Polyurethane Chemistry, Formulation and Production: Polyurethane Expert Witness

Technical Consultant #1288


Expertise

  • Formulation development of polyurethane products for automotive, space, medical, agricultural, construction, and other applications.
  • Scale-up of polyurethane formulations and products.
  • Synthesis of NCO-prepolymers and quasi-prepolymers for elastomers, binders, sealants.
  • Polyurethane elastomers: Cast elastomers, one-shot elastomers, spray elastomers, clear elastomers.
  • Evaluation of new and novel polyurethane raw material in polyurethane applications.
  • Synthesis of polyether polyols for rigid and flexible foams, elastomers, spray foams.
  • Structure-property relationship of polyurethane materials.
  • Kinetics and catalysis of isocyanate reactions.
  • Heat resistant polyurethane products.
  • Production of polyols, polyurethane systems, and polyurethane pre-polymers.
  • Recycling of polyurethanes, including glycolysis.
  • Patent strategy development and patent writing.
  • Expert assistance in litigation.

Experience

  • President and Founder, a polymer firm, 2001-present, consulting and contract R&D laboratory specializing in polyurethanes synthesis, materials, and application development
  • Research Professor, Polymer Institute, University of Detroit Mercy, 1998-2001, contract research projects for U.S. and foreign companies
  • Vice President for Research and Science, University of Tuzla, Bosnia, 1987-1988
  • Adjunct Professor, Chemical Technology, University of Tuzla, Bosnia, 1980-1988
  • Manager of R&D Department and Executive Research Advisor of Management Board, SODASO, Polyurethane Chemistry, Bosnia, 1977-1988, development of polyether polyols and polyurethane systems
  • Director of industrial research project funded by the United Nations, 1983-1986
  • Senior Research Engineer, ENERGOINVEST Oil Refinery, Bosnia, 1975-1977

Honors & Publications

  • Publications: 90 technical articles, papers, book chapters, conference proceedings ~Patents: 18 U.S. patents and pending applications
  • Professional organizations: American Chemical Society, Society of Plastics Engineers, Croatian Academy of Science and Art
  • Organizer of International School of Polyurethanes, Bosnia.
  • Award, industrial innovations in the field of polymeric materials, Society of Plastics and Rubber Engineers, Croatia
  • Award, best project in Recycling and Waste Management, Michigan Materials and Processing Institute
  • Award, Best Manufacturing Technology, Automotive and Transportation Interiors

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia
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