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, 2009 - Present

  • Inventor working in various projects.
  • Developing intellectual property for new technology involving polymers and biomaterials.
  • Plastics formulation.
  • Polymer processing.
  • Impact modification.
  • Product development both in thermoplastics and thermosets.
  • Polymers and plastics analysis.
  • Development of polymer blends and alloys.

Dow Chemical Company, Spring House and Collegeville, PA, 2013 - 2017

Senior Scientist

  • Design, implementation and technical support of modifiers for engineering plastics and PVC, as well as PVC formulation.
  • Drove the development of a commercial nylon modifier.
  • Developed a special modifier package for rigid PVC
  • Led a group in the development of a new commercial additive for PVC that is currently the top-selling impact additive for the business

Rohm and Haas Company, Spring House, PA, 1988 - 2017

Positions

  • Research Fellow/Distinguished Scientist, Plastics Additives Research Department, 2013 - 2017
  • Research Fellow/Distinguished Scientist, Packaging and Building Materials, 1995 - 2009
  • Senior Scientist, Modifiers Research Department, 1988 - 1995

Responsibilities

  • Developed new additives for plastics.
  • Provided technical service support.
  • Trained new scientists, managers and mentored scientists and technicians.
  • Coordinated inter-business group meetings and processes to promote technological cross-fertilization and solve specific technical problems.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Drove the development of a commercial nylon modifier.
  • Developed a special modifier package for rigid PVC
  • Led a group in the development of a new commercial additive for PVC that is currently the top-selling impact additive for the business.
  • 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 against the company, saving over 1 million Euros in fines.
  • Coached incoming Ph.D. senior scientists to further their expertise in product 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.

Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan,/b>, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 1980 - 1988

Director, Chemistry Division

  • Helped found the institute and built up a group to carry out applied research on locally available natural resources.
  • Led two departments consisting of over 20 scientists to pursue two major sustainable development areas: steroidal principles and natural fibers and polymers.

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico, 1979 - 1980

  • Professor

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Plastics Engineers

Languages

  • Fully bilingual English-Spanish

Publications

  • 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.

Patents

  • 19 Patents granted (others pending).

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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