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 Expert  727495

Expert in Polymers and Biopolymers, Injection Molding, Fibers, Bottles, Packaging, & Other Applications


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert is a creative and innovative polymer/bio-polymer scientist and manager with more than 50 US patents in the areas of spontaneously wettable fibers, polymer nanocomposites for high barrier packaging applications, engineering polymer blends, PLA based compositions, polyolefin-star based composites. His expertise is in structure-property relationships in polymers and has a very strong and fundamental understanding of polymeric systems. He has international experience in Europe, Asia, Brazil, Mexico and presented technical papers at international conferences. He has led major cross-functional teams to commercialize new products from concept to market place. He has managed and led intellectual property portfolio including licensing of technology to promote corporate growth. He posses excellent interpersonal communication skills, needs discovery skills, and business acumen. He is recognized as a Fellow of Society of Plastics Engineer and received the 2005 SPE Engineering/Technology award.

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acetate fiber

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amorphous polymer

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barrier film

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bicomponent fiber

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biodegradable plastic

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bottle resin

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copolyester

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crystalline polymer

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crystalline-polymer structure-property relationship

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crystallized polyethylene terephthalate

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degradable plastic

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engineering plastic

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engineering plastic property

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food packaging plastic

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glassy polymer

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glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate

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plastic bottle

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plastic physical property

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plastics patent

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plastics research and development

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polyester

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polyester extrusion

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polyester fiber

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polyethylene terephthalate

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polyethylene terephthalate fiber

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polymer

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polymer characterization

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polymer compounding

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polymer crystallinity

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polymer crystallization

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polymer extrusion

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polymer processing

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synthetic fiber

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thermoplastic resin


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas;  Fort Worth, Texas;  Arlington, Texas;  Plano, Texas;  Garland, Texas;  Irving, Texas;  Grand Prairie, Texas;  Mesquite, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  and Carrollton, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Packaging Economics, Supply Chain, Benchmarking, Products,...
Plastics Selection, Design, Compound, Processing, Testing,...
Polymers, Plastics, Elastomers, Compounding, Multi-Phase...
Polymer Foam Process & Materials

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1984   PhD   Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science   Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University   3.8/4.0 Phi kappa Phi
1975   MS   Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science   Princeton University  
1973   BS   Chemical Engineering   IIT Kanpur, INDIA   9.6/10.0

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to 2009

 

Cereplast

 

R&D

 

Sr. Vice-President R&D

 

Led R&D functions of the company to introduce new bio-based resins in the market place and managed the IP portfolio for the company.

1986 to 2007

 

Eastman Chemical Company

 

R&D

 

Research Associate

 

Develop new products, processes, and applications for polyester and cellulosic based polymers.

1984 to 1986

 

Monsanto

 

R&D

 

Sr. Chemical Engineer

 

New products and fibers in Nylon and Acrylic based polymers.

1975 to 1980

 

Orient Paper Mills, India

 

Manufacturing

 

Plant engineer

 

Improve pulp yield and reduce alkali losses in the mill. Co-ordinate all departments for efficient manufacturing.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

SPE, ACS, fibers society

Professional Appointments

Past Chair " Engineering Property Structure - Division of SPE"

Awards/Recognition

1. SPE Fellow 2004 2. 2005 SPE Engineering/Technology Award 3. Eastman recognition for 50+ patents


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 53 patents, more than 25 publications, and presented more than 30 papers at various international conferences.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has consulted for a company to commercialize biopolymers.
  • He has consulted for a law firm regarding patents.
  • He has consulted with a company on nanocomposites.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Thermoplastic Service Life Prediction.
  • Expert in Health applications of Polymeric Materials.
  • PLA plastic expert for consulting on Inquiry.
  • Expert to assist in Switching from PVC to Polyethylene film
  • Plastic packaging design expert food rigid closures for consulting on Kekoa - Food Packaging.
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:
Patent expert witness/consulting experience.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Mexico/Brazil   Promoted and explored opportunities for 5-gallon water jugs from polyesters.
Europe   Technical service and promotion of polyester products- bottles for beer packaging.
Japan   Promote co-polyesters for replacing PVC.
India   Promoting hybrid resins for automotive applications- made key presentations and won an Award.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hindi   He is fluent in Hindi.

Market Research:
Deep knowledge in bio-based polymers, PLA, and polyesters.

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

1. An introduction to bio-based materials. 2. Structure-property relationships in polymers

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Selected suppliers of various additives for biopolymers.

Other Skills and Services

Patent consulting, market knowledge, biopolymer formulations.


 

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