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Expert in Polymer Science and Engineering, Soft Materials, Responsive Materials, Polymer Blends, Block Copolymers, Biomedical Devices

Expert ID: 735177 North Carolina, USA

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Expert J. Expert is a Distinguished Expert and Alumni Distinguished Graduate and Undergraduate Expert in the Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at prestigious State University. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (with honors/high distinction) from the Pennsylvania State University in 1983 and was later awarded the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988. He then pursued post-doctoral research in Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge (U.K.) and Condensed Matter Physics at the Institute for Energy Technology (Norway) before joining the Corporate Research Division of the Procter & Gamble Company in 1990. In 1992, he accepted a faculty position, where he supervises the Macromolecular Materials & Morphology Group. Since that time, Expert has published over 290 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 35 scholarly works as book chapters and invited monographs, and his work has been featured on 30 journal covers and cited over 13,000 times according to Google Scholar. Although active in a diverse range of disciplines, his primary research interests relate to the phase behavior and morphology/property development of nanostructured polymers, polymer nanocomposites and coatings, electron microscopy, and stimuli-responsive soft materials. In recognition of his fundamental and applied research endeavors, he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards such as the Alcoa Foundation Engineering Achievement and Distinguished Engineering Research Awards, Alexander von Humboldt and Tewkesbury fellowships, the North Carolina State University Alumni Outstanding Research and Global Engagement Awards, the American Chemical Society (PMSE Division) Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science & Engineering, the German Society for Electron Microscopy Ernst Ruska Prize, the American Chemical Society (Rubber Division) Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Colwyn Medal, the Norwegian University of Science & Technology Lars Onsager Medal, and the Society of Plastics Engineers International Award. An elected fellow of the American Physical Society, IOM3 and the Royal Society of Chemistry, he is or has been on the editorial advisory board of more than 20 international journals and holds editorial positions on three of them. He has been recognized as a 2007 Outstanding Scholar Alumnus and a 2012 Alumni Fellow by the Pennsylvania State University, and he is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences and the North Carolina State University Research Leadership, Global Engagement and Outstanding Teaching Academies. Expert is also a highly acclaimed educator and academic mentor. For his instructional effectiveness employing cooperative and active learning pedagogies in the classroom and his widespread efforts to promote interdisciplinary engineering design and undergraduate research, he has received college- and alumni-level Outstanding Teaching Awards, as well as the university-level Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest institutional honor bestowed by the University of North Carolina system. He has also received the 2006 International Network for Engineering Education & Research Recognition Award and the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Region Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award, and he has served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist and an Erasmus Fellow.

Consulting Activities:
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. Pennsylvania
Hoechst-Celanese Corp. New Jersey
Allied-Signal Inc. New Jersey
Exxon Research and Engineering Co. New Jersey
Becton Dickinson Inc. North Carolina
Banner Pharmacaps North Carolina
Dade Behring Inc. Delaware
Shell Development Co. Texas
Raychem Corporation North Carolina
Milliken Chemicals South Carolina
Reichhold Chemicals North Carolina
Lord Corporation North Carolina
Engineering Design & Testing Corp. South Carolina
United Protective Technologies North Carolina
Pentair Inc. North Carolina
Bell, Seltzer, Park and Gibson Law Firm North Carolina
Brinks, Hofer, Gilson and Lione Law Firm Illinois
McAndrews, Held and Malloy Law Firm Illinois
Baker & Hostetler Law Firm Washington, D.C.
Helms, Mulliss & Wicker Law Firm North Carolina
Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Law Firm Pennsylvania
Smith, Moore & Leatherwood Law Firm North Carolina
United Protective Technologies North Carolina
McCarter & English Law Firm New Jersey
Latham & Watkins Law Firm California

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Rocky Mount, North Carolina - Lynchburg, Virginia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of California at Berkeley
Year: 1983 Degree: B.S. Honors and High Distinction Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Distinguished Professor Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct cutting-edge research and publish/present findings, teach undergraduate and graduate students, mentor graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) and post-doctoral associates, engage in various service activities at university and in professional societies, and develop international collaborations.
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Responsibilities: Awarded in an internal competition for work with undergraduate and graduate students. Expert is 1 out of only 4 faculty at NC State to hold both titles, which stay with expert insofar as he stays at NC State.

