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Expert in Synthesis Chemistry

Expert ID: 108399 Connecticut, USA

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Expert has synthesized a variety of solid materials that can be used as catalysts, ceramics, semiconductors, composites, as well as a variety of other applications. He has expertise with sol-gel, precipitation, microwave heating, and plasma synthesis methods. He is also knowledgeable of high-temperature methods. He is familiar with electrochemical, photochemical, inert atmosphere, ion-exchange, metal atom vaporization, resistive heating, phase transfer synthesis, crystal growth in gels, autoclaving, hydrothermal alteration, aerogel, and freeze drying methods.

Expert is interested in the characterization of materials in a broad sense. He has worked on studies of optical surface, bulk, thermal, structural, electronic, electrical, morphological, compositional, functional group, and other properties. Methods of analysis that Expert is familiar with include AA, ICP, ERP/ESR, UV-visible, XRD, EXAMFS, XANES, SEM, TEM, STEM, luminescence, lifetime, Raman, and FTIR. He has also worked with XPS, SAM, ISS, SIMS, FESEM, electrochemical, PAS, TGA, DSC, DTA, and the temperature program methods of TPD, TPR, and TPO. He can answer questions related to optical imaging, mass spectroscopy, GCMS, ESD, PSD, and optical microscopy.

Some of the reactions that are of interest to Expert are in the areas of pollution prevention and environmental catalysis. He has studied dehalogenation, total oxidation of aromatics, carbon dioxide activation, CFC and Freon destruction, NOx decomposition, the clean-up of electroplating waste, and reactions in contaminated soil.
MOLECULAR DESIGN. Using molecular design for the synthesis of new materials, Expert worked specifically with porous zeolites, clays, pillared clays, non-zeolitic transition metal oxides, and metal sulfides. He is familiar with the synthesis of thin films, wires, powders, single crystals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors, phosphors, and amorphous materials.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Yonkers, New York - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Year: 1975 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: State University College-Fredonia, NY

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1989 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1986 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to 1980 Employer: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Title: Postdoctoral Associate Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to 1979 Employer: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Title: Visiting Lecturer Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 2000 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Active Consulting collaboration with MITI, NEDO, JFCC, Honda, Fujitsu, Hokushin, ASET, Miyasaka, NGK.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Societies:
American Chemical Society
American Ceramic Society
Phi Lambda Upsilon
Phi Kappa Phi
Sigma Xi
National Academy of Inventors
Materials Research Society
National Academy of Inventors
Professional Appointments
Expert is the U.S. Regional Editor of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials.

Visiting Lecturer, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
Professor, University of Connecticut
Chancellor’s Research Fellow
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Department Head
Director Institute of Materials Science
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the following fellowships and awards: Mobil Oil Fellowship; Excellence in Teaching; American Men and Women of Science;
University of Connecticut Faculty Fellowship; ACS Exxon Faculty Fellowship, Solid State Chemistry; ACS Connecticut Valley Award; CT Yankee Ingenuity Award; ANL/Amoco Distinguished Speaker; University of Connecticut Alumni Excellence in Research Award; Olin Research Award, ;
NASA Fellowship; and the SUNY Outstanding Achievement Award.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 20 patents, two books, and over 280 publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been involved in two cases as an expert witness.
Training / Seminars
Expert has developed and conducted seminars in material characterization methods and in synthesis techniques.
Other Relevant Experience
Field of Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests:
Solid state inorganic chemistry including studies of zeolites and microporous materials; physical chemistry; environmental chemistry including green syntheses, heterogeneous catalysis; plasma chemistry and catalysis; semiconductors; inorganic photochemistry; photocatalysis; batteries; ceramics. Preparation and characterization of these systems using structural, crystallographic, surface, electrochemical, luminescence, microscopic and EPR techniques.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert can speak, read, and write Spanish.

Fields of Expertise

chemical synthesis, inorganic synthesis, synthesis chemistry, adsorption, material analysis, pollution prevention, pollution catalysis, inorganic reaction, photooxidation, isobutane, automotive exhaust system, biocatalyst, biocatalysis, gas-liquid reaction, solid acid catalyst, acid catalyst, analytical chemistry instrument, industrial catalysis, calcium tungstate, calcium fluoride, supported metal catalyst, catalyst poisoning, catalyst poison, off-site catalyst regeneration, catalyst regeneration, transition metal complex, selective catalytic reduction catalyst, selective catalytic reduction, transition metal catalysis, transition metal catalyst, gas-phase catalysis, catalyst support, colloid technology, material instrumental analysis, transition-metal-mediated organic reaction, coating material analysis, enzymatic catalysis, environmental analytical chemistry, catalyst recycling, catalyst mechanism, transition element compound, base catalysis, absorptivity, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, heavy metal analysis, chemical process inhibitor, catalyst reactivity, catalyst structure, palladium catalysis, palladium catalyst, chemical activation, water analysis, chemical element, petroleum hydrogenation, particle characterization, chemical reaction, air pollution process, acid catalysis, chelating, chemical warfare, thin-film analysis, petroleum processing, silicate chemistry, chemical reaction mechanism, transition element chemistry, absorption application, automotive exhaust, cationic catalyst, qualitative inorganic chemistry, X-ray diffraction analysis, transition element, surface chemistry, silica chemistry, shape-selective catalysis, process chemistry, physical chemistry, photocatalysis, petrochemical catalysis, inorganic chemistry, immobilized enzyme, heterogeneous catalysis, fine chemical, electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, colloid, colloid and interface chemistry, chemistry, chemical analysis, catalytic oxidation, catalyst, catalysis reagent, catalysis, calorimetry, applied inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, acid

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