Manager of metallurgical laboratory; Technical Superintendent of 10 polymer line condition manufacturing technicians and laboratory technicians; and Senior Engineer of engineering refurbishment and development teams. U.S. Naval Academy graduate. Commissioned Officer (Lieutenant) that directed and mentored civil service engineers, technicians, active duty, government contractors and support staff. EDUCATIONPh.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso (2012) Dissertation Title: A Study of WO3 and W0.95 Ti0.05 O3 Thin Films Using a Comparative Spectroscopy. Concentrations: Solid state semiconductor sensor applications to aviation an aerospace. Nanotechnology materials research for micro-electro-mechanicalsystems (MEMS) development. Gas turbine engine materials development. M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2008) Thesis Title: Composite Materials Engineering: State of the Art Engineering Materials Challenges to the Extended Limits of Superalloys In Aerospace for Aircraft Engine Gas Turbine Components. M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (1991) Thesis Title: A Comparative Study: Tensile and Stress Rupture Behavior of IN718 and Ticolloy Nickel-Iron-Base Superalloys. B.S., Physical Sciences and Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy (1984) Regents Diploma, Aviation Career & Technical Education High School (1979) TECHNICAL SKILL SET / EXPERTISE Materials Systems Spectroscopy: 1. Diffraction/Photoelectron/Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRD/XPS/XRF) 2. Transmission/Scanning Electron Microscopy (TEM/SEM) 3. Auger Spectroscopy 4. Secondary In Mass Spectrometry 5. Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) 6. Absorption Rotational Spectroscopy (MW) 7. Vibrational Spectroscopy (IR) 8. Resonance Nuclear Magnetic (NMR) 9. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) 10. Mossbauer Spectroscopy 11. Bulk Magnetism Materials Science and Systems Engineering: 1. Semiconductor Electronics 2. Petrochemical 3. Aerospace 4. Printed Circuit Modules 5. Clean Room 6. Coatings 7. Solid State Electronic Devices 8. Biomedical 9. Integrated Circuits 10. Instrumentation 11. Joining 12. Corrosion 13. Superalloys Computer Systems, Languages, Software & Applications: 1. Systems : MOSIS, UNIX, OS/2, LAN/WAN, Appolo, Mac II, SUN, Motorola, Athena, Ada, DEC 5 & 3100, Harris, DOS, Cray, DSP TMS, Deltex, PerkinElmer, ConvTech CG1000, Intel 370, IBM, CAD-CAE/CAM SUPREM, Trapix, HP. 2. Programming Languages: Assembly, C++, Basic, Fort/Nast/Protran/ProE, ProLog, LISP, Pascal, IBM, Motorola, VAX, FORTRAN. 3. Software: LabView, LabBridge, LabWindows/CVI, MatLab, Measure, HiQ, DAQ, Lookout, HMI/SCADA, Touchtown, SPICE, ComponentsWork, GPIX, VXIbus, DSP, SPS, Math/Symbol, Cadence OPUS, Windows NT/95/Vista/7, FileMaker Pro. 4. Applications: Electronic Devices, Circuits-Signal-Process Flight Simulators, Tactical Weapons, Gas-Turbine Engines, Hydrostatics, Image/Statistics Recognition, Electrical/Mechanical Equipment Testing, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Tooling, Aerodynamics, Flight Controls, Intelligence, Graphics, Spreadsheets, Finite Element, Microanalysis and Hydrocodes. Military Technologies and Systems: 1. Radar and Sonars : Mine detection, under-ice, wide aperture, surface ship, aircraft, submarine search, tracking, 3D, guidance, range/bearing, control. 2. Missiles/Torpedo: Surface, aircraft, submarine, submarine launcher, antitank. 3. Controls : Fire control, missile and torpedo launchers, gun mounted turret, mine countermeasures. 4. Helicopters/Airplanes: CH46/53, SH2/3, AV-8, UH-1, F-4/14/18, A-4/6/7, S/P-3, E-2, C-9. Department of Defense Research and Development Affiliates: Sikorsky, Bell, Kaman, Northrop Grumman, McDonnell Douglas, Beechcraft, Boeing, Cessna, Raytheon, Goodyear, General Dynamics, Honeywell, RCA, Hughes, GE, IBM, Western Electric, Martin Maxson, Sperry, Cordion, Hazeltine, Sangamo, DRS, EDO, ITT.
Alpha Sigma Mu – International Professional Honor Society for Materials Science and Engineering American Counsel of Engineering Companies (ACEC) American Foundry Society (AFS) American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) American Nuclear Society (ANS) American Society for Quality (ASQ) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) American Society of Metals (ASM) American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) American Welding Society (ASW) Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Society of Logistics (SOLE) International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE) National Air and Space Society National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE) National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) National Space Society (NSS) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
MSRCE is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business