Dr. Leon Burgess-Dean is the creator of CalAlSil™. A management professional, innovator, chemist and materials engineer, Leon has over 20 years of experience in procurement management, technical, research and laboratory management of building products and constructionmaterials facilities. In addition, Leon has specialist and extensive experience in developing solutions to difficult problems in construction, manufacturing and capital projects. Leon has a Bachelor of Applied Chemistry with honor which was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration completed in 2005. Leon’s expertise is in the complex chemical and material interactions between multi-component aqueous environments and heterogeneous brittle materials.