Packaging Films and Composite Materials Technical Consultant

Technical Consultant #1251


Expertise

  • Sterile packaging, design, production and testing of medical devices.
  • Microbial film barrier of porous materials.
  • Electronic printed circuit board production and assembly.
  • Electronic PCB failure analysis and process troubleshooting.
  • Organic matrix composite material production and troubleshooting.
  • Injection molding of thermoset and thermoplastic resins.
  • Compounding of high performance elastomeric resins.
  • Material selection/optimization for harsh environments.

Experience

Independent Consultant

DuPont Compnay

Technical Marketing Associate, DuPont Tyvek® Medical Packaging

  • Chaired the adoption of several ASTM test methods and guides.
  • Provided guidance to customers in the creation of new self-adhesive film structures, FDA qualification of new medical devices, package design for sterility assurance, and test method development.
  • Developed and patented an internationally recognized physical test method for accurately measuring the microbial barrier of porous sterile packaging materials.
  • Developed an FDA approved protocol for transferring the global medical packaging market from Tyvek® 1073B to material from the new production lines.

Sr. Assistant to Operations, DuPont Advanced Composites

  • Developed tooling and improved processes for the manufacture of flight hardware for Hughes Aircraft telecommunication satellites.
  • Performed data analysis and designed experiments to better understand the interaction between process conditions and the quality of the final product.

Sr. Technical Representative, DuPont Photo Systems and Electronics Department

  • Primary technical advisor to customers building and assembling printed circuit boards, including photo chemistry, metal finishing, and high temperature adhesive systems. Typical problems encountered included corrosion, adhesion failure, contamination, and machine design.

Field service representative: Elastomers Division, DuPont

  • Solved customers' manufacturing problems, instructed them in the techniques needed to avoid future problems, and supported new product development with Nordel® and Viton® polymer systems.
  • Areas of involvement included compound formulation, and paint and adhesion system development troubleshooting in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Honors & Publications

Patented internationally recognized physical test method for accurately measuring the microbial barrier of porous sterile packaging materials


Education

B.S., Chemistry, University of Delaware, 1967

Graduate work at University of New Hampshire and University of Utah

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