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6 September 2016

Kyle Hamar[edit]


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 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


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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A painting of SMS Körös bombarding Belgrade in 1914

SMS Körös was the first of the Körös-class river monitors built for the Austro-Hungarian Navy and completed in 1892. As part of the Danube Flotilla during World War I, the ship fought various Allied forces from Belgrade down the Danube to the Black Sea. Renamed Morava after the war, the ship was transferred to the newly created Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia), and remained in service throughout the interwar period, although not always in full commission. During the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, Morava was the flagship of the 2nd Mine Barrage Division, operating on the Tisza river. The river monitor fought off attacks by the Luftwaffe and shot down one enemy aircraft, but was forced to withdraw to Belgrade. High river levels and low bridges made navigation difficult, and the ship was scuttled by the crew on 11 April. The ship was later raised by the navy of the Axis puppet state of Croatia and continued to serve as Bosna until striking a mine and sinking in June 1944. (Full article...)


  1. ^ "Kanto Corporation". Kanto Corporation. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "MS Degrees Awarded". Tulane University. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Panayotov, Valentin; Hamar, Kyle; Red, Clarence; Birdwhistell, Teresa L. T.; Koplitz, Brent (1998-05-01). "Selective ionization of group I elements from laser ablated plumes of Rb⋅Ga⋅Sb,K3Ga3As4, and K4In4As6". Journal of Applied Physics. 83 (9): 4974–4979. doi:10.1063/1.367300. ISSN 0021-8979. 
  4. ^ Panayotov, Valentin G.; Hamar, Kyle; Birdwhistell, Teresa L. T.; Koplitz, Brent D. (1995-01-01). "III-V semiconductor thin films via laser ablation/ionization of I-III-V Zintl-phase materials". 2547: 328–341. doi:10.1117/12.221486. 
  5. ^ Koplitz, Brent D.; Panayotov, Valentin G.; Hamar, Kyle; Birdwhistell, Kurt; Koplitz, Lynn V.; Birdwhistell, Teresa L. T.; Xu, Xiaodong; Deshmukh, Subhash; Brum, Jeffrey L. (1993-01-01). "Using lasers to understand and control the chemistry of semiconductor-related precursors". 1804: 79–86. doi:10.1117/12.142079. 
  6. ^ Panayotov, Valentin; Hamar, Kyle; Birdwhistell, Teresa L. T.; Red, Clarence; Dillon, Jennifer; Dennison, David; Barnes, Anthony P.; Koplitz, Brent (1995-04-24). "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.