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Expert in Fluoropolymers and Surface Modification of Materials

Expert ID: 732692 Pennsylvania, USA

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He is an expert in fluoropolymers plant design, start-up, upgrade and quality improvement. He developed this specialty particularly at DuPont (U.S.). This expertise has been augmented throughout his career in USA, China and India start-up, plant upgrade and quality improvement, application development, marketing strategy, literature development, customer introduction, value chain and future expansion strategy design.

Expert has also cultivated specialty in China in quality improvement, emulsion polymerization and finishing plant design, suspension polymerization and finishing plant, quality assurance, application development, and marketing strategy.

He is an expert witness with trial experience (2010-present).

Expert is a proven leader with experience in the development, commercialization, application development and marketing of Teflon® PTFE NXT (granular) product line and Teflon® 62XT (fine powder), as well as:

• PTFE preparation, properties, processing, quality assurance and applications
• PTFE and PVF coatings (and pigment dispersion technology)
• Surface treatment, modification and adhesion of fluoropolymers and other plastics
(major engagements with medical device industry)
• Lamination, embossing and bonding films (multilayer)
• Fluoropolymers product and process failure analysis
• Fluoropolymer pharmaceutical packaging
• Fluoropolymers biologics bags for biopharma industry
• Twin screw extrusion of nylon, polyester, PVC and PVF
• Flame retardancy
• Technical writing (author, co-author and editor of >15 books)

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Camden, New Jersey - Wilmington, Delaware - Baltimore, Maryland

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1978 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1976 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Tehran

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert stewards this consulting service for technical projects,
processes, problems, plant and product design, expert witness, patent assistance, and analysis of part/coating failure of PTFE and other fluoropolymers.
Years: 1993 to 2005 Employer: DuPont Title: Senior Research Associate; Senior Technical Consultant; Technical Consultant; Research Associate Department: Fluoroproducts Responsibilities: As team leader (2003-05), Expert handled material selection, design and application development
of biologics bags, liquid pharmaceutical packaging, electroless Ni-PTFE
composites, Nafion® and fabrics resistant to chemical-biological warfare agents. Key accomplishments: he developed electroless Ni-PTFE coatings; developed microcoaxial wires for wireless devices; developed multiplayer films of fluoroplastics and thermoplastics; and developed multiple durable fabrics using carbon, fluoropolymer and Nafion® membranes. Previously he served as Senior Technical Consultant (1999-2003); Technical Consultant (1994-99); and Research Associate (1993-94).
Years: 1986 to 1993 Employer: DuPont Title: Senior Technical Specialist; Research Engineer II Department: Polymer Products Responsibilities: Most recently (1989-93), Expert provided technical support for aerospace and surface transportation and new-product
development for Tedlar® PVF films ($18MM business revenue). Key accomplishments: he developed and commercialized low-flammability Tedlar® PVF films for aerospace and surface transportation applications; solved thermal stability and flame resistance issues of aircraft and surface transportation films; led a team to expand lab ($1.5MM expenditure); and developed and patented a new aerospace laminate for aircraft interior wall. Previously he served as Research Engineer II (1986-89).
Years: 1982 to 1986 Employer: DuPont Fibers Title: Research Engineer I Department: Nylon R&D Group Responsibilities: He developed and patented a special cationic dyeable nylon/polyester co-spun fiber.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, Society of Plastics Industry – Fluoropolymers Division, since 2006.
Senior Member, Society of Plastics Engineers, since 1988.
Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemical Honorary Society, since 1981.
Licenses / Certifications
Six Sigma - Green Belt Certification
Professional Appointments
Member, editorial board of Journal of ASTM International (2005-07).
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored, co-authored or edited over 15 books.
He has 6 U.S. patents as well as 2 pending.
Expert has also published numerous articles and given a number of symposium proceedings.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been an expert witness for over 5 years.
Marketing Experience
Expert has handled marketing and marketing management in various professional capacities.
Other Relevant Experience
He has additional training in the following:

Marketing Management
Training Managing Interpersonal Skills
Employee Supervision Training
Legal Writing & Civil Law (Summer 1994 courses, Widener Univ. Law School)
Management Effectiveness Training
Intensive Executive Leadership Development
Effective Product Management
Coatings Technology
Adhesion Technology
Product & Cycle Time Excellence (PACE)
Carrier Development
Executive Leadership Development

Fields of Expertise

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