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 Expert  726734

Expert in Applied Computational Chemistry, Polymer Science and Analytical Science

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Delaware (DE)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been a recognized expert and consultant in the chemical industry for more than 20 years. His computational chemistry experience has spanned everything from the "what if" questions of identifying target molecules to synthesize... to understanding why a particular molecule does what it does... to assessing the environmental impact of novel materials in preparation of pre-manufacturing notices (PMN). In addition to serving as the computational chemistry lead, Expert was named a Technical Adviser and managed the technical direction and coordination for nearly all laboratories in a global analytical science division.

analytical chemistry


applied chemistry


chemical analysis


chemical research and development




computational chemistry


macromolecular modeling


material analysis


polymer chemistry


theoretical chemistry

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1988   PhD   Macromolecular Science   Case Western Reserve University   Summa cum laude
1985   MS   Macromolecular Science   Case Western Reserve University   Summa cum laude
1982   BA   Chemistry   Washington & Jefferson College   Phi Beta Kappa, Summa cum laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to 2008


Hercules Incorporated


Analytical & Engineering Science Division


Senior Research Scientist


Computational Chemist with significant contributions to developing new commercial products (for applications in rheological modifiers, paper making chemicals, adhesives, and food ingredients), Technical Advisor for global analytical division, Group Leader for polymer and chemical analysis areas (organic, inorganic, rheology, thermal, SEC, microscopy, biochemistry, materials compatibility, chromatography and trace analysis labs), Leader of analytical-business unit steering team for fast resolution of technical issues. Managed & developed tools for analytical LIMS system.

1992 to 1997


Hercules Incorporated


Analytical Science Division


Senior Research Chemist


Established computational chemistry expertise within the corporation, guided numerous research projects using theoretical methods and molecular design, established leadership role in external modeling groups for chemical applications.

1988 to 1992


Hercules Incorporated


Hercules Aerospace Division


Research Chemist


Principal investigator for optical devices (nematic and ferroelectric liquid crystal displays, non-linear optical devices), developed process to fabricate optically-active polymer layer in missile warning system with much higher yields resulting in winning a significant Navy contract.

1986 to 1988


Case Western Reserve University


Department of Macromolecular Science


Technician II


Coordination, teaching and experiment planning for polymer science and engineering labs at the graduate and undergraduate levels (during his graduate training).

Career Accomplishments:



Phi Beta Kappa, NSF Graduate Fellow

Publications and Patents Summary

15 external publication, 7 US patents, >300 internal research reports

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Pharm Sci  
 - Applied Pulp and Paper Molecular Modelling Symposium  
 - AAPS Pharm Sci Volume  
 - Carbohydrate Research  
 - Rubber Chemistry and Technology  

Consulting Services:
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Additional Skills and Services:

Developed and provided training on computational chemistry, statistics, polymer science and computer programming.


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