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 Expert  723660

Expert in Surface Science, Polymers, Textiles, Testing Materials, Plastics, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert worked for three years as the Director of RD&E for the chemical products division of Waters Inc. In addition to the direction of the research in chromatographic media he was co-inventor of 7 patents for water-wettable extraction media and was a co-recipient of the R&D 100 Award for this material. Expert worked for Kimberly-Clark in the Absorbent Technology group for 5 years. He began in the group as an associate research fellow and finished as a research manager. During his tenure there he received 5 patents directly related to absorbent structures which utilized creative solutions to problems in fluid transport. During this tenure he also was an integral member of the Absorbent Technology Patent Strategy Steering Committee. He was responsible for development, testing, implementation and budgets for absorbency related projects for all product groups for a group of 19 scientists (9 PhD).



absorbent material


absorbent material


adsorption technology

Expert has spent in excess of twenty years working on problems relating to surface, interface and colloid science. During his time as a consultant he has worked on projects that have involved fouling of glass surfaces, development of program for modifying the surface energy of materials to make an array of materials with a gradient of surface energetics, adhesion/release problems to metal surfaces, surfactant selection for reaction optimization, and surface modifications of polymeric materials. As VP of R&D and CTO for Nextec Applications Inc he worked on control fiber encapsulation with silicone and fluorochemistries to control water penetration and absorption. As the Director of RD&E for the chemical products division of Waters Inc. he drove and participated in research which related to interactions of liquids, biofluids and mixtures with surfaces and separation of materials which resulted in co-inventorship on U.S. 7 patents and an R&D 100 award. At Kimberly Clark he worked on surface properties of materials resulting in inventorship in 10 U.S. patents relating to biofluid movement, absorption, surface modification, control of surface energy. During his tenure at Kimberly-Clark he prepared numerous reports and delivered many presentations on the measurement of contact angles and surface energy. At Albany International Research Company he worked on surface phenomena as related to materials with special emphasis on the paper making process resulting in on U.S. Patent for soil removal as a function of surface energetics. During this tenure he developed an instrument for measuring the dynamic contact angle of oil under water on a fiber surface and was awarded a trade secret award.

colloid and interface chemistry


fiber modification


contact angle measurement






fiber surface modification


polymer surface chemistry


surface chemistry


surface modification


surface science




surfactant chemistry


fabric surface property




papermachine clothing




woven fabric surface property


textile material

Expert has spent his career working with and teaching about polymeric materials. As VP of R&D and CTO at Nextec Applications Inc. he worked with synthetic and natural textile fibers and modifications of these fibers using silicone, fluoropolymers and polyurethanes. During his tenure as Director of RD&E of chemical products at Waters Inc. he worked on inorganic materials like silica and alumina as well as revolutionary separations media based on block copolymers. During his tenure at Kimberly-Clark he worked on nonwoven materials including polyolefins, rayon, and polyester, this work centered on the properties, modification and testing of these materials. During this same time period he taught a polymer chemistry course at University of Wisconsin Green Bay. He also worked at the Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center (AMMRC) examining the synthesis and characterization of block copolymeric materials for reduced hysteretic heat build up. These studies focused mainly on polyurethanes and polycarbonates.

polymer chemistry


polymer modification chemistry


polymer science


synthetic fiber

During his career Expert has received 18 issued U.S. patents in different industries. He was a co-recipient of the R&D 100 award. He also was the co-recipient of the USCD connect award once as a winner and once as a finalist. All of these awards were in the field of chemical and product innovation. Some of these achievements solved existing problems, some were improvements on existing materials and some were developments of materials that opened new markets. During his career he has contributed innovative solutions as an individual contributor and also built organizations that revitalized existing technologies and that validated and commercialized fledgling technologies.

chemical technology innovation




research and development



During his career Expert has given more than eight presentations on testing at national and international meetings as well as in excess of 100 presentations on testing to companies and groups within companies. He has published 6 journal papers on materials testing and developed many robust, reproducible and predictive tests for companies and industries. He has been requested to prepare both oral presentations and written documents to define applicability, utility and value of tests as well as data interpretation and legitimacy of extrapolation of data.

materials testing


fluid permeability


material property test


permeable fabric


polymer testing

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Textiles, Composite Materials, Failure Mechanisms, Fabrics,...
Polymer, Fiber, and Bio-Based Materials; Patent Litigation...
Adhesion Bonding, Plastic Surface Treatments, Plastics...
Nonwovens and Spun Yarn Technology and Fabric Properties

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1978   BA   Chemistry minor Biology   Boston University   Cum Laude
1983   PhD   Chemistry   Boston University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to







Consulting for chemical, Intellectual property, and expert witness jobs

1997 to 2003


Nextec Applications Inc



VP of R&D and CTO


Reporting to president and CEO, responsible for all technical aspects of company including: Research and Development, Intellectual Property, Corporate Training, Outreach.

1994 to 1997


Waters Corporation


Chemical Products Division


Driector RD&E


Reporting to Vice President and General Manager of the Chemical Products Division. Duties included research, development, engineering, product scale-up and transfer to production, trouble shooting, Strategic business and technology planning.

1988 to 1993


Kimberly-Clark Corporation



Associate Res. Fellow, Manager, Research Manager


Reporting to Vice President of Nonwovens products and technology development. Responsible for development, scale-up, transfer to mill and technical support for all surface modifications.

