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Expert in Polymer, Chemical and Physical Sciences

Expert ID: 735049 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert has considerable experience in a wide range of areas related to polymer science. Examples include condensation polymerization and the synthesis of condensation polymers, emulsion polymers, metathesis polymerization, reaction injection molding, transport processes such as diffusion in polymers, dyeing of polymers, ion exchange processes in polymers and adsorption onto polymers, water soluble polymers, surface modification of polymers, the melt rheology and die swell of polymers and polymer properties in general. His skill base includes:

Polymer Chemistry (Physical Chemistry, Emulsion, Free Radical, and Condensation Polymerization, Diffusion and Solubility, Microencapsulation);
Surface Science Phenomena (Wetting, Adsorption, Adhesion, Coefficient of Friction, Emulsification, Formulation, Paper Sizing, and Paper Chemicals);
Surface Oxidation and Modification;
Rheology -- particularly melt rheology of polyolefins (die design and threadline extensional rheology; oriented films); and
Track record in Product Development and Program Management from R&D through pilot plant to commercialization;

Expert has provided thought leadership on the above subjects in Patent Prosecution and Defense.

Expert is particularly knowledgeable in the areas of surface modification and surface oxidation, surfactants, wetting phenomena, adsorption, adhesion, emulsions and emulsification, lattices and latex chemistry as well as corona discharge and flame treatment effects on polymer surfaces.

Expert has considerable experience in the chemistry of fibers and films including fiber manufacture, fiber spinning including die design and threading extensional rheology, mathematical modeling of the spinning process as well as in oriented films, polyolefin films, polypropylene films, coated films and the modification of film properties such as wetting, slip (coefficient of friction) and barrier properties including oxygen barrier, moisture barrier and aroma barrier.

Expert provides both consulting and contract research services and has served many clients in cases ranging from single-day to multi-year assignments.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: PhD Subject: Polymer and Fibre Science Institution: Manchester University, UK
Year: 1963 Degree: BSc Subject: Polymer Chemistry Institution: Manchester University UK

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Expert has been responsible for consulting and contract research at his firm for 18 years. He leverages over 40 years' industrial R&D and Project Management Experience. He also employes considerable knowledge in surface science; fibers, films and paper; IP; expert witness services, including literature and patent searches; and open innovation and problem-solving.
Years: 1967 to 2000 Employer: Hercules Incorporated Title: Senior Reseach Fellow Department: Various Responsibilities: Expert conducted Research and Development in Fiber, Film, Paper and Reaction injection molding areas. He also acted as Senior Program Manager leading complex projects and was the technical liaison head for joint ventures in Europe and Japan.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1987 to 1995 Country / Region: UK, Netherlands, Japan Summary: Lead Technical person in joint ventures

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society
Awards / Recognition
Listed as a Topsolver by Innocentive.com for winning multiple open innovation challenges

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert is skilled in literature and patent searches. He can provide targeted information in areas such as prior art, process and product research, market research and the like as well as acting as an expert witness. He is especially skilled as a technical resource in preparing for discovery and depositions and has participated in patent oppositions and defense both the U.S. and Europe alike. He recently accrued experience as an Expert Witness in three cases which did not come to trial.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Japanese Low

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