Composite Materials Consultant: Organic Matrix, Fiber Reinforcement and Fiber Coatings

Technical Consultant #1502


Expertise

Scientific

  • Fiber, fiber coating, matrix material composite materials science and material science development.
  • Fiber surface chemical modification and characterization.
  • Epoxy, vinyl ester and urethane-based composite matrix materials.
  • Electrospinning of conductive / semi conductive nanofibers for composite materials.
  • Polymer chemistry and characterization of polyolefins and poly-B-lactams / polyamides materials.
  • Thermal analysis: Differential scanning calorimetry, TGA, DMA, TMA.
  • Experience in atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, single crystal X-ray and wide-angle X-ray powder diffraction techniques.
  • Organometallic chemistry and catalysis of early and late transition metals.
  • Modern spectroscopy techniques: Multinuclei NMR (Bruker 300-500, Varian-500, JEOL EX-90), IR (Perkin-Elmer FT spectrometer); UV-Vis.
  • Synthesis, structural and reactivity studies of organometallic complexes containing sulfur and nitrogen heterocyclic ligands.
  • Organometallic carborane chemistry.
  • Organic syntheses, including synthesis of chiral molecules and heterocycles.

Development

  • Composite materials and systems for vehicle and body armor.
  • E-glass, "Kevlar" and "Spectra" fiber sizing for composite manufacturing and property optimization.
  • Organic polymers, including polyefins, PMAA based polymers and polyamides.
  • Synthesis of Poly (B-peptides) for medicinal chemistry.
  • Ziegler-Natta olefin polymerization catalysis.
  • Mechanistic studies of organometallic catalysis for olefin and B-lactams polymerization, transamidation and amide metathesis.

Experience

Undisclosed University, Research Scientist, 2007 - Present

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Affiliated Research Scientist 2006 - 2008

University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Maryland and Baylor University

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Departments of Chemistry

Honors & Publications

Awards

  • George Soros student fellowship.
  • Presidential fellowship.
  • Award from "Empire Who's Who" for professional activity.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Chemical Society
  • Funded laboratory programs from Army Research laboratory (ARL) and Office of Naval Research (ONR).

Publications and patents

  • Over 50 publications.

Education

  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow State University, Russia
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