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Expert in Chemical Processing, Powder Processing, Energetic Materials, Automotive Safety, Aerospace/Defense

Expert ID: 730685 Michigan, USA

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Expert has over 30 years experience in process development, pilot scale operation, scale-ups, process equipment selection, chemical processing and formulations development, designs and trouble shooting of chemical and solids processing plants. Has experience in energetic, propellants and hazardous material formulations and process development. Have obtained number of formulations and products patents in the area of gas generators. Fully knowledgeable about Hazardous material classifications, handling, storage and transportation. Have experience with electrical classifications for organic vapors or dust contaminated areas. Have extensively dealt with material incompatibility issues in process plants. Dealt extensively about hazardous material classifications and DOT classifications. Have experience in manufacturing of chemicals, energetic materials and propellants. Have extensive experience in HAZOPs, plants designs and start ups. Have taken over 20 products from concept stage to commercial production. Have been involved in number of plant accident investigations of chemicals and energetic materials manufacturing plants. Developed special fire detection system for the energetic material plants.

Expert has worked extensively in R&D to develop break through products which resulted in formation of $ 500 million division and has built a group of technical experts within the company. He has filed/awarded 42 patents for the formulations, processes and devices used in automotive safety products. Have carried out investigation of Micro-structure of powder solids compacts using a breakthrough technology invented at the Cambridge University in UK. Have carried out this joint research and development work in association with MIT and Cavendish Laboratories of Cambridge University.

Expert has master’s degree in chemical engineering with extensive experience in the Automotive, chemicals, defense and aerospace industries.


Quality systems and methods developmentEngineering mehtods and technology developments

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Flint, Michigan - Sterling Heights, Michigan - Lansing, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan - Cleveland, Ohio - Toledo, Ohio

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical engineering Institution: University of Akron,
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical engineering Institution: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to 2015 Employer: Takata Corporation Title: VP/Director/Global Quality Field Expert Department: Global Quality Responsibilities: He is responsible for initiating quality programs. Also Responsible for invstigation of the Field Quality issues and resolution.
Years: 1994 to 2010 Employer: TKH Products Title: VP Product Development, Director Adv. Products Department: Global Inflator Group Responsibilities: He has commercialized 20 products from R&D to marketable products. Created business unit in the company worth $ 500 millios by developing new, creative and innovative technology. Changed the product development direction in the Automotive safety by developing and launching a first brealthrough technolgy product.
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: TRW/ICI Title: Process Manager of SABAG Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He was responsible for all aspects of Process engineering and design for Airbag propellants and Chemicals
Years: 1981 to 1988 Employer: . Title: Project/Process Manager Department: Technical development Responsibilities: Responsible for project planning and process engineering of new products
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant/expert Department: Engineering/Quality Responsibilities: Have been consulting in the areas of engineering and quality systems development. Advance quality technics. Engineering methods and procedures

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2006 to 2009 Country / Region: Germany Summary: He has set up a technical center in Germany and operated it for next 2 years before handing over the day to day management to the German management. All the while doing this assigment continued to manage Technical center in USA also.
Years: 1981 to 1992 Country / Region: Canada Summary: He has worked in Canada for 11 years at 2 different employers, SNC/Lavalin group for 7 years and ICI Canada for 4 years.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a memeber of SAE, and AICHE. He is a past member of Internation committe of Airbag2000+ a prestigious Automotive restraint conference held under the aegis of ICT, Frounhofer Institute of Chemical technology, Germany
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed "engineer" equivalent of "PE" in Canada
Awards / Recognition
ICI President's award for the best product development.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is awarded / pending 49 patents, 10 publications/presentations, 25 properietory reports.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has experience in technology arbitration cases, Litigation filing, Depositions and law suit settlement in technology patent infrigment. Internal litigation consultant. IP creation and IP global coordination.
Training / Seminars
Crosby Quality training, initiation and compliance to ISO 9002 in R&D/prototype areas, DOT/ATF safety training in handling and transportation of Energetic and hazardous materials
Vendor Selection
Have initiated advance purchasing. Have initiated and implemented Engineering out sourcing. Sourced speciality chemicals from South east Asian region
Marketing Experience
Automotive safety, Safety restraint technology, Gas generator, propellants and pyrotechnics formulations and technology development, Solids processing and handling, process technology and continuous manufacturing in pharmaceutical industry, Development of QC technics and equipments.
Other Relevant Experience
He can also be expert witness in Automotive restraint litigations, chemicals and energetic material safety hazards and incident investigations

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French He was employed in Quebec Canada for 11 years during which he had to learn and use French language at work.
Fluent in 3 Indian languages
English

Fields of Expertise

chemical pilot plant development, chemical plant layout, chemical process, chemical process analysis, chemical process design, chemical process development, chemical process equipment, chemical process equipment evaluation, chemical process troubleshooting, chemical processing, chemical processing plant accident investigation, chemical research and development, chemical-process flow chart, composite rocket propellant, hazardous chemical processing, new chemical process, new chemical process development, new chemical process operations, new chemical process research and development, solid material handling, solid material handling engineering, solid mixing, solid rocket propellant, chemical industry, exposure limit, chemical degradation, gas-solid separation, solid pharmaceutical product, chemical plant start-up, chemical processing plant start-up, chemical process equipment selection, chemical process equipment optimization, chemical process equipment designing, chemical process safety engineering, solid-liquid separation, fluid-solid compatibility, chemical technology innovation, chemical technology, chemical processing system, chemical processing plant, chemical process economics, chemical process safety management, chemical process safety analysis, continuous solid handling machine, chemical processing plant design, chemical process safety, chemical compound processing, solid-liquid flow, biochemical engineering, ignition, solid waste separation equipment, solid transportation, solid surfaces interaction, lithium battery, gas-solid filtration, drying, chemical engineering, industrial biochemical process

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