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Expert in Siloxane Chemistry

Expert ID: 732272 Michigan, USA

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Silicone Technology: Expert has over 25 years of experience in this area with over 40 US Patents with experience as a Scientist and Manager. He developed silane coupling agents, silicone catalyst for automotive hard coats, silicone sealants and rubbers for construction and automotive, silicones for health and beauty, antifoams and deformers, scratch resistant coatings for glass and plastics, paper coatings, and antimicrobial agents for medical applications. He is well versed in the mechanism of silicone cure chemistry and their applications, as well as formulation know-how.

Semiconductor Silicon Metal: He has over 25 years in the silicon materials industry where he has developed silicon processes with 5 patents in this space as a Scientist and Project manager. He worked with R&D project team to identify and eliminate impurities affecting silicon wafers. Working with Six Sigma Black Belts, production, engineering, and marketing gave improved quality and understand supply chain. He has a particular expertise in Phosphorus and Boron Impurities in this space. His understanding of fundamental mechanisms involving phosphorous and boron was critical to improving manufacturing purity in silicon metal produced by CVD and FBR.

Silica Treatment: He has expertise as a metal oxide modification specialist (bonding chemist). He has a particular expertise in Adsorptive Separations technology materials where he successfully converted separations “art” into useful filtration materials for decontaminating industrial streams and for HPLC and SPE bioseparations. He developed over 10 patents in this space involving bonded phase materials and surface modifications.

UV Cure Polymers: Expert has expertise as a Scientist in the area of rapid cure costings and sealants. He has been active in work with UV cured coating as both art and science. He mastered both. He holds over 10 patents from hard coatings containing acrylates to softer coatings with silicones and other related materials.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan - Lansing, Michigan - Wyoming, Michigan - Saginaw, Michigan

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Iowa State University
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Albany State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to 2013 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Associate Scientist Department: R&D & Process Engineering Responsibilities: Process improvement and Silicon purity operations
Years: 1999 to 2009 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Scientist, Manager Department: R&D Responsibilities: Development of silicones materials; Management of R&D groups.
Years: 1994 to 1999 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Technical Director Department: R&D and Manufacturing Responsibilities: Development of HPLC and SPE treated silicas for analytical applications.
Years: 1984 to 1994 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Project Chemist, Group Leader Department: R&D and Product Development Responsibilities: Development of silicones materials; Project leadership of R&D groups.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Chemistry Lecturer Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: Teach chemistry classes and laboratories to undergraduate students.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2013 to 2013 Country / Region: Taiwan Summary: Consultant to silicon materials manufacturer

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society
Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry of Industry Leaders
Oxford’s Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals
Licenses / Certifications
Dow Corning Technical Achievement Award – Innovative R&D, Team award for analytical characterization
Dow Corning Technical Achievement Award – Innovative R&D, Individual award for novel catalyst

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