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 Expert  732692

Expert in Fluoropolymers and Surface Modification of Materials


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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He is an expert in fluoropolymers plant design, start-up, upgrade and quality improvement. He developed this specialty particularly at DuPont (U.S.). This expertise has been augmented throughout his career in USA, China and India start-up, plant upgrade and quality improvement, application development, marketing strategy, literature development, customer introduction, value chain and future expansion strategy design.

Expert has also cultivated specialty in China in quality improvement, emulsion polymerization and finishing plant design, suspension polymerization and finishing plant, quality assurance, application development, and marketing strategy.

He is an expert witness with trial experience (2010-present).

Expert is a proven leader with experience in the development, commercialization, application development and marketing of Teflon® PTFE NXT (granular) product line and Teflon® 62XT (fine powder), as well as:

• PTFE preparation, properties, processing, quality assurance and applications • PTFE and PVF coatings (and pigment dispersion technology) • Surface treatment, modification and adhesion of fluoropolymers and other plastics (major engagements with medical device industry) • Lamination, embossing and bonding films (multilayer) • Fluoropolymers product and process failure analysis • Fluoropolymer pharmaceutical packaging • Fluoropolymers biologics bags for biopharma industry • Twin screw extrusion of nylon, polyester, PVC and PVF • Flame retardancy • Technical writing (author, co-author and editor of >15 books)

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polytetrafluoroethylene

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polymerization

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polyvinyl fluoride

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nylon

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nylon extrusion

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marketing strategy

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quality improvement

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emulsion polymerization

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fluorocarbon resin

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twin screw extrusion

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fire resistance

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adhesion technology

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fluoropolymer technology

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microporous membrane

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plastic surface treatment

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chemical surface analysis

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corona treatment

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polymer-film laminate


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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;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   Ph.D   Chemical Engineering   University of Michigan  
1978   MS   Chemical Engineering   University of Michigan  
1976   BS   Chemical Engineering   University of Tehran  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to

 

Expert's Firm

 


 

President

 

Expert stewards this consulting service for technical projects, processes, problems, plant and product design, expert witness, patent assistance, and analysis of part/coating failure of PTFE and other fluoropolymers.

1993 to 2005

 

DuPont

 

Fluoroproducts

 

Senior Research Associate; Senior Technical Consultant; Technical Consultant; Research Associate

 

As team leader (2003-05), Expert handled material selection, design and application development of biologics bags, liquid pharmaceutical packaging, electroless Ni-PTFE composites, Nafion® and fabrics resistant to chemical-biological warfare agents. Key accomplishments: he developed electroless Ni-PTFE coatings; developed microcoaxial wires for wireless devices; developed multiplayer films of fluoroplastics and thermoplastics; and developed multiple durable fabrics using carbon, fluoropolymer and Nafion® membranes. Previously he served as Senior Technical Consultant (1999-2003); Technical Consultant (1994-99); and Research Associate (1993-94).

1986 to 1993

 

DuPont

 

Polymer Products

 

Senior Technical Specialist; Research Engineer II

 

Most recently (1989-93), Expert provided technical support for aerospace and surface transportation and new-product development for Tedlar® PVF films ($18MM business revenue). Key accomplishments: he developed and commercialized low-flammability Tedlar® PVF films for aerospace and surface transportation applications; solved thermal stability and flame resistance issues of aircraft and surface transportation films; led a team to expand lab ($1.5MM expenditure); and developed and patented a new aerospace laminate for aircraft interior wall. Previously he served as Research Engineer II (1986-89).

1982 to 1986

 

DuPont Fibers

 

Nylon R&D Group

 

Research Engineer I

 

He developed and patented a special cationic dyeable nylon/polyester co-spun fiber.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member, Society of Plastics Industry – Fluoropolymers Division, since 2006. Senior Member, Society of Plastics Engineers, since 1988. Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemical Honorary Society, since 1981.

Licenses/Certifications

Six Sigma - Green Belt Certification

Professional Appointments

Member, editorial board of Journal of ASTM International (2005-07).


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored, co-authored or edited over 15 books. He has 6 U.S. patents as well as 2 pending. Expert has also published numerous articles and given a number of symposium proceedings.


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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has been an expert witness for over 5 years.
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:
Expert has handled marketing and marketing management in various professional capacities.

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:
Other Skills and Services

He has additional training in the following:

Marketing Management Training Managing Interpersonal Skills Employee Supervision Training Legal Writing & Civil Law (Summer 1994 courses, Widener Univ. Law School) Management Effectiveness Training Intensive Executive Leadership Development Effective Product Management Coatings Technology Adhesion Technology Product & Cycle Time Excellence (PACE) Carrier Development Executive Leadership Development


 

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