Dr. Paul D. Hambourger
Technical/Scientific Consultant
PDH Applied Physics, LLC
NAICS Codes:  541690, 541715
Contact us
(216) 932-9152
(216) 645-2371
3789 Colony Road
Cleveland, OH 44118-2301

About Dr. Hambourger:
Brief Bio
Some Recent Projects
Detailed Bio
Grants and Proposal Writing
List of Selected Research Papers
Reprint:Weakly-conducting Transparent Coating Deposition
Reprint: Hard, Weakly-conducting Transparent Coating

Academic Faculty
Small Business

Sample Designs and Calculations:

Durable Antireflection (AR) Coating
Wide-Angle AR Coating
Radiation Damage and Shielding

Technical Writing:
Student Lab Instructions

Some Recent Projects   

  • Grant proposal writing/editing:  Nine SBIR, STTR and university research proposals.
  • Consulted for a small materials R&D company looking for a space-radiation-resistant, ultraviolet-transmitting thin film.  Reviewed published radiation-exposure data on candidate materials.  Most tests were on thick samples for windows and lenses.  Using appropriate calculation methods, I predicted the degree of darkening of thin coatings during their service life in space.
  • R&D on ultra-hard transparent conducting films for lunar/Martian exploration.  Deposited films, measured electrical and optical properties at Cleveland State University, sent samples to NASA for abrasion testing.  (Funded in part by NASA).
  • Participated in project to estimate astronauts' cancer risk from space radiation (lead institution - University Hospitals of Cleveland).  Reviewed published papers on tissue response to laboratory radiation, combined the results, presented and interpreted them for the project members.