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 Expert  723815

Expert in Cyanoacrylate Chemistry: Basic Research to Production

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
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Expert's principal expertise is in adhesive systems based on cyanoacrylate monomers. These areas involve thickeners, toughening agents, adhesion promoters, accelerators, copolymer systems for industrial and medical applications. Anaerobic adhesives used in threadlocking, metal bonding, rubber bonding, and various other substrates.

Expert has total and complete knowledge of cyanoacrylate chemistry. This includes design, fabrication, and construction of a manufacturing operation to produce these materials. Recently completed one of these facilities for the production of a medical device formula for surgical and topical consumer uses. Capabilities to produce all known cyanoacrylate monomers from lab scale to production. His expertise and industry recognition led to his most recent relocation to the Expert's Firm venture. He continues to focus in biomedical applications of cyanoacrylates and other adhesives. The efforts in his involvement at Spartan were such that the operation was maintained for 6 years with minimal investor contribution. Spartan was infused with venture funding and is now Adhezion Biomedical under new management. Three new marketed products have now come out as the result of expert's 6 years of effort.


adhesive formulation


adhesive manufacturing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Often requested
with this expert:

Adhesives and Sealants
Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings
Adhesives for Medical Device, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals,...
Product Development and Marketing of Adhesives and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   MS   Polymer science   U Conn  
1980   MS   Organic chemistry   St Joseph College  
1976   BS   Chemistry   U of Hartford  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to





VP, Material R&D


He is currently responsible for activities in R&D, scaleup and manufacturing of medical devices

2000 to 2006


Spartan Medical





He was a co-founder of a medical device company responsible for activities in R&D, scaleup and manufacturing of medical adhesives.

1990 to







He is the current principal in the overall operations of a small company that manufactures and performs research in cyanoacrylate adhesives.

1976 to 1986


Loctite Corp/Henkel



Director of Engineering


He was responsible for research, development and engineering of adhesives for medical, industrial, and military applications.

1969 to 1976


Monsanto Chemical Co.




Research Technician


He was responsible for laboratory synthesis of emulsion polymers and suspesnion polymers with followup characterization via extrusions, injection molding and physical testing.

Career Accomplishments:

American Chemical Society

Publications and Patents Summary

He has a number of issued patents and also has 3 patents pending on cyanoacrylate technology.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Cyanoacrylate expert for consulting on development of medical adhesive.
  • Expert in adhesive application for consulting on bonding polyester fabric to inside of injection-molded plastic dome mesh frame.
  • Adhesive expert needed for consulting on powder adhesive.
  • Expert in cyanoacrylates and polyurethanes for consulting on medical device use issues.
  • Expert in polymer to consult on synthetic track surfaces .
  • Die tooling expert for consulting on Tooling and Press issues.
  • Cyanoacrylate expert for consulting on Cyanoacrylate Production.
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 in analytical methodolgies involving failure of a product attributed to adhesive performance. He has provided expert opinion on failure cause to legal professionals and participated as an expert witness in a state court.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Cyanoacrylate glue expert witness for consulting on alleged damage to cyanoacrylate glue due to freezing.
  • Expert in Cyanoacrylate Safety.
  • Expert in laminated windows for consulting on a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer.
  • Biomedical expert for consulting on transvaginal mesh and useof polypropylene.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He was instrumental in sourcing raw materials for the production of the cyanoacrylates due to his prior activities at AZ Laboratories. The principal ingredient was sourced at one half the cost form other known vendors and the patented process components were also identified and sourced through his contacts from AZ.

Other Skills and Services

Total experience in all aspects of producing cyanoacrylate adhesives. As the co-founder of Spartan Medical Products, LLC, he contributed the production facilities of his other cyanoacrylate operation to focus on the synthesis of long chain cyanoacrylte monomers, principally octyl cyanoacrylate. The relocation of the facility incorporated new methodologies to improve and refine the synthetic capabilities to infuse cost reductions and production efficiency. He was the principal contributor to the patents, technology, construction and all the refinements at the Spartan entity. These skills include, vacuum system design, reactor design/modification, condensor design, refrigeration cooling systems. He has hands-on capabilities with toolroom machinery, TIG and MIG welding, and EPA refrigeration certification . He was the driving force in the infrastructure development, maintenance and modifications as necessitated due to limited funding in the Spartan venture.


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