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 Expert  108399

Expert in Synthesis Chemistry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Connecticut (CT)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has synthesized a variety of solid materials that can be used as catalysts, ceramics, semiconductors, composites, as well as a variety of other applications. He has expertise with sol-gel, precipitation, microwave heating, and plasma synthesis methods. He is also knowledgeable of high-temperature methods. He is familiar with electrochemical, photochemical, inert atmosphere, ion-exchange, metal atom vaporization, resistive heating, phase transfer synthesis, crystal growth in gels, autoclaving, hydrothermal alteration, aerogel, and freeze drying methods.

chemical synthesis


inorganic synthesis


synthesis chemistry



Expert is interested in the characterization of materials in a broad sense. He has worked on studies of optical surface, bulk, thermal, structural, electronic, electrical, morphological, compositional, functional group, and other properties. Methods of analysis that Expert is familiar with include AA, ICP, ERP/ESR, UV-visible, XRD, EXAMFS, XANES, SEM, TEM, STEM, luminescence, lifetime, Raman, and FTIR. He has also worked with XPS, SAM, ISS, SIMS, FESEM, electrochemical, PAS, TGA, DSC, DTA, and the temperature program methods of TPD, TPR, and TPO. He can answer questions related to optical imaging, mass spectroscopy, GCMS, ESD, PSD, and optical microscopy.

material analysis

Some of the reactions that are of interest to Expert are in the areas of pollution prevention and environmental catalysis. He has studied dehalogenation, total oxidation of aromatics, carbon dioxide activation, CFC and Freon destruction, NOx decomposition, the clean-up of electroplating waste, and reactions in contaminated soil.

pollution prevention


pollution catalysis

MOLECULAR DESIGN. Using molecular design for the synthesis of new materials, Expert worked specifically with porous zeolites, clays, pillared clays, non-zeolitic transition metal oxides, and metal sulfides. He is familiar with the synthesis of thin films, wires, powders, single crystals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors, phosphors, and amorphous materials.

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;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Waterbury, Connecticut;  Yonkers, New York;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   PhD   Chemistry   University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana  
1975   BS   Chemistry   State University College-Fredonia, NY  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1989 to


(Undisclosed University)




1986 to 1989


(Undisclosed University)


Associate Professor


1980 to 1986


(Undisclosed University)


Assistant Professor


1979 to 1980


University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana


Postdoctoral Associate


1979 to 1979


University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana


Visiting Lecturer


Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Ceramic Society, the Materials Research Society, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and Sigma Chi.

Professional Appointments

Expert is the U.S. Regional Editor of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials.


Expert received the following fellowships and awards: Mobil Oil Fellowship, 1975-1976; Excellence in Teaching, 1975-1977; American Men and Women of Science, 1982; Expert's University Faculty Fellowship, 1981-1982; ACS Exxon Faculty Fellowship, Solid State Chemistry, 1983; ACS Connecticut Valley Award, 1986; CT Yankee Ingenuity Award, 1991; ANL/Amoco Distinguished Speaker, 1993; Expert's University Alumni Excellence in Research Award, 1993; Olin Research Award, 1993; NASA Fellowship, 1996; and the SUNY Outstanding Achievement Award, 1998.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 20 patents, two books, and over 280 publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Prentice Hall.  
 - Journal of Catalysis  
 - Curr. Op. Sol. State Chem.  
 - Science  

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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been involved in two cases as an expert witness.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 2000   Japan   Active Consulting collaboration with MITI, NEDO, JFCC, Honda, Fujitsu, Hokushin, ASET, Miyasaka, NGK.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert can speak, read, and write Spanish.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has developed and conducted seminars in material characterization methods and in synthesis techniques.


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