Polymer and Plastic Blends, Additives and Compounding Consultant

Technical Consultant #1640


Expertise

  • Polymer modification specializing in thermoplastics including all engineering resins and some thermosetting resins.
  • Polymer product development, particularity for reinforced thermoplastic systems and polymer blends.
  • Polymer blends and alloys technology and formulations.
  • PVC formulations and property modification and optimization with additives.
  • Polymer rheology.
  • Polymer processing, particulars extrusion and injection molding.
  • Polymer analysis and characterization.
  • Polymer composites.
  • Plastic and polymer impact resistance; technology of improving fracture and toughening of polymers.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

Rohm and Haas Company, Spring House, PA, 1988- 2009

  • Research Fellow/Distinguished Scientist, Plastics Additives Research, Packaging and Building Materials, 1995 - 2009
  • Senior Scientist, Modifiers Research Department, 1988 - 1995

Responsibilities

  • Developed new additives for plastics.
  • Provided technical service support for plastic modifier product line.
  • Trained new scientists, managers and mentored scientists and technicians.
  • Coordinated inter-business polymer processing groups to promote technological cross-fertilization and solve specific technical problems.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Led a group in the development of a new commercial additive for PVC with projected sales of over $15 million.
  • Provided guidance and technical insight into additive application in engineering resins and various technical service activities globally, especially in Latin America.
  • Advised and partnered with a team to successfully resolve a lawsuit, saving over 1 million Euros in fines.
  • Coached incoming Ph.D. senior scientists to further their expertise in plastic research and development.
  • Invited lecturer both at domestic and international meetings.
  • Author or co-author of several papers and book chapters.
  • Awarded several patents in the plastics additives area.
  • Received two alpha grants and one Innovation grant.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Plastics Engineers
  • American Translators Association

Credentials

  • Fully bilingual English-Spanish

Publications

  • 12 Patents granted (others pending).
  • Participation in various congresses and symposia as lecturer (key-note speaker at symposia).
  • 59 Publications in the open literature (including 27 refereed articles and 5 book chapters).
  • Co-editor of two scientific books.
  • 1 Textbook (Chemistry) Translated.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas Austin, TX
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas Austin, TX
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico
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