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 Expert  108339

Expert in Chemical Analysis, Polymer Characteristics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has devoted a large part of his 40-year career to polymer characterization and macromolecular physical sciences. As a physical polymer chemist at the US Rubber Company and for some 35 years afterwards at Allied Chemical/AlliedSignal, much of Expert's technical efforts were devoted to the understanding, commercial development, and manufacturing of resins, fibers, and films. His technical role has been one of troubleshooting problems in research, development, manufacturing, and technical service. His career path from scientist, group leader, supervisor, director and to his last position as Vice President of Enabling Technologies in the R&T Organization of AlliedSignal has given Expert extensive exposure to a large variety of polymeric systems and an incredible number of polymer problems. He is author/co-author of over 50 publications and inventor/co-inventor on 23 patents, mostly in the field of novel polymers and polymer processing. At AlliedSignal he applied his skills not only to problems in the plastics businesses, but also to related problems in the aerospace and automotive businesses. Expert works with clients on projects in the specialty chemicals/plastics, electronics, and communications industries.



polymer characterization


polymer material analysis

As head of a large analytical department, Expert has been involved with all the modern methods of chemical and materials analyses. He has documented these efforts in a book that he has edited and entitled "A Guide to Materials Characterization and Chemical Analysis," (see Selected Publications). Expert now provides his clients with guidance in all the key fields of chemical analysis and materials characterization, identifying the best, most efficient, less costly approach to problem solving. Typical problems have involved trace analysis of chemicals in water, soil, and air (EPA); analysis of trace contaminants in foods (FDA) and cosmetic products; surface chemical analysis (adhesion, coatings, paints); and structure/properties of polymers and chemicals. Some of the techniques he has employed include GC, GC-MS, AA, ICAP-MS, NMR, SEM, TEM, XPS, DSC, TGA, X-ray and physical testing.

chemical analysis


material analysis


polymer structure


analytical chemistry


chemical instrument


infrared spectrophotometry

Expert and his group at AlliedSignal were considered world experts in the areas of nylon characterization and structure. This work has been documented in a recent book chapter entitled "Nylon Characterization" in the Nylon Plastics Handbook (see Selected Publications). His expertise includes chemical, oligomer, molecular weight, crystallinity, orientation, copolymer, and blend analysis. This background is necessary in understanding the properties, processing, end-use behavior, and aging of nylons--their copolymers and their blends.



nylon extrusion


nylon fiber


nylon film




synthetic fiber

Expert has worked with the specialty film business of AlliedSignal for over 30 years. Much of this work has been in support of AS to develop new products, solve production problems, solve technical service problems, and work with customers to help develop their special product needs. In addition to these efforts, Expert has been inventor and co-inventor of a series of important barrier-type polymer films with paper-like tear properties. He has also been co-inventor of several new high-oxygen barrier films. His expertise includes an understanding of the molecular structure, structure/property relationships, and extrusion and co-extrusions of barrier-type materials.

barrier film


barrier film technology


barrier polymer

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Adhesion and Surface Properties
Adhesive Consulting, Formulating, & Research in Structural,...
Materials Failure Analysis, Consulting Chemistry,...
Silicone, RTV Rubber

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1958   PhD   Physical Chemistry   University of Maryland  
1953   BA   Physical Chemistry   Rutgers University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to



Independent Consultant


Consultation in fibers, plastics, resins, analytical sciences, analytical instrumentation.

1994 to 2000


Expert Associates, Inc.




1993 to 1994


Allied Signal


Vice President Enabling Technologies


Analytical Sciences Engineering High Pressure Laboratory Information Services Computational Sciences.

1961 to 1994


Allied Signal


Director, Manager, Supervisor, Scientist


Spectroscopies Analytical Sciences Polymer Characterization Trouble Shooting Solving Plant Problems.

1958 to 1961


U.S. Rubber Company


Research Chemist


Spectroscopy Laboratory Fibers and Resins Analysis.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert was a member of the ASTM Subcommittee on Polymer Spectroscopy, the Research Service Director Network of IRI, the American Chemical Society, and the Society of Applied Spectroscopy.

Professional Appointments

Expert has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Research and Development Council of New Jersey and has been a member of the Board of Directors of that organization for many years.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - VCH Publishers, Inc  
 - Nylon Plastics Handbook. Ed.: Melvin I. Kohan, Munich/Vienna/NY: Hanser  
 - Encyclopedia of Applied Physics, VCH Publishers, Inc  
 - Proceedings-Society of Plastics Engineers, Annual Conference, ANTEC  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Plastics research
  • Analytical testing
  • Plant problems/trouble shooting
  • Fiber, resin analysis
  • EPA analysis
Recent Client Requests:
  • FDA biocompatibility expert expert for consulting on biocompatibility testing of Chronoflex C.
  • Expert in raw materials & finished goods evaluations using analytical methods and feasibility study.
  • Extrusion expert for consulting on manufacturing process optimization & consistency.
  • FG/polyester resin composite expert for consulting on determination of acrid odor causation.
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:
Allied Signal vs. duPont - spectroscopist in criminal arson case. Expert participated in numerous depositions and hearings.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Polymer resin expert for consulting on selection and physical characteristics of thermoplastic resins.
  • Materials science expert for consulting on the composition & analysis of consumer product.
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.

Market Research:
Expert has experience in advising and instructing customers on new products.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has given courses in polymer characterization infrared spectroscopy, fiber analysis, polymer sciences and industrial trouble shooting.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors in analytical instrumentation.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has done general consulting in the chemical and polymer industries.


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