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 Expert  724520

Expert in Analytical Science: Elastomers, Plastics, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, and Transformer Oil

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Ohio (OH)
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Expert has worked the field of analytical chemistry for over 30 years. His PhD thesis was on phosphorus NMR as a trace analytical tool. He joined Goodyear and both developed analytical methods mainly using HPLC and GC and after 6 years he managed the methods development, spectroscopy (IR, GC-MS, NMR, XRD), and chromatographic analyses. These techniques were applied to elastomeric polymers and compound ingredients, i.e. curatives, accelerators, AOs, and process aids. He joined Abbott Labs where he worked on plant troubleshooting with analytical chemistry and became the Technical Director where he directed the development of elastomeric and thermoplastic components - chemistry, curing, prototyping, and transfer to manufacturing. Applications included drug interactions, extractables, generic drugs, biocompatibility, and USP testing. He also taught a course on Pharmaceutical Rubber Chemistry for pharmacists and analytical chemistry at R&D, Regulatory Affairs, and several of the drug manufacturing plants.

Expert has been developing analytical test methods for over 30 years. Beginning with his PhD thesis on using phosphorus NMR as a trace analysis tool. Then joined Goodyear and developed over 30 HPLC methods supporting research and commercial programs. He then managed the methods development group which during the following 9 years involved managing the development of an additional analytical methods for IR, NMR, XRD, chromatography, and wet chemistry. Expert then went to Abbott Labs where he developed a custom spectrometer for use as a QC tool for insuring that a plastic cuvette used in a diagnostic medical test met a clarity release test. He also conducted several tests on elastomeric closures (USP 381) and extractable studies on drug packages. His forte is analytical test method development based on chromatograph, spectroscopy, or other techniques. He published an HPLC method on terephthalic aicd with a detection limit of 25ppb in 1980 and a method for nitrosamines in baby bottle nipples in 1998.

Expert has worked with polymers for almost 30 years. He started with elastomers at Goodyear. He has finished several of Goodyear polymer plants to assist in troubleshooting process problems. He also represented Goodyear at the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry at the University of Washington where he monitored several research programs focused on developing process analytical chemistry devices with the intent of reducing costs and improving product quality. At Abbott, Expert has done consulting on polymers used in drug packages and medical devices. He also taught a seminar on Pharmaceutical Rubber Chemistry which included a section of rubber chemistry and pharmaceutical compound development.

Expert has been a Fulbright Scholar doing research on small organic molecules at the Institute for Single Crystals in Kharkov, Ukraine. He currently is a Fulbright Specialist teaching chemistry at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda. He owns his own technical consulting company, Expert's Firm, for the past 10 years. He does consulting in the elastomer/pharma interface including elastomeric formulations, extractables/leachables, manufacturing processes, and related analytical chemistry problem solving. He is an adjunct professor of chemistry at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.


analytical chemistry


analytical test


polymer science


analytical testing

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbia, South Carolina;  Charleston, South Carolina;  and North Charleston, South Carolina.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1976   PhD   Chemistry   Case Western Reserve University  
1968   BA   Chemistry   Houghton College   honors in chemistry

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2012 to




Fulbright Program


Senior Fulbright Scholar


Expert set up a chemistry lab at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda. He taught lab courses to agricultural students in both biochemistry and food chemistry. He also launched a start-up company for the purpose of analyzing soil and provided interpretation to the farmers.

2007 to







Expert conducted consulting for analytical labs and pharma projects. He taught chemistry at 3 universities: Akron, Kent State, and Malone.

2013 to 2015


Smithers Rapra Inc


Chemistry Laboratory


Analytical Chemist


He developed quotes for prospect clients, oversaw the chemical analysis conducted for clients, and wrote final client technical reports.

2010 to 2013


SD Myers Inc


Chem Lab


Director of Diagnostic Services & Innovation


Expert managed a 40-technician lab, including 2 shifts 5 days/week analyzing transformer oil for diagnostic purposes. He was promoted to the Director of the Innovation Center to conduct applied research.

2004 to 2006


Hospira Inc.




Technical Director


He managed an R&D group of chemists, engineers, and technicians involved in formulating elastomeric compounds for drug packages, i.e., vials and IV bags.

1991 to 2004


Abbott Laboratories


Hospital Products


Technical Director


He managed an R&D group of chemists, engineers, and technicians involved in formulating elastomeric compounds for drug packages, i.e., vials and IV bags

1991 to 1992


ICI Americas


Specialty Chemicals


Group Leader Separation Science


He managed a separation science group consisting of 9 chemists and technicians involved with analytical method development and routine chemical analyses.

1976 to 1991


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co




Section Head Analytical Methods Development


He managed a methods development -- chromatography and spectroscopy.

Career Accomplishments:


Professional Appointments

Fulbright Scholar

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 6 publications and coauthored a book on azaheterocycle chemistry.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of the Parenteral Drug Association  
 - Rubber & Plastics News - Technical Notebook  
 - Analytical Chemistry  
 - Journal of Chromatographic Science  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to 2007   (Undisclosed)   Fulbright Scholar   He conducted research in Ukraine.
2012 to 2013   (Undisclosed)   Fulbright Schoar   He taught chemistry in Uganda.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert consulted with a contract analytical lab to establish a FDA approved testing facility.
  • Expert consulted with a contract analytical lab and wrote a SBIR grant that was funded to develop a test for malaria in blood.
  • He consulted with an environmental lab to help develop HPLC methods .
  • Expert consulted with a transformer maintenance company to launch an innovation center to conduct R&D.
  • He consulted with a pharma company to develop a method to determine chlorine on the surface of rubber medical parts.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in GC/MS equipment.
  • Elastomeric design expert consutants for consulting on Molded Rubber Seal and Bellows Design.
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:
  • 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
1970 to 1972   Germany   He was trained as a German linguist and lived in Berlin and worked for a security service that collected intelligence
2007 to 2007   Ukraine   He conducted research at the Institute of Single Crystals in Kharkiv, Ukraine as a Fulbright Research Scholar.
2012 to 2013   Uganda   He taught chemistry at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Ukraine as a Fulbright Teaching Scholar.
1915 to 1915   Uganda   Wrote a chemistry primer for Uganda Christian University as a Fulbright Specialist.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He can understand and speak German with fair proficiency and can read with good understanding.

Market Research:
Expert is knowledgeable in the drug industry related to drug packaging.

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:

Pharmaceutical Rubber Chemistry


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