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 Expert  716661

Expert in Water Soluble Polymers and Surfactants

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Mississippi (MS)
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During his career, Expert has been intimately involved in the synthesis, scale-up, and applications of hydrophilic polymers. He has experience with natural, semisynthetic, and synthetic polymers, with major application areas such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textile-finishing, and mastics. His research group in the Expert's University is actively involved in hydrophilic polymer characterization, thickening, and gelling mechanisms, absorption at interfaces, flocculation, and dispersion.

hydrophilic polymer


natural polymer


polymer chemistry


polymer science


semisynthetic polymer


water-soluble polymer

Surface science represents Expert's other major area of expertise. He has been involved in all aspects of surfactants from fundamental studies to formulation. The major application areas in which he consults are laundry, industrial, and institutional cleaners (i.e. household products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and textiles). His research area involves the study of the fundamentals of formulation and processing, including the measurement of surfactant absorption kinetics and thermodynamics, wicking wetting, micellization, identifying liquid crystal compositions, and finding routes to effective and efficient processing and stable, efficacious formulations.



household cleaning product


lyotropic liquid crystal material



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New Orleans, Louisiana;  Kenner, Louisiana;  Jackson, Mississippi;  Gulfport, Mississippi;  Biloxi, Mississippi;  and Mobile, Alabama.

Often requested
with this expert:

Surfactant Chemistry
Polymer Synthesis and Properties, Catalysis,...
Detergent Formulation, Detergent Testing
Colloids & Polymers

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1970   PhD   Physical Chemistry   University of Strathclyde  
1967   BS   Chemistry   University of Strathclyde   Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to


(Undisclosed University)


Chairman of Polymer Science Dept.


Administrator for School of polymers, chair of academic department, responsible for economic development in state.

1979 to 1990


BF Goodrich


Research Associate and Manager,Hydrophilic Polymers


Managed the hydrophilic polymers R&D group at BF goodrich

1970 to 1979


Unilever Research




Polymer synthesis and characterization, colloid and surface science, formulation

Career Accomplishments:

He belongs to ACS, AOCS, SCC, and the Association of Formulation Chemists.

Professional Appointments

He was President of SCC in 1994. He is President of Association of Formulation Chemists 2000-2002.


In 1973, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Carnegie-Mellon University. He also received the 1983 Outstanding Technical Recognition Award from the BF Goodrich Company.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 14 Patents, 45 Publications, and 206 Scientific Presentations in the last nine years.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Allured Press- Manufacture of Cosmetics  
 - In J.E. Glass, Ed.Polymers in Aqueous Media.  
 - Cosmetics and Toiletries  
 - Cosmetics and Toilettes  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Emulsion Polymerization.
  • Expert in Peek for consultng on developin pee material.
  • Expert in polyethylene glycol 300 for consultation in the manufacturing procedures for PEG 300.
  • Expert in High to ultrahigh molecular weight polymers for consulting on synthesis, purification, and characterization of high to ultrahigh molecular weight polymers.
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 1,3 Butadiene dimerization.
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
French   Expert reads and writes and speaks some French.
German   Expert reads and writes German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is experienced locating vendors of surfactants and water-soluble polymers.

He has access to printed material and personal contacts to use as resources.


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