Years: 2012 to 2012 Employer: Norwegian University of Science & Technology Title: Lars Onsager Professor Department: Responsibilities: Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Was an awarded title that enabled me to spend an extended time at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) where he received his undergraduate degree. Expert conducted collaborative research, mentored young faculty, gave high-level talks, and provided the students with a short course.
Years: 2002 to 2016 Employer: North Carolina State University Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: See above
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Responsibilities: Awarded in an internal competition for work with undergraduate and graduate students.
Years: 1997 to 2002 Employer: North Carolina State University Title: Associate Professor Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Responsibilities: Conducted cutting-edge research, taught undergraduate and graduate students, mentored graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) and post-doctoral associates, engaged in various service activities at university and in professional societies, and developed international collaborations.

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Years: 1992 to 1997 Employer: North Carolina State University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Materials Science & Engineering Responsibilities: Materials Science & Engineering

Phase behavior and morphologies of nanostructured polymeric materials
Control of supramolecular ordering in complex polymer solutions and alloys
Electron microscopy and microtomography of multiphase polymer blends and alloys
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: The Procter & Gamble Company Title: Staff Scientist Department: Corporate Research Division Responsibilities: Morphological characteristics of block copolymers and copolymer blends
Novel applications and characterization of lyotropic polymers and blends
Years: 1989 to 1989 Employer: Institute for Energy Technology Title: Research Fellow Department: Physics Responsibilities: SANS of block copolymers (T. Riste and K. Mortensen, Risø National Laboratory)
Funded by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: University of Cambridge Title: Research Associate Department: Materials Science & Metallurgy Responsibilities: Electron microscopy of crystallites in thermotropic copolyesters (A.H. Windle)
Funded by the Hoechst-Celanese Corp., Univ. of Cambridge and ICI Advanced Materials
Years: 1983 to 1988 Employer: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Title: Graduate Student Research Assistant Department: Center for Advanced Materials Responsibilities: Center for Advanced Materials

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Energy Society
Royal Society of Chemistry
Asian Council of Science Editors
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining
Society of Plastics Engineers
American Society of Engineering Education
American Association of University Professors
American Physical Society
Materials Research Society
President, Secretary — North Carolina Section
Microscopy Society of America
National Program Committee
Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity
Vice-Master Alchemist
American Chemical Society
Chairman, Chairman-elect — North Carolina Polymer Discussion Group
Professional Appointments
Course development

Developed a graduate-level course (presently designated CHE/MSE761) formerly entitled "Fundamentals of Polymer Blends & Alloys" and recently renamed "Polymer Blends &; Alloys," which addresses an important contemporary aspect of polymer science and engineering. This course, first offered in 1994 and offered every other year thereafter, introduces students to fundamental property design and characterization of multicomponent polymeric materials. Course projects provide students with the opportunity to practice what they learn in the classroom. The course was offered on Video-Based Engineering Education (VBEE) and National Technological University (NTU) for the first time in 1999.
Awards / Recognition
International Award Society of Plastics Engineers
Elected Member Norwegian Academy of Technol. Sci.
Fulbright Senior Specialist Award IIE CIES
Lars Onsager Professorship and Medal Norwegian Univ. Sci. and Technol.
Alumni Fellow Award Pennsylvania State University
Alcoa Distinguished Engineering Research Award NC State College of Engineering
Colwyn Medal Inst. of Materials, Minerals & Mining
Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award American Chemical Society (Rubber)
Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching University of North Carolina
Ernst Ruska Prize German Electron Microscopy Society
Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science American Chemical Society (PMSE)
Outstanding Research Award NC State Alumni Association
Alcoa Foundation Research Achievement Award NC State College of Engineering
Outstanding Research Achievement Award Sigma Xi Research Honor Society

