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 Expert  107902

Expert in Rubber and Adhesion Technology

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
RUBBER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY; RUBBER TESTING. Expert has consulted widely in the area of rubbery materials, including compounding, processing, and physical-mechanical properties such as fatigue, cut growth, and aging. He has carried out research on rubber blends, particulate reinforcement, compatibilization, rubber tack, and rubber adhesion. He is also very familiar with testing procedures, including dynamic mechanical analysis.

RUBBERY ADHESIVES; ADHESIVE TESTING. Expert is an expert in the formulation of pressure sensitive and contact rubbery adhesives, and has a good understanding of the science basic to their performance. He has thorough knowledge about adhesive test procedures, especially peel testing, and analysis. He is particularly knowledgeable concerning viscoelastic effects and has taught numerous short courses involving adhesion science.

FRACTURE MECHANICS; ELASTOMERS; ELASTOMER ADHESION. Expert has a thorough understanding of fracture mechanics as applied to polymeric materials. He has carried out extensive research concerning factors that control the strength of polymers, especially elastomers. This has been a primary subject of his research.


adhesive testing




elastomer adhesion


fracture mechanics




rubber adhesion


rubber adhesive


rubber compounding


rubber fracture mechanics


rubber physical property


rubber processing


rubber testing


adhesion technology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  Lorain, Ohio;  Lakewood, Ohio;  Elyria, Ohio;  Euclid, Ohio;  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Applied Rubber Technology, Design of Experiments, and...
Bonding, Adhesion: Belt, Tire, Hose, Adhesive Failure...
Rubber Technology
Adhesives and Sealants

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   PhD   Polymer Science   (Undisclosed University)  
1973   MS   Chemical Engineering   Cornell University  
1972   BS   Chemical Engineering   Cornell University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1980 to


(Undisclosed University)


College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, Department of Polymer Science


Professor of Polymer Science


1976 to 1980


Firestone Tire and Rubber



Senior Research Scientist


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an active member of the Polymer Division, the Rubber Division and the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering divisions of the American Chemical Society.

Professional Appointments

Expert is an associate editor of Rubber Chemistry Technology.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has chaired numerous symposiums and conferences and has 60+ technical publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - A.N. Gent, ed. Hanser Publishers  
 - Rubber Chemistry and Technology  
 - Treatise on Adhesion and Adhesives  
 - Rubber Reviews  
 - Rubber Chemistry and Technology  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Rubber Seal Issue.
  • Crumb rubber expert for consulting on crumb rubber technology.
  • Expert in polymers for consulting on the design of rubber components.
  • Adhesive expert for consulting on Adhesive process improvement.
  • Expert for consulting on Caracterise the parameters who affect the tack on rubber.
  • Adheisive expert for consulting on special bonding needs of motorcycle grip.
  • Expert in adhesives for consulting on butyl rubber soles onto polyurethane midsoles.
  • Expert in rubber technology for consulting on torque/ compression testing.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Rim seal adhesion issue
  • Expert for consulting on Goodyear motorcycle tire failure.
  • Expert witness windshield wipers for consulting
  • Tire quality expert for consulting on a company's defective tires for litigation.
  • Rubber patent expert for consulting on influence of coloring rubber compounds.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of rubber and adhesives.

He has access to the following resources: printed materials and contacts.


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