Expert in Materials Engineering, Product Development, Spray Coating, Packaging, Paper Industry, and Insulation Materials
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
|Year: 1973||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: Russia, Institute of Technology, S.Petersburg|
|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.|
|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|
|German||Can read and write; some speaking|
|Ukrainian||Can read and write; some speaking|