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 Expert  108147

Expert in Crystallization

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
CRYSTALLIZATION. Expert has expertise in a wide variety of areas related to crystallization. These include impurity-crystal interactions, solvent inclusion formation, and control of crystal size and crystal shape. He conducts a major academic research group in crystallization, consults for a number of companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and teaches a short course in this area.

CHEMICAL RECRYSTALLIZATION; TEREPHTHALIC ACID. Expert has extensive experience in industrial problems related to crystal purity. He has worked extensively on the purification of terephthalic acid and has also worked with a number of organic and inorganic materials.

CRYSTAL GROWTH; CRYSTAL HABIT. Expert is particularly interested in the area of crystal habit prediction, using calculational methods. His current work includes production of the effect of impurities and solvents on crystal morphology.

POLYMORPHISM. Expert has experience in searching for new polymorphs experimentally and by employing calculational methods.

DIFFUSION THEORY. Expert has an active research program which studies diffusion in metastable solutions. He is able to measure diffusion coefficients in the liquid phase employing interferometers.


chemical recrystallization


crystal growth


crystal habit




diffusion theory


purified terephthalic acid


terephthalic acid

Expert conducts basic research in the area of nucleation and focuses on methods to control nucleation using new and novel methods.


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Crystallization, Research to Manufacturing; Also...
Food Engineering/ Crystallization
Process Inorganic Chemistry and Liquid Solid...
Surfactant Chemistry

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   BS   Chemical Engineering   Columbia University  
1975   MS   Chemical Engineering   University of Virginia  
1977   PhD   Chemical Engineering   University of Virginia  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2000 to




Armour College of Engineering and Science


Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean


1992 to 2000


Polytechnic University


Chemical Engineering


Joseph J. Jacobs Professor of Chemical Engineering


1988 to 1992


Polytechnic University


Chemical Engineering




1985 to 1988


Polytechnic University


Chemical Engineering


Associate Professor


1979 to 1985


Georgia Institute of Technology


Chemical Engineering


Assistant and Associate Professor


1977 to 1979


University of Dayton


Chemical Engineering


Assistant Professor


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Engineering Educators, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi.


He is a registered PE in the states of Ohio and New York.

Publications and Patents Summary

He holds 12 United States patents. He is author or co-author of numerous scientific publications and has edited four books including the Handbook of Industrial Crystallization. He has over 100 papers published on crystallization and related topics.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Cambridge University Press  
 - Butterworth  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has served as a consultant to over 40 companies in the chemical process industries in the area of crystallization.
  • Expert teaches in house short courses in crystallization for a number of companies.
  • Expert has served as an expert witness in a number of cases.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in sugar crystallization for consulting on crystallization of honey.
  • Expert in grape juice concentrates for consulting on the crystallization mechanism of dextrose and other sugars, as well as potassium bitartrate and calcium tart rate.
  • Expert in consulting on migration of dried surfactant solutions.
  • Freezing expert for consulting on Freezing of collagen dispersion.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has testifies in Federal Court several times and has been deposed in a number of cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in medical crystallization for consulting on the length for kidney stone to form.
  • Crystal chemistry pharmaceutical expert expert witness for consulting on crystalline structures and polymorphs; generic pharmaceutical case.
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:

Expert offers on-site short courses in crystallization.


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