Expert in Polymer Science and Engineering, Soft Materials, Responsive Materials, Polymer Blends, Block Copolymers, Biomedical Devices
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
|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|
|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|
|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
American Chemical Society
Chairman, Chairman-elect — North Carolina Polymer Discussion Group
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
|Expert Witness Experience|
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.