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Expert in AgroFormula Consultant/ Expert Witness on agrichemical and biopesticide formulation research and development from bench to production.

Expert ID: 735571 North Carolina, USA

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Professional Achievements:

Project Management
• Organized, trained, and led a formulation team in areas of new formulation development, commercial product problem solving, and agrochemical, and biopesticides formulation concept research (2015-2019)
• Served as legal Expert Witness on a patent infringement case in UK, resulted final settlement (2018-2019)
• Served as a lecturer on agrochemical and biopesticides training courses for international Informa/ATI London. (2014-2016)
• Participated business asset teams, served as a technical resource on formulation manufacture cost, issues, and registrations (1994-2019).
• Served as a global liaison of ag. formulation inerts for company colleagues worldwide (1999-2009).
• Served as formulation development team lead, managed team budget, projects, and reported to business customers (1998 –2019).
• Interfaced with and aided inert ingredient suppliers for formulation development (1982-2019).

Formulation Technical & Business Support
• Studied and advised on Acadia Bio FS (Biostimulant/Chemical) fungicides combo product stability issues, (2018)
• Led the development and commercialization of the Poncho Votivo FS (Chemical/Microbial) and Aeris FS (2012-2014) for corn/cotton/soy bean seed treatment, Admire Pro 4.6 F for grapes vineyard/pear tree insect sprays (2005)
• Supported and resolved production issues involving Poncho 600 FS in 2004.
• Developed the commercial herbicide formulation of Buctril 4 EC and Buctril + Atrazine suspoemulsion which has been commercialized from 1990 to 2012.
• Supported a new Pyrethroid EC commercialization, such as field test, product chemistry, and toxicology samples (2001).
• Provided formulation samples from grams to gallons in pilot scales to meet the needs in toxicology, product chemistry and field tests (1982-2019).

Formulation Technology Development
• Developed a new SC technology for Acetamiprid and Imidacloprid, which resulted in an US Patent (2004 – 2005)
• Pioneered new AI molecules formulation study of Fiprole and chloronicotinic compounds, in areas of bioefficacy, adjuvancy, and rainfastness improvement (1995 – 2000)
• Developed and co-patented EC GEL technology for high flash phenoxy and Buctril EC’s (1991–1994).
• Developed microemulsifiable concentrate formulations for IGR compounds to improve efficacy. Received company award (1985)
• Developed in-house microencapsulation technology for making phosphate capsule flowables which demonstrate efficacies in slow release mode (1983).
• Applied surfactant HLB concept successfully in developing cost-effective vinyl acrylic latex emulsion (1980).
• Well versed in the EC, WP, SE, SC, FS, GR, GL, and microbial formulation science and technologies.

Basic Scientific/Technological Achievements
• Received patents in the agrochemical and biopesticides area, see below.
• Successfully synthesized and characterized several positive-working electron beam polymer resist materials (1977-1978). Co-authored 8 publications on the subject of e-beam lithography (1978-1979).
• Well versed in surfactant and colloidal suspension chemistry, co-authored 6 publications (1975-1980).

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: PhD Subject: General Polymer Science & Colloidal System Institution: University of Akron, Akron Ohio
Year: 1972 Degree: MS Subject: Organic Reaction Kinetics Institution: New Mexico Highland University, Las Vegas New Mexico
Year: 1968 Degree: BS (Eng.) Subject: BS Eng. Institution: National ChengKung Univ., Tainan Taiwan

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to 2019 Employer: ADAMA US (Makhteshim Agan of North America) Title: Formulation Team Manager Department: Formulations & Mixtures Responsibilities: Have been instrumental in setting up a new formulation lab from equipment purchase and team assembling with experienced members. Led the lab to engage in many cost saving and product problem solving projects, thus lowering the production cost and recovered product values. Interacted with tollers and company production staff. Most importantly initiated new formulation research on new off-patent pesticides, Succeed in developing Metalaxyl-M FS for seed treatment. Also involved in studying fungicide and biostumulant combo formulations.

