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 Expert  723806

Expert in Textiles, Fluoropolymers, Chemicals

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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He has been involved in surface modification for 20 years. His main expertise is in fabric modification to make water and oil repellent textiles. He founded a company, Nano-Tex, in 1998 to do this.

He is now manufacturing the chemicals (fluorochemicals) used to make water and oil repellents for textiles, paper, and paint. He has a very good knowledge of how to make the fluorinated building blocks, fluorinated polymers, and fluorinated consumer products that are water and oil repellent.


surface protection


apparel fabric




fabric surface property


industrial chemical


polymer surface chemistry


surface chemistry




consumer product design

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Sacramento, California;  Citrus Heights, California;  Roseville, California;  Folsom, California;  Reno, Nevada;  and Sparks, Nevada.

Often requested
with this expert:

Textiles, Composite Materials, Failure Mechanisms, Fabrics,...
Textile Flammability and Dyes, QC for Color, Textile...
Textile Fibers
Lubricants, Metalworking Fluid Formulations, Fluid...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1995   PhD   Chemistry   Stanford University  
1990   BS   Chemistry   Bethany College   Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to 2006






Chief Scientific Officer


Conceived, researched, patented, and launched several products: water and oil repellents (cotton, synthetics, wool, silk, blends), moisture management (wrinkle free cotton, synthetics, blends), antistatic (synthetics, wool, silk, blends), soil release (synthetics, cotton, blends), and odor control (synthetics and cotton). Brand adoptions include Gap, Old Navy, Levi Strauss, Eddie Bauer, Lee, TravelSmith, DesignTex, Champion, Nike, and LL Bean among many others. Strong record of identifying business opportunities, developing business relationships, guiding products from inception to market, participating in sales calls, and representing Nano-Tex in the media through journal, magazine, newspaper, and television interviews. He traveled extensively and have built partnerships at businesses and universities in the US, Europe, China, Japan, and India. He worked closely with all internal departments including sales, marketing, operations, investors, and the board of directors. He also managed the budget for the R&D department, kept a close eye on the company's overall financial performance, and headed EH&S and patent management.

1997 to 1999






Director of Research


Third employee of a biotechnology startup company developing artificial antibodies as a counter-measure to chemical and biological weapons for DARPA.

1995 to 1997






Senior Scientist


Research and development for a medical device company developing a stem cell purification device based on antibody-coated magnetic nanoparticles as well as a tumor cell depletion device based on antibodies anchored to solid supports.

1990 to 1995


Stanford University



Graduate Research Fellow


1990 to 1990


Oak Ridge National Laboratory





Purification and structural studies of an enzyme (cellobiohydrolase I) involved in the conversion of biomass to ethanol for fuel.

Career Accomplishments:



2006 American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Henry E. Millson Award for Invention regarding nanotechnology for oil and water repellent finishing of textiles.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has one book chapter, 14 patents, and 6 pubications.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1990 to 1990   Dept of Energy   researcher - intern   US Department of Energy's Science and Engineering Research Semester at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Purification and structural studies of an enzyme (cellobiohydrolase I) involved in the conversion of biomass to ethanol for fuel. Research Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Woodward, Chemical Technology Division

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Synthesis of fluoropolymers for use on textiles, paint, stone, wood, etc.
  • Designed a variable water thermostat for a major automobile parts manufacturer based on shape memory alloy smart materials.
  • Find uses for diamondoid materials.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Textile coating.
  • Smell expert for consulting on Odor Testing.
  • Expert in PTFE for consulting on wet PTFE material handling.
  • Fabric treatment expert for consulting on soil resistance and antimicrobial treatment of knit mesh seating components.
  • Polymer material expert for consulting on a technology priority assessment for a startup.
  • Expert for consulting on Soil Release & Oil/Water Repellents
  • Expert for consulting on furniture treatment chemicals
  • Expert for consulting on Luggage nylon / poly blend fabric wrinkles severely in high moisture / humidity.
  • Expert for consulting on Sulfosuccinate.
  • Expert in FEP Coated Polyimide Film for consulting on adhesion to copper wires.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Textile expert witness for consulting on subjects including market shares and damages in a patent dispute.
  • Expert for consulting on clothing flammability to lawsuit.
  • Expert for consulting on 1,3 Butadiene dimerization.
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
2007 to 2016   China   Involved in the manufacture of fluorochemicals


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