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Expert in Crystallization

Expert ID: 108147 Massachusetts, USA

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CRYSTALLIZATION. Expert has expertise in a wide variety of areas related to crystallization. These include impurity-crystal interactions, solvent inclusion formation, and control of crystal size and crystal shape. He conducts a major academic research group in crystallization, consults for a number of companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and teaches a short course in this area.

CHEMICAL RECRYSTALLIZATION; TEREPHTHALIC ACID. Expert has extensive experience in industrial problems related to crystal purity. He has worked extensively on the purification of terephthalic acid and has also worked with a number of organic and inorganic materials.

CRYSTAL GROWTH; CRYSTAL HABIT. Expert is particularly interested in the area of crystal habit prediction, using calculational methods. His current work includes production of the effect of impurities and solvents on crystal morphology.

POLYMORPHISM. Expert has experience in searching for new polymorphs experimentally and by employing calculational methods.

DIFFUSION THEORY. Expert has an active research program which studies diffusion in metastable solutions. He is able to measure diffusion coefficients in the liquid phase employing interferometers.

Expert conducts basic research in the area of nucleation and focuses on methods to control nucleation using new and novel methods.

Expert has served as a consultant to over 40 companies in the chemical process industries in the area of crystallization. Expert teaches in house short courses in crystallization for a number of companies. Expert has served as an expert witness in a number of cases.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Columbia University
Year: 1975 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Virginia
Year: 1977 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Virginia

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Armour College of Engineering and Science Responsibilities:
Years: 1992 to 2000 Employer: Polytechnic University Title: Professor Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: Polytechnic University Title: Professor Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1985 to 1988 Employer: Polytechnic University Title: Professor Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to 1985 Employer: Georgia Institute of Technology Title: Assistant Professor Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1977 to 1979 Employer: University of Dayton Title: Assistant Professor Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Engineering Educators, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a registered PE in the states of Ohio and New York.
Professional Appointments
14+ academic appointments
Awards / Recognition
1. Distinguished Faculty Research Award, Sigma XI (Polytechnic Chapter)
2. Virginia Engineering Foundation Engineering Achievement Award
3. Louise W. Busse Pharmacy Lectures, College of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
4. American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Separation Science and Technology
5. Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queens University, Belfast Northern Ireland
6. American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Fellow Award
7. Council of Chemical Research, Research Collaboration Award (part of team)
8. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Separations Division, Clarence G. Gerhold Award
9. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Process Development Division, Excellence in Process Development Research Award
Publications and Patents Summary
He holds 12 United States patents, and has experience with 45 patents. He is author or co-author of numerous scientific publications and has edited four books including the Handbook of Industrial Crystallization. He has over 260 papers published on crystallization and related topics.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has testifies in Federal Court several times and has been deposed in 19 cases in the U.S., 10 in Canada, and 1 in the UK.

Training / Seminars
Expert offers on-site short courses in crystallization.
Expert has given 140+ presentations. More information available upon request.

Presentations:
1. Multicomponent multiphase liquid equilibrium data from the method of interacting isochors. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Washington, D.C., (November, 1975).
2. Computer simulation of crystal growth. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Symposium on Affordable Systems, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, (March, 1977).
3. Occlusion formation during crystal growth. 70th Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, N.Y., (November, 1977).
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4. The measurement of in-depth and surface temperatures of transparent materials exposed to intense laser radiation. Sixth European Conference on Thermophysical Properties of Materials, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, (June, 1978).
5. Mechanism of bacterial attack on sulfide minerals. Sixth National Conference on Energy and Environment, Pittsburgh, PA., (May, 1979).
6. Size dependence of occlusion formation. 72nd Annual Meeting of the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco, CA., (November, 1979).

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