Expert in Medical Polymer Sterilization
SURFACE CHEMISTRY; SURFACE MODIFICATION. Expert has extensive experience in surface chemistry and the physics of polymers with a special emphasis on biocompatible coatings, lubricants, low- or high-permeability materials, and methods of surface analysis. He is familiar with ionizing plasma technology, radiation grafting, corona, and polymer coating technology. He can answer questions on blood and tissue compatibility as well as low-permeation plasma deposited coatings, such as silicone dioxide.
GAMMA-RAY STERILIZATION; E-BEAM STERILIZATION; GAMMA-STABLE PLASTIC. Expert has expertise in gamma and e-beam sterilization of medical polymers with a special emphasis on material selection and sterilization of plastics. He has developed methods of stabilizing certain materials to high-energy radiation.
PERMEABLE POLYMER; PERMEABLE PACKAGING MATERIAL; OXYGEN-PERMEABLE POLYMER. Expert has expert knowledge of permeability and diffusion of gases and liquids through polymeric materials. He has worked with methods of increasing or decreasing the rate of permeation through membranes, coatings, and packaging materials.
POLYPROPYLENE MANUFACTURING; POLYPROPYLENE MODIFICATION; POLYPROPYLENE POLYMERIZATION. Expert's polypropylene expertise includes manufacturing, modification, polymerization, material selection, methods of stabilization (including high-energy irradiation, methods of improving clarity, and prevention of toxicity) in medical and related applications.
THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER; MEDICAL ELASTOMER. An expert in thermoplastic elastomer technology, Expert has worked with the selection and modification of elastomers for medical use in various tubing and sealing applications. His expertise in this area has led to major cost reductions by replacing thermoset rubbers with new thermoplastic elastomer technology.
METALLOCENE POLYMER TECHNOLOGY. Expert is knowledgeable of the special catalysts for making new and existing polymers better and more cost effective. He has worked with the major polymer producers on identifying product opportunities and specific applications of metallocene polymer technology.
SILICONE; SILICONE-FREE LUBRICANT. Expert has in-depth knowledge of non-toxic silicone and related lubricants for medical devices and needle technology. He has advanced knowledge of silicone-free lubricant technology and methods of application.
INJECTION MOLDING. Familiar with injection molding technology, Expert understands how to improve productivity of thermoplastic polymers in terms of low-cost molding cycles and improved product quality.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Rocky Mount, North Carolina
|Year: 1970||Degree: PhD||Subject: Fiber and Polymer Science||Institution: North Carolina State University|
|Year: 1967||Degree: MS||Subject: Textile Chemistry||Institution: North Carolina State University|
|Year: 1964||Degree: BS||Subject: Textile Chemistry||Institution: North Carolina State University|
|Years: 1997 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1990 to 1997||Employer: Becton Dickinson Co.||Title: Fellow||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1974 to 1990||Employer: Becton Dickinson Co.||Title: Director, Materials Research||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1962 to 1974||Employer: Research Triangle Institute||Title: Senior Chemist, Camille Dreyfus Laboratory||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region:||Summary: He has been responsible for the worldwide interaction with the polymer industry and polymer-related business.
|Associations / Societies|
|He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society of Plastics and Engineering.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert was named a Becton Dickinson Fellow in Polymer Technology, the highest worldwide company honor.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
| Expert is the author of over 50 patents and over 130 scientific publications on polymers and related technologies.
|Expert Witness Experience|
| Expert eliminated a costly lawsuit on behalf of a polymer supplier in a case where a customer blamed the failure of a product on resin.
|Training / Seminars|
| Expert has been involved in teaching polymer science at North Carolina State University for 27 years. He also teaches biopolymer technology at Duke University.
|Working with focus groups to obtain input, Expert has assisted in identifying attributes of new materials, matching them with market needs and new products.
Expert has developed and marketed a high-clarity centrifuge tube that eliminated the need to transfer tube contents to a clear tube. The market share of this product doubled in six months. Expert's efforts on this project moved market share from 16% to 70%.