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 Expert  716926

Expert in Polymer Chemistry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert is an expert in elastomers having worked with preparing, curing, and characterizing of rubber-like materials.



Expert has worked with the characterization of rigid-chain polymers, particularly their degrees of stiffness, formulation of anisotropic phases, and various applications.

liquid crystal polymer

Expert has experience with the unusual properties of inorganic chains (siloxanes--including dimethylsiloxane, methylphenylsiloxane, as well as siloxane fluids, and phosphazines) that distinguish them from the more common organic polymers.



inorganic polymer




siloxane fluid

Expert has spent nearly a decade developing newer, more-controlled ways of crosslinking polymers. He has worked with endlinking chemically reactive chains so as to construct nearly perfect networks of known structure. The mechanical properties of such elastomers are usually good.

polymer crosslinking

Expert has worked for over 30 years in characterizing various physical properties of a range of polymeric materials of different structures. Examples include analysis of molecular weight, molecular weight distributions, thermodynamic interactions and transition temperatures, chemical and stereochemical structure, thermal stability, mechanical properties, and more.


polymer physical chemistry


polymer property


polymer structure

ORGANIC-INORGANIC COMPOSITES. Expert is knowledgeable of hybrid materials typically consisting of organic polymer phases and inorganic ceramic phases.

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Louisville, Kentucky.

Often requested
with this expert:

Plastics and Polymer Additives
Polymers, Plastic Product Development
Medical & Surgical Textiles
Orthopaedic Biomaterials

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   PhD   Physical Chemistry   University of Pennsylvania  
1957   BS   Chemistry   Wilkes College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1987 to


(Undisclosed University)



Distinguished Research Professor


1977 to 1988


(Undisclosed University)


Polymer Research Center




1977 to 1984


(Undisclosed University)


Physical Chemistry Division




1972 to 1977


University of Michigan



Professor Of Chemistry


1968 to 1972


University of Michigan



Associate Professor of Chemistry


1967 to 1968


University of Michigan



Assistant Professor of Chemistry


1964 to 1967


The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn



Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Men of Science, and several other groups.


Expert won the Best Paper Award from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society in 1978, and was named the Cincinnati Chemist-of-the-Year in 1984.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written or contributed to several books on polymers, and also written papers for various organizations.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Plenum Press, New York  
 - Blackie Academic, Chapman & Hall. Glasgow/Polymer Networks  
 - Oxford University Press, New York  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert's expertise has been used in cases involving disposable diapers, silicone breast implants, and degradable sutures. He has been retained most often for his knowledge of elastomers, silicones, and crystallizable polymers.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in PEBA for consulting on patent response TPE.
  • Expert for consulting on Dimethylsiloxane Leak
  • Expert in silanes in electronics for consulting on Siloxane reaction with tap water.
  • Expert in Optical Index Matching Fluid for PMMA/Elastomer System.
  • Expert in recycling for consulting on scrap silicone materials.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Non-dissolvable Sutuers.
  • Expert on Spray foam insulation.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert can read and speak some German.


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