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 Expert  716742

Expert in Paint: Analysis and Characterization, Chemical Lab Forensics, Organic Coating Material, etc.

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Illinois (IL)
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Summary of Expertise:

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CHEMICAL LABORATORY MANAGEMENT. Expert is very knowledgeable regarding laboratory management. He currently focuses most of his time in this area. He is especially experienced in the management of a chemical analysis support laboratory. He has consulted in his field with many large firms and has been a leading consultant for a program to implement a network of analytical centers at Chinese Universities.

Expert is the Founding Editor of Managing the Modern Laboratory, a quarterly publication sponsored by the Analytical Laboratory Managers Association (ALMA). He has studied the ways in which chemistry and chemical analysis fits into the frequently changing global environment. He is knowledgeable of the chemical analysis service spectrum, from low-value-added testing to high-value-added problem-solving.

MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS. Every October, he presents a two-day short course on "Managing the Chemical Analysis Support Laboratory" for ALMA. He also conducts the course for the American Chemical Society at Pittcon every March.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. Expert is an authority in the fields of analytical chemistry, applied spectroscopy, polymers, and coatings. His interest is in solving industrial problems which have an important analytical chemistry component. With this interest he brings a wealth of both industrial and academic laboratory experience. In particular he has expertise in organic chemistry identifications, utilizing spectroscopy, and separation methods.

ORGANIC COATING MATERIAL; PAINT. Expert has extensive industrial experience in the petrochemical industry. He has industry experience in the analysis and characterization of organic coating systems with a specialty in polymers. He is familiar with dibasic organic acids, polyhydric alcohols, and organic pigments and dyes. He has spent a considerable amount of time recently consulting on the analysis and characterization of paint.


analytical chemistry


chemical analysis


laboratory management


organic coating material



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.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1954   PhD   Analytical Chemistry   (Undisclosed University)  
1950   BS   Chemistry   University of Illinois  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1995 to


(Undisclosed University)



Consulting Director


1968 to


(Undisclosed University)


Chemistry Department


Director of Expert's University


1966 to 1968


Mobil Oil


Chemical Coatings Division




1961 to 1966


Mobil OIl


Chemical Research and Technical Division


Manager, Analytical & Physical Chemistry Department


1956 to 1961


Sherwin Williams Co.


Analytical Research Department




1954 to 1956


Shell Development Co.


Spectroscopic Group




Career Accomplishments:

Expert was one of the founders of the Analytical Laboratory Managers Association (ALMA). He is a member of a large number of professional societies.

Professional Appointments

He has been a contributing editor to Analytical Chemistry and was on the editorial board of the Journal of Chemistry, Biomedical and Environmental Chemistry. He was the founding editor of the ALMA, peer-reviewed journal, "Managing the Modern Laboratory" in 1995.


Expert received the first (2002) ALMA Distinguished Service Award in Laboratory Management.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored over 70 publications on analytical methods, applied spectroscopy, polymers, coatings and laboratory management.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Managing the Modern Labratory  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Italian   Expert states that he speaks, reads and writes "tourist" Italian.


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