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 Expert  718567

Expert in Surfactant Chemistry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
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Expert has research and marketing experience in the use of bleach for household laundry, hard surface cleaning, detergents, and other applications. She has studied new peroxygen bleaching compounds, particularly bleach activators and peroxyacids currently being developed for fabric and hard surface cleaning. She has been involved with the market development of bleaching products for commercialization by the major consumer product companies.



bleach activator




bleaching agent


hard surface cleaner


hydrogen peroxide


non-chlorine bleaching


peroxyacetic acid




powder laundry detergent


powdered detergent


sodium percarbonate

Expert has research and industrial experience with household cleaning products. The emphasis of her work has been to study the use of surfactants, bleaches, and builders and the effect of their interactions on a product's performance and stability. She has authored several publications in this area and has recently in multiple publications.

household cleaning product




liquid detergent




alkylbenzene sulfonate


cleaning agent


cleaning product

Over the course of her career, Expert has concentrated on applied and fundamental surface chemistry. Topics of particular interest include detergency, emulsification, wetting, rheology of suspensions, liquid crystals, microemulsions, interfacial tension studies, and phase behavior (including phase transitions). Expert has authored several technical publications in this area.

surface chemistry


colloid and interface chemistry


liquid crystal material



Expert has conducted research on the phase behavior of commercially-available and pure anionic and nonionic surfactants and their ability to form liquid crystals and microemulsions in the presence of either water, oil, salt, or alcohol. The effects of these additives on phase behavior, rheology, and interfacial tensions have been studied and discussed in several of her presentations and publications.

surfactant chemistry


surfactant technology




anionic surfactant


cationic surfactant

Expert has conducted research on the use of surfactants for recovering oil through the formation of liquid crystalline and microemulsion phases. These were studied using phase behavior, optical microscopy, viscosity, and interfacial tension analyses.

chemical flooding


enhanced oil recovery

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas;  Pasadena, Texas;  Beaumont, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Baytown, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Sugar Land, Texas;  Victoria, Texas;  Port Arthur, Texas;  and Galveston, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Detergent Formulation, Detergent Testing
Chemistry and Household Chemicals, Clorox, Product...
Water Soluble Polymers and Surfactants
Cleaning Agents and Microbiology

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   PhD   Chemical Engineering   Rice University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to




Consultant, Bleaches Surfactants & Interfacial Technology


Marketing, Licensing, Product Development and Technical Support for the development of new chemical products for the petrochemical industry and for household applications. Worked on projects to develop new products for consumer applications using surfactants, bleaches, and “green” chemicals to increase company market share. Provide technical background, product formulation, and patent studies of consumer and industrial products involving surfactants, bleaches, and other chemicals. Assist research and product development groups of industry client companies with formulations to provide shelf-stable products which can be marketed effectively.

1987 to 1990


Solvay Chemicals


New Product Marketing & Development


Publications and Patents Summary

Patents in recovery of crude oil and water from produced emulsions/oil-water demulsification for produced fluids in enhanced oil recover processes. Contributed chapters in published books on bleaches, optical brighteners, surfactants, detergent builders.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Surfactants: A Practical Handbook  
 - Detergents and Cleaners: A Handbook for Formulators  
 - Colloids and Surfaces  
 - The Journal of Physical Chemistry  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Formulation and evaluation of emulsion/microemulsion cleaning formulations.
  • Surfactant expert for consulting on Production of and removal of foam.
  • Antifoam expert for consulting on understanding causes of foaming in Aqueous Solutions of Urea.
  • Expert in plant based liquid detergents to reproduce detergent product.
  • Expert in amides for consulting on identification and market potential.
  • Bleach expert for consulting on Bleach wanted in Australia- we will pay for flights.
  • Expert in peroxide stabilization for consulting on Peroxide stabiliation for laundry detergents.
  • Expert in automatic dishwashing detergents for consulting on sourcing of automatic dishwashing detergent using natural components.
  • Expert in detergents for consulting on the formulation of a powdered produce wash that can be sold as a consumer product.
  • Expert for consulting on Sulfosuccinate.
  • Surfactant expert for consulting on Surfactant structure-property.
  • Expert chemist SURFACTANT for consulting on a Leak Detector.
  • Detergent expert consulting on diagnostic study and detailed upgrading plan for an enterprise in Jordan.
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 micro emulsion systems for consulting on process improvement.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
United States, United Kingdom, and Germany   Experience working with oil. chemical, consumer product companies in United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Experience locating vendors of surfactants, bleaches, enzymes, and other chemicals for oil-water demulsification, consumer and industrial cleaning products.


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