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 Expert  712421

Expert in Polymeric Materials

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
POLYMERIC MATERIALS; PLASTIC MATERIAL SELECTION. Expert has extremely diverse industrial experience. He has worked at GM as an engineer of plastics and rubber parts and consulted with over 25 companies in the areas of rubber, adhesives, FRP's, plastics, and fiber-related applications. His academic work has resulted in over 100 publications and has focused on polymer crystallization, alloying, rheology, and biodegradation; chemical modification; thermal analysis; piezoelectric polymers; electrically-conducting polymers; non-linear optical polymers; and thermosets. He is familiar with a host of analytical techniques used in this research.

PLASTIC MATERIALS SCIENCE. He has taught most aspects of polymers in a host of courses offered at Expert's University, both to its students and to participants in short courses. His tenure at the university is 27+ years.

PLASTIC MOLDING PROCESS. Expert has researched all types of plastic molding processes, especially thermoset molding. His expertise also includes extrusion, thermoforming, and thermosetting. He has a U.S. patent in a unique plastic preparation technique.

POLYMERIC MATERIAL FRACTURING. Expert worked for ten years under GRI sponsorship on the mysterious ways in which ordinarily "ductile" polyethylenes would, over a long time, crack in a brittle fashion. He is now working on fracture mechanics of thermosetting resins, which are clearly more brittle.

THERMOSETTING MATERIAL. For 20 years, he has been involved in research on thermosets, chiefly epoxies. Emphasis has been on relationships between chemical structure and basic mechanical properties.


plastic molding


polymer selection


polymeric material


polymeric material fracturing


thermosetting material


polymer science

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Plastic Molding Processes
Polymer & Composite Materials Science, Modeling,...
Polymer Extrusion Processes and Equipment
New Materials, Processing, and Application Development

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   PhD   Polymer Science   Case Western Reserve University  
1967   MS   Polymer Science   Case Western Reserve University  
1965   BS   Chemical Engineering   University of Cincinnati  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1993 to 2015


(Undisclosed University)


Associate Dean of Engineering


1991 to 1993


(Undisclosed University)


Assistant Dean of Engineering


1984 to 1990


(Undisclosed University)


Director, Materials Research Center


1970 to


(Undisclosed University)


Professor, Materials Science


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of ASM International, and an active member of AIChE, American Society for Metals, ACS, AAAS, the Society of Plastics Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers.


He is a professional engineer.

Professional Appointments

He holds three appointments in departments at Expert's University: Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering.


His accomplishments include several teaching awards and a Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers. He received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Cincinnati.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Applied Polymer Science  
 - Macromolecules  
 - Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress of Chemical Engineering. American Institute of Chemical Engineers  
 - Proceedings of the 8th CIMTEC Forum on New Materials  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Epoxy expert needed for consulting regarding epoxy cracking.
  • Expert in silicone hard coat chemistry for consulting on optical molding and coating processes & systems evaluation.
  • Extrusion expert for consulting on manufacturing process optimization & consistency.
  • Scientific molding expert expert project for consulting on Injection molding process optimization and trainer needed on short term basis.
  • Expert on Preapplied adhesive on orthodontic brackets.
  • Thermal forming plastic expert for consulting on product evaluation.
  • Expert in plastic molding processes and specifically injection molding of polycarbonate.
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 for consulting on crazing on acrylic skylight.
  • Expert for consulting on Patent Reexamination.
  • Polymeric material expert for consulting on an investigative report regarding a plastic handle on a saucepan that failed.
  • Polymeric materials expert for consulting on Product Liability.
  • Expert in engineering for consulting on design of a 350 gallon polyethylene storage bin with a polypropylene valve used to hold sulfuric acid.
  • Plastic coefficient friction expert for consulting on product liability case.
  • Expert in polymer for consulting on the formulas they are using are in the public domain and cannot be deemed trade secrets.
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
1984 to 1988   Germany   Expert conducted on-site inspection and review of V-belt production, from control of incoming materials to quality assurance of product ready to be shipped. He was later part of the company's technical promotion and support efforts.
1989 to 1990   England and Wales   He was a consultant to a major wire and cable producer, related to product design, manufacture, and materials selection.
1992 to 1993   England   He supported a major supplier of ostomy products in terms of customer preferrences and intellectual property management.
2000 to   China (Beijing)   He is assisting in development of educational and research exchange programs between the top engineering school in China and the U.S..

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He reads German.


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