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 Expert  714202

Expert in On-Line Near Infrared Process Analysis, Chemometrics Analysis, Applied Spectroscopy, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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ON-LINE PROCESS ANALYSIS. Expert pioneered the development and use of on-line near infrared (NIR) process analysis for refinery and chemicals process monitoring at Exxon. His designs are the basis for a commercially available system and have been instrumental in products developed by several analyzer system suppliers. He has extensive in-plant experience, including analyzer installation and trouble shooting, as well as knowledge of analyzer system placement, selection, and benefits. While Expert has specialized in liquids and liquid fuels analysis, he is experienced in the measurement of solids, particulate slurries, and gas-phase systems.

REAL-TIME SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS. Expert specializes in the use of spectroscopic measurements to monitor chemical reactions. Critical to these applications are the marriage of spectroscopic instrumentation and computerization. He is expert at this combination and the customization and optimization of both which are often required. He is experienced in real-time analysis of very slow reactions (days) to very fast reactions (nano-seconds).

CHEMOMETRICS (MULTIVARIATE) DATA ANALYSIS. Expert has over 25 years of experience applying computer techniques to the analysis of large, complex data sets. For the last twelve years, he has specialized in chemometrics analysis, both graphical and computational, for analysis of complex spectroscopic data and to develop robust multivariate chemical composition and property estimators for use with real-time spectroscopic analysis.

APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY. Expert has spent his entire career in the applications of spectroscopy for the determination of physical and chemical properties of complex materials and the real-time analysis of chemical reactions. A pioneer in dynamic light scattering spectroscopy for examining reactions leading to the formation of complex biochemical structures, Expert has also been active in transient spectroscopy, both laser and FT-IR. His areas of spectroscopic expertise include adsorption and reflection spectroscopy (FT-IR, NIR, UV-Vis), scattering (dynamic light scattering and small angle neutron scattering), and near infrared FT-Raman.

COMPUTERIZED DATA ACQUISITION & CONTROL. Expert has over 25 years experience with general purpose, laboratory, and plant computing. He has designed and installed some of the first systems for centralized inventory control and distribution, computer control of experiments, synchronized multi-instrument control and robust process analyzer control systems. He is an expert at open (generic) system design methods which allow system flexibility and technology upgrades in this rapidly changing hardware and software environment.




computerized data acquisition


on-line process analysis


real-time spectroscopic analysis




applied spectroscopy

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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  
1976   PhD   Physical Chemistry   Columbia University  
1973   MPhil   Physical Chemistry   Columbia University  
1968   BS   Chemistry   University of Chicago  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1991 to







1978 to 1991


Exxon Research & Engineering


R & D


Technical Staff


1976 to 1978


National Institutes of Health




Staff Fellow


1962 to 1968


IBM Corporation


Technical Systems




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), American Physical Society, Sigma Xi, Instrument Society of America (ISA), ASTM, ASQC, American Statistical Society, and Society for Applied Spectroscopy.


He received the Best Oral Paper Award at the 1990 International Pyrolysis Conference, the 1990 Exxon Golden Tiger Award for the successful development of the NIR octane analyzer, and the R. A. Glenn Award for the best paper presented at the Fall 1986 ACS Fuel Division Symposia. He was also the recipient of an Exxon Distinguished Contribution Award in recognition of developing significant new methods for the study of coal.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: FT-IR spectrometers, near infrared (NIR) spectrometers, infrared spectrometers, data analysis software, chemometric software, statistical analysis software, and analyzer and instrumentation engineering services.

He has access to the following resources: printed material information files, and extensive personal contact network.


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