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 Expert  716313

Expert in Industrial Chemistry, Fuel Additives

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has over 35 years of experience with the synthesis and process development of amines based on hydrogenation of nitriles (including acrylonitrile adducts) or nitro compounds, and amination of alcohols or reductive amination of carbonyl compounds. He developed commercially used heterogeneous catalysts for the processes. He also developed information to allow scale-up and commercialization of the processes and participated in process improvements. He has designed, synthesized, and aided in process development of amine detergents used in cumulative amounts of several hundred million pounds for gasoline detergents. polyoxyalkylene amines, 3-aminopropyl amines, and heterocyclic amines, like morpholine and piperazine, are among the most important examples.

aliphatic amine






gasoline additive




hydrogenation catalyst


nitro compound


process technology

Expert has supervised chemists who synthesized commercial amides for a variety of industrial uses, including fuel additives, lubricating oil additives, and resins. Many of the amines listed under "aliphatic amine" were used for these processes.



nitrogen organic compound


organic compound process development


organic synthesis

While working at the laboratory bench, or while managing the output of a department of chemists and engineers, Expert kept the commercial potential, and realization of that potential, as the uppermost goal. He realized the success in developing commercial processes for nonionic detergents, fuel additives, industrial amines, and industrial or automotive coolants.

applied chemistry


industrial chemistry


applied organic chemistry


chemical plant management


chemical intermediate


organic chemistry


organic reaction


organic reaction mechanism

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Round Rock, Texas;  and Temple, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Intellectual Property: Analysis and Strategy Development
Petroleum and Related Products (Product utilization,...
Oil, Gas, Petrochemicals and Renewable Fuels & Chemicals,...
Chemistry and Household Chemicals, Clorox, Product...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   Ph.D.   Organic Chemistry   University of Colorado  
1963   M.S.   Organic Chemistry   University of Colorado  
1959   B.S.   Chemistry   University of Nebraska  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to





Independent Contractor


Expert assists clients in the design, manufacture, and marketing of fuel additives.

1996 to 1998


Huntsman Corporation


Specialty Chemicals


Research Fellow


He served as a liaison between research and marketing for fuel additives. He supervised three chemists/chemical engineers.

1994 to 1998


Huntsman Corporation


Specialty Chemicals


Manager, Amines & Derivatives


Expert managed a department of 60-70 chemists, engineers, and technicians. He was a liaison between marketing & research regarding fuel additives.

1989 to 1994


Texaco Inc.


Texaco Chemical Company


Senior Research Supervisor


He managed a technical section of 22 chemists, engineers, and technicians. His work involved catalysis, amines, and alcohols.

1976 to 1989


Texaco Inc.


Research of Texaco Chem Co.


Senior Research Chemist


He developed amination and hydrogenation processes and optimized commercial processes.

1965 to 1976


Texaco Inc.


Beacon Research Labs


Research Chemist


During his first ten years with Texaco, some of Expert's duties included organic synthesis and lube oil additive development.

1957 to 1960


U. S. Geological Survey


Quality of Water Branch




He was responsible for analyzing water.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Society of Automotive Engieers (SAE) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He was Program Chair, then Chair of Central Texas Section for ACS.


Expert received the National ACS "Hero of Chemistry" Award for his work in fuel additive development.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert received 70 patents in chemical syntheses and processes, catalysis, syngas (synthetic gas), and fuel and lube additives. He has written 15 publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Proceedings of the Tenth North American Catalysis Society Meeting  
 - Journal of Organic Chemistry  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1957 to 1960   U.S. Geological Survey   Chemist   Expert analyzed water for inorganic constituents.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • For Huntsman Corporation, Expert served as a technical liaison with customers and manufacturers on behalf of sales and marketing. He initiated and maintained customer contact and researched and wrote reports regarding future fuel additive demand.
  • He researched antioxidant additives for gasoline used in small engines, and made helpful recommendations to client.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in fuel additive chemistry for brainstorming on design of new fuel additives or surfactants.
  • Expert for consulting on Request for & assistance - Gasoline additive marketing.
  • Expert chemist for consulting on developing a household consumer product.
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:
Served as expert witness for government in Federal Court regarding proper tariff classification of a fuel additive.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Consulting on Fleet performance issues related to Octane manipulation
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
German   Expert can speak and read German and has basic German writing skills.
Italian   Heunderstands enough Italian to "get by" relatively easily in Italy.

Market Research:
He was instrumental in several cases in marketing fuel additives.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert initiated contact and developed working relationships with several manufacturers for custom syntheses and manufacture.


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