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award Marquis Who's Who
Named Fellow Int. Association of Advanced Materials
Elected Member NCSU Global Engagement Academy
Elected Member NCSU Research Leadership Academy
Global Pharma Award Finalist Institution of Chemical Engineers
Outstanding Global Engagement Award NC State University
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship Humboldt University zu Berlin
Visiting Professorship University of Warsaw
Outstanding Alumnus Award Penn State Univ. Schuylkill Campus
1st place (microscopy) and 2nd place (illustration) NC State Research Image Contest
Visiting Professorship Humboldt University zu Berlin
Visiting Professorship Adam Mickiewicz University
Elected Fellow NANOSMAT Society
Goodnight Fellow NC State Goodnight Scholars Program
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship Technical University of Munich
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Expert Award NC State Alumni Association
Elected Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry
Invited Co-editor Thermoplastic Elastomers, 4th Ed.
Invited Short Course Instructor Tsinghua University
Caldwell Faculty Fellow NC State Alumni Association
Innovator of the Year Award Finalist Institution of Chemical Engineers
Rubber Foundation Lecture The Polymer Society (U.K.)
External Advisory Board Penn State Schuylkill Campus
Elected Fellow Inst. of Materials, Minerals & Mining
Elected Honorary Fellow Australian Inst. of High Energ. Mater.
Innovative Product of the Year Award Finalist Institution of Chemical Engineers
Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award ASEE (Southeast Region)
Tech Brief Award National Aeronautics & Space Admin.
Elected Fellow American Physical Society
Tewkesbury Fellowship University of Melbourne (Australia)
Outstanding Scholar Alumnus Award Penn State Univ. Schreyer College
Invited Delegate, Prospects for European Integration Federal Republic of Germany
Guest Co-Editor Materials Research Society Bulletin
Recognition Award Int. Network for Eng. Ed. and Res.
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship Technical University of Berlin
George H. Blessis Outstanding Advisor Award NC State College of Engineering
1st Place, Energy Challenge National Competition U.S. Department of Energy
Science Advisory Board SINTEF Materials Technology
Multidisciplinary Senior Design Team Advisor Award NC State Materials Science & Eng.
Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Expert Award NC State Alumni Association
Outstanding Teaching Award NC State Alumni Association
Outstanding Teaching Award; induction into AOT NC State College of Engineering
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship University of Freiburg
Visiting Professorship University of the Philippines
Senior Design Team Advisor Award NC State Materials Science & Eng.
Outstanding Research Achievement Award Sigma Xi Research Society
Sigma Xi Research Honor Society NC State University
Alpha Sigma Mu Materials Science Honor Society NC State Materials Science & Eng.
Young Investigator Award Becton Dickinson Research Center
Visiting Scientist Fellowship National Ctr for Electron Microscopy
Traveling Exhibit Poster Award Microscopy Society of America
Publications and Patents Summary
Original Peer-reviewed Journal Publications: 294
Presentations and Conferences: 411
Peer-reviewed monographs and invited works: 35
Patents issued: 7
Invited book reviews: 1
Application notes: 1
Research presentations invited (incl. keynote and plenary): 321
Research presentations contributed: 90
Books/ chapters in preparation: 3
Results featured in scholarly works: 329
Technology Transfer- Invention Disclosures: 39

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Litigation:

Served as an expert witness in a product quality dispute involving the long-term performance of photovoltaic modules (2019-present).

Served as an expert witness in a patent litigation involving the synthesis of water-soluble conjugated polymers for use in flow cytometry. (2018-19). Deposed.

Served as an expert witness in a patent litigation involving the development of thermoplastic elastomer (ballistic) gels for medical training purposes. (2017).

Served as an expert witness in an injury litigation involving the polymeric additives in gel fuels used in consumer products. (2014-19). Deposed.

Served as an expert witness in a patent litigation involving adhesive performance and cold flow in transdermal drug delivery devices. (2016). Deposed.

Served as an expert witness in a patent litigation involving the performance of an adhesive in a biomedical device. (2014-16).

Served as an expert witness in an injury litigation involving the medical safety and material degradation of pelvic inserts. (2014-16).

Served as an expert witness in a civil action involving the performance of an adhesive in a commercial vehicle. (2014).

Served as an expert witness in a civil action involving the installation of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) thermosets. (2011-12).

Served as an expert witness in a civil action involving the degradation of underground gasoline storage tanks. (2008).

Served as an expert witness in an injury litigation involving the fatal explosion at the West Pharmaceutical plant in North Carolina (2005-06).

Served as an expert witness in a patent litigation involving water transfer in desiccant-entrained polymers (2005).

Served as an expert witness in a patent litigation involving water transfer in a commercial Lidocaine patch (2004).

Served as an expert witness in the patent litigation regarding the morphology of extended-wear contact lenses in the U.S., Germany and Australia (2002-04). Deposed and testified in the U.S. and Australia.

Served as an expert witness in the patent litigation regarding the use of block copolymer gels in wrist rests (2000). Deposed.

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