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Expert in Plastics/Polymers, Design with Plastics, Plastics Failure, Plastics Processing, Patents/IP

Expert ID: 724532 Wisconsin, USA

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Has done research in compression molding of SMC, GMT, BMC, LFT, etc. for over 20 years. Has given several seminars on compression molding.

Has done research on curing thermosetting polymers for two decades. Has published several papers on this topic and included curing in his books regarding Materials Science of Polymers Polymer Processing - Modeling and Simulation.

Has experience in failure of plastics products.

Has taught Engineering Design with Polymers for many years. He wrote a book that includes extensive information on engineering thermoplastics.

Has extensive research and teaching experience in polymer extrusion. Has taught extrusion in engineering courses and seminars.

Has extensive experience in modeling and simulation of polymer processes.

Has extensive experience in modeling and understanding polymer melt flows. Wrote a book covering Polymer Melt Flow.

Has extensive experience in teaching and research in molding processes. Included numerous molding processes in his various publications.

Has over two decades experience in research and teaching in the field of injection molding. Has also extensive experience modeling and simulating injection molding.

Developed and Teaches the Plastics Manufacturing course at the University level. Wrote a textbook regarding Polymer Processing. The text book is used at several universities worldwide. Has extensive experience consulting with plastics processing industries and doing research in the field. In hi book he coined what is now known and widely accepted as "the 5 P's: Polymer, Processing, Product, Performance and Post-consumer life."

Has consulted various industries in failure and life prediction of plastics. Has included this topic in his various publications. Has taught courses and seminars in the field.

Has extensive experience in designing with plastics, stress analysis, life prediction and failure analysis. Has served as a consultant to various industries on this topic.

Has served as a consultant on plastic stress corrosion failures to various industries

Has extensive consulting experience with the plastics industry. Has created a plastics industrial consortion at the Polymer Engineering Center. Serves on the advisory board of several companies.

With his colleagues has created the most complete mechanical engineering plastics processing laboratory in the country. Uses this lab in his course Manufacturing Processes - Polymers.

Has over two decades experience in research and development in plastics engineering. Has served on the research advisory board of several companies.

Has written several books in the field of polymer engineering. Has developed and teaches several polymer related courses, and has over two decades experience in polymer engineering related research.

Has extensive research experience in polymer blends. Has served as a consultant to various industries on this topic. Included a chapter on Mixing and Blending in his.

Has extensive teaching and research experience in polymer extrusion. Has served as a consultant to various industries on this topic. Included various sections on modeling and simulation of extrusion in his textbook and dedicated a chapter to extrusion of polymers in another of his books.

Has done extensive experience in polymer recycling related research. Has published several papers on the topic.

Has extensive experience in plastics materials selection. Has consulting experience on this topic.

Has taught and done research on this topic for many years. Has included thermoforming modeling in his book and included thermoforming in another of his books.

Patent Infringement Litigation dealing with plastic connectors - Federal CourtPatent Infringement Litigation dealing with manufacturing process of filters - Federal CourtPatent Infringement Litigation dealing with polymer fiber spinning processes – Settled Trade secrets law suit dealing with plastics extrusion - Federal courtInjury law suit due to a product failure - Settled

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin - Racine, Wisconsin - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - Arlington Heights, Illinois - Schaumburg, Illinois

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Year: 1982 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Year: 1987 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering/Polymer Processing Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1989 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor and Director Department: Responsibilities: Teaches and does research in polymer processing and engineering design with polymers.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Title: Post-Doc Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: Title: College Graduate in Training Department: Research Training Responsibilities:
Years: 1984 to 1985 Employer: Title: Teaching Fellow Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: Title: Instructor Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Colombia Summary: Has extensive experience in teaching, research and consulting in Colombia - Fluent in Spanish
Years: to Present Country / Region: Germany Summary: Has extensive experience in teaching, research and consulting in Germany - Fluent in German
Years: to Present Country / Region: Japan Summary: Has served as an expert for two Japanese companies

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
WAK - Scientific Alliance of Polymer Technology Professors, SPE - Society of Plastics Engineers, SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Professional Appointments
Senior Editor - Journal of Plastics Technology
Editor for the Americas - Journal of Polymer Engineering
Awards / Recognition
VDI-K (Society of German Engineers - Plastics) Dr.-Richard-Escales-Prize
Honorary Professor - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany KK and Cindy Wang Chaired Professor
• Honorary Professor - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
• Chaired Professorship: K.K. and Cindy Wang Professor
• Journal of Polymer Technology, Chief Editor
• 2002 Nominated as the first American member of the International Alliance of Polymer Technology Professors
• Recipient of the VDI-K Dr.-Richard-Escales-Prize (German Engineering Society-Polymers)
• Journal of Polymer Engineering, Editor for the Americas
• Hanser Publishers, Advisory Board
• Journal of Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Editor -- Plastics
• NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award
• Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Editorial Board
• College of Engineering Alumni Teaching Quality Grant
• Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
Publications and Patents Summary
Has authored 7 books and over 200 papers

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been deposed numerous times, has testified in federal courts and state courts several times in cases related to predict failure, patent litigation, trade secrets, etc.
Training / Seminars
Courses, short courses, seminars, presentations in the fields of polymer processing, plastics product design, ethics, etc.
Marketing Experience
Has been consulted by several plastics and polymer industries and serves on the board of two companies

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German He lectures and has published in German
Spanish He lectures and has published in Spanish
French Understands and speaks some French
Italian Undersatnds and speaks some Italian

Fields of Expertise

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