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 Expert  721756

Expert in Adhesives, Encapsulation: Electrical/Electronic, and Plastics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has directed courses in adhesives for the past 33 years including lectures on fundamentals, theory, joint design, surface preparation, testing, adhesive families, and choosing adhesives. He has consulted with many companies on the choice, application, and testing of adhesives. He has found the cause of adhesive failures and instituted corrections involving changes in adhesives, surface preparation, adhesive application, and curing procedures. He has served as an expert witness in cases involving adhesive failures and non-release of materials. He has also written written articles and presented papers on several aspects of the adhesion industry.

In his primary positions, he has been responsible for specifying the application methods and equipment. It was his responsibility to buy the equipment, supervise the installation, and train the personnel to use it.

He has formulated compounds, primarily two part epoxies, urethanes, and silicones, to meet specific needs of users and suppliers.

Selecting the appropriate adhesive has been an integral part of his industrial career. This includes adhesion of glass, ceramics, metals, plastics, and elastomers.

He has developed and applied electrically conductive polymers in industrial situations for the past 35 years. He developed a line of electrical connectors using conductive filled silicones that have become industry standards. They are used widely in connections to liquid crystal displays, printed wiring boards, flexible circuits and others. They are used extensively in equipment such as digital watches, calculators, cell phones, computers, test equipment, hard drives, and airplane instruments. He has also developed conductive materials for coatings, hot melt adhesives, thermosetting contacts, circuit paths, and other electrical applications. In addition, he has given full-day lectures for the past 15 years on the theory, materials, fillers, applications, and compounding of electrically conductive polymers. He has used base polymers such as epoxies, polyurethanes, silicones, acrylics, polyesters, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene and polycarbonate. He has used fillers such as carbon black, graphite fibers, silver flakes and powder, nickel flakes and powder, gold powder, tin, conductive ceramics, aluminum and copper. He has also used silver coated nickel, aluminum, glass beads, glass flake, glass fibers and gold-plated carbon black.

Many of Expert's professional activities have been involved in electronic encapsulation. He has presented a course in this field for the past 25 years, in the United States and Europe. The course contents include description of the encapsulants, applications, equipment and processes, testing, encapsulant selection, product design, and production problems. This course also covers microelectronic packaging. He has consulted and given courses to companies producing power supplies, integrated circuit chips, coils, motors, watches, and other products.

He has worked directly with the inventors of Parylene and has had them speak at his courses. He has used Parylene in applications since 1965 and periodically visited the laboratories where the material was developed. He has been in touch with the companies that coat Parylene and those that supply the equipment.

He taught Polymer Testing at the New Jersey Institute for Technology for 13 years. He wrote the chapter on polymer testing in the "Handbook of Plastic Materials and Technology." He has developed custom test procedures for a variety of properties not addressed in standard compilations. For his PhD thesis, he developed and used methods employing Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermal Gravimetric Analysis, and electrical analysis to determine crystallinity.


adhesion science


thermosetting adhesive formulation


two-part adhesive


adhesive application


adhesive compounding


adhesive selection


electrically conductive polymer


conductive coating


conductive polymer selection


electronic encapsulation


epoxy encapsulation


parylene coating material


parylene conformal coating


polymer testing

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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;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   PhD   Chemical Engineering, Polymers Option   Stevens Institute of Technology  
1951   M.S.   Chemical Engineering   The Johns Hopkins University  
1948   B.E.   Chemical Engineer   The Johns Hopkins University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to







1994 to 1997




Elastomeric Connectors


Senior Technical Consultant


Expert supervised the research and development of elastomeric connectors.

1977 to 1994


Elastomeric Technnology


R & D and Sales


Technical Director


He founded the company, developed elastomeric connectors, marketed them, and developed new products.

1972 to 1977


Technical Wire Products


Research and Development


Vice President of R & D


He developed shielding gaskets and elastomeric connectors and put them into production.

1963 to 1972


Cox and Company





He developed materials and processes used in manufacturing heaters that became parts of complex equipment.

1961 to 1963


Keuffel and Esser


Research and Development


Chemical Engineer


He developed surveying instruments and solved production problems.

1957 to 1961


Electrotech Inc.



Research and Development


He headed the R & D department developing materials and processes for making slip rings.

1953 to 1957


Westinghouse Electric Corporation



Materials Development


He developed encapsulation and insulating materials and processes for electric/electronic components.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of IEEE, ACS, SPE, and IMAPS.


He is a Registered P.E. in Pennsylvania.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written 50 articles, delivered 40 papers, written chapters in seven books and holds seven patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Electro International  
 - Electronic Packaging and Production  
 - Adhesives Age  
 - EEE  
 - Analytical Chemistry  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1951 to 1953   U.S. Naval Experiment Station   Chemical Engineer   He developed water analyses.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He solved the problem of battery failure in an 85 C/85% RH environment. The polyphenylene sulfide case was not fully crystallized and warped in the temperature-humidity cycle. Molding the case at a higher temperature solved the problem.
  • He developed the adhesive, the surface preparation, and the process to assemble a motor that operated in high-temperature, superheated water. The company had been unable to produce usable motors for a year before he was called in.
  • He specified the material and processes for encapsulating several critical components in television sets for a large manufacturer.
  • He developed the surface treatment and adhesive to mount a large mirror in its mount in a surveillance satelite.
  • He solved manufacturing problems involved in encapsulating photoelectronic cells in polyurethane.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Packaging epoxy expert for consulting on appropriate testing methodologies and possible epoxy improvements.
  • Electro-mechanical expert needed for consulting regarding sealing of an electro-mechanical device.
  • Encapsulate expert needed for consulting regarding electronic package encapsulation.
  • Conformal coating expert needed for consulting on conformal coating PCB's to surviving at -55degc.
  • Polymer coatings expert for consulting on medical and electronics market issues.
  • Plastic flammability expert for consulting on UL 5V for encapsulation.
  • Expert for consulting on Reduction of Yield loss due to poor adhesion of hot melt to textile.
  • Expert for consulting on Soleniod Valve project has encountered problems.
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  • Expert in glass to carbon adhesion
  • Expert in Looking for formulations specialist in industrial maintenance coatings and coil coatings.
  • Expert for consulting on Encapsulant dispense.
  • Adhesive expert needed for consulting regarding adhesive for a micro channel heat exchanger.
  • Expert in Ryton plastic ring failure due to electric arc.
  • Expert for consulting on Electronics packaging/incapsulation.
  • Organic chemist expert epoxy for consulting on Epoxy resin method development.
  • Expert for consulting on Adhesive Selection.
  • Expert for consulting on encapsulation/ potting resin.
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  • Expert in adheisives to assist with market development and formulation.
  • Surface tension measurement expert for consulting on measurement of adhesive peneration depth v.s gap.
  • Expert in moisture sealants.
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  • Expert in adhesive application for consulting on bonding polyester fabric to inside of injection-molded plastic dome mesh frame.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has served as expert witness in cases involving adhesive failure, wire insulation testing, release substrate failure, plastic flammability and others.
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to   Portugal   He suggested materials and processes for encapsulation of various coils.

Market Research:
He has developed elastomeric connectors and personally marketed them to many companies in the USA and Europe.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has directed courses for 33 years in encapsulation, adhesives, conductive plastics, and plastics used in electronics and other fields in the USA and Europe. In addition, he has taught plastic testing for 13 years at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has specified specific adhesives and encapsulants by interacting with suppliers. Some of the materials were customized.


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