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Expert in Textiles, Fluoropolymers, Chemicals

Expert ID: 723806 California, USA

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He has been involved in surface modification for 20 years. His main expertise is
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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1990 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Bethany College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
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

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2016 Country / Region: China Summary: Involved in the manufacture of fluorochemicals

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ACS, AATCC
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.

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