Expert in Organic Coatings: Comprehensive Knowledge of the Theory and Practice
ORGANIC COATINGS. Most of his career has been devoted to organic coatings technology. His main expertise is in the polymeric binders of coatings, acrylics, polyesters, alkyds, epoxies, polyurethanes, and melamine formaldehyde resins. Having co-authored a book on coatings science and technology (4th Ed. John Wiley, 2017), his expertise spans most parts of the subject. He is experienced with technical/legal issues, especially with patents.
COATING RAW MATERIAL. Expert consults on most aspects of organic coatings, especially on polymeric binders. He is experienced in product development, licensing, technology assessment and new opportunity indentification. He is also familiar with raw materials suppliers to the coatings industry, coatings producers, and coatings users.
REACTIVE POLYMER; HIGH SOLIDS ORGANIC COATINGS. Much of his research has been heavily involved with reactive polymers of the types used in coatings and high solids and powder organic coatings.
POLYMER CHEMISTRY. Expert has a broad background in polymer chemistry. He has detailed knowledge of many aspects of polymer chemistry and has an appreciation of the rest.
LITIGATION SUPPORT. He has recent experience in product liability and intellectual property litigation involving coatings. Details upon request.
Expert's research led to improved understanding of abrasion and mar resistance (over a dozen publications) and assisted in practical improvements such as better mar resistant automotive coatings and improved scratch-resistant hard coatings for polycarbonate.
Expert has had first-hand experience with acrylic coatings for about 30 years. Expert has made research contributions to clear coatings for automotive use.
Expert has had first-hand experience with all the major categories of coatings and has published research and/or obtained patents on most of them. As a "coatings generalist" he can offer perspective on the selection of coatings for most end uses.
He is widely known for his published research in low-solvent coatings, especially on high-solids and solvent-free coatings. He has been active in this area almost since 1967, when air pollution regulation of coatings first began to take effect.
He has recent experience in litigation support for product liability and intellectual property disputes in the field of coatings.
Expert has consulted with a variety of companies, some on contracts lasting as long as ten years and others on a one-day basis to address a specific problem.He has successfully served as expert on intellectual property and product liability litigation.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida - Hialeah, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Miami Beach, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Palm Bay, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida
|Year: 1962||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Duke University|
|Year: 1958||Degree: A.B.||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Oberlin College|
|Years: 2002 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principal||Department: Organic Coatings||Responsibilities: Provides consulting services to companies, law firms, and government.|
|Years: 1990 to 2002||Employer: EMU||Title: Professor||Department: Coating||Responsibilities: Director of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center in Coatings. Mainly involved in research, some classroom teaching.|
|Years: 1983 to 1990||Employer: North Dakota State||Title: Professor and Chair||Department: Department of Polymers and Coatings||Responsibilities: Teach classes, chair department, perform research|
|Years: 1979 to 1983||Employer: Cargill||Title: Manager||Department: Chemical Products Research||Responsibilities: Manage R&D for the Chemical Products Division (subsequently divested)|
|Years: 1973 to 1979||Employer: Celanese||Title: R&D Manager||Department: Coatings, Epoxy Resins, Research, Analytical||Responsibilities: At various times managed research, product development, and analytical lagoratories.|
|Years: 1963 to 1973||Employer: Celanese||Title: Research Chemist, Research Supervisor||Department: Central Research; Fabrics and Finishes||Responsibilities: Performed basic research on catalysis and polymers for five years. Performed and supervised applied research for five years|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2008 to Present||Country / Region: Malaysia||Summary: Serve as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Universiti Technologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia|
|Associations / Societies|
|Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology
American Chemical Society
|Expert was Chairman of the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering of the American Chemical Society. On the board of Intersocietal Polymer Education Council.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert's research papers received Roon awards 3 times. He was the Matiello Lecturer of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology. He won the Tess Award from the American Chemical Society's Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, and was elected a Fellow of the Division. Won the Gordon Award for most innovative paper, FSCT. He is recognized as a Distinguished Professor at Eastern Michigan University.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has over 200 publications and about 30 U.S. patents, most relating to polymers and coatings.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has served as an expert witness in five litigations. Topics were intellectual property and product liability issues.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has prepared and presented technical training courses on-site for companies such as 3M and GM. The subject of these courses is organic coatings (paint), but details within that subject are tailored to the interests of the customer. He has also provided intensive short courses on coatings offered by universities.|
|He has experience locating vendors of organic coatings and raw materials for coatings.
|He can provide technical input for market studies of the coatings market.
|Other Relevant Experience|
| Expert has been consistently successful in securing research grants and contracts.
He is inventor or co-inventor of about 30 U.S. patents and numerous foreign counterparts. He worked closely with patent attorneys to prepare his own patents for filing and to prosecute them in the U.S. and abroad. He is experienced in licensing intellectual property. He is also experienced in preparing, prosecuting, licensing, and litigating patents.