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 Expert  726734

Expert in Applied Computational Chemistry, Polymer Science and Analytical Science


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Delaware (DE)
USA
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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.
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analytical chemistry

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applied chemistry

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chemical analysis

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chemical research and development

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chemistry

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computational chemistry

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macromolecular modeling

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material analysis

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polymer chemistry

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theoretical chemistry


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Localities:
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.

Education:
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:
Associations/Societies

ACS

Awards/Recognition

Phi Beta Kappa, NSF Graduate Fellow


Publications:
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:
Training/Seminars

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


 

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