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 Expert  727033

Expert in Textiles, Composite Materials, Failure Mechanisms, Fabrics, Mechanics and Manufacturing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert is Professor of Engineering. He has a PhD in Materials Science with a specialty in three dimensional textile reinforced composites. In his 27 years of teaching and research experience he has taught in Materials Science, Textile Materials, Textile Engineering and Architectural Engineering programs.

His expertise is focused on advanced textiles and composites. He has written and presented over 100 papers and presentations in the fields of composite mechanics, industrial textiles, biomedical textiles, processing of textiles, automotive composites, and sustainable materials. He has written 4 books on braiding, composites, surface characteristics, and mechanics of textile and laminated composites, in addition to contributing to 3 other books.

He has performed research for the military, NASA, and other government and industrial sponsors. This research addressed textile and composite materials for use in the automotive, aerospace, naval, biomedical and technical industries. He has developed software models for the prediction of mechanical properties of textile composites and process-structure-property relationships for them.

His recognitions include:

Citation for Distinction, National Institute of Building Sciences

Excellence in Sustainability Education, Delaware Valley Green Building Council,

Philadelphia Sustainability Award, Pennsylvania Environmental Council,

Leadership in Sustainable Building, Pennsylvania Resources Council,

Director's Award, System Competency, National Textile Center,

Fiber Society - Award for Distinguished Achievement in Basic or Applied Fiber Science,

Commendation from City of Philadelphia - role in FIRST Robot Development team with McNeil Consumer Products and Philadelphia School District,

Academy of Outstanding Teachers, North Carolina State University,

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accident causation

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advanced composite

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advanced composite technology

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automotive composite

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cloth

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composite failure analysis

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composite material

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composite material design for manufacturability

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composite material failure

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composite material mechanical property

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composite material micromechanics

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composite preform

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cord rope

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cordage

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epoxy matrix composite

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fabric

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fabric laminate

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fabric structure configuration

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fiber

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fiber glass

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fiber structure-property relationship

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fiber-reinforced composite

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fiber-reinforced plastic

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fiberglass-reinforced composite

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fibrous thread

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geosynthetic material

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glass fiber polymer composite

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graphite composite

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graphite epoxy composite

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high-performance textile

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industrial fabric

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knitted fabric

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medical textile

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natural fiber composite

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non-textile fiber

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polymer matrix composite

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reinforced composite

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roving (strand)

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strand cord

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technical textile design

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textile

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textile composite

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textile engineering

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textile fiber

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textile material

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textile reinforcement

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three-dimensional composite

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three-dimensional structure for composite material

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woven fabric

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woven fabric surface property

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woven fiber composite


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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.

Often requested
with this expert:

Polymer, Fiber, and Bio-Based Materials; Patent Litigation...
Textile Flammability and Dyes, QC for Color, Textile...
Textile Fibers
Textiles, Fluoropolymers, Chemicals

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   PhD   Materials Science and Engineering   Drexel University  
1986   MS   Mathematics   Drexel University  
1982   BA   Mathematics   LaSalle University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

 

Professor, Co-Director Engineering and Design Institute

 

Expert teaches courses such as Structural Analysis, Materials Science, Sustainability, Computer Science, Fabric Mechanics, Yarn Mechanics, Woven Fabrics, Composite Materials, Experimental Structures, Experimental Materials, and Analytical Methods.

He performs research in the areas of green materials for the built environment, composite mechanics, biomedical textiles, sustainable materials, and process-structure-property modelling of textiles and their composites.

1990 to 1995

 

North Carolina State University

 

College of Textiles

 

Associate Professor, Director of the Advanced Textile and Composites Laboratory

 

He taught classes in textile materials, fabric mechanics, yarn mechanics, polymer science, composite materials, composite mechanics, and numerical methods.

He performed research in the area of automotive composites, biomedical textiles, composite mechanics and process-structure-property modelling of textiles and their composites.

1988 to 1990

 

Drexel University

 

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 

Assistant Professor, Associate Director of the Fibrous Materials Research Center

 

Taught courses in fabric mechanics, mechanical metallurgy, yarn mechanics, advanced composites, and analytical methods.

Performed research in the field of braided composites, composite mechanics, and process-structure-property modelling of textile composites.


Career Accomplishments:
Awards/Recognition

Excellence in Sustainability Education, Delaware Valley Green Building Council, 2007

Philadelphia Sustainability Award, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, 2007 Leadership in Sustainable Building, Pennsylvania Resources Council, 2004

Director's Award, System Competency, National Textile Center, 2004

Fiber Society - Award for Distinguished Achievement in Basic or Applied Fiber Science, 2000

Commendation from City of Philadelphia - role in FIRST Robot Development team with McNeil Consumer Products and Philadelphia School District, 1998

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 1994, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University

Academy of Outstanding Teachers, North Carolina State University, 1994


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 7 books, 2 patents, 37 refereed publications, and 50 presentations.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Woodhead Publishing  
 - 2015 SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition  
 - Textile Research Journal  
 - DESTech Publishers  
 - Kluwer  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Developed manufacturing method for production of automotive transmission support member. Project began with manufacturing modelling, proceeding to material property prediction and FEA confirmation. Developed manufacturing plan and implemented this in the factory.
  • Developed prototypes and manufaturing plan for 3D woven cell scaffolds for biomedical applications. Materials property analysis and prototype manufacturing led to samples for validation.
  • Developed software package for the control of a triaxial braider allowing the user to enter mandrel geometric properties and desired mechanical property characteristics of the final composite. The software was interfaced to the braiding machine with optical feedback sensors for a complete CAM package.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Fiber / Adhesion Needed.
  • Expert for consulting on Silicone Adhesives for Textiles.
  • Expert in fabrication of textile composites.
  • Knitted fabric expert for consulting on affidavit for patent process in regards to a rib knit material impregnated with a rust inhibitor.
  • Expert for consulting on technical & industrial fabrics.
  • Expert for consulting on composite manufacturing redirection.
  • Expert for consulting on Aramid fiber paper and honeycomb.
  • Expert for consulting on Graphite materials.
  • Textile expert needed for consulting on textile for innovation workshop.
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:
He has served as an expert witness in intellectual property, product liability, criminal, and personal injury cases. He has been accepted as an expert in the area of textile mechanics, product design, and failure mechanisms for composite materials, woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, braided fabrics, and cords. The industries have included construction, apparel, biomedical, health care, and automotive.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on fabric moisture problem in matress.
  • Expert for consulting on Patent Infringement Suit - alleged violation of process patent for manufacturing cooling towel.
  • Expert for consulting on rope tensil strength and knot strength in loss of aircraft litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on carbon fiber arrow failure litigation case.
  • Plaintiff woven fabric expert for consulting on fabric.
  • Fiberglass expert for consulting on UST failure.
  • Carbon fiber expert for consulting on carbon fiber handle bars on bike that broke causing injury.
  • Expert in microfiber mop heads and spontaneous combustion.
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 1995   Belgium   Visiting Research Professor at the University of Gent in the textile engineering department. Worked in the area of textile reinforced composites as well as carpet recycling.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Not fluent, but capable of communicating basic concepts and ideas. Can read technical literature at a moderate level.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has developed training courses in the area of carbon fibers, woven fabrics, introduction to textile materials, and composite mechanics.


 

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