Expert in Coating and Drying Technology
For solvent and aqueous coatings on continuous webs, Expert developed spreadsheets to predict the temperatures and solvent levels in the coating throughout the constant and falling rate periods, including the initial transients. The spreadsheets can handle mixed solvents and infra-red heaters, and are for both single-sided and flotation dryers. They are successfully used by clients. In addition, he gives seminars on drying.
Expert co-authored a book on the application of coating chemicals. He has taught many company courses and has given seminars on statistical design and analysis of experiments, including Taguchi designs. He applies these techniques to his work on coating and drying.
Expert has designed coating dies for several clients to obtain uniform coverage across the width of the web. He published two papers on die design. These methods are applicable to the internal design of slot, slide, and curtain coating dies.
Expert designed slot coating dies to give very uniform flow across the web. He designed, helped run, and analyzed factorial experiments that showed clients the optimum conditions for slot coating of magnetic media and for gravure coating. Expert explained causes of a serious coating defect and showed a client how to eliminate the defect by slight changes in the coating die. He explained to clients the causes of skinning during drying, and how to avoid it. Expert presented half- and full-day seminars on coating and drying.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island
|Year: 1954||Degree: Sc.D.||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: MIT|
|Year: 1952||Degree: S.M.||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: MIT|
|Year: 1951||Degree: B.Ch.E.||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: CCNY|
|Years: 1988 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Independent Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert has helped clients get started in slot coating and gravure coating; designed coating dies; developed drying spreadsheets; and teaches seminars on coating and drying technology.|
|Years: 1981 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Part-Time Lecturer & Adjunct Professor||Department:||Responsibilities: He taught graduate chemical engineering courses in fluid mechanics, chemical engineering mathematics, and separation processes; he also taught some undergraduate courses.|
|Years: 1960 to 1988||Employer: Polaroid Corp.||Title: Senior Principal Engineer||Department: R&D||Responsibilities: Expert shortened time to production by developing an understanding of wave instabilites in multi-layer coatings. He suggested ways to coat thinner and faster.
He developed an improved coating die for off-the-roll coatings. He modeled the drying of photographic coatings to predict Expert point. He managed a pilot emulsion and dye dispersion facility during design, construction, and start-up, resulting in on-time start-up with high yields of quality products.
|Years: 1958 to 1960||Employer: Ionics, Inc.||Title: Senior Chemical Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: He designed and built a pilot facility to test anodic protection of materials for ship hulls, and developed a laboratory-scale fluidized bed to make barium carbide.|
|Years: 1955 to 1958||Employer: Brown Co.||Title: Senior Process Engineer||Department: R&D, and later Pulp Production||Responsibilities: He worked with a consulting engineer on the design of a recovery system for the sulfite pulp mill.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1991 to 1993||Country / Region: Japan||Summary: Expert helped a company get started in slot coating a new product and designed the die for them.|
|Years: 1992 to 1992||Country / Region: Mexico||Summary: He helped a client convert to off-the-roll slot coating of a thin layer at high speeds.|
|Years: 1989 to 1989||Country / Region: Germany||Summary: He presented a seminar on coating and drying, discussed the problems they were having, and suggested solutions.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|He is a licensed Professional Engineer.|
|Expert chaired the first of the biennial Coating Symposia. He has been the Secretary of the International Society for Coating Science and Technology since 1997. He was an abstractor for Chemical Abstracts in French, German, and Russian.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He received the John A. Tallmadge Award for Contributions to Coating Technology. He received the Society for Imaging Science and Technology Fellow Award and the Service Award. He is a member of Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 3 books and 48 papers including 25 papers on coating and drying.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
| Expert gave assistance and advice to lawyers in four cases, but did not give any depositions or testify.
|Training / Seminars|
|He organized a coating course given at the International Coating Symposia and at the University of Minnesota. Expert has given half-day on-site seminars at companies and has run 10 Coating and Drying Technology Seminars near Boston. With colleagues, he has given these seminars at company sites. Expert has also given half- and full-day tutorials on coating and drying at four IS&T Annual Meetings.|
| Expert has experience locating vendors of: coating dies, continuous dryers for coated webs, and coating machines.
He has access to the following resources: contacts in the coating and drying industries and access to the Thomas Register.
|French||Expert can read with the assistance of a dictionary.|
|German||Expert can read with the assistance of a dictionary.|
|Russian||Expert can read with the assistance of a dictionary.|