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 Expert  725299

Expert in Science and Technology of Hair and Skin Cosmetics, Science and Technology of Fiber-Based Products

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New Jersey (NJ)
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He has studied hair reduction chemistry at considerable length and has developed methods to intensify these effects to destroy human hair which is a function of depilatory products. Because of skin irritation depilation time is an important measure of the commercial product. He has developed a device to determine the breaking time of a single hair on application of the commercial product. He has also developed methods to shorten the breaking times of single hair. The machine can be used to compare the depilation efficacy of different products.


He is a self taught surface chemist who has done considerable work in characterizing the surface of polymeric fibers and chemical methods of modifying them. He has used the knowledge of surface chemistry to explain wicking of spin finishes in yarns and finishing of fabrics. He has used his knowledge of surface chemistry to interpret fiber-matrix adhesion in composites and how it is affected by surface modification. He has also applied this knowledge to study the spreading of hairsprays on hair.

surface characterization

He has worked on hair research for almost 30 years and has developed extensive expertise in testing the efficacy of various hair care products. These include shampoos, conditioners hair sprays, shine sprays, bleaches, perms and hair color (both permanent and semipermanent). Special grooming methods such as bleaching, perming and relaxation and straightening of curly (African American) hair. He has also acquired expertise in developing new methods of "claim substantiation" for various products.

hair-care product


hair straightening


hair relaxer

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  and Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   BS   Chemistry and Physics   Bombay University  
1961   B. SC.(Tech)   Plastic Technology   Bombay University Department of Chemical Technology  
1964   M. SC.(Tech)   Plastic Technology   Bombay University Department of Chemical Technology  
1973   Ph. D.   Physical Chemistry (major); Organic Chemistry (minor)   University of Connecticut  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2006




Research Director


Directed hair cosmetic and fiber-based research with a team of 8-10 scientists

1990 to 1995




Principal Scientist


Conducted and directed hair cosmetic and fiber based research with a team of 6 scientists

1977 to 1990




Senior Scientist


1974 to 1977




Staff Scientist


Conducted wool research with a second research assistant

1972 to 1974




Post Doctoral Fellow


Studied thermomechanical properties of polymers in treating wool to prevent washing shrinkage

Career Accomplishments:

American Chemical Society, Fiber Society Society of Cosmetic Chemists

Professional Appointments

Retired Editor-in-Chief of Textile Research Journal


Literature award of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (1986) Best paper Award of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (2001) Best Paper Award of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (2006) Best Paper Award of the Midwest Section of Society of Cosmetic Chemists (2006)

Publications and Patents Summary

He has about 70 papers and 4 book chapters

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Federation of the Societies of Cosmetic Chemists Magazine  
 - Journal of Applied Polymer Science  
 - Journal of Colloid and Interface Science  
 - Textile Research Journal  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He consulted on using hair conditioning polymers in laundry products to reduce fiber damage and prolonging fabric life.
  • He consulted on the methods of reducing skin irritation in adhesive hair removing (epilation) strips.
  • He consulted on the use of stain blocker technology used in carpet fibers to protect hair color in human hair.
  • He consulted on measuring the flammability of human hair and extend the method to show the effects of hair care products.
  • He consulted on developing a method to show the smooth shaving ability of razors.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Defended well known hair color manufacturer against a patent infringement case. Defended a well known company making hair relaxers against a customer claim who used the product wrongly. Defended a large hair care company against a customer claim that her hair caught fire because of the product.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
Hindi (India)  
Kannada (Karnataka, India)  
Marathi (Maharashtra, India)  

Additional Skills and Services:

Developed and taught a short course on Hair/Cosmetic interactions. Developed and participated in a short course on Advanced Fiber Science. Participated in a short course on liquid absorption in porous materials.


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