Chemical Engineer Consultant: Expert in Polymer Rheology and Polymer Processing

Technical Consultant #1449


Expertise

  • Polymer rheology, food rheology, polymer and food processing.
  • Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics.
  • Triobolgy, general modeling and numerical simulation of processes involving transport phenomena.
  • Processing aids in plastic extrusion, paste extrusion and plasticized polymers.
  • Specific rheology work with fluoroelastomers, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), thermoplastic fluoropolymers and polyolefins, such as polyethylene, UHMWPE, polypropylene and metallocene olefin polymers.
  • Processing and rheology of PET, PVC and PEEK resin systems.
  • Experienced with rheology issues with different plastic forming techniques: Extrusion, co-extrusion, blow molding, film blowing, injection molding, from extrusion and profile extrusion.

Experience

Professor, 1991 - Present

  • Research in polymer rheology, polymer processing, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics.
  • Consultant for polymer/plastics Industry solving practical problems.
  • Patent litigation support and expert witness.
  • Short courses for polymer industry and polymer processing.

University of British Columbia, Research and External Affairs, Assistant Dean, 2003 - 2007

  • External affairs for the Faculty of Applied Science.
  • Research Activities for the Faculty of Applied Science.
  • Industry Liaison for the Faculty of Applied Science.

University of Toronto and McGill, University Graduate Student, 1997 - 2001

Ministry of Defense, Officer, Hellas, Greece, 1984 - 1997

  • Storage and preservation of lubricants for the Greek Army.
  • Storage and preservation of fuels and gases.
  • Responsible for Training of New Soldiers and Officers.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) - Members of the Publication Committee
  • Past President of the Canadian Society of Rheology and Executive member
  • Society of Rheology
  • Polymer Processing Society
  • Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers
  • Society of Plastics Engineer's, member
  • Secretary and Executive Member of the Hellenic Society of Rheology

Patents and Publications

  • Five patents.
  • Many publications and presentations. Full list provide upon request.

Education

  • PhD., Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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