Expert in Polymerization Reaction Engineering
Expert ID: 719276 Georgia, USA
MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL OF SURFACE TENSION. Expert has had significant experience in the application of on-line measurement of surface tension to industrial processes. He is the co-inventor of the bubble surface tensiometer, which is now commercially available. Related expertise includes relation of surface tension to more fundamental process properties (surfactant concentration, etc.), closed-loop control of surface tension, and control of particle nucleation in emulsion polymerization.
CONTROL OF POLYMERIZATION REACTORS. Expert has been heavily involved in the control of polymerization factors, and has just completed a book on the subject. Of particular interest are sensors for polymer properties, estimation and control of polymer properties, troubleshooting and the effect of inhibitors, and nonlinear control.
CONTROL OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES. A good deal of his industrial and academic experience has been in the area of chemical process control. Expert has particular expertise in the area of sensor selection, estimation of unmeasured variables, time delay compensation, decoupling, inferential control, internal model control, model predictive control, and nonlinear control. Related expertise includes the control of polymerization reactors.
Consultant, at one time or the other, to most of the major US polymer producers.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Chattanooga, Tennessee
|Year: 1981||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of Wisconsin|
|Year: 1974||Degree: MS||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of Louisville|
|Year: 1973||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of Louisville|
|Years: 2006 to 2018||Employer: University of Maryland||Title: Professor Emeritus||Department: School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering||Responsibilities: Teaching and research|
|Years: 2006 to 2010||Employer: University of Maryland||Title: Professor and Chair||Department: Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering||Responsibilities: Teaching, research and administration|
|Years: 1982 to 2006||Employer: Georgia Institute of Technology||Title: School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering||Department: Professor||Responsibilities: Teaching, research and administration|
|Years: 1974 to 1977||Employer: E. I. DuPont de Nemours||Title: Research and Development Engineer||Department: Elastomer Chemicals||Responsibilities: Process development for emulsion polymerization processes
Digital control of polymer production
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Georgia|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Author or coauthor of four books, four patents and well over 100 refereed journal publication|
|Expert Witness Experience|
| Expert witness in the inter partes review
Expert witness in the inter partes review
Expert witness, Recently moved to Federal Court in Pittsburg, PA.
Expert witness, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas. Recently moved to Federal Court, Savannah GA.
|Training / Seminars|
|Course Co-Director and Lecturer, "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology", an annual industrial short course
Lecturer, "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology", an annual industrial short course held at Lehigh University
Fields of Expertise
acrylate, addition polymerization, batch reactor, chemical process control, continuous reactor, copolymerization, emulsion polymerization, free radical polymerization, monomer, polymerization, polymerization reactor, polymerization reactor control, solution polymerization, surface tension, surface tension control, surface tension measurement, polymerization reaction engineering, decoupling, polymerization inhibitor, feedforward control, macroemulsion, ionic polymerization, continuous polymerization, dispersion polymerization, emulsion polymer, tensiometer, chemical process modeling, chemical reactor engineering, energy-efficient process control, computer-aided engineering, data acquisition, emulsion (mixture), computer simulation, chemical reactor application, addition polymer, retarder, chloroprene, digital control system, methyl methacrylate, polymer crosslinking, copolymer, chemical kinetics, styrene-butadiene rubber, vinyl polymerization, synthetic organic polymer, suspension polymerization, polystyrene, polyolefin resin, polymethyl methacrylate, polymerization kinetics, polymer structure, polymer chemistry, polyethylene, pearl polymerization, number crunching, mathematical model, living polymerization, gel, control theory, control system, condensation polymerization, chemical reactor scale-up, chemical reactor, chemical engineering, cationic polymerization, bulk polymerization reactor, bulk polymerization, block polymer, block copolymerization, bead polymerization, anionic polymerization