Studied and advised on Acadia Bio FS (Biostimulant/Chemical) fungicides combo product stability issues, (2018)
Years: 2002 to 2014 Employer: Bayer CropScience Title: Principal Scientist Department: R & D Responsibilities: • Served as a lecturer on agrochemical and biopesticides training courses for international Informa/ATI London. (2014)
• Participated business asset teams, served as a technical resource on formulation manufacture cost, issues, and registrations (2002-2014).
• Served as a global liaison of ag. formulation inerts for company colleagues worldwide (2002-2009).
• Served as formulation development team lead, managed team budget, projects, and reported to business customers (2002 –2014).
• Interfaced with and aided inert ingredient suppliers for formulation development (2002-2014).
• Led the development and commercialization of the Poncho Votivo FS (Chemical/Microbial) and Aeris FS (2012-2014) for corn/cotton/soy bean seed treatment, Admire Pro 4.6 F for grapes vineyard/pear tree insect sprays (2005)
• Supported and resolved production issues involving Poncho 600 FS in 2010.
Years: 1987 to 2002 Employer: Rhone Poulanc & Aventis Title: Senior Scientist Department: R & D Responsibilities: • Developed and co-patented EC GEL technology for high flash phenoxy and Buctril EC’s (1991–1994).
• Developed the commercial herbicide formulation of Buctril 4 EC and Buctril + Atrazine suspoemulsion which has been commercialized from 1990 to 2002.
• Supported a new Pyrethroid EC commercialization, such as field test, product chemistry, and toxicology samples (2001).
• Provided formulation samples from grams to gallons in pilot scales to meet the needs in toxicology, product chemistry and field tests (1982-2002).
Years: 1978 to 1987 Employer: Union Carbide Ag. Division Title: Senior Chemist Department: R & D Responsibilities: • Developed microemulsifiable concentrate formulations for IGR compounds to improve efficacy. Received company award (1985)
• Conducted basic studies on TEMIK granules lumping problem and established a granular lumping model (1982-1983).
• Developed in-house microencapsulation technology for making phosphate flowables which demonstrate efficacies in slow release (1983).
• Applied surfactant HLB concept successfully in developing cost-effective vinyl acrylic latex emulsion (1980).
• Provided formulation samples from grams to gallons in pilot scales to meet the needs in toxicology, product chemistry and field tests (1978-1987).
• Well versed in the EC, WP, SC, FS, GR, GL, and microbial formulation science and technologies.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Membership
• Member of American Chemical Society
• Member of Colloid and Surface Science Division, ACS
Awards / Recognition
Received consecutive Rhone Poulenc Prix d’Excellence Orchidee Silver Awards (3 years).
Publications and Patents Summary
As either an inventor or co-inventor, received the following 10 US Patents (1992-2013) plus 2 Applications:
1. Method of producing suspended agricultural chemical composition
2. Stable aqueous spore-containing formulation
3. Fertilizer-compatible composition
4. Laminated bags for containerization of toxic or hazardous materials
5. Laminated bags for containerization of toxic or hazardous materials
6. Containerization system for agrochemicals and the like
7. Containerization system for agrochemicals and the like
8. Aqueous formulations
9. Containerization system for agrochemicals and the like
10. Laminated bags for containerization of toxic and hazardous materials
11. Water dispersible gel formulations
12. Containerization system for agrochemicals and the like

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Oct. 2018- Feb. 2019
* Served as a legal Expert Witness on a patent infringement case in UK for 4 plus months.
* Trained PG LLP lawyers on agrochemical formulations technologies while learned the UK expert witness rules & regulations, UK patent court procedures.
* Drafted an expert witness report on the case, had dialogue with the opposite expert witness on some disputed matters, and submitted a joint memo to the patent court.
* Due to my diligence, the case was settled eventually by both parties.
Vendor Selection
Agrichemical active ingredient manufacturers (US and China); co-formulants, inerts suppliers (US). Managed the screening and approval of the compounds for productions. Advised on EPA registration and exemptions.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing.
Chinese Mandarin Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing.

Fields of Expertise

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