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 Expert  724436

Expert in Process Chemistry: R&D, GC, HPLC, Flash Chromatography, NMR, IR, Mass Spec, & LCMS, Synthetics

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California (CA)
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He has experience with process research and development, including scale-up to 10- and 15-L reactors. Included in his background is experience with the design, execution, and optimization of multi step organic syntheses aimed at both pharmaceutical intermediates and APIs. In addition, he has experience with chromatographic and spectroscopic methods: GC, HPLC, flash chromatography, NMR, IR, Mass Spec, and LCMS, and have experience with development of analytical methods. Furthermore, he has experience with preparation of SOPs for production of intermediates and products, and with preparation of validation documentation. Lastly he has experience training technicians and junior chemists in procedures and aspects of operations

chemical processing


active pharmaceutical ingredient


bulk pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing


pharmaceutical chemistry


flash chromatography

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   MS   Organic Chemistry   University of Arkansas  
1976   BS   Chemistry   Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to






Process Chemist


Scale-up and development of methodologies and processes; Oversee and train technicians; Write SOPs, HazOps, and instructions on as needed basis;

2005 to 2006


A. P. Pharma



Sr. Research Associate


Prepared samples of poly-ortho esters for research program in drug delivery systems

2005 to 2005





Contract Scientist


Prepared libraries of chemical compounds using combinatorial methods for pharmaceutical customers

2004 to 2005





Contract Scientist


Scaled up synthetic sequences of small-molecule drug preparatory for in vivo testing program

2002 to 2003





Contract Scientist


Functionalized dextran to be used in liposome materials for drug delivery

2002 to 2002





Research Associate


Developed linkers to attach peptide pharmaceuticals to PEG; synthesized small-molecule pharmaceuticals

1997 to 2001





Process Research Chemist


Developed processes for scale-up of synthetic sequences: pharmaceutical intermediates, impurity profiling, catalyst materials for asymmetric hyrogenation of chiral pharmaceuticals

1990 to 1997





Sr. Research Associate


Development and scale-up of production methods aimed at DNA modification reagents

Career Accomplishments:


Publications and Patents Summary

Three publications and one patent related to synthetic oligonucleotides

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Developed a garage-scale production system for a friend that wanted to prepare his own biodiesel.
  • Wrote four short white papers relating to interactions of light and matter for a client company.
Recent Client Requests:
  • LC/MS/MS expert needed for consulting on method development.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Organic chemist expert for consulting on decomposition of organic material in confined space - agricultural accident.
  • Expert for consulting on 1,3 Butadiene dimerization.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1986 to 1987   United Kingdom   Research on epoxide resins and modifiers for epoxide resins for aerospace applications

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Minor Proficiency

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Experience developed over 20+ years in finding vendors/ suppliers as needed

Other Skills and Services

Analysis and interpretation of NMR, GCMS, HPLC, and GC results; skills in writing SOPs, HazOps, work instructions; training of technicians and junior chemists


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