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Expert in Uses of Polymers, plastics, silver and other metals. EPA regulatory processes

Expert ID: 713518 Florida, USA

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For the past 25 years, expert has been actively involved in all phases of medical plastics synthesis, processing, and use. His experience includes custom formulation of polymers, analysis of medical markets, and selection of materials that will withstand the various sterilization processes.

Expert experience with polymeric materials possessing special optical and electrical properties dates back over twenty years. Among his accomplishments are photoconductive formulations for reprographics and formulations with sensitivities to selected portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. He has accumulated extensive knowledge on the applications of conductive and antistatic materials, and on fiber optics.

As a market research professional for over twenty-five years, expert has developed extensive databases on the uses of almost all commercially significant plastics. The technical and economic advantages and disadvantages of each have been extensively researched. Knowledge of new product offerings is continually brought up to date. He also has experience troubleshooting plastics processing problems.

In addition to the knowledge he has accumulated on the commercial uses of plastics, he has developed an extensive database on the technical and economic aspects of various proposed solutions to the problems of disposal of solid wastes. Papers on these issues are given on a regular basis at the meetings of professional societies.

Much of expert's recent work has been concerned with the economic analysis of setting up a plastics material recycling infrastructure at the municipal level. His conclusions have been adopted by the American Chemical Society in its public outreach literature. He is also knowledgeable of markets for recycled plastics.

New food packaging methods and constructions have been a focus of his consulting practice for ten years. The major goals of his research have been obtaining improved shelf life through the development of special barrier constructions and developing new and better processing and sealing methods in packaging. He has done much work in the commercialization of dual (microwave and convection) oven packaging constructions.

Expert gained expertise in this area while preparing a published market study on hydrophilic and water-soluble polymers. His practical experience includes the use of such products and competitive materials, such as inorganic gel formers to develop products like cementitious adhesives with designed rheology and curing properties.

He has knowledge of the uses and economics and processing of engineering plastics. His expertise was developed in determining which plastics would best fit customer requirements for medical and electronic uses.

He has been a market research consultant for chemicals and plastics companies for over twenty-five years, and has on occasion presented papers on his research at meetings of the Society of Plastics Engineers and American Chemical Society.

For the last ten years, he has been a senior technology consultant to the Silver Institute and has developed markets, administered research programs and developed strategies for the registration of antimicrobial silver as a pesticide with the Environmental Protection Agency. He has also worked on projects with other metals and their compounds especially zinc, and copper. He also teaches environmental science focusing on environmental resources and pollution.

He has also been active in wood protection research and have developed expertise in the use of silver for such a purpose. Expert also worked with polymeric materials to improve the engineering performance and water resistance of creosote treated railway ties.

He has checked plastics and chemical processing procedures to help solve problems or diagnose product failures.He develops analytical and test methods for implementation by client quality control. Expert works with marketing and commercial development personnel to develop product introduction strategies.He has developed strategies and has interfaced with trade association personnel to counter unwarranted and overzealous proposed regulation of chemicals by the EPA

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida - Hialeah, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Miami Beach, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida - Boca Raton, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Management and Finance Institution: Xavier University
Year: 1969 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Purdue University
Year: 1964 Degree: B.A. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Columbia University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1978 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Consulting in various aspects of chemicals and plastics technology
Years: 1975 to 1978 Employer: Tile Council of America Title: Research Manager Department: Responsibilities: Development of architectural formulations and installation technologies for ceramic tile
Years: 1971 to 1974 Employer: Olivetti Corp. of America Title: Research Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Research and development on novel reprographic systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society of Plastics Engineers. He is also a member of the American Wood Protection Association and he is an Associate member of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

He has also been active in wood protection research and have developed expertise in the use of silver for such a purpose. Expert also worked with polymeric materials to improve the engineering performance and water resistance of creosote treated railway ties. Papers on these topics have been given at meetings of the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) and the Railway Tie Association (RTA).
Professional Appointments
He was chairman of the Trenton, New Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published several multiclient and proprietary market studies on chemicals and polymeric materials.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has testifed as an expert witness in Federal court and given depositions in other cases.
Training / Seminars
He has developed in-house symposia in medical and electronics uses of materials and on new applications of chemicals and plastics.
Vendor Selection
He has experience locating vendors of chemicals and plastics, medical grade materials, and electrical/optical materials. He has access to catalogues, directories, and an extensive network of plastics and industry contacts.
Marketing Experience
He has engaged in marketing research for the past 20 years. The primary areas of his marketing expertise are in sales and development of new applications for chemicals and plastics. He has experience in medical devices as well as electronic and optical devices. Expert has surveyed highly select groups of end users such as physicians and operating-room nurses as well as general end-users including design engineers and purchasing agents.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has expertise in the chemistry and markets for certain metals and inorganic chemicals. These include the elements zinc, silver, copper, and iron, and their compounds and derivatives.

Fields of Expertise

medical polymer selection, electrically conductive polymer, optical plastic, polymer selection, plastic waste disposal, polymer recycling, food packaging plastic, hydrophilic polymer, water-soluble polymer, engineering plastic, market research, chemical industry market research, chemical regulation, Environmental Protection Agency regulation, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act regulation, medical device, National Environmental Policy Act, silver, silver chemistry, silver environmental effect, silver sulfide, Toxic Substances Control Act regulation, product failure, starch degradation, gamma radiation effect on plastic, polyester, reprographics, plastic material test procedure, medical elastomer, ion conducting polymer, conductive polymer selection, adhesive curing, electrically conductive elastomer, autoclavable plastic material selection, intrinsically conductive polymer, polymer technology, Environmental Protection Agency pesticide registration, degradable plastic, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene resin, chemical research and development, silver recovery, silver compound, electric field effect, microwave food packaging process, electrically conductive material, materials selection, moisture-barrier packaging process, static-shielding packaging material, water vapor barrier packaging material, medical product packaging process, high-performance polymer, plastic nonhazardous solid waste management, silver corrosion, adhesive material, acrylic compound, ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, housing container, plastic biodegradation, polyester thin film, polymer testing, biodegradable plastic film, polybutylene, high-temperature plastic, high-temperature material, polycarbonate, styrofoam, antistatic packaging material, microwave oven, bioimplantable material, recycled plastic, polymeric material sterilization, optical polymer, optical resin, monomer synthesis, copolymer, monomer, thermoplastic resin, vinyl compound, vinyl polymerization, thin-film capacitor, thermoformed package, structural plastic, medical sterilization, sterile packaging process, polyvinyl chloride, polyvinyl alcohol, polystyrene, polypropylene, polyolefin resin, polymer, polymer material analysis, polymer foam process, polymer film production, polymer extrusion, polymer coating material, polymer chemistry, polyethylene, plasticizer, plastic injection molding, piezoelectric polymer, phthalate environmental effect, optical waveguide, optical material, optical fiber, medical polymer, ionomer, heat sealing, food packaging process, flexible polyvinyl chloride, flexible package, fiber optics, expandable polystyrene, ethylene copolymer, ethylene copolymerization, engineering thermoplastic, electrical adhesive, copolyester, Clean Water Act, bag, aseptic packaging process, antistatic packaging process

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