Expert in Surface Science, Polymers, Textiles, Testing Materials, Plastics, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical
Expert has spent in excess of twenty years working on problems relating to surface, interface and colloid science. During his time as a consultant he has worked on projects that have involved fouling of glass surfaces, development of program for modifying the surface energy of materials to make an array of materials with a gradient of surface energetics, adhesion/release problems to metal surfaces, surfactant selection for reaction optimization, and surface modifications of polymeric materials. As VP of R&D and CTO for Nextec Applications Inc he worked on control fiber encapsulation with silicone and fluorochemistries to control water penetration and absorption. As the Director of RD&E for the chemical products division of Waters Inc. he drove and participated in research which related to interactions of liquids, biofluids and mixtures with surfaces and separation of materials which resulted in co-inventorship on U.S. 7 patents and an R&D 100 award. At Kimberly Clark he worked on surface properties of materials resulting in inventorship in 10 U.S. patents relating to biofluid movement, absorption, surface modification, control of surface energy. During his tenure at Kimberly-Clark he prepared numerous reports and delivered many presentations on the measurement of contact angles and surface energy. At Albany International Research Company he worked on surface phenomena as related to materials with special emphasis on the paper making process resulting in on U.S. Patent for soil removal as a function of surface energetics. During this tenure he developed an instrument for measuring the dynamic contact angle of oil under water on a fiber surface and was awarded a trade secret award.
Expert has spent his career working with and teaching about polymeric materials. As VP of R&D and CTO at Nextec Applications Inc. he worked with synthetic and natural textile fibers and modifications of these fibers using silicone, fluoropolymers and polyurethanes. During his tenure as Director of RD&E of chemical products at Waters Inc. he worked on inorganic materials like silica and alumina as well as revolutionary separations media based on block copolymers. During his tenure at Kimberly-Clark he worked on nonwoven materials including polyolefins, rayon, and polyester, this work centered on the properties, modification and testing of these materials. During this same time period he taught a polymer chemistry course at University of Wisconsin Green Bay. He also worked at the Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center (AMMRC) examining the synthesis and characterization of block copolymeric materials for reduced hysteretic heat build up. These studies focused mainly on polyurethanes and polycarbonates.
During his career Expert has received 18 issued U.S. patents in different industries. He was a co-recipient of the R&D 100 award. He also was the co-recipient of the USCD connect award once as a winner and once as a finalist. All of these awards were in the field of chemical and product innovation. Some of these achievements solved existing problems, some were improvements on existing materials and some were developments of materials that opened new markets. During his career he has contributed innovative solutions as an individual contributor and also built organizations that revitalized existing technologies and that validated and commercialized fledgling technologies.
During his career Expert has given more than eight presentations on testing at national and international meetings as well as in excess of 100 presentations on testing to companies and groups within companies. He has published 6 journal papers on materials testing and developed many robust, reproducible and predictive tests for companies and industries. He has been requested to prepare both oral presentations and written documents to define applicability, utility and value of tests as well as data interpretation and legitimacy of extrapolation of data.
Developed research program including sample preparation, test methods, and evaluation techniques for new material applications of a fibrous material.
Determined the cause of soiling/fouling problem in a product prior to full scale commercialization. Reformulated chemistry of product to correct problem.
Developed specification for product to be commercialized. Development entailed overseeeing testing, statistical data evaluation, generating consensus with producer and end user.
Prepared and presented technical evaluation of technology for fund raising, resulting in funding for venture.Prepared and presented technical arguments in patent infringement suit resulting in settling of the case out of court.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California
|Year: 1978||Degree: BA||Subject: Chemistry minor Biology||Institution: Boston University|
|Year: 1983||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Boston University|
|Years: 2003 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: Consulting for chemical, Intellectual property, and expert witness jobs|
|Years: 1997 to 2003||Employer: Nextec Applications Inc||Title: VP of R&D and CTO||Department:||Responsibilities: Reporting to president and CEO, responsible for all technical aspects of company including: Research and Development, Intellectual Property, Corporate Training, Outreach.|
|Years: 1994 to 1997||Employer: Waters Corporation||Title: Driector RD&E||Department: Chemical Products Division||Responsibilities: Reporting to Vice President and General Manager of the Chemical Products Division. Duties included research, development, engineering, product scale-up and transfer to production, trouble shooting, Strategic business and technology planning.
