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Expert in Polymer Materials

Expert ID: 733311 Minnesota, USA

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Since 2008, Expert has served as the Dean of Engineering at a private university in MN. From 1996-2008, Expert was Professor of Chemical Engineering. He has been honored nationally for his teaching and research as a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. Prior to his career in academia, he worked for Shell Oil Company as a Research Engineer. He has also worked as a Foreign Scholar for the Mexican government CONACYT. He is the author of over forty papers and book chapters. His research in polymer materials and plastics processing has been cited over 900 times in the literature. He is the inventor on 3 U.S. Patents and has been the Principal Investigator on over $8 million in federal, state and corporate research grants. He holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS from Iowa State University both in Chemical Engineering.

Technical Interests: Polymer materials. Con-formal plasma surface modification. Transport & barrier properties of polymers. Plastics processing. Engineering Education. Renewable Energy & Sustainability.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Univ of Texas

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
• Engineering Dean’s Institute – ASEE (2008-present)
• Faculty Advisor – New Mexico Tech Student Chapter AIChE (1996 - 2008)
• Past Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
• Past Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
• Past Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Awards / Recognition
• Institute Leader for the New Mexico Consortium at Los Alamos National Lab
• New Mexico Tech President’s Outstanding Leadership Award
• Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation – Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
• New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology – Distinguished Teaching Award
• Mexican National Council for Science and Technology – CONACYT Foreign Scholar
• Gold Ribbon Award for Real Advances in Materials Research - NASTS Team Award
• Phillips Petroleum Polymer Research Fellow

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native
Spanish Conversational/ Technical

Fields of Expertise

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