Expert in Paper Coating Rheology, Coating Processes, and Coater Operation
MEASUREMENT. Expert has over 18 years
experience on viscosity and viscosity measurements of
pigmented coatings and their interpretation related to
high-speed coating operations. He has been
instrumental in the design and data analysis of high-
shear viscometers (bob + cup, capillary) and
interpretation of viscoelasticity.
FINE AND SPECIALTY CHEMICALS. Expert has
experience in application of waterbased emulsions for
DISPERSION COATING; PAPER COATING. Expert has
extensive experience with blade and roll coater
runnability for paper webs. He has worked with paper
companies and coater manufacturers in blade coater
defects and coater designs. He developed
formulations for pilot-plant trials for paper coatings and
print quality evaluations.
WATER-BASED COATING MATERIAL. Expert has
experience developing formulation strategies for
runnability and print quality, including European
RHEOLOGY; LIQUID RHEOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT.
Expert is familiar with interpretation of rheology, including
viscoelasticity and high shear rheology in correlation
with high-speed coating applications.
PAPER; PAPERMAKING. Expert is knowledgeable of all
the aspects of papermaking with particular emphasis
on wet-end chemistry, paper physics, paper coating,
and offset/gravure printing.
BLADE; BLADE COATING PROCESS.
Expert also has knowledge of blade coater operations,
defects, solutions, rheology and coater design issues.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio - Lorain, Ohio - Lakewood, Ohio - Elyria, Ohio - Euclid, Ohio - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Erie, Pennsylvania
|Year: 1990||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Engineering Division||Institution: Papermaking Processes Group, The Institute of Paper Science and Technology|
|Year: 1985||Degree: M.Sc.||Subject: Paper Science & Engineering||Institution: Western Michigan University|
|Year: 1981||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Paper Engineering||Institution: Western Michigan University|
|Year: 1979||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Physical Sciences||Institution: National and Cappodistrian University of Athens|
|Years: 2000 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Director, Technology||Department: Performance Chemicals||Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for new technologies, new product development, technical alliances, global technology support, and market analysis.|
|Years: 1997 to 1999||Employer:||Title: Manager, Advanced Development||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1990 to 1992||Employer: Western Michigan University||Title: Assistant Professor of Engineering||Department: Department of Paper & Printing Science and Engineering||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1994 to 1992||Employer: Kaltec Scientific Instruments, Inc.||Title: Scientific Advisor||Department: Hercules Hi-Shear Viscometer||Responsibilities: He consulted on rheology measurements, viscometer design, and correlating rheology to coating operations.|
|Years: 1986 to 1989||Employer: Beloit Corporation||Title: Research Engineer (summers)||Department: Coaters & Reels||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1985 to 1986||Employer: James River Corporation||Title: Research Scientist||Department: Technology Center||Responsibilities: He performed coating formulations, rheology, paperboard coatings and coater runnability (limited engagement).|
|Years: 1980 to 1981||Employer: Athens Papermill SA||Title: Process Engineer||Department: Tissue Division||Responsibilities:|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a council member of the Coatings & Graphic Arts Division of the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). Member of the Society of Rheology, Pulp & Paper Association of Canada, Product Development Managers Association, Industrial Research Institute. He is the winner of the American Forest Products Association's Olmsted Award for research on production of coated papers.|
|He is part of the Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School, ChE Department at the University of Maine (Orono);
Editorial Board, TAPPI Journal; Lecturer at Abo Akademi (Turku, Finland), WMU, and UW-SP.
|Awards / Recognition|
|He received the Eagle of Excellence; Charles W. Engelhard Technical Leadership Award. Expert has received three Technology Awards; AFPA's Olmsted Award; New Faculty NSF Nominee and numerous Research Awards.|
|Medical / Professional|
|He performed elementary particle physics work at CERN; he worked in recycled paper and die-cutting paperboard operations.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has over 65 publications and 3 books on rheology, paper coatings, and printing. Has 3 patents issued on paper latex technology.|