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Expert in Industrial Chemistry, Fuel Additives

Expert ID: 716313 Texas, USA

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Expert has over 35 years of experience with the synthesis and process development of amines based on hydrogenation of nitriles (including acrylonitrile adducts) or nitro compounds, and amination of alcohols or reductive amination of carbonyl compounds. He developed commercially used heterogeneous catalysts for the processes. He also developed information to allow scale-up and commercialization of the processes and participated in process improvements. He has designed, synthesized, and aided in process development of amine detergents used in cumulative amounts of several hundred million pounds for gasoline detergents. polyoxyalkylene amines, 3-aminopropyl amines, and heterocyclic amines, like morpholine and piperazine, are among the most important examples.

Expert has supervised chemists who synthesized commercial amides for a variety of industrial uses, including fuel additives, lubricating oil additives, and resins. Many of the amines listed under "aliphatic amine" were used for these processes.

While working at the laboratory bench, or while managing the output of a department of chemists and engineers, Expert kept the commercial potential, and realization of that potential, as the uppermost goal. He realized the success in developing commercial processes for nonionic detergents, fuel additives, industrial amines, and industrial or automotive coolants.

For Huntsman Corporation, Expert served as a technical liaison with customers and manufacturers on behalf of sales and marketing. He initiated and maintained customer contact and researched and wrote reports regarding future fuel additive demand.He researched antioxidant additives for gasoline used in small engines, and made helpful recommendations to client.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas - Austin, Texas - Waco, Texas - Killeen, Texas - College Station, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Round Rock, Texas - Temple, Texas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: University of Colorado
Year: 1963 Degree: M.S. Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: University of Colorado
Year: 1959 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Nebraska

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1998 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Contractor Department: Responsibilities: Expert assists clients in the design, manufacture, and marketing of fuel additives.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Huntsman Corporation Title: Research Fellow Department: Specialty Chemicals Responsibilities: He served as a liaison between research and marketing for fuel additives. He supervised three chemists/chemical engineers.
Years: 1994 to 1998 Employer: Huntsman Corporation Title: Manager, Amines & Derivatives Department: Specialty Chemicals Responsibilities: Expert managed a department of 60-70 chemists, engineers, and technicians. He was a liaison between marketing & research regarding fuel additives.
Years: 1989 to 1994 Employer: Texaco Inc. Title: Senior Research Supervisor Department: Texaco Chemical Company Responsibilities: He managed a technical section of 22 chemists, engineers, and technicians. His work involved catalysis, amines, and alcohols.
Years: 1976 to 1989 Employer: Texaco Inc. Title: Senior Research Chemist Department: Research of Texaco Chem Co. Responsibilities: He developed amination and hydrogenation processes and optimized commercial processes.
Years: 1965 to 1976 Employer: Texaco Inc. Title: Research Chemist Department: Beacon Research Labs Responsibilities: During his first ten years with Texaco, some of Expert's duties included organic synthesis and lube oil additive development.
Years: 1957 to 1960 Employer: U. S. Geological Survey Title: Chemist Department: Quality of Water Branch Responsibilities: He was responsible for analyzing water.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1957 to 1960 Agency: U.S. Geological Survey Role: Chemist Description: Expert analyzed water for inorganic constituents.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Society of Automotive Engieers (SAE) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He was Program Chair, then Chair of Central Texas Section for ACS.
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the National ACS "Hero of Chemistry" Award for his work in fuel additive development.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert received 70 patents in chemical syntheses and processes, catalysis, syngas (synthetic gas), and fuel and lube additives. He has written 15 publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Served as expert witness for government in Federal Court regarding proper tariff classification of a fuel additive.
Vendor Selection
Expert initiated contact and developed working relationships with several manufacturers for custom syntheses and manufacture.
Marketing Experience
He was instrumental in several cases in marketing fuel additives.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert can speak and read German and has basic German writing skills.
Italian Heunderstands enough Italian to "get by" relatively easily in Italy.

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