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Expert in Polymer Additives, Agrochemicals, Flame Retardants of Polymers and Textiles, Phosphorus Chemistry

Expert ID: 108472 Ohio, USA

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FLAME RETARDANCY OF POLYMERS AND TEXTILES; FABRIC FLAMMABILITY. Expert has over 30 years of experience in the design, synthesis, and formulation of flame-retardant additives, reactives, monomers, and textile finishes. He invented several successful commercial products used in the field, and won an IR-100 award for an invention. As author of various reviews and encyclopedia articles, and as a research professor currently doing basic and applied work in this field, he is an internationally-recognized authority. He is the inventor or co-inventor on over 70 patents in this field.

PHOSPHORUS CHEMISTRY; PHOSPHATES; PHOSPHONATES. Expert has conducted successful commercial research and development in phosphates, thiophosphates, phosphonates, phosphites, and phosphine chemicals. He has numerous patents in this field, and has consulted on design, synthesis, and manufacture. He also initiated a major family of phosphate plasticizers and functional fluids.

ORGANOSULFUR CHEMISTRY. Expert has completed successful commercial research and development in thiols, sulfides, sulfones, polysulfides, dithiocarbanates, and sulfur-containing rubber chemicals and agrochemicals. He also was an invited speaker on current progress in applied organosulfur chemistry at an international conference.

ORGANOHALOGEN CHEMISTRY; ORGANOCHLORINE CHEMISTRY. Expert developed processes for chlorination (and bromination to a lesser degree) of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. He is well-versed in purification and stabilization of halogen compounds, photochemical chlorination, and catalytic liquid and vapor-phase chlorination. He holds many patents, and has written numerous publications in the area of organochlorine chemistry, including a chapter in a leading monograph. He is well-informed on current environmental issues involving halogens.

AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDES; HERBICIDE. Expert holds about 100 U.S. patents in herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, soil fumigants, industrial biocides, and plant-growth regulators. In recent years, he assisted a "Fortune 500" company in developing an agrochemical screening and followup program by designed synthesis.

PATENTS. Expert is a registered patent agent who is qualified to prepare and prosecute patent applications before the U.S. Patent Office (he prefers work with a patent attorney). He is also very knowledgeable regarding patent strategy.

SPECIALTY CHEMICALS; POLYMER ADDITIVE; POLYMER STABILIZER; WATER-TREATMENT CHEMICAL. Expert has extensive knowledge of polymer additives, specialty monomers, surfactants, stabilizers, water-treatment chemicals, metal extractants and functional polymers.

RESEARCH PLANNING AND STRATEGY. As senior scientist with a leading U.S. chemical company, Expert became proficient in "market-pull" and "technology-push" project generation and planning. He performed research program and personnel evaluation and upgrading, and orientation of research to match corporate goals and capabilities (he wrote and published an authoritative article in "Research Management" on this topic). He is experienced with technical database searching and is skilled at tracking down sources of information. He also has "brainstorming" expertise.

RESEARCH STRATEGY; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING. Expert has experience relating research to company needs and opportunities. He held research strategy responsibilities both as a senior scientist for a large chemical company and as a consultant.


