Expert in Surfactant Chemistry
Expert has research and industrial experience with household cleaning products. The emphasis of her work has been to study the use of surfactants, bleaches, and builders and the effect of their interactions on a product's performance and stability. She has authored several publications in this area and has recently in multiple publications.
Over the course of her career, Expert has concentrated on applied and fundamental surface chemistry. Topics of particular interest include detergency, emulsification, wetting, rheology of suspensions, liquid crystals, microemulsions, interfacial tension studies, and phase behavior (including phase transitions). Expert has authored several technical publications in this area.
Expert has conducted research on the phase behavior of commercially-available and pure anionic and nonionic surfactants and their ability to form liquid crystals and microemulsions in the presence of either water, oil, salt, or alcohol. The effects of these additives on phase behavior, rheology, and interfacial tensions have been studied and discussed in several of her presentations and publications.
Expert has conducted research on the use of surfactants for recovering oil through the formation of liquid crystalline and microemulsion phases. These were studied using phase behavior, optical microscopy, viscosity, and interfacial tension analyses.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Victoria, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas
|Year: 1986||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: Rice University|
|Years: 1990 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consultant, Bleaches Surfactants & Interfacial Technology||Department:||Responsibilities: Marketing, Licensing, Product Development and Technical Support for the development of new chemical products for the petrochemical industry and for household applications.
Worked on projects to develop new products for consumer applications using surfactants, bleaches, and “green” chemicals to increase company market share.
Provide technical background, product formulation, and patent studies of consumer and industrial products involving surfactants, bleaches, and other chemicals.
Assist research and product development groups of industry client companies with formulations to provide shelf-stable products which can be marketed effectively.
|Years: 1987 to 1990||Employer: Solvay Chemicals||Title: New Product Marketing & Development||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: United States, United Kingdom, and Germany||Summary: Experience working with oil. chemical, consumer product companies in United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.|