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Expert in Paint: Analysis and Characterization, Chemical Lab Forensics, Organic Coating Material, etc.

Expert ID: 716742 Illinois, USA

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CHEMICAL LABORATORY MANAGEMENT. Expert is very knowledgeable regarding laboratory management. He currently focuses most of his time in this area. He is especially experienced in the management of a chemical analysis support laboratory. He has consulted in his field with many large firms and has been a leading consultant for a program to implement a network of analytical centers at Chinese Universities.

Expert is the Founding Editor of Managing the Modern Laboratory, a quarterly publication sponsored by the Analytical Laboratory Managers Association (ALMA). He has studied the ways in which chemistry and chemical analysis fits into the frequently changing global environment. He is knowledgeable of the chemical analysis service spectrum, from low-value-added testing to high-value-added problem-solving.

MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS. Every October, he presents a two-day short course on "Managing the Chemical Analysis Support Laboratory" for ALMA. He also conducts the course for the American Chemical Society at Pittcon every March.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. Expert is an authority in the fields of analytical chemistry, applied spectroscopy, polymers, and coatings. His interest is in solving industrial problems which have an important analytical chemistry component. With this interest he brings a wealth of both industrial and academic laboratory experience. In particular he has expertise in organic chemistry identifications, utilizing spectroscopy, and separation methods.

ORGANIC COATING MATERIAL; PAINT. Expert has extensive industrial experience in the petrochemical industry. He has industry experience in the analysis and characterization of organic coating systems with a specialty in polymers. He is familiar with dibasic organic acids, polyhydric alcohols, and organic pigments and dyes. He has spent a considerable amount of time recently consulting on the analysis and characterization of paint.

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 - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1954 Degree: PhD Subject: Analytical Chemistry Institution: Northwestern University
Year: 1950 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Illinois

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consulting Director Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1968 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Analytical Services Laboratory Department: Chemistry Department Responsibilities:
Years: 1966 to 1968 Employer: Mobil Oil Title: Manager Department: Chemical Coatings Division Responsibilities:
Years: 1961 to 1966 Employer: Mobil OIl Title: Manager, Analytical & Physical Chemistry Department Department: Chemical Research and Technical Division Responsibilities:
Years: 1956 to 1961 Employer: Sherwin Williams Co. Title: Director Department: Analytical Research Department Responsibilities:
Years: 1954 to 1956 Employer: Shell Development Co. Title: Leader Department: Spectroscopic Group Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert was one of the founders of the Analytical Laboratory Managers Association (ALMA). He is a member of a large number of professional societies.
Professional Appointments
He has been a contributing editor to Analytical Chemistry and was on the editorial board of the Journal of Chemistry, Biomedical and Environmental Chemistry. He was the founding editor of the ALMA, peer-reviewed journal, "Managing the Modern Laboratory" in 1995.
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the first (2002) ALMA Distinguished Service Award in Laboratory Management.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored over 70 publications on analytical methods, applied spectroscopy, polymers, coatings and laboratory management.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian Expert states that he speaks, reads and writes "tourist" Italian.

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