Biocides, Antimicrobials and Biodeterioration Expert

Technical Consultant #1797


Expertise

  • Research and technical sales microbiologist in the areas of biocides, antimicrobials and biodeterioration of materials.
  • Expertise in the preservative efficacy testing, antimicrobial evaluations for dry surfaces and coatings, bacterial, fungal and algal isolation and identifications.
  • Worked on research and development projects for successful introduction of products for antibacterial, antifungal and anti-algal properties.
  • Expertise in all areas of microbiology including aseptic techniques, bacterial, fungal and algal isolation, growth and identifications, microbial limit testing, bioburden, test methods such as preservative efficacy testing of biocides and antimicrobial testing of dry coatings and hygienic surfaces.
  • Effective trainer in-person as well as web-seminars for technical, non-technical and manufacturing plant personnel on topics of biodeterioration and plant quality assurance and other varied topics such as test methods, mold and mildew and algal problems and their control etc.
  • Technical leader supporting product stewardship and regulatory for successful registration of products with EPA, PMRA and in California.
  • Extensive microbiological (and related) standardized test method capabilities, as well as new and custom test method development in various application areas.
  • Development, coordination, support and implementation of new product R&D, global product registration (FIFRA, EPA, CTFA, FDA, BPR, etc.; US, Europe, Asia), new product marketing materials and introduction.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Founder and President, 2009 - Present

  • Assembled a unique group of experts studying, researching, and working on biological and chemical systems in areas including botany, mycology (fungi), phycology (algae), microbiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology. Application area expertise includes both technical and business aspects of various biocides and antimicrobials applications including paints and coatings, lubricants, inks, ink-jet, wood, paper, plastics, cosmetics, consumer products, toys, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
  • Extensive expert service in various capacities for independent testing (antimicrobial, bacterial, fungal, algal, sanitization, kill rate, endotoxin, eco-toxicity, biodegradation), new product development, formulation optimization, and registration support.
  • Specific client projects have involved most all kinds of microbiological testing and consulting services including (but not limited to): microbial limit, preservative efficacy, contamination mitigation and recovery, consumer product, antimicrobial, bacterial endotoxin, environmental impact, regulatory compliance, plant housekeeping, and PCR technology for molecular diagnostic applications.
  • Independent expertise for remediation, indoor air quality, expert witness, identification of contaminants and sources, plant audits, raw material and finished goods qualification.

Rohm and Haas Company, (DOW) Spring House, PA, Group Leader Biocides, 1995 - 2009

  • Managed technical and sales service biocides programs, projects and lead group of scientists for successful product development and over 200 sales and technical projects over years and achieved significant sales and growth.
  • Resourceful in the company globally and motivated others in the achievement of their goals, emphasizing team work and cross functional collaborations.
  • Served as a 'go to' person for trouble shooting on many microbial problems and issues within the company and in the industry.
  • Published several technical papers and featured articles in the coatings industry.
  • Delivered over 50 technical trainings and presentations to customers globally including web seminars on varied microbiological topics of their interest.
  • Supported product registrations and stewardship and regulatory team for successful registration of products with EPA and in California.
  • Played a key technical role in obtaining EPA registration of approximately 10 products.

Huls America, Piscataway, NJ, Sr. Microbiologist, 1992 - 1995

  • Actively conducted research discovery and screening of biocides for paints and coatings application. Promoted products to customers and trained sales and marketing forces.

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Post-Doctorate, 1983 - 1991

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Microbiology with several papers in peer reviewed journals like J Bacteriology on bacterial survival, cyst formations and isolation of antifungal compounds from bacteria antagonistic to plant pathogens.
  • Improve turf grass production through biological control of fungal pathogens of golf courses. Patented a Bacillus licheniformis strain producing antifungal agents and uses.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Post Doctorate Research, Microbiology, Rutgers University, USA

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
  • International Biodeterioration Research Group (IBRG), nominated in the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for the sub-group on the efficacy of biocides and antimicrobials to treat articles.
  • ASTM Method development projects and round-robin tests, a volunteer for the project.
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiological Forum's on-line Q&A, subscribe and contributor.

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of national and international peer reviewed journals and magazines, training modules, technical conferences, and symposiums.
  • Published several technical papers and featured articles in the coatings industry.
  • One U.S. patent.

Education

  • Ph.D. Degree, Microbiology, Bombay University, India
  • M.S. Degree, Botany (Mycology/Plant Pathology), Sagar University, India
  • B.S. Degree, Botany/Zoology/Chemistry, Delhi University, India
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