Expert in Particle Processing and Particle Research and Development
Expert ID: 722091 Minnesota, USA
We had a customer interested in preparing a paste of a heavy metal oxide. The paste formation and delivery were simple, but the customer found that the metal oxide particle degraded in the subsequent use. We reformulated the particle and developed a better particle and a usable paste.
A customer came to us with a request to silane treat pigments for better dispensability. Previous attempts at doing this process resulted in an unacceptable amount of agglomeration of the particles. We developed a novel and ultimately patentable process to coat particles without agglomeration.
We visited a pharmaceutical company to discuss methods of preparing nanoparticle drugs. We evaluated the current patent literature, had an intensive brainstorming session, and developed a technique for forming nanoparticulate dispersion that was outside the current art.
We had a customer come to us with a simple grinding job. However, upon reflection and working with the customer we found that the customer had been working with numerous companies to grind their materials with no success. We developed a new cryogrinding process that met the customers need for size distribution, yield, and cleanliness.
|Year: 1978||Degree: PhD||Subject: Organic Chemistry||Institution: University of Florida|
|Year: 1970||Degree: BA||Subject: Chemistry and Math||Institution: St. Olaf College|
|Years: 1994 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:|
Responsibilities:He is the President and chief operating officer of the company. He is also the primary researcher in the area of particle processing and toll manufacturing.
|Years: 1978 to 1994||Employer: 3M||Title: Technical Manager||Department: Corporate Research Lab|
Responsibilities:He was the technical manager of particle research in 3M,s Corporate Research Lab with responsibility to direct and prioritize research in particle research for polymers, ceramics, and microencapsulation.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1995 to 1995||Country / Region: United Kingdom||Summary: He visited a company to brainstorm new methods for particle coating. In the meeting, came up with 3 methods that were evaluated but were not implemented.|
|Years: 1997 to 1998||Country / Region: South Korea||Summary: He went to Korea to work with a company on developing new liquid toners for color electrophotography. He provided the customer with new toners, evaluated the electrophotographic process and suggested ways to improve the engine, release layers and toners.|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Chemical Society since 1974
International Fine Particle Research Institute including Executive Advisory Board Member 1989-1994
University of Florida Particle Science and Technology ERC 1994- including Industrial Advisory Board Chairman
|Adjunct Professor University of Minnesota Center for Interfacial Engineering 1989-1995
University of Florida Particle Science and Technology ERC- Industrial Advisory Board Chairman
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 23 issued Patents, 15 publications and a chapter in a book on organometallic chemistry|