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 Expert  108472

Expert in Polymer Additives, Agrochemicals, Flame Retardants of Polymers and Textiles, Phosphorus Chemistry


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
FLAME RETARDANCY OF POLYMERS AND TEXTILES; FABRIC FLAMMABILITY. Expert has over 30 years of experience in the design, synthesis, and formulation of flame-retardant additives, reactives, monomers, and textile finishes. He invented several successful commercial products used in the field, and won an IR-100 award for an invention. As author of various reviews and encyclopedia articles, and as a research professor currently doing basic and applied work in this field, he is an internationally-recognized authority. He is the inventor or co-inventor on over 70 patents in this field.

PHOSPHORUS CHEMISTRY; PHOSPHATES; PHOSPHONATES. Expert has conducted successful commercial research and development in phosphates, thiophosphates, phosphonates, phosphites, and phosphine chemicals. He has numerous patents in this field, and has consulted on design, synthesis, and manufacture. He also initiated a major family of phosphate plasticizers and functional fluids.

ORGANOSULFUR CHEMISTRY. Expert has completed successful commercial research and development in thiols, sulfides, sulfones, polysulfides, dithiocarbanates, and sulfur-containing rubber chemicals and agrochemicals. He also was an invited speaker on current progress in applied organosulfur chemistry at an international conference.

ORGANOHALOGEN CHEMISTRY; ORGANOCHLORINE CHEMISTRY. Expert developed processes for chlorination (and bromination to a lesser degree) of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. He is well-versed in purification and stabilization of halogen compounds, photochemical chlorination, and catalytic liquid and vapor-phase chlorination. He holds many patents, and has written numerous publications in the area of organochlorine chemistry, including a chapter in a leading monograph. He is well-informed on current environmental issues involving halogens.

AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDES; HERBICIDE. Expert holds about 100 U.S. patents in herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, soil fumigants, industrial biocides, and plant-growth regulators. In recent years, he assisted a "Fortune 500" company in developing an agrochemical screening and followup program by designed synthesis.

PATENTS. Expert is a registered patent agent who is qualified to prepare and prosecute patent applications before the U.S. Patent Office (he prefers work with a patent attorney). He is also very knowledgeable regarding patent strategy.

SPECIALTY CHEMICALS; POLYMER ADDITIVE; POLYMER STABILIZER; WATER-TREATMENT CHEMICAL. Expert has extensive knowledge of polymer additives, specialty monomers, surfactants, stabilizers, water-treatment chemicals, metal extractants and functional polymers.

RESEARCH PLANNING AND STRATEGY. As senior scientist with a leading U.S. chemical company, Expert became proficient in "market-pull" and "technology-push" project generation and planning. He performed research program and personnel evaluation and upgrading, and orientation of research to match corporate goals and capabilities (he wrote and published an authoritative article in "Research Management" on this topic). He is experienced with technical database searching and is skilled at tracking down sources of information. He also has "brainstorming" expertise.

RESEARCH STRATEGY; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING. Expert has experience relating research to company needs and opportunities. He held research strategy responsibilities both as a senior scientist for a large chemical company and as a consultant.

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fire-resistant material

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fire-resistant plastic

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fire-retardant polymer additive

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flame-retardant chemical

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halogen

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halogen chemistry

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organochlorine chemistry

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organohalogen chemistry

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organosulfur chemistry

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phosphonate

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phosphorus

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phosphorus chemistry

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polymer additive

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polymer flammability

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polymer stabilizer

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textile material flammability

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water treatment chemical

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fireproof nonwoven fabric

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fire-resistant clothing

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fire-retardant paint

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firestop material

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flame test

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flame-resistant elastomer

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fire-resistant laminate

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flame-resistant insulation material

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flame-retardant adhesive

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flame-retardant fabric

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flame-retardant product

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phosphorus compound

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wood fire retardant

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flame-retardant rubber

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textile flame-retardant chemical

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organophosphate compound

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organophosphonate

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phosphate chemistry

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phosphorous acid

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sulfur chemistry

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sulfur

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sulfur compound

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thioether

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thiol compound

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thionyl chloride

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halogenation

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organochlorine compound

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polymer chemistry

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polymer modifier

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fire-resistant coating material

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strategic research planning

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research and development planning


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

Often requested
with this expert:

Polymer Synthesis, Property Design, Degradation,...
Textile Flammability and Dyes, QC for Color, Textile...
Plastics and Polymer Additives
Wood Science, Wood Technology, Wood Preservation, Wood...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   MBA   Management   Pace University  
1953   PhD   Organic (Polymer) Chemistry   University of Illinois  
1951   MS   Organic (Polymer) Chemistry   University of Illinois  
1950   BS   Chemistry   University of Pennsylvania  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1986 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 


 


 

Research professor, limited teaching; Consultant to chemical industry.

1986 to 1987

 

Adelphi University

 

Exploratory Research

 

Director

 

Composed project proposals for submittal to agencies such as D.O.E.

