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Expert in Pharmaceutical Process Research, Development, and Manufacturing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 17 years experience of research, development and manufacturing of APIs.
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active pharmaceutical ingredient

Expert has three patents from research, development and manufacturing of etoposide and etoposide phosphate. He also has extensive experience with platinum anticancer drugs, including cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin.
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antitumor drug

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cisplatin

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applied inorganic chemistry

He has 17 years of experience in pharmaceutical process research, development and manufacturing.
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chemical processing

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applied organic chemistry

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bulk pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing

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pharmaceutical manufacturing

He has extensive experience in asymmetric synthesis in both graduate school and industry.
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chiral synthesis

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asymmetric synthesis

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applied inorganic chemistry

Expert did extensive research on the synthesis of tetrahydrocannabinol. This involved terpene chemistry and the chemistry of cyclopropyl epoxides. Six patents were obtained.
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epoxide group

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terpene synthesis

He has 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical process research, development and manufacturing, including many generics.
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generic drug manufacturing

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organic compound process development

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pharmaceutical chemistry

He has 30 years experience in various forms of organic chemistry.
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heterocyclic chemistry

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organic chemistry

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organic synthesis

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synthetic organic chemistry

Expert is a tenured faculty member at Penn State, where has been teaching since 2009. He has published four articles in The Journal of Chemical Education and given several seminars on pedagogical topics, including an invited talk at an international conference.
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education

Expert has extensive experience with controlled substances, including cannabinoids, opiods, amphetamines, and benzodiazepines
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controlled substance

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terpene synthesis


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Localities:
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;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1991   PhD   Organic Chemistry   University of Delaware  
1986   BS   Chemistry   George Washington University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Chemistry

 

Associate Professor of Chemistry

 

Teaching General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses at the Schuylkill campus. Performing successful research in heterocyclic chemistry with undergraduate students.

2009 to 2009

 

Merck and Co.

 

Process Research

 

Senior Research Chemist

 

Conducted preclinical pharmaceutical process research and development.

1997 to 2008

 

Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials

 

Chemical Process R & D

 

Principal Scientist

 

He conducted pharmaceutical process research and development, including GMP scale-up of controlled substances and platinum compounds. He shared management and leadership duties.

1991 to 1997

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

 

Process Exploration/Technical Operations

 

Senior Scientist

 

He conducted pharmaceutical process research and development.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Chemical Society (Lehigh Valley Local Section), Organic and Chemical Education Chemistry Divisions Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemistry Honor Society Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, D.C. International Society of Heterocyclic Chemists

Professional Appointments

Session Chair, “Targeted Organic Synthesis,” 2006 ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, Hershey, PA Session Presider, “New Reactions and Methodologies,” Spring 2013 National American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA Session Presider, “Heterocycles and Aromatics,” Spring 2015 National American Chemical Society Meeting, Denver, CO Judge, University of Delaware Silver Symposium for graduate students, Newark, DE. Reviewer for Organic Process Research and Development. Reviewer for The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Reviewer for The Journal of Chemical Education Reviewer for Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Reviewer for for Organic Preparations and Procedures International. Reviewer for Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Reviewer for the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate Research program. Reviewed one grant proposal.

Awards/Recognition

2016 Penn State Schuylkill Award for Excellence in Research or Creative Accomplishments, Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Haven, PA. 1995 Excellence Award, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Syracuse, NY. 1991 Elected to Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honor Society. 1986 Byrne Thurtell Burns Award for Organic Chemistry, George Washington University, Washington, DC. 1985 Chemical Society of Washington Award for the outstanding junior chemistry major at George Washington University, Washington, DC.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 30 publications in refereed journals and 9 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
 - Organic Letters  
 - Organic Process Research & Development  
 - Tetrahedron Letters  
 - Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)  

Consulting Services:
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 in deviations in manufacturing pharmacutical resulting in alleged contamination.
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.

Market Research:
Pharmaceutical GMP manufacturing of APIs.

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

Seminars delivered: 13. 3rd Science Symposium: Innovation of Science, Nanotechnology, Human Health and Environment for a Global Society. Coppin State University, Sep. 18, 2015. 12. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, Mar. 25, 2015. 11. 23rd International Conference on Chemical Education, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 16, 2014. 10. Penn State Hazleton Faculty Development Day, March 20, 2014. 9. Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Haven, CT, Oct. 26, 2013. 8. Middle Atlantic Discovery Chemistry Project, Penn State Berks, May 18, 2013. 7. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2013. 6. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2013. 5. John T. and Paige S. Smith Symposium, Penn State York, Nov. 10, 2012. 4. Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, February 25, 2011. 3. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 2003. 2. South Jersey Section, American Chemical Society, March 2000. 1. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 1995.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He worked with outside contractors and vendors who manufactured raw materials and intermediates for JM. He often supervised the work from afar.

Other Skills and Services

He is an excellent writer with a background in journalism. He has organized and run large events.


 

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