Lubricant Additives Consultant: Lubricant Formulation, Manufacture and Testing

Technical Consultant #1994


Expertise

  • Lubricant formulation development for requirements in gasoline, diesel, alternative fuels and advanced power plants.
  • Specialized in advanced crankcase lubricant applications with over 34 years' experience.
  • Qualifying tests, performance, and lubricant specifications from working with lubricant industry leaders, OEMs, (Original Equipment Manufacturer) industry groups (ASTM, SAE), lubricant marketers and lubricant additive suppliers.
  • Development of lubricants for reduced fuel consumption, two-stroke, and stationery natural gas engines.
  • Clear communication and education of lubricant technology to mechanical engineers, enabling participation in the development process.
  • Fundamental understanding of engine designs and critical variables involved in testing lubricant properties to meet field needs.
  • Wear, alternative fuels, emissions, and fuel economy and the role of lubricants in achieving optimum performance.
  • Clear and concise summary reports on technical matters.
  • Familiar with statistical methods used to optimize multiple variables.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2004 - Present

  • Consult with diesel OEM supplier on lubricant hardware interactions.
  • Consult with lubricant supplier on formulations with recently developed crankcase engine oil additives.
  • Given overview presentations on crankcase oil formulations requirements and ways lubricants are formulated to meet requirements.

Lubrizol Corp., Wickliffe, OH, Research Chemist and Principal Research Scientist, 1970 - 2004

  • Formulated lubricants to meet OEM conventional passenger car and HD diesel requirements.
  • Formulated lubricants to meet conventional 2-stroke engine requirements.
  • Headed diverse projects aimed at meeting the unique requirements imposed by alternative engine designs, alternative fuels, and OEM supplier components.
  • Involved in committees comprised of representatives from oil companies, additive suppliers, OEMs set up to establish performance requirements for crankcase engine oils.
  • Projects for advanced power plant technologies included lubricants for rotary engines, low-emissions two-stroke engines, alternatively-fueled passenger car and diesel engines.
  • Provided technology transfer to Lubrizol India Ltd., visiting the country three times for technology training.
  • As a result of synthesis research, became involved in the formulation and testing of lubricant additives, then promoted to the position of Principal Research Scientist.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Elected Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers in recognition of contributions to engine technology through lubricant formulation.
  • Elected to the Lubrizol technical ladder in recognition of ability to manage projects and the development of formulations to meet emerging technologies.

Awards

  • Awarded Outstanding Chemist of the year by the Northeastern Ohio Section of the American Chemical Society.
  • Chair of the Emerging Technology Committee Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
  • Awarded Outstanding Member of the Cleveland Section of the SAE and elected as SAE fellow.
  • Visionary Award of the Cleveland Technical Societies Council.

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of over 19 publications in scientific papers, handbooks, and an entry in the encyclopedia for polymer science and engineering.
  • Numerous presentations globally to OEMs and OEM suppliers on lubrication issues.
  • 15 issued patents and others pending.

Education

  • M.S. Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • B.A. Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH
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