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Expert in Polymers and Biopolymers, Injection Molding, Fibers, Bottles, Packaging, Films, Lamination, Induction Sealing, M&A, Expert Witness & Other Applications

Expert ID: 727495 Texas, USA

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Expert is a creative and innovative polymer/bio-polymer scientist and manager with more than 50 US patents in the areas of spontaneously wettable fibers, polymer nanocomposites for high barrier packaging applications, engineering polymer blends, PLA based compositions, polyolefin-star based composites. His expertise is in structure-property relationships in polymers and has a very strong and fundamental understanding of polymeric systems. He has international experience in Europe, Asia, Brazil, Mexico and presented technical papers at international conferences. He has led major cross-functional teams to commercialize new products from concept to market place. He has managed and led intellectual property portfolio including licensing of technology to promote corporate growth. He posses excellent interpersonal communication skills, needs discovery skills, and business acumen. He is recognized as a Fellow of Society of Plastics Engineer and received the SPE Engineering/Technology award.

He has consulted for a company to commercialize biopolymers. He has consulted for a law firm regarding patents.He has consulted with a company on nanocomposites. He has consulted with a private equity firm on M&A and Technical due diligence

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Year: 1975 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science Institution: Princeton University
Year: 1973 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: IIT Kanpur, INDIA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: SELIG GROUP Title: Materials manager Department:
Responsibilities:
Induction seal and laminated structures for food and pharma packaging
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: TREDEGAR FILMS Title: Reserach Advisor Department:
Responsibilities:
Created New Functional surface modified films
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: TORAY RESIN COMPANY Title: Technology Team leader Department:
Responsibilities:
Engineering thermoplastics compounds and Carbon fiber reinforced composites
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: CEREPLAST Title: Sr. Vice-President R&D Department:
Responsibilities:
Led R&D functions of the company to introduce new bio-based resins in the market place and managed the IP portfolio for the company.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 2007 Employer: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY Title: Research Associate Department:
Responsibilities:
Develop new products, processes, and applications for polyester and cellulosic based polymers.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 1986 Employer: Monsanto Chemical Company Title: Sr. Chemical Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
New products and fibers in Nylon and Acrylic based polymers.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1980 Employer: ORIENT PAPER MILLS Title: Plant engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
Improve pulp yield and reduce alkali losses in the mill. Co-ordinate all departments for efficient manufacturing.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Mexico/Brazil Summary: Promoted and explored opportunities for 5-gallon water jugs from polyesters.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Europe Summary: Technical service and promotion of polyester products- bottles for beer packaging.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Japan Summary: Promote co-polyesters for replacing PVC.
Years: to Present Country / Region: India Summary: Promoting hybrid resins for automotive applications- made key presentations and won an Award.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
SPE, ACS, fibers society
Professional Appointments
Past Chair " Engineering Property Structure - Division of SPE"
Awards / Recognition
1. SPE Fellow
2. SPE Engineering/Technology Award
3. Eastman recognition for 50+ patents
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 53 patents, more than 25 publications, and presented more than 30 papers at various international conferences.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Patent expert witness/consulting experience: Was involved in a patent infringement case and provided testimony. Technical consultant in M&A activities. Technology due diligence for M&A activities. Extensive patent support activities in Technology due diligence
Helped identify potential patent violators for a law firm
Training / Seminars
1. An introduction to bio-based materials.
2. Structure-property relationships in polymers
3.Completed company sponsored internal MBA program
4. Completed Executive - New Product Innovation course at Booth School of Business at Chicago
Vendor Selection
Selected suppliers of various additives for biopolymers.
Selected Blown Film suppliers for one company
Marketing Experience
Deep knowledge in bio-based polymers, PLA, and polyesters.
Other Relevant Experience
Patent consulting, market knowledge, biopolymer formulations.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Hindi He is fluent in Hindi.

Fields of Expertise

acetate fiber, amorphous polymer, barrier film, bicomponent fiber, biodegradable plastic, bottle resin, copolyester, crystalline polymer, crystalline-polymer structure-property relationship, crystallized polyethylene terephthalate, degradable plastic, engineering plastic, engineering plastic property, food packaging plastic, glassy polymer, glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate, plastic bottle, plastic physical property, plastics patent, plastics research and development, polyester, polyester extrusion, polyester fiber, polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene terephthalate fiber, polymer, polymer characterization, polymer compounding, polymer crystallinity, polymer crystallization, polymer extrusion, polymer processing, synthetic fiber, thermoplastic resin, plastics reverse engineering, plastics competitive intelligence, plastics business development, polyester production, medical polymer molding, polymer coextrusion, medical polymer extrusion, polymer biocompatibility, plastic product development, plastics quality control, polyester fabric, elastic plastic, polymer degradation, plastic medical device, biaxially oriented film, polymer compatibility, unsaturated polyester, polyester fiber production, nonwoven polyester mat, polyester technology transfer, papermaking polymer, plastic chemical property, plastic forming, plastic bag, polyester film, graft copolymer, melt material, plastic product, nonwoven fabric manufacturing, high-performance polymer, plastic film, nylon, polymer blending, liquid crystal thermoplastic polymer, liquid crystal polymer, polymer blend, polymer alloy, synthetic resin, high polymer, transesterification, Terylene, polyol, polymer diffusion, polymer chemistry, plastic injection molding, oriented polymer film, natural polymer, medical polymer, fortrel, cellulosic resin, blow molding, block polymer, biocompatible polymer, biaxially oriented polymer film

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