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Expert in coatings, plastics, polymers, paints, formulations, rubber, personal care, corrosion, water treatment, biomedical device, sensors, analytical chemistry,

Expert ID: 733664 Ohio, USA

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Expert works on many aspects of polymers: coatings, plastics, processing, formulations, etc. that have been applied to paint, optical coatings, molded plastics, packaging. Formulations can refer to optimization and deformulation with paint all the way to personal care products.

Provided seminar and talks, Consulting to create projects and file provisional patents, Expert Witness, Provided reports and experimental results.

Design, synthesis, and characterization of polymers and nanostructured materials capable of controlled-assembly, tethering, and self-organization in ultrathin films. This includes functional macromolecules, coordination polymerization, polymerization on surfaces, electropolymerization, and preparation of nanoparticles and hybrid materials. Properties include: smart coatings, electrically conducting, photoluminescent, electroluminescent, energy harvesting, optically active, and biocompatible.
Surface sensitive spectroscopy and microscopy is systematically utilized to probe materials properties and biological phenomena. We are also involved in investigating nanoparticles, nanostructured surfaces, and nanocomposite materials for sensor and bioapplications. Other applied studies include fluids, proppants, additives, packaging, coatings, biomaterials, plastics, and process development.

• Consulting and Project Collaboration, PPG Industries, Covestro, Rhodia, Dow Corning, Exxon Mobil, Avery-Dennison Inc., Nalco Energy Services, Nanotex Inc., Roche Diagnostics, Zeon Nippon, Fuji Films, Lintec Inc., Agilent Technologies, INMAT Technologies, Lawter Inc., Shell, Dai Nippon Printing, Chemrez Technologies, Michelman, San Miguel Corporation Yamamura Packaging, ICL, Energy Development Corporation, Kuraray America.
• Short and long-term industrial projects, analysis, synthesis, product development, engineering solutions, monitoring, collaborative proposals, litigation, and tutorials.
• Head of the Polymers for Oil and Gas and Sustainability Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Florida
Year: 1996 Degree: Post-Doc Subject: Polymers Institution: Max Planck Institue
Year: 1997 Degree: Post-Doc Subject: Polymers Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1987 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: The University of the Philippines, Institute of Chemistry

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Macromolecular Science and Engineering Responsibilities: Faculty
Years: 2007 to 2011 Employer: University of Houston Title: Professor Department: Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: University of Houston Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities: Joint Appointment
Years: 2002 to 2007 Employer: University of Houston Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities:
Years: 1997 to 2002 Employer: University of Alabama at Birmingham Title: Assistant Professor Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities: Tri-Campus Materials Program Faculty and Adjunct Prof. with Department of Materials Eng. and Dept. of Biomedical Eng
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Stanford University Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Department: Department of Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Title: Alexander Von Humboldt Research Fellow Department: Responsibilities: Mainz, Germany
Years: 1991 to 1993 Employer: Institut Charles Sadron and IPCMS- Group Materiaux Organique, CNRS Title: Visiting Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Strasbourg, France
Years: 1989 to 1993 Employer: University of Florida Title: Teaching Assistant Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society, FELLOW, Chair, Polymer Division, FELLOW of POLY and PMSE Division
IUPAC Committee Member
Materials Research Society Editor
PAASE, President of the Society

Membership: American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, Philippine-American Academy of Sciences and Engineering.
Professional Appointments
Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Awards / Recognition
ACS Fellow, Poly Fellow, PMSE Fellow
Mark Scholar Award, POLY
Doolittle Award, PMSE
World Economic Forum, Council Member
Publications and Patents Summary
Total publications lifetime: 465 and 13 Patents

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Subjects; Coatings, rubbers, oil and gas.
Consultant to various companies including: Dow Corning, Agilent, Maxtek, Lintec, Kraton Polymers
Other Relevant Experience
Preparation of project plans, technology scouting, seminar and internal workshops.

• Developed and taught courses in organic chemistry, polymer science, nanotechnology,
• Mentoring of undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers (To date, he has
mentored within his group a total of (past and current): 27 high school students, 45 undergraduate
students, 2 Masters students, 30 Ph.D. students, 12 Postdoctoral scholars, 23 visiting foreign
scholars, and 2 high school teachers). Outreach activities to high school students and teachers (K12 education): AMP, REU, Project SEED, and Welch Foundation.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English All Aspects
French Conversational
German Conversational
Spanish Conversational

Fields of Expertise

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