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 Expert  723711

Expert in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Application and Development of NMR Technology and Analytical NMR Service

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Connecticut (CT)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has applied the analysis technique of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to all industrial sectors. In the petroleum sector he has applied high resolution 1H and 13C NMR to refinery products and crude oils, establishing structure performance relationships that can be derived from the NMR. In the biotech industry he has provided commercial NMR services to chemists developing breakthrough molecules. In the petrochemical and dairy industries he has applied online NMR hardware to manufacturing issues utilizing high resolution and time-domain NMR technology. He has also worked with several NMR hardware companies to find applications in different markets for their products. He has his own NMR laboratory containing 300 and 200 MHz instrumentation for liquid and solid-state NMR analysis. He also has low field (time-domain) NMR spectrometers for relaxometry measurements and for process control applications. Finally he has two high resolution permanent magnet NMR systems operating at 60 MHz for real time analysis and process control applications.

He provides a full range of NMR analytical testing services on his own instrumentation. He also develops specific test methods for industrial customers. He provides NMR testing following ASTM, ISO, AOCS and USP methods. He has worked with several NMR hardware manufacturers to develop NMR applications and marketing strategies for their NMR instrumentation such that it can approach the laboratory and automated analysis arenas in several different industry sectors. He has a broad based exposure to general analytical chemistry applied to hydrocarbons, polymers, foods, oils, petroleum, catalysis, materials, and specialty chemicals.

He has a decade of experience of applying high resolution NMR technology to chemical process control. Applications have included crude, gasoline, diesel, and biodiesel blending. Control of refinery CDU, Reformer, Platformer, FCCU, RCCU units through chemometric based modelling of NMR hydrocarbon analysis with chemical and physical properties utilized for control of product quality. Both feed forward and feedback control has been utilized. Naphtha cracker furnace control has also been developed based on naphtha feed characteristics observed by online NMR. He also has experience of applying NIR spectroscopy to laboratory and on-line applications.

He has developed a deep understanding a large number of NMR based quality factors that relate the quality of fossil fuels and petroleum products to the detailed chemistry of the material.

As with fossil fuels, he has developed large databases of NMR data that correlates hydrocarbon physical and chemical properties with the detailed chemistry observed in 13C and 1H NMR. These databases can be used to predict the quality of unknown samples in a laboratory or process control NMR system.


analysis technique


chemical analysis


qualitative chemical analysis


quantitative chemical analysis


nuclear magnetic resonance


nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy


analytical chemistry


analytical chemistry instrument


analytical test


analytical testing


chemical instrument


chemical testing laboratory




chemical process control instrumentation


chemical process monitoring


on-line chemical analysis


real-time spectroscopic analysis


fossil fuel




hydrocarbon analysis

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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;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1990   Ph.D.   Physical Chemistry   University of South Carolina  
1986   B.Sc.   Chemistry   University of Durham, UK  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to




NMR Analysis and Consulting


Manager - Analytical and Process NMR Services


Responsible for liquid and solid-state NMR services and consulting on companies 200 and 300 MHz NMR spectrometers. Responsible for marketing of companies low-resolution NMR products. Application support of on-line process NMR instrumentation. Development of new NMR instrumentation and applications. Provides chemometric and chemistry support for on-line process analytical projects.

1990 to 1997


Texaco Inc.


Fuels and Lubricants Research


Senior Research Chemist


Responsible for corporate NMR analysis service and process analytical technology for refining sectors. Provided NMR support for fuels and lubricants division, refinery troubleshooting, exploration department projects, gasification projects, recycled oil facility support.

Career Accomplishments:

Member of American Chemical Society; Served as Officer in Local Section - 2007 Section Chair; Member AOCS; Member MRS (Materials Research Society); Member Society of Applied Spectroscopy; Member Coblentz Society

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 28 publications, 2 book chapters, 2 patents, and 53 presentations at professional meetings.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Visited customers facility, discussed manufacturing problem they were experiencing, discussed NMR technology and it's application to their problem. Deduced a path forward including sampling, analyses to be performed and expected outcomes. Gave NMR technology seminar to entire technical staff (8 chemists and engineers), and discussed application of NMR to issues that the chemists were dealing with beyond the problem discussed earlier in the visit. Follow up by these chemists led to other NMR applications and trouble shooting.
  • Customer of adhesives wished to develop the ability to reverse engineer his competitors products. He provided a large database of "know" standard samples and a number of unknown samples. The Known samples were used to create a database by which the unknown samples were quantitatively deconstructed by liquid-state NMR. This has now led to another project where the database will be created and the analysis will be performed within a software package developed by another vendor.
  • Two days of meeting at a clients site were utilized for them to demonstrate their new technology, the potential application and markets for the technology were discussed along with pricing and support issues. The sessions were used to develop a technology and marketing strategy for a new NMR product.
  • Polymer development companies have invited him to discuss the potential of low field NMR to crystallization and setting/cure studies. Seminar and discussion.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has worked on many litigation projects that required extensive NMR work in support of the clients defense. Three of the projects centered around patent infringement cases. The cases were all settled out of court and thus no depositions or hearings were required.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
Since 1997 he has worked in a technical sales support role in the marketing of process NMR equipment into various industry sectors including, refining, food, pharmaceutical and petrochemicals. He is currently marketing a low field NMR instrument in the Americas. He has consulted with several NMR/MRI technology companies to determine product and marketing strategy of new instruments.

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 has delivered training courses given on process NMR technology, process analytical technology, spectroscopy, and chemometrics development in support of online process control and optimization projects at refineries around the world. He is also a member of the ACS speaker service and has lectured extensively on the application of NMR technology to industrial processes.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Knowledgable in all NMR technology vendors currently doing business.


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