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Expert in Paper Processing, particularly Tissue Processing

Expert ID: 108460 Ohio, USA

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Expert has spent 40 years in the area of paper web forming, especially tissue grades, both layered and monoply. He has taught portions of the TAPPI short courses on tissue, wet end operations, and twin-wire forming. He has performed laboratory trials on high speed formers in the U.S., Germany, Sweden, and Finland. Expert participated in the start-up of nine paper machines. He also specializes in drying systems (especially air dryers), consistency sensors, and papermaking patent infringement issues.

Expert has taught undergraduate and graduate level university courses in heat/mass transfer, papermaking, and process control. His research activities have been in the fields of computer simulation, press drying and pulping kinetics.

Expert reviewed the design of a new paper machine for major tissue manufacturer.He performed capacity increase studies for most of the U.S. tissue manufacturers.He has been a technical expert witness several times in patent litigation cases.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Bloomington, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Columbus, Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Springfield, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Lexington, Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: M.E. Subject: Fluid Mechanics Institution: MIT
Year: 1964 Degree: M.S. Subject: Heat Transfer Institution: MIT
Year: 1963 Degree: B.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sole Proprietor Department: Responsibilities: Consulting activity involving pulp and paper technology, especially patent infringement, papermaking equipment and thermal/chemical processes.
Years: 1979 to 2009 Employer: Miami University Title: Professor Department: Paper & Chemical Engineering Responsibilities: Expert presented courses in papermaking, heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid flow, and process control.
Years: 1966 to 1979 Employer: Procter & Gamble Title: Senior Engineer for Papermaking Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Expert designed and developed paper machines, especially forming and drying sections.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1966 to 1968 Agency: US Army Role: Captain, OrdC Description: Conduct of experiments with Development & Proof Services and Night Vision Laboratory

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1986 to 1986 Country / Region: England Summary: Expert worked on computer simulations of process control schemes for paper machines.
Years: 1983 to 1983 Country / Region: Sweden Summary: He was a technical expert witness for a paper machine patent infringement case.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a Life Fellow of the International Society for Measurement and Control. He is also a former Member of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a Licensed Professional Engineer.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored more than 50 articles, perhaps 30 refereed, and 100 non-refereed publications and 2 books.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has participated in ITC and other hearings and court cases, including depositions and courtroom testimony. He served as a technical expert witness involving papermaking technology, machinery and patents.
Training / Seminars
He has developed seminars and short courses involving papermaking technology.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert can read some German.

Fields of Expertise

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