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2007                     Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Fellowship, Visiting                                         Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials,                                  Tohoku University, 1,1 Katahira, 2-Chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577,                                      Japan;

                             Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan;

                             Space Energy and Resources, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

 

2006-present         Foreign Cooperative Researcher, International Research Center for                                       Sustainable Materials, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo,                             Tokyo, Japan.

 

2002-2003             Visiting Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced                                      Materials, Tohoku University, 1,1 Katahira, 2-Chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-                                8577, Japan.

2001-2005           Technical Advisor, Canadian International Development Agency                                                 (CIDA), “Boiler  Emission Upgrade Project”, partnership between a consortium                               of Dalhousie University/GRI Research and CIDA to improve the efficiency and                                 environmental performance of existing boilers in India. Budget of $2,500,000.

 1998-2004              Advisor, NATO Science for Peace Program, 971858, “Improvement                                              of the Technological Parameters in the Electrochemical Production of Mg-                                        Nd Alloys from oxyfluoride media (Hitech Alloys”, a partnership                                                      involving, FORTH (Greece), IMNR (Romania), NEFERAL (End-User                                                  Romania), GIREDMET (Russia). A project budgeted for $2,500,000.

 1998-2005              Faculty Consultant, Mehran University of Engineering and                                                          Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. At the invitation of Vice-                                        Chancellor, Dr. Memon, I visited MUET and helped solidify the scientific                                          collaboration of two institutions, namely MUET and Pakistan Steel, and I                                        initiated graduate students exchange between MUET and DalTech. I remain a                                faculty consultant for MUET and we now plan to expand the collaboration in                                    other than metallurgical areas of research.

 1995-1996               Faculty Consultant, Corporate Magnesium Center, General Motors                                               Research and Development Center, Warren, MI 48090, USA

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