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Expert in Catalysis and Materials Characterization, Development of Biochemical Sensors, Electrode Surfaces

Expert ID: 724872 New Jersey, USA

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Expert has over thirty years of experience in both basic and applied research. His graduate work was concerned with the development of biochemical sensors based on chemically modified thermistors and electrodes using enthalpimetric and electroanalytical techniques. He also worked on the chemical characterization of electrode surfaces using various spectroscopic (FTIR, mass spectrometry, ESCA) and thermal analysis (TGA, DTA, DSC) procedures. Early in his industrial career, Expert was responsible for method development and problem solving using gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, and thin layer chromatography on pharmaceutical raw material and dosage forms. Later, he concentrated his research efforts in the areas of electroanalytical analysis of organic impurities, ion chromatography, microscopy (optical, SEM), and general wet chemical testing. He has developed methods for the determination of organic impurities in water-soluble polymers using square wave voltammetry, inorganic and organic acid content of polar organic solvents using ion chromatography and capillary electrophoresis, and analysis of preservatives in cosmetic formulations using liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. He has published approximately thirty-three research papers and holds ten patents. Expert has directed the research activities of a product and formulation research development department in the areas of pharmaceutical, agricultural and beverage science and is knowledgeable in emulsion, microemulsion, tabletting, and beverage treatment technologies. He also has experience in the development of formulations in support of products used in the fields of cytology, histology and hematology. Expert has been a member and former President (2004) of the governing board of the Eastern Analytical Symposium since 1994, a corporate representative to the Industrial Research Institute, and Treasurer of the International Precious Metals Institute. He also is a member of the advisory board (curriculum) of the College of Arts and Sciences of St. John’s University.

He has provided technical guidance to a precious metals secondary refiner for the reclamation of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium from jewelry scrap, resulting in significantly enhanced recovery of these metals in the refiner's process.He has provided technical information and process design to another consultant (subcontractor basis) for the use of in-line Raman spectroscopy for the determination of inorganix anions in brine streams.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Rutgers (New Brunswick)
Year: 1979 Degree: MS Subject: Chemistry Institution: St. John's University
Year: 1976 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: St. John's University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of R&D Department: Chemicals, Polymerization, and Refining Catalysis Research Responsibilities: Supervisor of 220 professionals and technicians in all corporate R&D activities at four sites. Establishes strategic direction, program identification, and project portfolio management.
Years: 1998 to 2006 Employer: Engelhard Corporation Title: Director of R&D Department: Strategic Technologies Responsibilities: Supervisor of 130 professionals and technicians in all corporate R&D activities at four sites. Establishes strategic direction, program identification, and project portfolio management.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: International Specialty Products Title: Senior Director Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Supervisor of 20 professionals and technicians in the development of new technology (products, applications) to support pharmaceutical, agricultural, and beverage business areas. Responsible for staffing, budgets, and technical research programs.
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: Stephens Scientific Title: Vice President Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Supervisor of 20 professionals and technicians in the areas of new product R&D, quality assurance/control, and regulatory affairs. Responsible for strategic planning, staffing, budgets, and technical research program management.
Years: 1983 to 1994 Employer: International Specialty Products Title: Chemist, Group Leader, Manager, Director Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Various duties beginning from analytical chemist, group leader, and manager in the corporate Analytical Department. Expert in chromatography, electrochemistry, compositional analysis, microscopy, molecular spectroscopy, and general wet chemical analysis of polymers, surfactants, and acetylenic chemicals. Promoted to Director of the newly formed Pharma-Ag-Beverage business unit (1993 - 1994) with a staff of 14 professionals and technicians. Responsible for staffing, budgets, and technical research programs.
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: Hoechst Roussel Pharmaceuticals Title: Senior Analytical Chemist Department: Quality Assurance Responsibilities: Responsible for methods development using HPLC, GC, and TLC techniques on drug raw material dosage forms.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Industrial Research Institute, International Precious Metals Institute, North American Catalysis Society, and Sigma Xi
Professional Appointments
He was past president (2004) and is currently a board member of the Eastern Analytical Symposium. He also is a member of the board of directors and executive committee (Treasurer) of the International Precious Metals Institute. He is a member of the advisory council for science curriculum at St. John's University.
Awards / Recognition
He graduated summa cum laude (BS) from St. John's University and was awarded a number of competitive fellowships (American Chemical Society, The Electrochemical Society) as a Ph.D. candidate.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 34 peer reviewed publications and 10 patents in various areas of analytical chemistry, surface science, and agricultural formulations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been deposed and provided testimony as an expert witness in civil cases involving patent infringement and non-compete issues in the areas of catalysis, surface analysis, and analytical chemistry
Training / Seminars
He has delivered over 100 technical and commercial presentations in the areas of catalysis, precious metals technologies, polymer synthesis/characterization, and chemical analysis, to external customers, industry conferences, and regulatory groups.
Marketing Experience
His membership on the executive committee of the International Precious Metals Institute provides a definitive source of information on technical and commercial trends in the precious metals industry. He routinely represents his company as an expert in heterogeneous catalysis at industry consortiums and organizations.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German He has a working knowledge of scientific German as used in technical publications.

Fields of Expertise

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