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Kyle Hamar[edit]


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

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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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  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.