Expert in Textiles, Fluoropolymers, Chemicals
Expert ID: 723806 California, USA
in fabric modification to make water and oil repellent textiles. He founded a
company, Nano-Tex, in 1998 to do this.
He is now manufacturing the chemicals (fluorochemicals) used to make water
and oil repellents for textiles, paper, and paint. He has a very good knowledge
of how to make the fluorinated building blocks, fluorinated polymers, and
fluorinated consumer products that are water and oil repellent.
Synthesis of fluoropolymers for use on textiles, paint, stone, wood, etc.Designed a variable water thermostat for a major automobile parts manufacturer based on shape memory alloy smart materials.Find uses for diamondoid materials.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Sacramento, California - Citrus Heights, California - Roseville, California - Folsom, California - Reno, Nevada - Sparks, Nevada
|Year: 1995||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Stanford University|
|Year: 1990||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Bethany College|
|Years: 1999 to 2006||Employer: Nano-Tex||Title: Chief Scientific Officer||Department: R&D||Responsibilities: Conceived, researched, patented, and launched several products: water and oil repellents (cotton, synthetics, wool, silk, blends), moisture management (wrinkle free cotton, synthetics, blends), antistatic (synthetics, wool, silk, blends), soil release (synthetics, cotton, blends), and odor control (synthetics and cotton). Brand adoptions include Gap, Old Navy, Levi Strauss, Eddie Bauer, Lee, TravelSmith, DesignTex, Champion, Nike, and LL Bean among many others.
Strong record of identifying business opportunities, developing business relationships, guiding products from inception to market, participating in sales calls, and representing Nano-Tex in the media through journal, magazine, newspaper, and television interviews. He traveled extensively and have built partnerships at businesses and universities in the US, Europe, China, Japan, and India. He worked closely with all internal departments including sales, marketing, operations, investors, and the board of directors. He also managed the budget for the R&D department, kept a close eye on the company’s overall financial performance, and headed EH&S and patent management.
|Years: 1997 to 1999||Employer: Alnis||Title: Director of Research||Department: R&D||Responsibilities: Third employee of a biotechnology startup company developing artificial antibodies as a counter-measure to chemical and biological weapons for DARPA.|
|Years: 1995 to 1997||Employer: AmCell||Title: Senior Scientist||Department: R&D||Responsibilities: Research and development for a medical device company developing a stem cell purification device based on antibody-coated magnetic nanoparticles as well as a tumor cell depletion device based on antibodies anchored to solid supports.|
|Years: 1990 to 1995||Employer: Stanford University||Title: Graduate Research Fellow||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1990 to 1990||Employer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory||Title: Researcher||Department:||Responsibilities: Purification and structural studies of an enzyme (cellobiohydrolase I) involved in the conversion of biomass to ethanol for fuel.|
|Years: 1990 to 1990||Agency: Dept of Energy||Role: researcher - intern||Description: US Department of Energy’s Science and Engineering Research Semester at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Purification and structural studies of an enzyme (cellobiohydrolase I) involved in the conversion of biomass to ethanol for fuel.
Research Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Woodward, Chemical Technology Division
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2007 to 2016||Country / Region: China||Summary: Involved in the manufacture of fluorochemicals|
|Associations / Societies|
|Awards / Recognition|
|2006 American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Henry E. Millson Award for Invention regarding nanotechnology for oil and water repellent finishing of textiles.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has one book chapter, 14 patents, and 6 pubications.|
Fields of Expertise
surface protection, apparel fabric, fabric, fabric surface property, industrial chemical, polymer surface chemistry, surface chemistry, fluorochemical, consumer product design, flammable fabric, fabric manufacturer, new consumer product development, textile dyeing, cotton finishing, surface energy measurement, surface characterization, surface modification, fabric heat treatment, fabric coating process, fabric scouring, fabric desizing, soil release finish, fabric finishing, interfacial water, flame-retardant fabric, aqueous suspension, woven fabric surface property, surface property measurement, surface property, contact angle measurement, textile chemistry, fabric manufacturing, colloid technology, textile shrinkproofing, surfactant chemistry, self-assembled monolayer, interfacial tension measurement, interfacial tension, surface tension measurement, fabric softener, chemical product environmental effect, organic coating process, product, textile, durable-press treating, emulsion (mixture), fluorocarbon polymer, waterproofing, consumer product, surface, surface effect, paint, fluoropolymer, woven fabric, wetting, surfactant, surface tension, softening agent, shrinkproofing, flame-retardant chemical, electrostatic coating, dispersion technology, detergent, cotton fiber, cotton fabric, colloid, colloid and interface chemistry, cloth, antistatic agent