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Expert in Chemical, Rubber and Plastics Process Engineering Services, Polymerization Kinetics, etc.

Expert ID: 724990 Ohio, USA

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In his 40 years as a chemical engineer, his experience covers a wide range within the profession, including conceptual engineering, process research and development, pilot plants, process design and engineering, plant design, plant problem analysis and troubleshooting, process control, and project management in the chemical and polymer industries. Since 1992, he had worked as an independent consultant to the chemical, rubber, and plastics industries. He also serves on the NCEES Chemical PE Exam Committee, which produces the Professional Engineer Exam for chemical engineers, and is a Fellow of the AIChE.

His doctoral research was in the area of polymerization kinetics and polymerization control, and he has had extensive experience in kinetics, process control, and chemical reaction engineering in the course of his career, not only in polymerization, but in many other organic chemical reactions. On the Chemical P.E. Exam committee, he serves as a Subject Matter Expert in the area of kinetics and chemical reaction engineering.

Throughout much of his career, and especially as a consultant, he has had many years of experience in chemical process plant problem solving and troubleshooting. This experience enables him to quickly step in and contribute to solving a problem, then step out when it is solved.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio - Cleveland, Ohio - Toledo, Ohio - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio - Lorain, Ohio - Lakewood, Ohio - Elyria, Ohio - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Carnegie Institute of Technology
Year: 1965 Degree: M. S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Carnegie Institute of Technology
Year: 1968 Degree: Ph. D. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Carnegie Mellon University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Providing process consulting services to the chemical, rubber and plastics industries. Some areas have included the processing of rubber and plastics, developing and critiquing process designs, plant troubleshooting and process improvements, plant layouts, control system specifications, and expert witness testimony.
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: Quantum Technologies Twinsburg ,OH Title: Sr. Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Process design and pilot plant design and construction for the paper pulp bleaching industry.
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: Camet Co. Hiram, OH Title: Sr. R&D Associate Department: Responsibilities: Design and development of automotive catalytic converters.
Years: 1983 to 1988 Employer: BFGoodrich Res. Cntr. Brecksville, OH Title: Sr. R&D Associate Department: Responsibilities: Research into the polymerization and processing of rubber, including SBR, nitrile, EPDM, etc. Process improvements and troubleshooting in polymer and chemical plants.
Years: 1981 to 1982 Employer: BFGoodrich Chem. Independence, OH Title: Sr. Engrg. Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for process designs and plant design for polymer and chemical processes. Consultation and review of designs for new plants and improvements.
Years: 1969 to 1980 Employer: BFGoodrich Res. Cntr. Brecksville, OH Title: Sr. Resch. Engr. Department: Responsibilities: Development of petrochemical processes for the production of monomers and other chemicals used in the polymer industry, including the design, construction and operation of pilot plants. Development of catalytic processes for energy savings and toxic waste disposal.
Years: 1968 to 1969 Employer: Chemstrand Res. Cntr. Durham, NC Title: Research Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Research and development in the areas of fiber-reinforced composites and hollow-fiber reverse osmosis for water desalination

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, NCEES Chemical PE Exam Committee (Produces Chemical PE Exam);
Member, Board of Directors, Energy Leaders Council, Inc.;
Member, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers;
Member, AIChE National Public Relations Committee, Chair, 2000;
Member, AIChE Management Division, Secretary, 1999 to 2005;
Member, AiChE Entrepreneurial Forum, Secretary, 1996 to 2005;
Member, AiChE Process Development Committee;
Member, AiChE Professional Development Committee;
Session Chair, 1998 AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, “Consulting”
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer, Ohio, since 1973.
Professional Appointments
Elected Fellow of AIChE, 2004
Awards / Recognition
Akron Area Chemical Engineer of the Year, 1999;
Listed in Who’s Who in America since 2000

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
In testimony before the British Standards Institution, London, he established the safety of a client's gas transmission hose, resulting in its acceptance into the British market.
Training / Seminars
He has developed and presented a series of seminars to a client to assist their chemists and chemical technicians to better understand some of the basic principles and terminology of chemical engineering.
Vendor Selection
He has assisted clients in locating and vetting raw material suppliers and equipment vendors, in some cases involving plant trials of process equipment.
Marketing Experience
He has done research into the suppliers and trends in raw materials, including additives, for the rubber and plastics industries.

Fields of Expertise

chemical engineering, chemical process control, chemical process design, chemical process development, chemical-process flow chart, polymerization kinetics, chemical reaction engineering, chemical reactor control, polymerization reactor control, chemical process troubleshooting, chemical plant troubleshooting, polymer processing, dynamic process simulation, chemical industry, rubber reuse, chemical engineering thermodynamics, on-line analyzer, chemical plant operation, McCabe-Thiele diagram, rubber selection, exothermic chemical reaction control, polymerization reactor, fractionating column, chemical operation troubleshooting, elastomer selection, organic compound manufacturing troubleshooting, organic compound process development, chemical process monitoring, elastomer compounding, reactor mixing, distillation equipment, chemical plant start-up, new chemical process development, chemical process control instrumentation, chemical process equipment designing, chemical process equipment, new chemical process operations, rubber compounding, polymer process-engineering equipment, chemical process safety engineering, rubber physical property, elastomer application, elastomer chemistry, elastomer synthesis, chemical processing system, chemical processing plant, chemical manufacturing facility evaluation, chemical research and development, chemical pilot plant development, elastomer process development, reinforced plastic, chemical plant layout, chemical process modeling, chemical reactor engineering, chemical reactor model, polymer science, chemical plant, chemical process analysis, chemical processing plant design, chemical reactor application, chemical reaction, chemical reactor design, chemical plant design, chemical processing, process engineering, chemical reaction mechanism, polymer crosslinking, chemical process, polymer synthesis, chemical compound, fluid flow, unit operations, rubber, rheology, chemical reactor control modeling, process chemistry, polymer, polymerization, polymer chemistry, polymer additive, P & ID, industrial process, elastomer, elastomer processing, rubber processing, chemical reactor scale-up, chemical reactor, chemical process heat exchanger, catalyst

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