|Years: 1988 to 1993||Employer: Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Title: Associate Res. Fellow, Manager, Research Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Reporting to Vice President of Nonwovens products and technology development. Responsible for development, scale-up, transfer to mill and technical support for all surface modifications.
|Years: 1984 to 1984||Agency: Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center (AMMRC)||Role: Scientist||Description: Synthesis and characterization of block copolymers. Examinations were for the reduction of hysteretic heat build up. Materials included polyurethanes and polycarbonates. Synthetic changes to the molecule design included degree of polydispersity (mono to poly), formulation, effects of reaction kinetics.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2001 to 2002||Country / Region: Japan||Summary: Identified, inspected and qualified textile mills. Brought mills up to production capability|
|Years: 2001 to Present||Country / Region: Singapore||Summary: Presentation of technology|
|Years: 2001 to 2002||Country / Region: Taiwan||Summary: Identification of products and development of process for preparing materials to desired specification|
|Years: 2002 to 2002||Country / Region: China||Summary: Identified mills, developed and initiated processes to prepare products|
|Years: 1994 to 1995||Country / Region: England||Summary: performed technical due dilligence for purchase of company transfered technology to USA|
|Associations / Societies|
|Royal Society of Chemistry – Fellow, Chartered Chemist & Chartered Scientist;
American Institute of Chemistry – Fellow;
American Chemical Society (A.C.S.) - Member:
• Polymer Section,
• Surface Science Section,
• Analytical Section;
American Association Of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) – Senior Member:
Voting member of RA-63 “Water Resistancy, Absorbency and Wetting Agent Evaluation Test Methods Committee”
Association for Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers - Member
Technical Advisory Committee Member for the Textile Research Center
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) - Member
Engineering Research Center for Plasma Aided Manufacturing - University of Wisconsin Madison - Industrial Advisory Board (Member)
Royal Society of Chemistry – Analytical, Chromatography and Electrophoresis section
|Awards / Recognition|
|1. UCSD Connect Award (Finalist) - “Most Innovative New Product of 2004” General Technology – PetriTech Inc;
2. R&D 100, “Oasis HLB 96 Well Extraction Plate” 1999;
3. UCSD Connect Award - “Most Innovative New Product of 1998” General Business – Nextec Applications Inc. 1998;
4. DOD SBIR Phase I (Army 98-156) FY98.2
“Precision Placement of Thin Polymeric Silicone Films within Fabrics” 1998;
5.Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry / Chartered Chemist/Chartered Scientist 07/04/1997;
6. “Cleaning solvent for Polyester” Trade Secret Award (Albany International Research Company) 1987;
7. “Method for Determination of Deformation of a Liquid Sphere by a Solid Surface at a Liquid or Gaseous Interface” Trade Secret Award (Albany International Research Company) 1986;
8. Polaroid Research Fellow- 1982;
9. Boston University Teaching Fellow and Staff Scholarship 1978 - 1982.
|Medical / Professional|
|Post Doc - Polymer chemistry Army Materials & Mechanics research Center (AMMRC) Watertown Mass. - 1983|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 18 issued US patent families and 12 journal publications|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Has performed due dilligence, written opinion on infringements, depositions.• Led effort to mount 4 challenges against patent infringement resulting in successful completion of all challenges.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He developed and prepared all lab and production training for new and incoming personnal for multiple companies;
Prepared and deilvered technology based seminars on multiple technologies worldwide;
• Built, planned and managed R&D, corporate training, outreach, laboratory services and intellectual property
|He has located textile amd material manufactures and gotten supply stream running to desired levels;
• Worldwide customer and supplier interactions for technical issues. Establishment and completion of joint research projects. Required extensive travel to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, China and Europe.
|Traveled with sales and Marketing to present seminars for customers to explain materials and discuss applications
• Headed outreach effort to grow worldwide technology acceptance through presentations, publications, customer contact, and media interview in U.S., Asia, and Europe.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|• Developed tests and proof of performance demonstrations for validating the technology, including 3 test methods submitted to scientific governing bodies.
• Extended technology across multiple product platforms and line extensions, which took the company from zero to $10 million in revenues.
• Completed successful scale up for most successful product launch in company history.
• Completed transfer to manufacturing of 5 new product line extensions.
• Co-invented sample preparation media, which resulted in 7 US patents and an IR 100 award.
|German||Was second language for Doctorate. Quite rusty now but capable of relearning|