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 Expert  108031

Expert in Chemistry and Instrumentation, Materials Science, ISO 9001, Regulatory Compliance, Asbestos

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 23 years experience in laboratory management. He was a laboratory/chemistry assessor for two years at the New York Power Authority and a Senior Staff Chemist for Con Edison's Central Laboratory for 21 years. He is a laboratory auditor for the US Department of Commerce, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the American Petroleum Institute. He has audited over 90 laboratories.

chemical hygiene plan


ISO 9000 auditing


ISO 9000 implementation


ISO 9000 registration system


laboratory management


American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

Expert has over 30 years' experience in all phases of laboratory operations and analytical chemistry. He served as a lab accreditation auditor for five programs and over 90 labs.

chemical testing laboratory


laboratory accreditation

Expert has extensive experience in this area. He developed the SQC program for Con Edison's Central Laboratory and provides SQC systems for many client laboratories. He has developed a number of custom software systems to do SQC, including a system to identify PCB Aroclors using parametric statistical algorithms. He has published several papers on SQC techniques in the laboratory.

ISO 9000 quality system documentation


ISO 9000 series quality system standard


statistical quality control

Expert does a great deal of consulting in this area. He was a Senior Consultant to the Occupational Safety and Health Systems Group for the Cold Spring Harbor Business Development Association. He developed a number of Hazard Communication and Chemical Hygiene programs for clients, and teaches a workshop in OSHA compliance for Tall Oaks Publishing. He has also provided expert testimony in this area.

occupational health


occupational safety

Expert has consulted for many client laboratories in this area. He has set up automated analytical systems, developed custom software for instrument data analysis, and implemented analytical instrument network systems. He provides training in these areas. He teaches a workshop in instrumentation for Tall Oaks Publishing, and has published several papers on this topic.

analytical chemistry


computerized analytical instrumentation

Expert has dealt extensively with spectroscopy. In atomic spectroscopy he has worked with atomic absorption spectroscopy (flame and furnace), and atomic emission (plasma) spectroscopy. In molecular spectroscopy, he has worked in photometry (colorimetry) and infra-red spectroscopy. He has several publications.

atomic absorption spectroscopy


atomic emission spectroscopy

Expert has worked in gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography, and ion-exchange chromatography. He was one of the earliest researchers to analyze process water using ion chromatography, and published the first work ever in non-isocratic ion chromatography. His work in PCB analysis was done using gas chromatography, where he led a team of chemists that developed a fully automated GC system for PCB analysis.

ion-exchange chromatography

Expert is a technical expert to the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program's asbestos accreditation program and developed the original SQC protocols for this program. He has reviewed over 45 laboratories. He teaches a PLM bulk analysis course and an airborne fiber counting course (NIOSH 582). He is the asbestos sampling and analysis consultant to the Electric Power Research Institute, and is an approved instructor for asbestos training in NY state and NY city.

asbestos analysis instrument


asbestos sampling


asbestos-related analysis

Expert has devoted over 25 years to process water. His experience includes steam/water cycle chemistry, nuclear power water chemistry, water treatment systems, high purity water, and chemical treatment systems. He is past Chair of ASTM Subcommittee D19.11 on Industrial Water, and received their Outstanding Service Award in 1988. He has consulted on the water system for NASA's Freedom Space Station.

industrial water


industrial water treatment


process water chemistry

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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;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   MS   Chemistry   Adelphi University, Garden City, NY  
1965   BA   Chemistry   Queens College, CUNY  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)


Technical Management Consultant


1986 to 1988


N.Y. Power Authority


Senior Chemistry Appraiser


1970 to 1986


Con Edison



Senior Staff Chemist, Nuclear Plant Chemistry; Lab Computer Network Manager (1979-86); Supervisor, Special & Routine Chemical Analysis, New Instrument Implementation/Utility Processes (1970-79)

Career Accomplishments:



RAB Certified QMS Auditor, Q02199

Professional Appointments

Committee Advisor, ASTM - Committee D19, past Chairman D19.11 Subcommittee


ASTM Outstanding Service Award, 1988

Medical/Professional Internships

Numerous technical papers and several journal articles

Publications and Patents Summary

Has 1 patent pending on water treatment.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1988 to 2013   Department of Commerce   Laboratory Assessor   Assess/inspect Laboratories for NVLAP for accreditation

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Training/Seminars Expert has done a significant amount of training, usually in house, and is available for training assignments in his areas of expertise.
  • Quality Systems: Expert has consulted for several companies to help them obtain ISO 9000 registration. His success rate is 100%.
  • Laboratories and Lab Operations: Expert has consulted for several laboratories to help them obtain accreditation. His success rate is 100%. Expert has assisted many labs in both technical and management areas. HIs technical areas include GC, GC/MS, AAS, ICP, UV-VIs. He has prepared quality manual. technical procedures, and training programs.
  • Expert Witness: Expert has assisted in numerous litigations, and has testified in several cases.
  • Industrial Hygiene: Expert has assisted several companies with their OSHA compliance.
Recent Client Requests:
  • ELAP laboratory accreditation expert for consulting on lab accreditation in CA for 8260B.
  • Packaging validation expert for consulting on document.
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 been an expert witness in numerous cases involving his expertise.
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
1992 to 1993   Colombia, SA   Worked as part of a team of 3 to assist EcoPetrol with their research and plant labs automation and instrumentation.
1997 to 2013   Japan, India, Brazil, Trinidad   Expert has performed Lab assessments in Labs in these countries.

Language Skills:
Expert has some reading skills in Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

Market Research:
Expert has worked with several lab vendors to assist with their marketing programs. Examples include Orion and S&S.

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 prepared and presented several training programs for in-house and seminar use. Expert gives an ISO 17025 training course through IAS.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has extensive contacts with vendors of lab and IH equipment.


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