Ph.D. Acrylic Polymer Synthesis Consultant

Technical Consultant #2291


Expertise

  • Acrylic polymer technology synthesis and technology.
  • Development of acrylic polymer products for automotive and medical device markets.
  • Smart polymers and optical control film.
  • High heat acrylic polymers.
  • Licensed U.S. Patent Agent specific to chemistry; organic chemistry, small molecules, polymers, plastics, medical devices, membrane filter contactors, and UV (Ultra Violet) curable nail gels.
  • Patent portfolio planning and management: trademarks and copyrights.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Patent Agent Consultant, 2009 - Present

  • Provided patent support to all technical projects.
  • Patent writing, prosecution, and prior art searching.
  • Identified prior art in regards to potential products and recommended trademarks as fallback.
  • Provided technical input in concert with patentability issues.

SIO2 Medical Products, Norristown, PA, Corporate Patent Agent, 2014 - 2015

  • IP support for technical companies.
  • Provided patent support to all technical projects
  • Routinely carried out international and USPTO prosecution and prior art searching.
  • Have written and filed multiple provisional patent applications.
  • Provided chemistry technical input in concert with patentability issues.

Amonix Corporation, Seal Beach, CA, Polymer, Consultant, 2011

  • Provided technical support in regards to Amonix solar CPV cells.
  • Established polymer specifications.
  • Recommended future modifications of CPV cells.

Keystone Industries, Inc, Cherry Hill, NJ, Patent Agent Consultant, 2010 - 2011

  • Patent writing, mapping and searching.
  • Composed and filed utility patent applications.
  • Searched prior art and issued statements of patentability on various projects.
  • Provided technical input in concert with patentability issues.

Arkema Incorporated, King of Prussia, PA, 1998 - 2008

Senior Research Scientist - Plastics Research and Development

  • Conducted research and development towards new acrylic polymer products and provided patent support to the Altuglas/Plexiglas™ Research and Development group and technical insight to the Arkema intellectual property department.
  • Provided timely patent and intellectual property support to the Plexiglas business: Composed new patent applications with patent attorneys and other scientists.
  • Invented a novel acrylic polymer surface product that generated nearly $1 million in profit for the first two years and then grew to $2 million a year thereafter.
  • Invented a breakthrough transparent medical grade polymer for use in medical devices with sales of $2 million a year.
  • Developed a unique high gloss jet-black polymer that is currently used in automotive trim, product generated 2 million pounds a year in new business.
  • Engineered a new acrylic product and tie-layer system that adheres to polyolefin with high potential volume (target of 4 million pounds per year was reached).
  • Provided technical support and consulting for sales and marketing, production plants, and regulatory affairs. One project resulted in a savings of $ 250K in the Altuglas Louisville plant by developing a new cost effective colorant formulation. Another project resulted in the use of lower cost UV absorbers and a savings of around $1 million per year.
  • Routinely mentored new technical professionals.
  • Was an integral part of a team that worked on a number of new key project platforms, including smart polymers (that respond differently to changes in temperature), and optical control film (that block specific wavelengths of light).

Rohm and Haas Company, Bristol and Bridesburg, PA, 1983 - 1998

Research Scientist - Plastics Research and Development, 1995 - 1998

  • Provided patent and literature support for the Plexiglas Research and Development division and conducted research and development towards new polymer products.
  • Led multiple task forces and multi-functional worldwide teams.
  • Contributed technical expertise towards new product development. Key highlights were the invention of a new high flow matte surface products for Asia and Europe that generated around 500K per year of business, and an improved high gloss and low haze black sheet formulation for an insect shield application for automobiles that generated over 250K of new product volume.
  • Key synthesis scientist and technology expert in acrylic polymer technology.

Senior Plant Process Chemist in Agrochemicals, Philadelphia, PA, 1993 - 1995

  • Managed and helped design the Goal® herbicide plant's QC testing lab and consolidated various lab-testing functions into a smaller more efficient unit.
  • Applied knowledge as the plant chemistry expert to meet production schedules and improve product quality.
  • Established operator training and raw material testing protocols-eliminated non-value added tests and set-up new tests. Saved the company nearly $1 million a year through plant efficiencies.

Research Scientist, Imides Research and Development, Bristol, PA, 1983 - 1993

  • Contributed synthesis support expertise to the Imides Research Department that commercialized KAMAX® (high heat acrylic polymer) from the laboratory through research and development.
  • Generated multiple patents. Discovered ways to improve the high heat resistant acrylic polymer that led to multiple new grades of commercially successful products.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Licensed U.S. Patent Agent

Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of over 30 patents

Education

  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • M.A. Organic Chemistry, State University of New York At Buffalo, NY
  • B.A. Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, NY
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