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 Expert  723609

Expert in Engineering Plastics, Polymer Chemistry and Applications, Chemical Patents

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Expert has written 35 patents (provisional and non-provisional) in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, biotechnogy and other sciences as a patent agent. He has particular expertise in organic, inorganic and bio-polymers. He has advised many inventors on the proper ways to seek a patent and how to structure the patent application so as to obtain the best and most complete coverage. The expert's business development and industrial science background also helps him structure the patent towards future commercial interactions.

The expert has over 35 years in industrial polymer product development for the automotive, electrical / electronics, consumer, industrial and specialty markets in the plastics, fiber, extruded shape and film forms. He has instituted several product development systems at his previous employer that resulted in faster speed to market and a higher success rate for commercialization. His main expertise is in engineering and high performance polymers. He has done extensive development in polymer stabilization, blends, impact modification, and new polymer development. He has brought several polymer products to market that sold over 1 million pounds.

The expert has over 35 years in plastic product development to achieve a given property profile in a specified application. He has experience with polyphenylene sulfide (most experienced), acetals, nylons, polyesters, liquid crystal, and polyolefins. He is a director for a course on engineering plastics product development presented in the US and the Netherlands (given 10 times). His areas of expertise include stabilization, blends, impact modification, new polymers and customization of plastics properties. He is very expert in the additives used to modify plastic properties. He has many successful commercial products.

The expert has spent 35 years working in the area of polymer chemistry. In that time he has developed many synthetic routes for the chemical modification of various polymers including acetal and polyphenylene sulfide. He also is familiar with many new polymers that were developed by industry and was the project leader for several joint ventures on these new polymers. He is currently working with a major University and has gained significant insight into new trends in polymer chemistry as a result. Many of his products have been successfully commercialized by industry.

The expert has spent most of his career in aiding customers in the correct selection of polymers for an application. He is a director for a course on engineering thermoplastics that has several teaching sessions on the correct process for the selection of thermoplastic materials for an application. He has extensive hands on experience in dealing with application development and selection for a major plastics producer.


legal patenting


new product development


plastic product development


polymer chemistry


polymer selection

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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:

Plastics and Polymer Additives
Injection Molding, Training, Material Selection, Part...
Lasers, Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber-Optics, and...
Electro-Optic Systems, laser communications, optical...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1974   PhD   Polymer / Organic Chemistry   City University of NY  
1980   MBA   Marketing   Rutgers U  
1968   BS   Chemistry   Brooklyn College   cum laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2012


Research Foundation of the City University of NY


Center for Engineered Polymeric Materials


Business Development Mgr.


He is responsible for: -technical transfer of Polymer projects to industry and obtaining industrial funding for joint development. -filing patents of current research work. -industrial outreach and education -administration of a NYS grant for funding

1981 to 2004


Ticona a division of Celanese


Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)


Project leader / dev. assoc.


He was: -Team leader for high temperature resin product development. -Technical marketing person for PPS. -Patent liaison for the group.

1994 to






Patent Agent


He performs: -patent writing and prosecution -patent searching -consultant to inventors on applications and product fit.

1974 to 1981


ITT Rayonier


FIbers and Plastics Research and Dev.


Group Leader


He was: -group leader in fiber and plastics -technical interface with the production plants. -technical interface with the customers.

1994 to 2002


Center for Professional Advancement


Plastics courses


Course Director


He was director of a 3 day course on Engineering Thermoplastics that involved 7 plastics, additives/modifiers, processing, blends, plastic selection, design, marketing, applications and business aspects. This course was given in the Netherlands and the US ten times.

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Plastics Engineers (Fellow); American Chemical Society


Registered Patent Agent

Publications and Patents Summary

He has thirty one issued patents, four additional patent applns, and thirty three publications/seminars. Most deal with various aspects of polymer science, product development and plastics technology. His recent interests include drug delivery carriers and chemical combinations of natural products with polymers.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Applied Polymer Science  
 - Polymer Engineering and Science  
 - Makromol. Chemie  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has written over 20 US patents for clients in fields that cover the chemical and mechanical arts. He has specific expertise in the polymer art field. He wrote and prosecuted these applications and also lent his scientific expertise to clarify expermental and practical issues within these inventions.
  • He has given a three day course in Engineering Thermoplastics in the US and the Netherlands over 10 times. This course involved discussion of specific customer application, design and processing issues for a wide variety of engineering plastics. Many students have cited this aspect of the course positively in their evaluations.
  • He has been an in-house consultant at his former employer, a major plastics resin manufacturer. His job duties concerned solving specific customer issues with regards to formulation, product development and processing. He had a success rate of approximately 90% in solving customer issues.
  • He has consulted independently 9 times with a major plastics manufacturer on formulation, patent , and processing, and application issues. These involved in depth discussions with marketing, technical, legal and business functions. He was able to draw on his experience in the industry to suggest solutions to various processing problems including changes to the polymerization process / manufacture that allowed for the production of a branched polymer that had lower synthesis costs for the polymer manufacturer and was easier to process for the customer.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Plastic waste expert for consulting on Waste.
  • Expert in Ryton plastic ring failure due to electric arc.
  • Microfiber expert for consulting on product development with biomass micro and nano particles platform.
  • Lubricant expert for consulting on Lubricant Base Oils.
  • Expert in polyphenylene sulfide for consulting on polyphenylene sulfide characterization.
  • Expert in PBT Polymer.
  • Expert for consulting on Optical Fiber Engineering Applications
  • Expert for consulting on Polyphenylenesulfide manfuacturing.
  • Expert in aramid application scan to assist with Business development.
  • Expert in Optical Index Matching Fluid for PMMA/Elastomer System.
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 gave depositions as a witness of fact in two major suits involving a plastics manufacturer. One suit involved plastic plumbing fittings and the other involved plastic hoses for gasoline hoses. These depositions involved product development results vs. failure mechanisms. The suits involved federal and state courts.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on plastic cap safety products liability litigation case.
  • Plastics expert for consulting on thermal plastic issues.
  • Expert for consulting on Chemical Needed.
  • Expert in microfiber mop heads and spontaneous combustion.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Netherlands (Amsterdam)   He is the Course Director for three day seminar on Engineering Plastics that involved a significant number of class participants from Europe and surrounding areas. This was given 8 times in Europe.


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