Dr. Saveliy M. Gugel
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Physical Metallurgy and Heat Processing, Rostov Academy of Machine Building Technology, Russia, 1965; Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, St. Petersburg State Railway University, Russia, 1962.
EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Dr. Gugel is the inventor of SANOVA's treatment technologies and concepts. He is a world renowned expert in the field of materials science and engineering, with emphasis on heat and thermo-chemical processing, friction, corrosion and wear of materials and components, increasing of reliability and longevity of machines, equipment and tooling.
His extensive theoretical and experimental research and development in these fields resulted in significant innovations and were applied in such fields as atomic, boiler and diesel power stations, diesel and electrical locomotives, cars and trucks, farm equipment, metal working machines, gas turbines, diesel and carbureted engines, and many others. Since 1960, Dr. Gugel has held a variety of leadership positions in well-known research institutions of the former Soviet Union, including Head of Physical Metallurgy and Thermal Processing Laboratory of the Research Institute of Machine Building Technology, Chief Metallurgist and Head of Physical Metallurgy and Thermal Processing Division of the National Design and Engineering Institute of Atomic Machines and Boiler Manufacturing, Head of Advanced Technology Department and Scientific Leader of Special Physical Metallurgy, Thermal and Thermo-chemical Processing Research Division at the Institute for Advanced Training of Machinery Building Enterprises for Managers and Specialists.
In the USA, since 1992, he served as a Research Professor at New York Polytechnic University from 1993 till 1998. In 1996 he formed the Research and Manufacturing Center Sanova Polytech, Inc., which was integrated into SANOVA LLC in 2005. Dr. Gugel holds 16 patents and authored more than 250 books and papers in the field of materials science and engineering.