Agrochemical Expert for Formulation Development-Discovery : Herbicides, Insecticides and Fungicides

Technical Consultant #2287


Expertise

  • Agrochemical formulations development with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
  • Strong background in water soluble polymer chemistry and colloids.
  • Hands-on formulator with laboratory for preparative work.
  • Intensive experience with development process.
  • Physics of drop formation in spray drift control.
  • Improved small scale evaluation of discovery compounds.
  • Selection of surfactants, polymers, and colloidal material for formulations.
  • Evaluate rheology, surface activity and performance of adjuvants for spray application.
  • Broadcast, controlled release soil applications development
  • Vinyl and acrylic emulsions for aqueous coatings and pressure-sensitive adhesives
  • Spray drift control surfactants.

Discovery and Development

  • Stable polymers for tertiary oil recovery: identified methodology for oxygen elimination.
  • Bifunctional unsaturated isocyanate monomers (coatings).
  • Broadcast, controlled release soil applications development.
  • Melamine-based resins for industrial coatings and laminates.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2009 - Present

  • Assignments included advisory role in the development of formulations using a new technology applied to agricultural SC and DG formulations, staff training and laboratory work: products EPA registered

FMC Corporation, Senior Formulations technologist, 2005 - 2009

  • Responsible for Group developing varied agricultural chemical formulations.
  • Developed SC, EC CS and ME formulations for crop and specialty applications.
  • Developed novel herbicide and insecticide formulations; SC, WDG, ME, CS, OD, and EW types.
  • Worked closely with and developed improved processes and methodology for discovery compound evaluation.
  • Formulated and patented combination products of microcapsules and suspensions CS SC types.
  • Collaborated in development of novel technologies for nano-sized insecticide formulations.
  • Developed specialty products for broadcast, controlled release soil applications.

BASF Corp, (American Cyanamid), Lawrenceville, NJ, Research Fellow, 1989 - 2009

  • Responsible for Formulation development, improvement of discovery active ingredient evaluations, and improvement of application and efficacy.
  • Developed first microencapsulated product for Cyanamid, from concept to manufacture.
  • Served on the Spray Drift Control team. Wrote monograph on dynamic surface tension.
  • Conceived, developed, registered and patented new formulations; LC, SC, EC, CS types.
  • Developed and patented BASF's first microencapsulated product by interfacial polymerization.
  • Progressed the products through manufacturing and marketing..
  • Developed spray dried products; herbicidal and biological insecticide.
  • Investigated the rheology, surface activity and performance of adjuvants for spray application.
  • Presented and published novel work on physical chemistry of tank mix spray processes.
  • Served on the Spray Drift Task Force; collaborated with scientists in reports/papers.
  • Promoted from Principal Research Chemist to Research Fellow.
  • Received Scientific Achievement Award.

American Cyanamid Company, Chemical Research Division, Stamford, CT , 1982 - 1988

  • Developed bifunctional unsaturated isocyanate monomers for new coatings processes.
  • Patented and published the properties and utility of coatings.
  • Synthesized new polymers for wet-strength paper and paper sizing agents.

Cyanamid GB Ltd., Bradford, UK, 1971 - 1982

  • Synthesis and development of polyelectrolyte flocculants and dispersants
  • Studied the adsorption of charged polymers on mineral surfaces: selective flocculants.
  • Discovered stable polymers for tertiary oil recovery: identified methodology for oxygen elimination.

British Oxygen Chemicals, Chester-le-Street, UK, 1967 - 1971

  • Development of melamine-based resins for industrial coatings and laminates.
  • Vinyl and acrylic emulsions for aqueous coatings and pressure-sensitive adhesives.
  • Investigated various products developed from tall-oil resins.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Thesis: "The Effects of Dissolved Solids on the Flocculation of Clays by Polyelectrolytes," and, "The Thermal Decomposition of Acetaldehyde and Ethane"

Awards

  • Received Scientific Achievement - American Cyanamid

Publications and Patents

  • Published 29 scientific papers
  • Presented many papers at scientific meetings
  • Spray Drift Control Committee member: Author of Dynamic Surface Tension Report.
  • Published 26 patents and patent applications

Education

  • Ph.D. Applied Science, University of Newcastle, Tyne, United Kingdom
  • M.S. Gas Kinetics, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
  • B.S. Chemistry, (With Honors) University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
Save Resume #2287
to Contact Form?

You must first click "Yes" to save this resume

Submit Request

You have no Saved Resumes

Add resumes within our various Ares of Expertise by clicking "Add Resume(s)" below.

Add Resume(s)