Expert in Science and Technology of Hair and Skin Cosmetics, Science and Technology of Fiber-Based Products
He is a self taught surface chemist who has done considerable work in characterizing the surface of polymeric fibers and chemical methods of modifying them. He has used the knowledge of surface chemistry to explain wicking of spin finishes in yarns and finishing of fabrics. He has used his knowledge of surface chemistry to interpret fiber-matrix adhesion in composites and how it is affected by surface modification. He has also applied this knowledge to study the spreading of hairsprays on hair.
He has worked on hair research for almost 30 years and has developed extensive expertise in testing the efficacy of various hair care products. These include shampoos, conditioners hair sprays, shine sprays, bleaches, perms and hair color (both permanent and semipermanent). Special grooming methods such as bleaching, perming and relaxation and straightening of curly (African American) hair. He has also acquired expertise in developing new methods of "claim substantiation" for various products.
He consulted on using hair conditioning polymers in laundry products to reduce fiber damage and prolonging fabric life.He consulted on the methods of reducing skin irritation in adhesive hair removing (epilation) strips.He consulted on the use of stain blocker technology used in carpet fibers to protect hair color in human hair.He consulted on measuring the flammability of human hair and extend the method to show the effects of hair care products.He consulted on developing a method to show the smooth shaving ability of razors.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania
|Year: 1959||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemistry and Physics||Institution: Bombay University|
|Year: 1961||Degree: B. SC.(Tech)||Subject: Plastic Technology||Institution: Bombay University Department of Chemical Technology|
|Year: 1964||Degree: M. SC.(Tech)||Subject: Plastic Technology||Institution: Bombay University Department of Chemical Technology|
|Year: 1973||Degree: Ph. D.||Subject: Physical Chemistry (major); Organic Chemistry (minor)||Institution: University of Connecticut|
|Years: 1995 to 2006||Employer: TRI/Princeton||Title: Research Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Directed hair cosmetic and fiber-based research with a team of 8-10 scientists|
|Years: 1990 to 1995||Employer: TRI/Princeton||Title: Principal Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Conducted and directed hair cosmetic and fiber based research with a team of 6 scientists|
|Years: 1977 to 1990||Employer: TRI/Princeton||Title: Senior Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1974 to 1977||Employer: TRI/Princeton||Title: Staff Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Conducted wool research with a second research assistant|
|Years: 1972 to 1974||Employer: TRI/Princeton||Title: Post Doctoral Fellow||Department:||Responsibilities: Studied thermomechanical properties of polymers in treating wool to prevent washing shrinkage|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Chemical Society,
Society of Cosmetic Chemists
|Retired Editor-in-Chief of Textile Research Journal|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Literature award of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (1986)
Best paper Award of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (2001)
Best Paper Award of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (2006)
Best Paper Award of the Midwest Section of Society of Cosmetic Chemists (2006)
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has about 70 papers and 4 book chapters|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Defended well known hair color manufacturer against a patent infringement case. Defended a well known company making hair relaxers against a customer claim who used the product wrongly. Defended a large hair care company against a customer claim that her hair caught fire because of the product.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Developed and taught a short course on Hair/Cosmetic interactions.
Developed and participated in a short course on Advanced Fiber Science.
Participated in a short course on liquid absorption in porous materials.
|Kannada (Karnataka, India)|
|Marathi (Maharashtra, India)|