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 Expert  722630

Expert in Tribology, Friction, and Wear with Emphasis in Synthetic Fibers and Textiles

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has expertise in all types of fiber finishes for synthetic fibers and blends. He is knowledgeable in formulation, properties, performance, and environmental aspects of these systems. He is expert in all aspects of the basic and advanced technology of fiber surface tribology and processing based on over 20 years' experience with DuPont Fibers.

fiber finish

Expert has expertise in SEM and TEM analysis along with frictional testing and other related processes for lubrication systems applied to all types of surfaces.

fiber physics

Expert is well versed in tribology and wear phenomena along with principles related to the same. He can relate testing to actual processing conditions for materials, interrupting effect, and solutions, to wear and poor frictional performance.

surface science

Expert notes that as part of his fundamental understanding for finish development and formulations, one of the key components for staple, knitting, and weaving processes, choice and solutions to assist in eliminating static issues is antistatic science. This area is well known to him and can be applied for solutions to processing problems.

textile antistatic agent

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  Knoxville, Tennessee;  Chattanooga, Tennessee;  Murfreesboro, Tennessee;  Huntsville, Alabama;  and Decatur, Alabama.

Often requested
with this expert:

Textile Flammability and Dyes, QC for Color, Textile...
Teflon PTFE, FEP, PFA, and Kynar
Personal Care Cosmetics, Skin Care, INC Regulations,...
Cationic Chemistry

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   Ph.D.   Organic Chemistry   University of Cincinnati  
1975   M.S.   Organic Chemistry   Purdue University  
1973   B.S.   Chemistry and Mathematics   Bowling Green State Univ  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to





Independent Consultant


1984 to 2004


INVISTA (formerly E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc.)


Fiber Surface Research


Senior Research Associate


Expert was responsible for the global research efforts in fiber physics and finish developments for INVISTA Inc. He was also responsible for management of all efforts to move related finish technologies as well as related plant operations to all global ventures. He worked with New Ventures to design and install finish areas as well as management of global resourcing of components.

1982 to 1984


Ethyl Corporation


Pioneering Research


Senior Chemist


Expert worked on lubrication and additive technology for automotive fuels and lubricants. He also handled heterogeneous catalysis work aimed at biomass conversion. His initial project work at Ethyl was on flame-retardant monomers for polymeric flame-retardant military flightsuits.

1978 to 1980


Schering Plough


Steroidal Research


Chemist- Postdoc.


Expert worked on the synthesis of novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the National Textile Center (NTC) Technical Advisory Board, and serves as an advisor on NTC-funded projects. He is a member of the American Fibers Manufacturing Board, Fiber and Finish Committee; a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London; a member of the American Chemical Society, the Textured Yarn Association of America, and the Fiber Society. He is a consultant to AMTEX.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 16 patents in numerous fields, is co-author of one book and is a Textile Fiber Chapter contributor in the Handbook of Lubrication (revised in press). He has a number of papers on surface science.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
 - Textile Research Journal  
 - American Chemical Society (ACS) Analytical Chemistry  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert assisted a consulting client in understanding fiber principles and developing a basic understanding to enter the finish market.
  • He worked with the oil industry to evaluate lubrication properties and fundamentals for a new acquisition.
  • Expert provided a leading carpet manufacturer with technologies for the elimination of bacterial contamination and an increase in productivity.
  • He assisted a client in evaluating potential growth for health care applications of textile fibers.
  • Expert worked with a leading cardiovascular implant maker to understand routes to identify and eliminate residual materials prior to FDA approval of aorta implants.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Lubricant products and technologies.
  • Expert in textiles.
  • Expert in dyeing of yarns and fabrics for consulting on development of a textile product for internal medical procedures.
  • Expert in on Stain Repellant and Soil Release Fabric Finishes and Applications.
  • Expert in PTFE for consulting on wet PTFE material handling.
  • Expert for consulting on base material / non stick coating selection.
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:
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
1994 to 2004   Taiwan   Expert developed and assisted in new plant start-ups and expansions for two different facilities.
1995 to 1996   South America (Brazil and Argentina)   He worked to upgrade and start up a new plant facility as well as working on new upgrades and product evaluations.
1999 to 2000   EU   Expert designed and assisted in upgrading a new plant operation for a modernization project.
1998 to 2003   Mexico   He designed and worked on the start-up of a state-of-the-art finish preparation area and integrated operation with new start-up polymer production and textile spinning plants. He was responsible for the actual installation and commissioning.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   His abilities in speaking, reading, and writing German are medium to good. Herr Expert sind gut in Deustch though he needs practice.

Market Research:
Expert worked on various new textile developments from R&D to market introductions.

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 developed a course on false twist texturing, wetting phenomena, and structure-property relationships in fiber finishes. He is an invited speaker in many domestic and international forums and symposia.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience in qualification of materials, price negotiations, and raw material market place trending.

Other Skills and Services

He is Six Sigma certified.


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