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Expert in Fatigue of Elastomers

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New Jersey (NJ)
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Expert managed a tire components development group for a major synthetic rubber supplier for 15 years. During this time he personally established a state-of-the-art fatigue laboratory to assess the fatigue crack growth resistance of various elastomers, compounds, and blends of elastomers. Expert's 10 presentations and publications in this field from 1975 to 1998 are recognized as some of the most useful to those who are concerned with establishing rubber fatigue testing and understanding the practical aspects of fracture mechanics as they apply to rubber components in service. As an invited speaker Expert has presented rubber fatigue papers at the ACS Rubber Division, The Gordon Research Conference, SAE, The Akron Rubber Group, Akron University Elastomer Service Life Symposia, and a Brazilian Rubber Congress. He was awarded the Best Paper Award for his Rubber Division paper on fatigue in April 1986. Throughout his industrial career he enjoyed collaborating with scientists and engineers from a wide variety of tire companies, other suppliers, private testing laboratories and the U.S. Army. Expert served as Chairman of the ASTM Committee F-9 on Tire Testing, and as an Associate Editor of Rubber Chemistry and Technology.

fatigue testing


mechanical property testing


rubber fatigue


rubber fracture mechanics

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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;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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with this expert:

Rubber and Adhesion Technology
EPDM Elastomer, Chemistry and Technology
Applied Rubber Technology, Design of Experiments, and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1964   M.S.   Chemical Engineering   University of California at Berkeley  
1963   B.S.   Chemical Engineering   Lehigh University   Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to







Expert is consulting on fatigue crack growth testing and the application to belting products.

1994 to 1999


Exxon Chemical Company


Paramins Division


Engineering Associate


He worked on formulation science of tractor and gear oil additives.

1964 to 1994


Exxon Chemical Company


Elastomers Division


Engineering Associate


He headed the tire applications development and technical service group; developed new fatigue technology and published extensively in the ACS Rubber Division and Tire Society literature.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert served for six years as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the ASTM F-9 Committee on Tire Testing.

Professional Appointments

He served for 10 years as Associate Editor of Rubber Chemistry and Technology.


Expert received the Best Paper award at the ACS Rubber Division Meeting in New York City in April 1986; the subject was rubber fatigue.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has six major publications on rubber fatigue and one Gordon Research Conference paper on fatigue. Other papers were presented to the Tire Society on fatigue and and material modelling.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Rubber Chemistry and Technology  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1990 to   US Army Materials Research Command   Materials Researcher   Expert conducted fracture mechanics based fatigue studies on thre tank track pad materials at the request of the U.S. Army. These were for the M-1 Tank. Tests were conducted in his laboratory at Exxon Chemical Company as a cooperative program to assist the Army. Results were released for presentation January 24, 1991 to the Akron Rubber Group and were published in April of 1991 in Rubber World.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert is actively engaged in on-site and electronic interactions with a major belt manufacturer to improve the fatigue life of their belts which are quite large and involved in a high speed commercial process.
  • He has recently (1st Quarter '01) conducted a technology review for a major petroleum additives manufacturer.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Elastomer materials reliability and forensics.
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 rubber to investigate cause of rubber exercise band breakage.
  • Expert witness in tire wear for consulting on litigation involving car accident blamed on worn tires which skidded on wet roadway.
  • Expert in polymer material engineering for litigation involving exercise/fitness ball explosion.
  • Tire quality expert for consulting on a company's defective tires for litigation.
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
1970 to 1972   Japan   Expert served as a technical and market development consultant to the Exxon Chemical synthetic rubber division in Japan. This involved three- to four-week trips every quarter for two and one-half years. He learned rudimentary Japanese and became knowledgeable about Japanese customs and culture. Each trip involved multiple meetings with Japanese customers.
1991 to 1993   Brazil   He made two trips to Brazil to present papers on fatigue technology; while there he met with four to six major customers each trip to discuss their diverse technical needs. This necessitated becoming knowledgeable about a wide range of rubber products and applications in which he did not usually work.
1968 to 1968   Europe   Following an intensive one and one-half year machine development project, he visited all the major tire companies in Europe to present basic process research he had conducted. A $50,000 machine was based on this research and several thousand were sold to the tire industry by companies which Exxon licensed to produce them. He received a rare bonus for this work.

Market Research:
He was involved in customer service and technical marketing to the tire industry for 25 years as both senior technical person, and as a group leader of 5+ professionals.

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:

Expert has taught Coaching for Managers; Presentation Skills; Time Management; and, Communication Skills for Managers.

Other Skills and Services

Expert gave three educational symposia presentations on fatigue (Akron Rubber Group; SAE; and the University of Akron). He also has extensive experience in assembling and editing technical data and reports thereon. His written and verbal communications are excellent.


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