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Expert in Analytical Chemistry, Precious Metals Analysis and Refining

Expert ID: 732508 Maryland, USA

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Expert has over 30 years experience in the field of analytical chemistry, especially in the field of electrochemistry with platinum group metals, including product development, customer service and analytical methods development. He has special skill in training and mentorship of laboratory personnel, laboratory design and construction, environmental compliance and manufacturing technology implementation. He has managed multiple regional laboratories and instituted numerous quality programs in the laboratory and production environments and is a certified ISO auditor. His has strong world-class expertise in the analysis and characterization of the platinum group metals and organometallic compounds. He possesses deep knowledge of the following analytical techniques, ICP and liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy, ion chromatography, and elemental analysis. He is also well versed in ion chromatography and general organic chemical analytical techniques, such as gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, infrared spectroscopy and UV/Visible and NMR to a lesser extent.

Laboratory Information Management, Laboratory Design, Laboratory Automation, Statistical Process Control
He has successfully implemented laboratory information management systems in multiple laboratories, and has acted as the subject matter expert on several occasions while directing all phases of LIMS implementation. He understands the multi-faceted nature of these projects that must draw information from disparate sources and deliver coherent meaningful reports to a diverse group of users. Delivering a LIMS system on budget is also one of his strengths and he uses Microsoft project and other such tools to control cost and inform management every step of the way. Laboratory automation of high throughput titration equipment and inductively coupled plasma spectrometers and integration of these instruments into a LIMS system was a special challenge he has mastered.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Trenton, New Jersey - Camden, New Jersey - Wilmington, Delaware - Baltimore, Maryland - Alexandria, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Chemistry Institution: Rutgers University
Year: 1975 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Biology Institution: University of Connecticut

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to 2015 Employer: Titan International Title: Director, Chemist and Manager Department: Research Responsibilities: His responsibilities include process development and project management.

• Develop and manage precious metal and other high value materials recovery from end of life aerospace materials
• Manage activities of production and laboratory staff
• Develop novel schemes for the recovery of precious metals
• Maintain quality system and MSDS database
• Provide chief technical support to ongoing powder metals manufacturing
Years: 2006 to 2013 Employer: Colonial Metals, Inc Title: Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert performed analysis, manages lab personnel and handles electrolytic process development.

• Manage daily activities of laboratory staff.
• Perform instrumental lab work on precious metals products.
• Provide analytical support for R&D and process control projects.
• Develop and implement novel electro-dissolution processes for purification of platinum group metals and rhenium-containing alloys.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: Technic Incorporated Title: Chemist Department: R&D Responsibilities: Short-term research projects:
• Inorganic antioxidants for tin electroplating.
• Organic additives for electronic copper applications.

Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: Cookson Electronics Title: Manager Department: QC laboratory Responsibilities: Analytical R&D, product development and quality control functions including:
• Design, develop and implement a customized laboratory information
• Management system (LIMS) deployed in five regional laboratories.
• Provided technical support for LIMS deployment globally.
• Developed proprietary electroplating products.
• Managed daily activities of approximately thirty analytical staff.
• Managed four laboratories within North America.
• Provided customer support to the metal finishing industry.
• Analytical methods development for proprietary chemicals.
Years: 1987 to 2002 Employer: Lucent Technologies Title: Manager Department: Research Responsibilities: Expert managed a small lab and installed electroplating processes in many large companies. He was awarded many patents during this time.

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