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 Expert  108281

Expert in Polymer Coatings, Adhesives Development, Polymer Characterization, Expert Witness

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Utah (UT)
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Expert is actively involved in the development of a wide range of polymer films and coatings for his clients. He has particular expertise in the development of ultraviolet and electron-beam-curable coatings, both clear and pigmented. He has developed close working relationships with most of the materials suppliers in the radiation curing industry, and also with several of the key equipment vendors. This has allowed him to develop both materials and processes in conjunction with his clients and the vendors. He has developed coatings for optical devices, ophthalmic lenses, magnetic media, optical storage, and primers for a wide range of substrates.

polymer coating material

Most of Expert's career has been devoted to developing structure/property relationships for polymeric materials. He has learned to use a wide variety of analytical techniques, including thermal analysis, dynamic mechanical and dielectric spectrometry, FTIR, NMR, GPC, light-scattering, and UV/visible spectroscopy to analyze polymeric materials. He has also learned to integrate the results of those methods into a clearer picture of the structure of the materials and how they can best be tailored for a given application. This allows him to serve as an effective interface between a product development group and an analytical chemist.

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polymer material analysis


polymer characterization


polymer property


polymer structure


polymer structure-property relationship


polymeric material

Expert has developed UV-curable abrasion resistant coatings for ophthalmic lenses, plastic glazing materials, filament-wound pressure vessels and skis. The coatings are currently in commercial use by a number of industrial firms.

abrasion-resistant coating material

Expert was a founding member of the technical team for Optical Data, Incorporated. He assisted in setting up the laboratory, developed the materials technology and participated in business and technical discussions with licensees and potential cusotomers and licensees. He assisted in materials development for Eyeonics, Inc., a start-up devoted to development of electrochromic eyewear. He was a founder of Chemical Biosensors, Inc. a start-up dedicated to development and commercialization of toxic hazard detection sensors. He served as a consultant to iSense Corporation, where he assisted in the development of continuous blood glucose sensors and related equipment. He is currently President and Chief Technical Officer for Photokinetic Coatings & Adhesives, LLC, a start-up company that is commercializing UV-curable materials in a range of industrial applications.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Salt Lake City, Utah;  Provo, Utah;  Sandy, Utah;  Orem, Utah;  Ogden, Utah;  West Jordan, Utah;  and Layton, Utah.

Often requested
with this expert:

Polymer Coating Technologies
Coating and Converting Technology
Web Coating Technology
Polymer Design and Synthesis, Coating Formulation, Defect...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   Ph.D.   Materials Science and Engineering   University of Utah  
1970   B.S./M.S.   Chemical Engineering   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to





Principal Scientist


Expert is the principal scientist for this organization. His responsibilities include long-term technical development projects as well as short term consulting projects and expert witness services.

1990 to 2005


Cascades Materials Research and Development



Principal Scientist


Expert was the President and Principal Scientist. He developed a wide range of products and processes in UV-curable coatings and adhesives, sensors for biomedical applications and fungicidal treatments.

1984 to 1990


Optical Data, Inc.


Research & Development


Advisory Scientist


Expert was one of the first members of the senior technical team for this start-up company. He headed the polymer analysis group and was responsible for formulation of coatings, characterization of materials and served as technical liaison with company licensees.

1977 to 1984


Kodak Research Laboratories



Research Chemist


Expert headed the GPC laboratory and Thermal Analysis laboratory in the Research Laboratories. He increased the capabilities of both laboratories, expanding their instrumentation and levels of service. He then served as a development chemist for instant photographic products and photoresist products.

1970 to 1973


Exxon Research & Engineering Company



Project Engineer


Expert began his career at Exxon in their Elastomers Research Laboratory, working on process development for EPDM elastomers. Subsequently he transferred to the Environmental Engineering group and carried out field studies of wastewater treatment technologies.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society-Polymer Division, PMSE, and the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has four U.S. patents granted and several other applications in process. He has over 20 publications in refereed journals.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on coating of medical device optical lens.
  • Phenolic coating expert for consulting on heat exchanger tubes.
  • Expert for consulting on Project PSA Formula.
  • Expert in EPDM Seal.
  • Toll manufacturing expert for consulting on epoxy coating and toll manufacturer review and audit.
  • Expert in adhesives for consulting on development of adhesive with changing activation.
  • Expert for consulting on Tribology and Lubrication for Bearings.
  • Polyaniline expert for consulting on Polyaniline for measuring blood pH with accuracy of 0.02.
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 served as an expert witness in cases involving breast implants, patent litigation, and product liability suits.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in adhesive coatings on mylar for patent litigation case.
  • Expert in polymer characterization techniques for consulting on polymer characterization.
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
1972 to 1973   Venezuela   Expert conducted field trials of secondary wastewater treatment methods.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert speaks, reads, and writes Spanish.
French   He reads French.
Japanese   Expert also speaks conversational Japanese.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has taught university courses in polymer characterization, biomedical applications of polymers, and polymer photochemistry. He also has presented seminars on UV/EB curing technology. He is available for seminars in polymer characterization and radiation curing (UV and E-beam) of polymers.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors in the following areas: analytical instruments, such as thermal analysis, mechanical testing, IR, and HPLC/GPC; specialty resins and monomers; dyes, especially near infrared and fluorescent; coating equipment; clean room and process equipment. He has access to the following resources: files and personal contacts.

Other Skills and Services

He has been involved in the development of a number of products that must be deposited on substrates as films or coatings. As a result, he has headed up process development efforts in the use of web coating (photographic products and optical media), spin coating (optical media and photoresists), printing (gravure processes, pad-printing, and screen-printing), and spray coating. He has conducted coating trials, evaluated coating performance, and tailored coatings to the needs of a given process and product application.


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