Organometallic Chemistry Consultant: Hydraulic Fracturing Stimulation Fluids

Technical Consultant #2056


  • Formulating and chemistry of hydraulic fracturing stimulation fluids.
  • Organometallic cross-linkers and catalysts.
  • Adhesion promoters.
  • Sol-gel technology.
  • Hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings.
  • Fluorinated surfactants.
  • Development and testing of coating systems.
  • Patent searching and analysis.
  • Root cause analysis.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Provided expert witness testimony on organosilicon chemistry: Deposition in a patent infringement case.


Undisclosed Company, President, Present

  • Assignments include managing the global technical service and intellectual property for a catalysts company.

Dorf Ketal Speciality Catalysts, LLC, Houston, TX, 2010 - 2014

Director of Applied Research and Development

  • Led and managed the research, development and technical service for the organometallic catalysts, cross-linkers and diamine chain extenders for growth in the oil, gas, ink, additives, polyester, polyol, and sealant markets.
  • Managed a group of four scientists at the corporate laboratories near Mumbai, India.
  • Developed new products using Stage & Gate, resulting in $955,000 in revenue.
  • Worked closely with manufacturing to improve existing products.
  • Inventor on three U.S. and India patent applications.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, DE, 1988 - 2010

Improvement Leader and Sourcing - Various Sites

  • Led corporate project teams in sourcing, resulting in $1.65 million cost savings in cost savings.

Senior Research Chemist - Fluoroproducts

  • Developed and commercialized easy clean, non-stick glass bakeware coatings, resulting in $2.5 million revenue.
  • Explored new technology for durable, environmentally-friendly cookware coating.
  • Conducted testing on residual surfactant levels in commercial cookware and published results to ensure their safety.
  • Led team to troubleshoot production line problems for a large international coatings customer leading to 75% less rejected parts.

Senior Chemist, Chemical Solutions Enterprise

  • Invented, developed and commercialized patented technology to protect stone and tile from staining, resulting in $3.5 million revenue, and which led to an acquisition that generated $50 million for the business.
  • Awarded the DuPont Marketing Excellence award for developing the stone and tile technology.
  • Developed technology to eliminate the yellow color that develops in polycarbonate automobile headlamps, generating $2 million of revenue.
  • Invented additives for fluorinated, easy-clean automotive coatings that allow repainting the vehicle if damaged.

Research Scientist, Central Research and Development

  • Invented and patented technology for "star gel" organosilanes that formed flexible inorganic/organic hybrid materials.
  • Invented and patented technology to make fluoropolymer nanocomposite coatings.
  • Developed new polycarbosilanes as binders for silicon carbide composites.
  • Invited speaker at three international and five U.S. conferences and workshops.

Developmental Chemist, Chemicals and Pigments

  • Worked in a team to develop a grade of titanium dioxide pigment for use in masterbatches.

Honors & Publications


  • Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
  • Postdoctoral Inorganic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Postdoctoral Inorganic Chemistry, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK,

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers


  • DuPont Marketing Excellence Award - Product Development

Publications and Patents

  • 22 publications in peer review journals.
  • 19 U.S. Patents.


  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • B.A. Chemistry, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
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