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 Expert  722835

Expert in Sodium Bicarbonate Chemistry Including Effervescence, and Pharmaceutical and Pesticide Chemistry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert was the Senior Manager of Technical Services and Applications Development for Church & Dwight Company for more than 25 years. In that capacity he developed and commercialized new products based on bicarbonate chemistry, both internally and for their customers. In the Personal Care area, he developed air abrasive products utilizing sodium bicarbonate for micro-dermabrasion and a product for use by dental technicians, to remove plaque from teeth. He also developed media designed specifically for the aircraft industry for use as a coatings removal system and in the electronics industry for finishing of electronic components.

abrasive blasting


blast cleaning


blast cleaning abrasive


open abrasive blast cleaning


air abrasive blast cleaning

Expert developed the concepts, generated the required data, and incorporated the results into commercialized products utilizing sodium bicarbonate in the areas of: OTC effervescent tablets and powders, effervescent products of various end uses, leavening, the expansion blowing of plastics, “green pesticides,” and deodorizers.

sodium bicarbonate


food functional property

Expert has more than 15 years of experience in ethical drug development including the development of dissolution methods and equipment, stability testing, and sustained action tablet development, and analysis; this includes particle coating and granulation optimization. In addition, he was responsible for the quality assurance and regulatory affairs of Church & Dwight's Canadian subsidiary.

drug dosage form development


drug delivery

During his years at Church & Dwight, Expert developed many premium products that require precise flow properties and that are free flowing. He has expertise in testing and modifying the properties of powders to maximize the flow and minimize caking.


Expert had varied experience in the agricultural area; he developed carbonate- and bicarbonate-based fungicides and herbicides, an alfalfa desiccant product with its specialized delivery system, and the chemistry model for a rumen bypass fat product for use as a high-energy animal nutrition supplement.

agricultural chemical

Expert was manager of Analytical Services for Church & Dwight for more than 10 years. In that capacity he formed the department, hired the staff, and equipped the department with instrumentation. He has developed numerous instrumental methods and unique physical tests in his career.

analytical chemistry

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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.

Often requested
with this expert:

Personal Care Cosmetics, Skin Care, INC Regulations,...
Cationic Chemistry
Chemistry and Household Chemicals, Clorox, Product...
Skin Care, Body Lotions, Hair Care, Cosmetics Product...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   M. S.   Analytical Chemistry   NJIT  
1962   B.S.   Chemistry   Queens College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Expert provides consulting services to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Areas include effervescent product development, plastic foam expansion chemistry, and sustained action dosage form development.

1975 to 1999


Church & Dwight Co, Inc.




Senior Manager


He was Manager of Analytical Chemistry, Senior Manager of Technical Services and Applications Development, and QA Manager for Canada.

1967 to 1975


Warner Lambert


Pharmaceutical R&D


Senior Scientist Physical Pharmacy


Expert did preformulation screening of prospective pharmaceuticals and developing pharmacokinetic data.

1965 to 1967


Wallace and Tiernan


Central Research


Research Chemist


He worked on the development of a tertiary treatment for sewage.

1959 to 1967


NYS Department of Labor


Industrial Hygiene Division




Expert was responsible for developing data concerning workmen's exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos, and for air pollution control.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of AC&CCE, ACS, and AAPS.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has six publications and 16 U.S. patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences  
 - Newark College of Engineering  
 - DOD/Battelle Institute  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert spent significant time onsite consulting with a major OTC manufacturer to refine the manufacturing process for effervescent products.
  • He is currently working onsite with a manufacturer of plastic extrusion chemicals developing expansion formulae.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in effervescent tablet manufacturing.
  • Expert in sodium bicarbonate manufacturing for consulting on medical use of sodium bicarbonate.
  • Expert in effervescent technology for consulting on formulation and process trouble shooting.
  • Expert for consulting on formulation modifications to improve tablet quatity
  • Expert for consulting on Material Handling of Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Expert for consulting on Methods and/or Materials to Mask/Control ODOR of FAME.
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:
Expert wrote depositions in one malpractice case for the defendant. The case involved the suitability of USP chemicals for use in dosage forms.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in effervescent drug delivery for consulting on sodium bicarbonate chemistry.
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
1993 to 1997   Denmark   Expert supervised the development of a sustained action ethical pharmaceutical tablet.
1995 to 1995   Germany   He developed a specialized coating technique for a sustained action tablet.

Market Research:
Expert brought a sodium bicarbonate based dental product, which falls under the medical device category, to market. In addition, he developed the marketing strategies for the development of an air blasting device for removing coatings from sensitive substrates (e.g. aircraft and NASA space shuttles).

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

He sourced raw material chemicals and analytical instrumention.


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