During his career, Dr. Haines has worked in the areas of ceramics, fiber optics, rare-earth doped optical materials, nanopowder synthesis and processing, powder metallurgy, and failure analysis. Dr. Haines has over 20 peer-reviewed publications, over 60 conference presentations (20 invited, 16 International), and 4 U.S. Patents (1 awarded, 3 pending) in areas such as.
Dr. Haines holds a BS & MS degree in Ceramic Engineering and a PhD in Ceramic & Material Science Engineering, all from Rutgers University. He currently serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering department at Rutgers University and was President of the Ceramic Association of New Jersey (CANJ) for 2013. Dr. Haines has also been named the Lead for the Ceramic Subgroup of a Lightweighting Study for the Defense Production Act Committee (DPAC).