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 Expert  720860

Expert in Materials Characterization via Solid State Diffraction and Computer Simulation

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Louisiana (LA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 30 years experience as a working crystallographer and X-ray diffractionist, including both single-crystal and powder diffraction. for the purpose of molecular structure determination and solid state materials characterization.

X-ray crystallography


X-ray diffraction


X-ray diffraction analysis


body-centered lattice


Bragg angle


Bragg's law


crystal lattice


crystal structure determination


crystalline structure






ionic crystal


lattice structure


single crystal

Expert experience in computational chemistry includes theoretical chemistry (quantum mechanics), molecular modeling (interactive graphics and molecular mechanics), statistical modeling and data analysis, and chemical information storage and retrieval.

computational chemistry

Expert is knowledgeable of computer simulation of molecules and computation of molecular and material properties. He directed research in computational chemistry, including molecular mechanics, quantum mechanics, and interactive computer graphics. He has worked with PC-based, mainframe-based, and network-based (PROPHET) systems.

molecular modeling


molecular structure

Expert has worked for five years in designing databases for an industrial. He has used ISIS and MACCS.

chemical information storage and retrieval



Expert has been writing computer software since 1965 in a variety of languages such as FORTRAN, C++, BASIC, APL, ALGOL, etc. Much of this software has been for internal use, but has been distributed formally in some instances (e.g., the NIH PROHPHET system for biological computer modeling).

FORTRAN programming language


inorganic chemistry

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New Orleans, Louisiana;  Baton Rouge, Louisiana;  Lafayette, Louisiana;  and Kenner, Louisiana.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   PhD   Physical Chemistry   University of Wisconsin  
1962   BS   Chemistry   Pomona College, Claremont, California  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1968 to


(Undisclosed University)




Assistant/Associate Professor


Teaching, research, administration (currently Director of Graduate Studies).

1976 to 1977


University of Houston




Visiting Associate Professor


Teaching, research

1967 to 1968


University of Bristol




Postdoctoral Fellow



1986 to 1986


Dow Chemical USA






Research & Development

1989 to 1999


Albemarle Corporation


Technical Center




Research & Development

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an active member of the American Chemical Society and is also a member of The Chemical Society and the American Crystallographic Association.

Professional Appointments

Director of Graduate Studies (1990- ); founding member & chairman of Organization of PROPHET Using Scientists (NIH); chairman of numerous department, college & university-wide committees

Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored over 85 publications (x-ray crystallography) and has made numerous presentations at national and international meetings.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Acta Crystallographica  
 - Phys. Rev.  
 - Molecular Pharmacology  
 - Acta Crystallographica  

Consulting Services:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert reads Spanish.
German   He reads German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert is the author of dozens of major software products (principally for the collection, classification, and reduction of X-ray diffraction data, and for chemical database management) that are used and (generally) distributed informally.


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