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Expert in Analytical Science: Elastomers, Plastics, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, and Transformer Oil

Expert ID: 724520 Ohio, USA

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Expert has worked the field of analytical chemistry for over 30 years. His PhD thesis was on phosphorus NMR as a trace analytical tool. He joined Goodyear and both developed analytical methods mainly using HPLC and GC and after 6 years he managed the methods development, spectroscopy (IR, GC-MS, NMR, XRD), and chromatographic analyses. These techniques were applied to elastomeric polymers and compound ingredients, i.e. curatives, accelerators, AOs, and process aids. He joined Abbott Labs where he worked on plant troubleshooting with analytical chemistry and became the Technical Director where he directed the development of elastomeric and thermoplastic components - chemistry, curing, prototyping, and transfer to manufacturing. Applications included drug interactions, extractables, generic drugs, biocompatibility, and USP testing. He also taught a course on Pharmaceutical Rubber Chemistry for pharmacists and analytical chemistry at R&D, Regulatory Affairs, and several of the drug manufacturing plants.

Expert has been developing analytical test methods for over 30 years. Beginning with his PhD thesis on using phosphorus NMR as a trace analysis tool. Then joined Goodyear and developed over 30 HPLC methods supporting research and commercial programs. He then managed the methods development group which during the following 9 years involved managing the development of an additional analytical methods for IR, NMR, XRD, chromatography, and wet chemistry. Expert then went to Abbott Labs where he developed a custom spectrometer for use as a QC tool for insuring that a plastic cuvette used in a diagnostic medical test met a clarity release test. He also conducted several tests on elastomeric closures (USP 381) and extractable studies on drug packages. His forte is analytical test method development based on chromatograph, spectroscopy, or other techniques. He published an HPLC method on terephthalic aicd with a detection limit of 25ppb in 1980 and a method for nitrosamines in baby bottle nipples in 1998.

Expert has worked with polymers for almost 30 years. He started with elastomers at Goodyear. He has finished several of Goodyear polymer plants to assist in troubleshooting process problems. He also represented Goodyear at the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry at the University of Washington where he monitored several research programs focused on developing process analytical chemistry devices with the intent of reducing costs and improving product quality. At Abbott, Expert has done consulting on polymers used in drug packages and medical devices. He also taught a seminar on Pharmaceutical Rubber Chemistry which included a section of rubber chemistry and pharmaceutical compound development.

Expert has been a Fulbright Scholar doing research on small organic molecules at the Institute for Single Crystals in Kharkov, Ukraine. He currently is a Fulbright Specialist teaching chemistry at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda. He owns his own technical consulting company, Manning Expert LLC, for the past 10 years. He does consulting in the elastomer/pharma interface including elastomeric formulations, extractables/leachables, manufacturing processes, and related analytical chemistry problem solving. He is an adjunct professor of chemistry at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

Expert consulted with a contract analytical lab to establish a FDA approved testing facility. Expert consulted with a contract analytical lab and wrote a SBIR grant that was funded to develop a test for malaria in blood.He consulted with an environmental lab to help develop HPLC methods . Expert consulted with a transformer maintenance company to launch an innovation center to conduct R&D.He consulted with a pharma company to develop a method to determine chlorine on the surface of rubber medical parts.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbia, South Carolina - Charleston, South Carolina - North Charleston, South Carolina

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Year: 1968 Degree: BA Subject: Chemistry Institution: Houghton College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Fulbright Scholar Department: Fulbright Program Responsibilities: Expert set up a chemistry lab at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda. He taught lab courses to agricultural students in both biochemistry and food chemistry. He also launched a start-up company for the purpose of analyzing soil and provided interpretation to the farmers.
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert conducted consulting for analytical labs and pharma projects. He taught chemistry at 3 universities: Akron, Kent State, and Malone.
Years: 2013 to 2015 Employer: Smithers Rapra Inc Title: Analytical Chemist Department: Chemistry Laboratory Responsibilities: He developed quotes for prospect clients, oversaw the chemical analysis conducted for clients, and wrote final client technical reports.
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: SD Myers Inc Title: Director of Diagnostic Services & Innovation Department: Chem Lab Responsibilities: Expert managed a 40-technician lab, including 2 shifts 5 days/week analyzing transformer oil for diagnostic purposes. He was promoted to the Director of the Innovation Center to conduct applied research.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Hospira Inc. Title: Technical Director Department: R&D Responsibilities: He managed an R&D group of chemists, engineers, and technicians involved in formulating elastomeric compounds for drug packages, i.e., vials and IV bags.
Years: 1991 to 2004 Employer: Abbott Laboratories Title: Technical Director Department: Hospital Products Responsibilities: He managed an R&D group of chemists, engineers, and technicians involved in formulating elastomeric compounds for drug packages, i.e., vials and IV bags
Years: 1991 to 1992 Employer: ICI Americas Title: Group Leader Separation Science Department: Specialty Chemicals Responsibilities: He managed a separation science group consisting of 9 chemists and technicians involved with analytical method development and routine chemical analyses.
Years: 1976 to 1991 Employer: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co Title: Section Head Analytical Methods Development Department: Research Responsibilities: He managed a methods development -- chromatography and spectroscopy.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2007 to 2007 Agency: U.S. State Department Role: Fulbright Scholar Description: He conducted research in Ukraine.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Agency: U.S. State Department Role: Fulbright Schoar Description: He taught chemistry in Uganda.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1970 to 1972 Country / Region: Germany Summary: He was trained as a German linguist and lived in Berlin and worked for a security service that collected intelligence
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Ukraine Summary: He conducted research at the Institute of Single Crystals in Kharkiv, Ukraine as a Fulbright Research Scholar.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Country / Region: Uganda Summary: He taught chemistry at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Ukraine as a Fulbright Teaching Scholar.
Years: 1915 to 1915 Country / Region: Uganda Summary: Wrote a chemistry primer for Uganda Christian University as a Fulbright Specialist.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Appointments
Fulbright Scholar
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 6 publications and coauthored a book on azaheterocycle chemistry.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Pharmaceutical Rubber Chemistry
Marketing Experience
Expert is knowledgeable in the drug industry related to drug packaging.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German He can understand and speak German with fair proficiency and can read with good understanding.

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