User:Khamar

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Kyle Hamar[edit]

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Plant Manager[1], Chemist[2], Materials Scientist, Skeptic.

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I proudly support the work of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia, where all edits are open and transparent and secondary references are more important than your belief system on any one subject. Editors with similar interest should work together on articles. I firmly support the intent of Wikipedia to bring people together on topics and work toward common goals in an open and transparent manner. I will continue to help in this regard.

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I do not edit controversial pages. Although I will be happy to help you with any article in my core subject areas - I am unlikely to join in "your cause" on a given controversy. In my opinion this is not the role of a good editor nor the purpose behind Wikipedia. Collaboration on subjects of interest for the improvement of those articles is my choice instead.

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Early work[edit]

Graduate research at Tulane University included laser photo-kinetics of group I elements[3] and semiconductor precursor materials.[4][5][6]

Early career[edit]

  • Supervisor, Texas Instruments Silicon Engineering Technology Center.
  • Supervisor and Manager at Ashland Specialty Chemical.
  • Site Manager for Houghton Fluidcare

Current[edit]

Plant Manager, Kanto Corporation.

Recent professional focus has involved process safety and associated regulations.

29 CFR Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration
40 CFR Environmental Protection Agency
49 CFR Department of Transportation/National Transportation Safety Board
State and Local Codes (varies)
National Standards
API American Petroleum Institute
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (REGAGEP)
This may include other code requirements and or good Engineering (best practices) considerations not mentioned above.
All manufacturers’ written instructions, requirements, and recommendations.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kanto Corporation". http://www.kantocorp.com/. Kanto Corporation. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "MS Degrees Awarded". http://tulane.edu. Tulane University. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Panayotov, Valentin; Kyle Hamar, Clarence Red, Teresa L T Birdwhistell, Brent Koplitz (1998-05). "Selective ionization of group I elements from laser ablated plumes of Rb #x2219;Ga #x2219;Sb, K3Ga3As4, and K4In4As6". Journal of Applied Physics 83 (9): 4974–4979. doi:10.1063/1.367300. ISSN 0021-8979.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Panayotov, Valentin G.; Kyle Hamar, Teresa L. T. Birdwhistell, Brent D. Koplitz (1995-09-25). Janice M. Hicks, Wilson Ho, Hai-Lung Dai (eds.), ed. "III-V semiconductor thin films via laser ablation/ionization of I-III-V Zintl-phase materials". pp. 328–341. doi:10.1117/12.221486. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  5. ^ Koplitz, Brent D.; Valentin G. Panayotov, Kyle Hamar, Kurt Birdwhistell, Lynn V. Koplitz, Teresa L. T. Birdwhistell, Xiaodong Xu, Subhash Deshmukh, Jeffrey L. Brum, James Lee (1993-03-16). Dim-Lee Kwong, Heinrich G. Mueller (eds.), ed. "<title>Using lasers to understand and control the chemistry of semiconductor-related precursors</title>". pp. 79–86. doi:10.1117/12.142079. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  6. ^ Panayotov, Valentin; Kyle Hamar, Teresa L T Birdwhistell, Clarence Red, Jennifer Dillon, David Dennison, Anthony P. Barnes, Brent Koplitz (1995-04). "Selective removal of potassium from K4In4Sb6 via laser ablation/ionization". Applied Physics Letters 66 (17): 2241–2243. doi:10.1063/1.113179. ISSN 0003-6951.  Check date values in: |date= (help)