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chemical engineer

Roberto William Vidal, American chemical engineer. Achievements include research on used ehd impedance to characterize role of convective mass transfer in high-rate dissolution of metals; development of an alternating-voltage treatment to be used in the production of organic photoreceptors; 2 patents in field, 13 invention proposals. Recipient Six Sigma black belt; William Campbell fellow Columbia University, New York City, 1991-1992.

Background

Vidal, Roberto William was born on November 28, 1968 in Lima, Peru. Came to the United States, 1986. Son of Roger W. and Olga H. (Seminario) Vidal.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, Columbia University, 1990. Master of Science in Mineral Engineering, Columbia University, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, 1995.

Career

Research assistant, International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1990-1992; construction engineering, Agmet Metals, Oakwood Village, Ohio., 1992;research assistant, Columbia University, New York City, 1991-1995;technical specialist, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York, 1995;technical specialist, project manager, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York, since 1996;recruiter, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York, 1996-1997;senior electroforming engineer, Xerox Corporation, Canandaigua, New York, since 1997. Instructor chemistry Higher Education Opportunity Program/Columbia University, New York City,1995. Tutor Columbia University, New York City, 1992-1995.

Consultant Xerox Science Cons. Program, Webster, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on used ehd impedance to characterize role of convective mass transfer in high-rate dissolution of metals. Development of an alternating-voltage treatment to be used in the production of organic photoreceptors. 2 patents in field, 13 invention proposals.

    Avocations: community service, continuing education, racquetball, soccer, jigsaw puzzles.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Recruiter alumni relations committee Columbia University, Rochester, New York, since 1995. Big brother community impact Columbia University, New York City, 1991-1995. Member Hispanic Association Professional Advancement/Xerox (communications liaison since 1995), American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers (reviewer, society scholarship 1994), Society Hispanic Professional Engineers (outstanding performance award 1995), Electrochemical Society (reviewer, Young Author award 1995).

Connections

Married Alexandra I. Marcu, August 19, 1995. 1 child, Anisia.

father:
Roger W. Vidal

mother:
Olga H. (Seminario) Vidal

spouse:
Alexandra I. Marcu

child:
Anisia Vidal