Career Accomplishments:

Royal Society of Chemistry – Fellow, Chartered Chemist & Chartered Scientist;

American Institute of Chemistry – Fellow;

American Chemical Society (A.C.S.) - Member: • Polymer Section, • Surface Science Section, • Analytical Section;

American Association Of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) – Senior Member: Voting member of RA-63 “Water Resistancy, Absorbency and Wetting Agent Evaluation Test Methods Committee”

Association for Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers - Member

Technical Advisory Committee Member for the Textile Research Center

Lapsed Affiliations

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) - Member

Engineering Research Center for Plasma Aided Manufacturing - University of Wisconsin Madison - Industrial Advisory Board (Member)

Royal Society of Chemistry – Analytical, Chromatography and Electrophoresis section


1. UCSD Connect Award (Finalist) - “Most Innovative New Product of 2004” General Technology – PetriTech Inc; 2. R&D 100, “Oasis HLB 96 Well Extraction Plate” 1999; 3. UCSD Connect Award - “Most Innovative New Product of 1998” General Business – Nextec Applications Inc. 1998; 4. DOD SBIR Phase I (Army 98-156) FY98.2 “Precision Placement of Thin Polymeric Silicone Films within Fabrics” 1998; 5.Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry / Chartered Chemist/Chartered Scientist 07/04/1997; 6. “Cleaning solvent for Polyester” Trade Secret Award (Albany International Research Company) 1987; 7. “Method for Determination of Deformation of a Liquid Sphere by a Solid Surface at a Liquid or Gaseous Interface” Trade Secret Award (Albany International Research Company) 1986; 8. Polaroid Research Fellow- 1982; 9. Boston University Teaching Fellow and Staff Scholarship 1978 - 1982.

Medical/Professional Internships

Post Doc - Polymer chemistry Army Materials & Mechanics research Center (AMMRC) Watertown Mass. - 1983

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 18 issued US patent families and 12 journal publications

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Review  
 - Journal of Coated Fabrics  
 - University Thesis Microfilms  
 - Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1984 to 1984   Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center (AMMRC)   Scientist   Synthesis and characterization of block copolymers. Examinations were for the reduction of hysteretic heat build up. Materials included polyurethanes and polycarbonates. Synthetic changes to the molecule design included degree of polydispersity (mono to poly), formulation, effects of reaction kinetics.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Developed research program including sample preparation, test methods, and evaluation techniques for new material applications of a fibrous material.
  • Determined the cause of soiling/fouling problem in a product prior to full scale commercialization. Reformulated chemistry of product to correct problem.
  • Developed specification for product to be commercialized. Development entailed overseeeing testing, statistical data evaluation, generating consensus with producer and end user.
  • Prepared and presented technical evaluation of technology for fund raising, resulting in funding for venture.
  • Prepared and presented technical arguments in patent infringement suit resulting in settling of the case out of court.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Silicone Adhesives for Textiles.
  • Polymer material expert for consulting on a technology priority assessment for a startup.
  • Expert in medical surfactant for consulting on identifying appropriate surfactants for a medical device.
  • Expert in Ultrasonic Welding of hermitcally sealed Package.
  • Chemist expert polymers california for consulting on Conductive polymer electrodes.
  • Surfactant expert for consulting on surfactant determination and application.
  • Catheter expert needed for consulting regarding permeation testing of a catheter sleeving.
  • Expert for consulting on Testing of Waterproof Bedding Material
  • Expert for consulting on Siloxane coatings on silica-based substrates.
  • Chemical expert for emulsions and surfactant blends used in firefighting.
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:
Has performed due dilligence, written opinion on infringements, depositions.• Led effort to mount 4 challenges against patent infringement resulting in successful completion of all challenges.
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
2001 to 2002   Japan   Identified, inspected and qualified textile mills. Brought mills up to production capability
2001 to   Singapore   Presentation of technology
2001 to 2002   Taiwan   Identification of products and development of process for preparing materials to desired specification
2002 to 2002   China   Identified mills, developed and initiated processes to prepare products
1994 to 1995   England   performed technical due dilligence for purchase of company transfered technology to USA

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Was second language for Doctorate. Quite rusty now but capable of relearning

Market Research:
Traveled with sales and Marketing to present seminars for customers to explain materials and discuss applications • Headed outreach effort to grow worldwide technology acceptance through presentations, publications, customer contact, and media interview in U.S., Asia, and Europe.

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:

He developed and prepared all lab and production training for new and incoming personnal for multiple companies; Prepared and deilvered technology based seminars on multiple technologies worldwide; • Built, planned and managed R&D, corporate training, outreach, laboratory services and intellectual property

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has located textile amd material manufactures and gotten supply stream running to desired levels; • Worldwide customer and supplier interactions for technical issues. Establishment and completion of joint research projects. Required extensive travel to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, China and Europe.

Other Skills and Services

• Developed tests and proof of performance demonstrations for validating the technology, including 3 test methods submitted to scientific governing bodies. • Extended technology across multiple product platforms and line extensions, which took the company from zero to $10 million in revenues. • Completed successful scale up for most successful product launch in company history. • Completed transfer to manufacturing of 5 new product line extensions. • Co-invented sample preparation media, which resulted in 7 US patents and an IR 100 award.


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