Expert in Chemical Analysis, Polymer Characteristics
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
|Year: 1958||Degree: PhD||Subject: Physical Chemistry||Institution: University of Maryland|
|Year: 1953||Degree: BA||Subject: Physical Chemistry||Institution: Rutgers University|
|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
High Pressure Laboratory
|Years: 1961 to 1994||Employer: Allied Signal||Title: Director, Manager, Supervisor, Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Spectroscopies
Solving Plant Problems.
|Years: 1958 to 1961||Employer: U.S. Rubber Company||Title: Research Chemist||Department:||Responsibilities: Spectroscopy Laboratory
Fibers and Resins Analysis.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Expert has experience locating vendors in analytical instrumentation.|
|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.|