Chemical Consultant Specializing in Experimental Design, Experimental Strategy and Statistical Analysis of Data

Technical Consultant #1710


Expertise

  • Expert at solving difficult experimental and process problems in the chemical, materials and process industries.
  • Strategies and tactics for efficient experimentation in chemical and materials sciences.
  • Use of advanced methodologies in high throughput and combinatorial experimentation and resulting data analysis.
  • Application of applied statistical methods to optimize the quality of experimental, manufacturing, or business processes.
  • Analysis of data obtained from experimental, manufacturing, or business processes using advanced statistical and graphical methods.
  • Instruction and training in the use of applied statistical methods, specifically designed experiments.
  • Application of all these methods to engineering plastics.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Owner, 2008 - Present

Projects

  • Dow Corning: Planned statistically based experimental strategy for high-throughput experiments, analyzed complex data sets using statistical and graphical methods, and advised on experimentation for patent strategy (9 projects over 5 years).
  • Valspar: Advised on a large, long-term chemical platform development project.
  • Columbia Forest Products: Planned and analyzed experiments for optimization of bio-based plywood glue (now in production as PureBond™).
  • BP and Nomacorc: Taught Design of Experiments (DOE) classes and advised on non-standard DOE experiments.

ProtoLife Inc., Venice, Italy, Director, High - Throughput Methods, 2007 - 2008

  • Application of leading-edge statistical tools for performing experiments in large and complex experimental spaces.
  • Marketing of ProtoLife's Predictive Design Technology in Europe and U.S.A.

General Electric Company, 1980 - 2006

GE Global Research, Niskayuna NY, Staff Scientist, 1998 - 2006

  • Program leader for combinatorial coatings program.
  • Combinatorial chemistry team leader for experimental strategy, experimental design, data handling, and data interpretation.

GE Plastics, Pittsfield MA, 1980 - 1998

Global Curriculum Development Leader

  • Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and advanced tools course development.
  • GE certified instructor in Six Sigma and DFSS training.

Principal Scientist

  • Six Sigma Black Belt.
  • Leader of the Design of Experiments program.
  • Experimental design and experimental strategy for process development and optimization.
  • Process development chemist (monomer and polymer process development).

Union Carbide Corporation, South Charleston WV, Chemist, 1973 - 1979

  • Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol research and development.
  • Catalyst development and production.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Quality
  • Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Laboratory Robotics Interest Group
  • Chemical Consultants Network
  • Association for Laboratory Automation

Credentials

  • Six Sigma Black Belt and Instructor.

Publications and Patents

  • 47 Publications
  • One book published
  • Many presentations
  • 2 patents issued
  • GE Global Research 25 Patent Awards

Education

  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • B.A. Chemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
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