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Expert in Catalyst Development, Molybdenum Chemistry, Process Development

Expert ID: 727392 Colorado, USA

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Expert (prefers "Expert") worked for Climax Molydbenum company where R&D work involved the preparation and testing of
many molybdenum-based catalysts. The catalyst supports included alumina, silica, charcoal, titania, and zirconia. Model processes
involved reforming, HDS, and syngas conversion to hydrocarbons. Expert worked on a process to manufacture molybdenum
hexacarbonyl large scale, and has a patent for his process. Fundametal molybdenum chemistry was used and explored for many
applications. Expert's Doctoral work involved the chemisty and synthesis of Group 6 carbonly compounds.
Expert has also been involved in the preparation and manufacture of high purity molybdenum, tungsten, and gallium.
Expert assisted in the manufacture of organo-titanium compounds as catalysts for polyethylene and polystyrene.
He has synthesized cobalt and molybdenum sulfide catalysts for the conversion of syn gas into mixed alcohols.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry of Group 6, Cr, Mo, W carbonly compounds Institution: University of Georgia
Year: 1969 Degree: MS Subject: Study of Lead Zirconate-Titanate Ceramics Institution: Marshall University
Year: 1967 Degree: BA Subject: chemistry major Institution: Thiel College, Greenville, Pa
Year: 1975 Degree: Subject: Post doctoral study of biological iron. Institution: University of Michigan

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2015 Employer: Wil Swanson and Associates Title: consultant Department:
He is involved with the preparation and testing of catalyst for syngas reactions, and and process chemisty
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 2002 Employer: Boulder Scientific Co. Title: Project Manager Department:
Managed a pilot-scale manufacture of metallocene catalysts used for te production of polyethylene, purification of styrene homogenous catalyst, and the construction of various pieces of process equipment
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1996 Employer: Climax Specialty Chemicals/Johnson Mathey Title: Chief Technologist Department: Alta Group sold to Honeywell
Responsible for improvements in the purification of tungsten to make high purity material for micro-electronic apprications. Developed processes for purifying titanuim and molybdenum for electronic applications
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1989 Employer: Climax Molybdenum Title: Senior Research Chemist Department: Ann Arbor MI and Golden CO laboratories
He was involved with many aspects of molybdenum chemisty and molybdenum chemical products as well as nickel, cobalt, coal, and high purity processes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to 1975 Employer: University of Michigan Title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow Department: Dept of Chemisty
Studied the thermal and photochemical reactions of model biological iron reactions.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
He has investigated the various local and national vendors of technical products where ever he has worked, resulting of good working reelatoinship and the solution to many technical problems of chemical processing.
Other Relevant Experience
He has a working knowledge of high temperature process, metal reduction, vacuum, inert gases.

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