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Expert in Materials Engineering, Product Development, Spray Coating, Packaging, Paper Industry, and Insulation Materials

Expert ID: 731748 Illinois, USA

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Expert has 40 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies. He has a proven history of solving complex technical problems using non-obvious innovative approaches, creating novel patentable cost efficient technical solutions in the following fields: Product development, innovative new consumer products designs, new materials development including composite and biodegradable materials. Packaging development, converting process, corrugated packaging, paper industry, paper and converting machinery. Coating formulation development, surface chemistry, packaging, barrier materials: oxygen, water, oil/grease, WVTR, Structural adhesives, Rheology,fluid dynamics, Intellectual property, ideation, invention, and innovation, Insulation, novel insulating materials and product, Drying process, heat transfer, papermaking process, paper physics, corrugated board, Non-standard materials testing, new testing method development, Wear resistance materials, tribology, Statistical experimental design (DOE). His expertise includes advanced statistical analyses, six sigma, Anti-counterfeiting, Printing properties evaluation. and Electro-spinning.

Expert has substantial experience in product development. He has consistently utilized innovative approaches and rapid prototyping. He has knowledge of the design process and has excellent skills in ideation, invention, and innovation. He is capable of solving the majority of technical problems based on innovative technical solutions, patentable if desired. He has about 100 patents in the field of mechanical design, coating, materials, and packaging.

Expert has developed novel structural adhesive -- specifically, a biodegradable thermal insulation adhesive material for use in industrial, food packaging and other articles where mechanical adhesive strength and insulation properties are required. He has experience in packaging and developed novel packaging principles and new design, developed qualification testing and new testing methods of packaging materials and package systems. Packaging materials, systems. Packages design, testing and evaluation. Product areas: beverages, bottles, cans, snack foods. Controlled/modified atmosphere/vacuum packaging, fill/seal packaging. Moisture and oxygen barrier packaging. He has worked closely on packaging improvement for Tropicana, Pepsi, Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s.

Developed barrier materials and packaging for preserving quality and increasing shelf life of food and other products. Actively participated in development of barrier package. Expert developed many novel water-based coating systems and formulations. The formulation were optimized based on colloidal interactions, dispersion properties, wetting and leveling properties. Expert is familiar with the full range of coating materials including latexes, biodegradable binders, various fuller, colorant, surfactant, rheology modifiers, additives, Spray coating. Substantial experience in surface chemistry as applied to barrier and other types of coating. Coatings with heat insulating properties. Coatings for improved visual appearance and enhanced printing properties.

Expert has experience in development of coating formulations that fit customer needs and can be patentable, if desired. Extensive list of suppliers of coating and packaging materials is available. Expert developed novel abrasion resistant coatings and is familiar with materials that impart abrasion and wear resistance.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Russia, Institute of Technology, S.Petersburg

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to 2014 Employer: MeadWestvaco Corporation Title: Principal Researcher Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for product and process development in the area of materials engineering and science, structure of materials, macroscopic properties. Research areas: Applied physics and chemistry. Development of new composite materials with new properties including environmentally friendly. Mechanical engineering,strength of materials. Developed hydraulic equipment, conducted rheological characterization of liquids, utilized rheology of multiphase media. Heat insulating materials, insulation. Packaging of consumer products. Paper industry. Water based coatings, spray coating, curtain, blade coating. Tribology. Intellectual property protection.
Years: 1990 to 1996 Employer: International Paper Company Title: Senior Researcher Department: Responsibilities: Product development in the paper and packaging industry. Testing development. Intellectual property protection.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1974 to 1990 Country / Region: Russia Summary: Senior researcher at Institute of paper machinery
Years: 1992 to 1995 Country / Region: Finland Summary: Joint developement with companies: Valmet, Tampella
Years: 2004 to 2004 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Joint developemnt with VIB company
Years: 2009 to 2009 Country / Region: Niederlands Summary: Joint development with packaging company

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Russian Proficient
German Can read and write; some speaking
Ukrainian Can read and write; some speaking

Fields of Expertise

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