Polymer Consultant and Expert Witness: Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Plastic Manufacturing, Processing, Testing and Use

Technical Consultant #1091


Expertise

Polymer consultant specializing in:

  • Plastic additives (anti stats, antioxidants, fire retardants, mold release agents, etc.)
  • Organic peroxides (use, storage and handling, loss prevention and manufacture)
  • Analysis/testing of plastic
  • Chemical and solvent resistance of plastics
  • Plastic films/foams (polyurethane, polycarbonate, PVDC)
  • Plastic permeability
  • Expert witness on plastic failure mechanisms
  • Toughening of plastics
  • Weatherability of plastics (polycarbonate, polystyrene, ABS)
  • Plastic stabilization & degradation
  • Migration of additives & residuals from plastics
  • Flammability of plastics and fire retardant additives
  • Plastic for food packaging
  • GPC-UV analysis of plastics as a tool to determine degradation chemistry
  • Polymer devolatilization
  • Free-radical polymerization
  • Polystyrene production and processes
  • Polycarbonate production and processes
  • Invented environmentally degradable plastic film/foam
  • Discoloration chemistry of plastics
  • ABS, HIPS, SAN, Rubber, Nylon, Composite Materials
  • Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Polyethylene, Polyurethane, Polypropylene

Experience

Dow Chemical

  • 30 years experience with The Dow Chemical Company
  • Extensive experience problem solving regarding plastic failure/solutions

Academic

  • Adjunct Professor at Michigan Technological University
  • Adhybct Orifessir at Central Michigan University
  • Consultant to Michigan Macromolecular Institute

Honors & Publications

Honors

  • 2005 - Nominated (Cambridge) for International Scientist of the Year Award
  • 2004 - Invited Keynote speaker for ACS "Chemistry in Industry Conference"
  • 2001 - Awarded Fellow National American Chemical Society (ACS) PMSE
  • 2001 - Received "Salutes to Excellence" award by American Chemical Society
  • 1999 - 2002 - Industrial Advisor to Executive Board of National ACS POLY Div.
  • 1995 - Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Sciences Award by ACS
  • 1996 - Present - Member National ACS POLY Division Program Committee
  • Member Editorial Advisory Board - Designed Monomers and Polymers Journal

Publications and Patents

  • 102 publications. A complete list furnished upon request
  • Presented 20 papers at national and local professional society meetings
  • Presented lectures at several universities and colleges
  • 65 Issued United States Patents
  • 100 Publications including 5 encyclopedia articles and 8 book chapters
  • Author/Editor of book "Modern Styrene Polymers," Wiley 2003

Education

  • Ph.D. ,Organic Chemistry, Michigan State University
  • B.A., Chemistry, Olivet College, Olivet, MI
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