Expert in Viscometry, Instrumentation Design and Applications, Polymer Characterization and Processes
Expert ID: 727835 Pennsylvania, USA
He has served as an expert witness (>200 hrs) in patent litigation cases.He has developed unique applications for custom instrumentation (food applications for dielectric spectrometry).He designed a completely automated instrument for solution characterization of polymers.
Expert has extensive experience in chromatography, characterization of materials, and instrumentation.. He has invented a few measurement devices and developed instrumentation for lab, clinical and chemical process applications. The most recent project is a complete programmable controller (hardware and software for real time instrumentation and process applications (see "DAQ2GO" on youtube.com). He has several patents (viscometers, HPLC detectors, Clinical analyses, Rheometery) and many publications in chromatography (GPC/SEC, GC, HPLC), organic chemistry, particle size and molecular weight distribution analysis. He has experience in marketing, technology assessment, R&D, product applications and development, and process control. He has worked independently, as a member of, and as a leader of interdisciplinary teams (usually a mixture of chemical and electrical engineers, software applications personnel, physicists, and technical support people.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio
|Year: 1971||Degree: PhD||Subject: Analytical Organic Chemistry||Institution: Texas A&M|
|Years: 1998 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: He was a consultant and expertwitness. A portion of this period he was also a visiting professor at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa.|
|Years: 1966 to 2000||Employer: E I Dupont||Title: Research Associate||Department: Central Research and Engineering||Responsibilities: Over the employment period he held various positions, all related to the field of measurements and instrumentation. He sold HPLC and Mass Spectrometers.
He developed HPLC applications and the Dupont line of GPC/SEC instruments. He, with W W Yau invented the Viscometer detector widely used today in GPC/SEC analysis. He invented a particle size distribution analyser and worked with others to develop many clinical applications for it. He invented a unique viscometer for polymer melt monitoring, and found many other applications for it. He had wide experience and developed expertise in materials property measurement, process monitoring, and process trouble shooting in many assignments at Dupont.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1987 to 1989||Country / Region: Western Europe||Summary: He worked with plant and lab personnel in Germany and the Netherlands on lab measurements used for process control.|
|Years: 1991 to 1999||Country / Region: Canada||Summary: He worked with plant personnel developing and troubleshooting process control measurements.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Viscometry in federal court.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Prepared and gave many training courses in US and Europe on the topis of HPLC Applications, High Performance and High Temperature GPC and SEC, and High Performance Viscometry (for Viscotek).|
|He has found and evaluated sources for instruments, sensors, software, etc. related to products he developed.|
|His experience in marketing to the various instrumentation markets, coupled with his expertise in instrumentation development, has been a vary valuable asset in many instances.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He also has the mechanical and other practical skills to actually fabricate good working and attractive prototypes of devices. His breadth of experience encompasses such seemingly diverse areas as genomic analysis, electronic fuel injection systems, and automated chemical analysers.|
|German||He has lived for short periods in Germany, during which he spoke German most of the time. His proficiency usually returns after returning to Germany for a short time.|
Fields of Expertise
advanced process control, capillary rheometer, capillary rheometry, chromatography, chromatography applications, chromatography data acquisition, chromatography data analysis, chromatography method development, fluid flow, fluid flow measurement, fluid rheology measurement, gel permeation chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography detector, high-performance liquid chromatography troubleshooting, hot-melt adhesive, melt viscosity, molecular exclusion chromatography, polymer, polymer viscosity, qualitative chemical analysis, quantitative chemical analysis, shear rate, size-exclusion chromatography, viscometer, viscometry, viscosity, viscosity measurement, food viscosity measurement, gel viscosity, low shear rate, low shear rate viscosity, low viscosity, high viscosity, column chromatography, drilling mud, capillary gas chromatography, food on-line sensor, melt material, melt rheology, continuous melt spinning, coating material, isocyanate, adsorption chromatography