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Expert in Chemical Analysis, Polymer Characteristics

Expert ID: 108339 New Jersey, USA

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Expert P. Expert has devoted a large part of his 40-year career to polymer characterization and macromolecular physical sciences. As a physical polymer chemist at the US Rubber Company and for some 35 years afterwards at Allied Chemical/AlliedSignal, much of Expert's technical efforts were devoted to the understanding, commercial development, and manufacturing of resins, fibers, and films. His technical role has been one of troubleshooting problems in research, development, manufacturing, and technical service. His career path from scientist, group leader, supervisor, director and to his last position as Vice President of Enabling Technologies in the R&T Organization of AlliedSignal has given Expert extensive exposure to a large variety of polymeric systems and an incredible number of polymer problems. He is author/co-author of over 50 publications and inventor/co-inventor on 23 patents, mostly in the field of novel polymers and polymer processing. At AlliedSignal he applied his skills not only to problems in the plastics businesses, but also to related problems in the aerospace and automotive businesses. Expert works with clients on projects in the specialty chemicals/plastics, electronics, and communications industries.


As head of a large analytical department, Expert has been involved with all the modern methods of chemical and materials analyses. He has documented these efforts in a book about chemical analysis. Expert now provides his clients with guidance in all the key fields of chemical analysis and materials characterization, identifying the best, most efficient, less costly approach to problem solving. Typical problems have involved trace analysis of chemicals in water, soil, and air (EPA); analysis of trace contaminants in foods (FDA) and cosmetic products; surface chemical analysis (adhesion, coatings, paints); and structure/properties of polymers and chemicals. Some of the techniques he has employed include GC, GC-MS, AA, ICAP-MS, NMR, SEM, TEM, XPS, DSC, TGA, X-ray and physical testing.


Expert and his group at AlliedSignal were considered world experts in the areas of nylon characterization and structure. This work has been documented in a recent book about nylon characterization. His expertise includes chemical, oligomer, molecular weight, crystallinity, orientation, copolymer, and blend analysis. This background is necessary in understanding the properties, processing, end-use behavior, and aging of nylons--their copolymers and their blends.

Expert has worked with the specialty film business of AlliedSignal for over 30 years. Much of this work has been in support of AS to develop new products, solve production problems, solve technical service problems, and work with customers to help develop their special product needs. In addition to these efforts, Expert has been inventor and co-inventor of a series of important barrier-type polymer films with paper-like tear properties. He has also been co-inventor of several new high-oxygen barrier films. His expertise includes an understanding of the molecular structure, structure/property relationships, and extrusion and co-extrusions of barrier-type materials.


Plastics researchAnalytical testingPlant problems/trouble shootingFiber, resin analysisEPA analysis

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: 1958 Degree: PhD Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: University of Maryland
Year: 1953 Degree: BA Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: Rutgers University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consultation in fibers, plastics, resins, analytical sciences, analytical instrumentation.
Years: 1994 to 2000 Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President Enabling Technologies Department: Responsibilities: Analytical Sciences
Engineering
High Pressure Laboratory
Information Services
Computational Sciences.
Years: 1961 to 1994 Employer: Allied Signal Title: Director, Manager, Supervisor, Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Spectroscopies
Analytical Sciences
Polymer Characterization
Trouble Shooting
Solving Plant Problems.
Years: 1958 to 1961 Employer: U.S. Rubber Company Title: Research Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Spectroscopy Laboratory
Fibers and Resins Analysis.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert was a member of the ASTM Subcommittee on Polymer Spectroscopy, the Research Service Director Network of IRI, the American Chemical Society, and the Society of Applied Spectroscopy.
Professional Appointments
Expert has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Research and Development Council of New Jersey and has been a member of the Board of Directors of that organization for many years.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Allied Signal vs. duPont - spectroscopist in criminal arson case. Expert participated in numerous depositions and hearings.
Training / Seminars
Expert has given courses in polymer characterization infrared spectroscopy, fiber analysis, polymer sciences and industrial trouble shooting.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors in analytical instrumentation.
Marketing Experience
Expert has experience in advising and instructing customers on new products.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has done general consulting in the chemical and polymer industries.

Fields of Expertise

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