Membrane Systems, Membrane Transport and Silicone Polymer Expert: Chemical Engineer Consultant:

Technical Consultant #1305


Expertise

  • Synthesis of silicone polymers.
  • Gas permeation in polymers and liquids.
  • Facilitated transport in membranes and fluid separation.
  • Immobilized liquid membranes and development on ultra-thin polymeric membranes.
  • Membrane based water softening.
  • Membrane oxygen enrichment systems.
  • Methylchlorosilane catalysis and the production of chlorosilanes.
  • Technology and production of ceramic metal halide lamps.
  • Refrigerator foam insulation materials and systems.
  • Optimizing performance of polyurethane foam insulation.
  • Reverse osmosis water purification systems.
  • Nuclear fuel fabrication.

Experience

Independent Consultant 2000 - Present

General Electric Corporation 1965 - 2000

  • 1996 - 2000: Technical leader of a team that made a major advance in the synthesis of silicone polymers. Last three years at GE devoted to involvement in successful effort to develop a manufacturing process to produce a ceramic metal halide lamp.
  • 1990 - 1995: Worked on understanding and improving the performance of polyurethane foam insulation, and on solving problems associated with the elimination of chlorofluorocarbons as foam blowing agents.
  • 1980's: Catalysis work provided new understanding of, and a much-improved catalyst for, the chemical reaction that is at the heart of the silicone polymer industry.
  • 1965 - 1976: Worked full time in the area of membrane gas separations. In subsequent years he worked part time with GE and other colleagues on membranes. Did pioneering work on facilitated transport in immobilized liquid membranes, and on ultra-thin polymeric membranes. The latter resulted in a medical oxygen enrichment appliance.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois
  • B.S.Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
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