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 Expert  724532

Expert in Plastics/Polymers, Design with Plastics, Plastics Failure, Plastics Processing, Patents/IP


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Has done research in compression molding of SMC, GMT, BMC, LFT, etc. for over 20 years. Has given several seminars on compression molding.
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compression molding

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injection compression molding

Has done research on curing thermosetting polymers for two decades. Has published several papers on this topic and included curing in his books regarding Materials Science of Polymers Polymer Processing - Modeling and Simulation.
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curing agent

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polymeric material curing

Has experience in failure of plastics products.
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defect

Has taught Engineering Design with Polymers for many years. He wrote a book that includes extensive information on engineering thermoplastics.
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engineering thermoplastic

Has extensive research and teaching experience in polymer extrusion. Has taught extrusion in engineering courses and seminars.
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extrusion

Has extensive experience in modeling and simulation of polymer processes.
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intelligent polymer processing

Has extensive experience in modeling and understanding polymer melt flows. Wrote a book covering Polymer Melt Flow.
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melt flow

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plastic flow

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polymer flow

Has extensive experience in teaching and research in molding processes. Included numerous molding processes in his various publications.
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molding

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plastic molding

Has over two decades experience in research and teaching in the field of injection molding. Has also extensive experience modeling and simulating injection molding.
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plastic injection molding

Developed and Teaches the Plastics Manufacturing course at the University level. Wrote a textbook regarding Polymer Processing. The text book is used at several universities worldwide. Has extensive experience consulting with plastics processing industries and doing research in the field. In hi book he coined what is now known and widely accepted as "the 5 P's: Polymer, Processing, Product, Performance and Post-consumer life."
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plastic manufacturing

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polymer processing

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plastic material

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plastic material test procedure

Has consulted various industries in failure and life prediction of plastics. Has included this topic in his various publications. Has taught courses and seminars in the field.
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plastic service-life prediction

Has extensive experience in designing with plastics, stress analysis, life prediction and failure analysis. Has served as a consultant to various industries on this topic.
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plastic stress analysis

Has served as a consultant on plastic stress corrosion failures to various industries
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plastic stress corrosion

Has extensive consulting experience with the plastics industry. Has created a plastics industrial consortion at the Polymer Engineering Center. Serves on the advisory board of several companies.
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plastics industry

With his colleagues has created the most complete mechanical engineering plastics processing laboratory in the country. Uses this lab in his course Manufacturing Processes - Polymers.
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plastics processing equipment

Has over two decades experience in research and development in plastics engineering. Has served on the research advisory board of several companies.
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plastics research and development

Has written several books in the field of polymer engineering. Has developed and teaches several polymer related courses, and has over two decades experience in polymer engineering related research.
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polymer

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polymer testing

Has extensive research experience in polymer blends. Has served as a consultant to various industries on this topic. Included a chapter on Mixing and Blending in his.
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polymer blend

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polymer compounding

Has extensive teaching and research experience in polymer extrusion. Has served as a consultant to various industries on this topic. Included various sections on modeling and simulation of extrusion in his textbook and dedicated a chapter to extrusion of polymers in another of his books.
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polymer extruder

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polymer extrusion

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polymer extrusion screw

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thermoplastic extrusion

Has done extensive experience in polymer recycling related research. Has published several papers on the topic.
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polymer recycling

Has extensive experience in plastics materials selection. Has consulting experience on this topic.
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polymer selection

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thermoplastic material selection

Has taught and done research on this topic for many years. Has included thermoforming modeling in his book and included thermoforming in another of his books.
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thermoforming


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Kenosha, Wisconsin;  Racine, Wisconsin;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Arlington Heights, Illinois;  and Schaumburg, Illinois.

Often requested
with this expert:

Plastic Molding Processes
Polymer & Composite Materials Science, Modeling,...
Polymeric Materials
Plastic Parts & Molding Processes from concept to mass...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   BS   Mechanical Engineering   South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  
1982   MS   Mechanical Engineering   South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  
1987   PhD   Mechanical Engineering/Polymer Processing   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 


 

Professor and Director

 

Expert teaches and does research in polymer processing and engineering design with polymers.

1987 to 1989

 

Institute for Plastics Processing - Aachen, Germany

 


 

Post-Doc

 


1986 to 1987

 

GM

 

Research Training

 

College Graduate in Training

 


1984 to 1985

 

University of Illinois

 

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

 

Teaching Fellow

 


1982 to 1983

 

South Dakota School of Mines & Tech.

 


 

Instructor

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

WAK - Scientific Alliance of Polymer Technology Professors, SPE - Society of Plastics Engineers, SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Professional Appointments

Senior Editor - Journal of Plastics Technology Editor for the Americas - Journal of Polymer Engineering

Awards/Recognition

VDI-K (Society of German Engineers - Plastics) Dr.-Richard-Escales-Prize Honorary Professor - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany KK and Cindy Wang Chaired Professor • Honorary Professor - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2006 • Chaired Professorship: K.K. and Cindy Wang Professor, 2005-2010 • Journal of Polymer Technology, Chief Editor, 2004-present • 2002 Nominated as the first American member of the International Alliance of Polymer Technology Professors (as of 2006 only American member) • 2001 Recipient of the VDI-K Dr.-Richard-Escales-Prize (German Engineering Society-Polymers) • Journal of Polymer Engineering, Editor for the Americas, 1999-present • Hanser Publishers, Advisory Board, 1998-present • Journal of Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Editor -- Plastics • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award 1991-96 • Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Editorial Board, 1996-present • College of Engineering Alumni Teaching Quality Grant 1992 • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow 1987-89


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Has authored 7 books and over 200 papers

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Hanser Publishers  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Patent Infringement Litigation dealing with plastic connectors - Federal Court
  • Patent Infringement Litigation dealing with manufacturing process of filters - Federal Court
  • Patent Infringement Litigation dealing with polymer fiber spinning processes – Settled
  • Trade secrets law suit dealing with plastics extrusion - Federal court
  • Injury law suit due to a product failure - Settled
Recent Client Requests:
  • Fiberglass molding expert for consulting on Compression molding of dry materials.
  • Expert in stress deflection in plastic for consulting.
  • Expert for consulting on UV light exposure and damage to chemical coatings of clients products with emphasis on testing.
  • PET plastic engineer specialist for consulting on creating the cheapest, most efficient still and sparkling beverage package on the planet.
  • Expert in bulk molding compounding for consulting on compound thermoset molding compounds.
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 has been deposed numerous times, has testified in federal courts and state courts several times in cases related to predict failure, patent litigation, trade secrets, etc.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Thermoplastics Expert needed for consultation regarding material properties of thermoplastics.
  • Expert in plastics/asbestos engineering for serial litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on plastic cap safety products liability litigation case.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Colombia   Has extensive experience in teaching, research and consulting in Colombia - Fluent in Spanish
Germany   Has extensive experience in teaching, research and consulting in Germany - Fluent in German
Japan   Has served as an expert for two Japanese companies

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He lectures and has published in German
Spanish   He lectures and has published in Spanish
French   Understands and speaks some French
Italian   Undersatnds and speaks some Italian

Market Research:
Has been consulted by several plastics and polymer industries and serves on the board of two companies

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:
Training/Seminars

Courses, short courses, seminars, presentations in the fields of polymer processing, plastics product design, ethics, etc.


 

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