Expert has had numerous consulting visits with a wide range of large and small companies (domestic and overseas in Europe, Asia, and Australia). These visits were regarding flame retardancy, sulfur chemistry, phosphorus chemistry, agrochemicals, and textile finishes. He was instrumental in providing the solution to a problem of army
ordinance (Aberdeen Proving Grounds).
His consulting contract was repeatedly renewed for 20 years by one of his chemical industry clients. Expert was brought in for "brainstorming" sessions several times by one client, evidencing good success in generating creative and useful ideas. He has invented patentable new products for several of his clients.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio - Cleveland, Ohio - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio - Lorain, Ohio - Lakewood, Ohio - Elyria, Ohio - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Erie, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: MBA Subject: Management Institution: Pace University
Year: 1953 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic (Polymer) Chemistry Institution: University of Illinois
Year: 1951 Degree: MS Subject: Organic (Polymer) Chemistry Institution: University of Illinois
Year: 1950 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Responsibilities: Research professor, limited teaching; Consultant to chemical industry.
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: Adelphi University Title: Director Department: Exploratory Research Responsibilities: Composed project proposals for submittal to agencies such as D.O.E.
Years: 1965 to 1986 Employer: Stauffer Chemical Company Title: Senior Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Managed projects on flame retardancy, ag chemicals, process development. New program directions, research planning, scientific liaison, technology monitoring.
Years: 1953 to 1965 Employer: Hooker Chemical Title: Research Chemist and Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: Supervised ag chemicals group, including synthesis,process, formulation and test farm/greenhouse; flame retardant chemistry; PVC
chemistry.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1995 to 1997 Agency: NASA Role: Senior investigator Description: Expert conducted a project on new corrosion inhibitors
for steel structures. This project generated two issued US patents which are currently the subject of commercialization attempts.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1996 to 2000 Country / Region: Netherlands Summary: Expert has had consulting visits to three multinational companies in the Netherlands and an ongoing consulting contract with one of them.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Country / Region: Former Soviet Union Summary: He set up sponsored chemical laboratory research projects in Belarus and Ukraine and his current activities are in regards to new projects in Russia.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Expert had a consulting relationship with a large Japanese chemical company.
Years: to Present Country / Region: China Summary: Expert has made 4 business/scientific trips to mainland and one to Taiwan. Visited universities and plants.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is an active member of the American Chemical Society (Divisions of Polymers, Polymeric Materials and Engineering, and Agrochemicals). He is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers, and Sigma Xi.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a Patent Agent (currently
not practicing as such).
Professional Appointments
He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fire Sciences.
Awards / Recognition
He has won the IR-100 Prize for FYROL 76 textile fire retardant finish.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is the inventor or co-inventor on over 220 issued US patents (others pending), in flame retardants, other plastics additives, organic processes, textile finishes, agrochemicals, catalysts, and various other topics. He has authored about 50 publications, three encyclopedia chapters (sulfur, phosphorus flame retardants, phosphorus polymers), and several book chapters as well as a book dealing with flame retardants currently being written. He has about 20 commercialized products or processes.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has some experience in depositions in fire-related cases.
Training / Seminars
He has taught seminars
on flame retardancy.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of: scarce chemicals, plastics, and plastics additives. He has literature and internet searching expertise and access to large technical libraries in the NYC and Akron area. He has over 30 years of industrial contacts and is a good chemical "sleuth."
Marketing Experience
Expert has extensive experience working with marketing people, doing technically oriented market research, writing product bulletins, and trouble-shooting customer problems. He is a strong proponent of the "account development" concept using concurrent marketing and technical team efforts. He is experienced in long range planning by in-depth probing of present and future customer needs. As a patent agent, and a prolific inventor, he is skilled at patent strategy.

Other Relevant Experience
As Senior Scientist at a multinational multi-division chemical company, he determined suitable directions for new research programs, and did program proposal assessments for technical and commercial feasibility.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert has done commercial translating/rewriting (as US applications) of German and Austrian patents for a patent firm.
French He can easily read technical French.
Russian He has an adequate reading knowledge for chemical articles.
Spanish Expert has an adequate reading knowledge for technical articles.

Fields of Expertise

fire-resistant material, fire-resistant plastic, fire-retardant polymer additive, flame-retardant chemical, halogen, halogen chemistry, organochlorine chemistry, organohalogen chemistry, organosulfur chemistry, phosphonate, phosphorus, phosphorus chemistry, polymer additive, polymer flammability, polymer stabilizer, textile material flammability, water treatment chemical, fireproof nonwoven fabric, fire-resistant clothing, fire-retardant paint, firestop material, flame test, flame-resistant elastomer, fire-resistant laminate, flame-resistant insulation material, flame-retardant adhesive, flame-retardant fabric, flame-retardant product, phosphorus compound, wood fire retardant, flame-retardant rubber, textile flame-retardant chemical, organophosphate compound, organophosphonate, phosphate chemistry, phosphorous acid, sulfur chemistry, sulfur, sulfur compound, thioether, thiol compound, thionyl chloride, halogenation, organochlorine compound, polymer chemistry, polymer modifier, fire-resistant coating material, strategic research planning, research and development planning, clothing flammability, phosphor chemistry, antistatic foam, agricultural pesticide, dehydrobromination, alkyl halide, bromine compound, antimony trioxide, pesticide encapsulation, fabric finishing, agricultural chemical formulation, carbamate, acid chloride, chlorinated paraffin, organophosphate pesticide, water treatment chemical, insecticide toxicity, nematicide toxicity, halogen stabilizer, fire prevention, dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid ester, autoignition, Friedel-Crafts reaction, organophosphorus chemistry, pentachlorobenzene, fire-resistant hydraulic fluid, fire, hexachlorocyclohexane, chloromethane, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, dechlorination, m-dichlorobenzene, 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, carbaryl, parathion, lindane, kepone, heptachlor, endosulfan, disulfoton, chlorine chemistry, dibromochloropropane, chlordane, miticide, monomer, solvent, polymer, phosphorus isotope, pesticide, insecticide, herbicide environmental effect, fungicide, flame, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, chlorine environmental effect, chlorinated hydrocarbon environmental effect, catalyst, biocide

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