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Expert in Tribology, Friction, and Wear with Emphasis in Synthetic Fibers and Textiles

Expert ID: 722630 Georgia, USA

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Expert has expertise in all types of fiber finishes for synthetic fibers and blends. He is knowledgeable in formulation, properties, performance, and environmental aspects of these systems. He is expert in all aspects of the basic and advanced technology of fiber surface tribology and processing based on over 20 years’ experience with DuPont Fibers.

Expert has expertise in SEM and TEM analysis along with frictional testing and other related processes for lubrication systems applied to all types of surfaces.

Expert is well versed in tribology and wear phenomena along with principles related to the same. He can relate testing to actual processing conditions for materials, interrupting effect, and solutions, to wear and poor frictional performance.

Expert notes that as part of his fundamental understanding for finish development and formulations, one of the key components for staple, knitting, and weaving processes, choice and solutions to assist in eliminating static issues is antistatic science. This area is well known to him and can be applied for solutions to processing problems.

Expert assisted a consulting client in understanding fiber principles and developing a basic understanding to enter the finish market.He worked with the oil industry to evaluate lubrication properties and fundamentals for a new acquisition. Expert provided a leading carpet manufacturer with technologies for the elimination of bacterial contamination and an increase in productivity.He assisted a client in evaluating potential growth for health care applications of textile fibers. Expert worked with a leading cardiovascular implant maker to understand routes to identify and eliminate residual materials prior to FDA approval of aorta implants.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Knoxville, Tennessee - Chattanooga, Tennessee - Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Huntsville, Alabama - Decatur, Alabama

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: University of Cincinnati
Year: 1975 Degree: M.S. Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Purdue University
Year: 1973 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry and Mathematics Institution: Bowling Green State Univ

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1984 to 2004 Employer: INVISTA (formerly E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc.) Title: Senior Research Associate Department: Fiber Surface Research Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the global research efforts in fiber physics and finish developments for INVISTA Inc. He was also responsible for management of all efforts to move related finish technologies as well as related plant operations to all global ventures. He worked with New Ventures to design and install finish areas as well as management of global resourcing of components.
Years: 1982 to 1984 Employer: Ethyl Corporation Title: Senior Chemist Department: Pioneering Research Responsibilities: Expert worked on lubrication and additive technology for automotive fuels and lubricants. He also handled heterogeneous catalysis work aimed at biomass conversion. His initial project work at Ethyl was on flame-retardant monomers for polymeric flame-retardant military flightsuits.
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: Schering Plough Title: Chemist- Postdoc. Department: Steroidal Research Responsibilities: Expert worked on the synthesis of novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to 2004 Country / Region: Taiwan Summary: Expert developed and assisted in new plant start-ups and expansions for two different facilities.
Years: 1995 to 1996 Country / Region: South America (Brazil and Argentina) Summary: He worked to upgrade and start up a new plant facility as well as working on new upgrades and product evaluations.
Years: 1999 to 2000 Country / Region: EU Summary: Expert designed and assisted in upgrading a new plant operation for a modernization project.
Years: 1998 to 2003 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: He designed and worked on the start-up of a state-of-the-art finish preparation area and integrated operation with new start-up polymer production and textile spinning plants. He was responsible for the actual installation and commissioning.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the National Textile Center (NTC) Technical Advisory Board, and serves as an advisor on NTC-funded projects. He is a member of the American Fibers Manufacturing Board, Fiber and Finish Committee; a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London; a member of the American Chemical Society, the Textured Yarn Association of America, and the Fiber Society. He is a consultant to AMTEX.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 16 patents in numerous fields, is co-author of one book and is a Textile Fiber Chapter contributor in the Handbook of Lubrication (revised in press). He has a number of papers on surface science.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert developed a course on false twist texturing, wetting phenomena, and structure-property relationships in fiber finishes. He is an invited speaker in many domestic and international forums and symposia.
Vendor Selection
He has experience in qualification of materials, price negotiations, and raw material market place trending.
Marketing Experience
Expert worked on various new textile developments from R&D to market introductions.
Other Relevant Experience
He is Six Sigma certified.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German His abilities in speaking, reading, and writing German are medium to good. Herr Expert sind gut in Deustch though he needs practice.

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