1965 to 1986

 

Stauffer Chemical Company

 


 

Senior Scientist

 

Managed projects on flame retardancy, ag chemicals, process development. New program directions, research planning, scientific liaison, technology monitoring.

1953 to 1965

 

Hooker Chemical

 


 

Research Chemist and Supervisor

 

Supervised ag chemicals group, including synthesis,process, formulation and test farm/greenhouse; flame retardant chemistry; PVC chemistry.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is an active member of the American Chemical Society (Divisions of Polymers, Polymeric Materials and Engineering, and Agrochemicals). He is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers, and Sigma Xi.

Licenses/Certifications

Expert is a Patent Agent (currently not practicing as such).

Professional Appointments

He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fire Sciences.

Awards/Recognition

He has won the IR-100 Prize for FYROL 76 textile fire retardant finish.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He is the inventor or co-inventor on over 220 issued US patents (others pending), in flame retardants, other plastics additives, organic processes, textile finishes, agrochemicals, catalysts, and various other topics. He has authored about 50 publications, three encyclopedia chapters (sulfur, phosphorus flame retardants, phosphorus polymers), and several book chapters as well as a book dealing with flame retardants currently being written. He has about 20 commercialized products or processes.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - A. Grand and C. Wilkie, Eds., M. Dekker, Inc.  
 - Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology Wiley-Interscience  
 - Research Management.  
 - Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials  
 - Handbook of Organophosphorus Chemistry, ed. Marcel Dekker, Inc.  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1995 to 1997   NASA   Senior investigator   Expert conducted a project on new corrosion inhibitors for steel structures. This project generated two issued US patents which are currently the subject of commercialization attempts.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has had numerous consulting visits with a wide range of large and small companies (domestic and overseas in Europe, Asia, and Australia). These visits were regarding flame retardancy, sulfur chemistry, phosphorus chemistry, agrochemicals, and textile finishes.
  • He was instrumental in providing the solution to a problem of armyordinance (Aberdeen Proving Grounds).
  • His consulting contract was repeatedly renewed for 20 years by one of his chemical industry clients.
  • Expert was brought in for "brainstorming" sessions several times by one client, evidencing good success in generating creative and useful ideas.
  • He has invented patentable new products for several of his clients.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Intumescent Coatings for consulting on Water Based Thin Film Intumescent Coating.
  • Expert in wash resistant flameproofing for consulting on wash resistant flameproofing for fabrics.
  • Expert in the sulfur chemistry for consulting of waste-free, eco-sustainable economic process for aliphatic compounds.
  • Polymer extrusion expert for consulting on improvement of existing polyethylene-based compound.
  • Expert for consulting on Nylon textile fire retardant
  • Expert for consulting on Poly(thioethers)
  • Expert for consulting on testing of our plastic folding pallet boxes to gain FM approval.
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 some experience in depositions in fire-related cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Textile expert for consulting on textile flammability issues.
  • Rubber oxidation expert witness for consulting on rubber deterioration of roller skate rubber toe stops.
  • Expert for consulting on Phosphate fertilizer production.
  • Flame retardant expert for consulting on Flame Retardant Fibers.
  • Textiles expert witness for consulting on flammability of double-stitch heavy canvas outdoor tarpaulins.
  • Clothing material expert for consulting on coveralls caught on fire.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1996 to 2000   Netherlands   Expert has had consulting visits to three multinational companies in the Netherlands and an ongoing consulting contract with one of them.
1998 to 2000   Former Soviet Union   He set up sponsored chemical laboratory research projects in Belarus and Ukraine and his current activities are in regards to new projects in Russia.
1996 to 1997   Japan   Expert had a consulting relationship with a large Japanese chemical company.
to   China   Expert has made 4 business/scientific trips to mainland and one to Taiwan. Visited universities and plants.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert has done commercial translating/rewriting (as US applications) of German and Austrian patents for a patent firm.
French   He can easily read technical French.
Russian   He has an adequate reading knowledge for chemical articles.
Spanish   Expert has an adequate reading knowledge for technical articles.

Market Research:
Expert has extensive experience working with marketing people, doing technically oriented market research, writing product bulletins, and trouble-shooting customer problems. He is a strong proponent of the "account development" concept using concurrent marketing and technical team efforts. He is experienced in long range planning by in-depth probing of present and future customer needs. As a patent agent, and a prolific inventor, he is skilled at patent strategy.



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:
Training/Seminars

He has taught seminars on flame retardancy.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: scarce chemicals, plastics, and plastics additives. He has literature and internet searching expertise and access to large technical libraries in the NYC and Akron area. He has over 30 years of industrial contacts and is a good chemical "sleuth."

Other Skills and Services

As Senior Scientist at a multinational multi-division chemical company, he determined suitable directions for new research programs, and did program proposal assessments for technical and commercial feasibility.


 

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