Chemical Engineer Consultant in Polymer Processing

Technical Consultant #558


Expertise

  • 40 years' experience in thermoplastic processing.
  • Thermoforming, particularly thin-gauge sections and packaging materials.
  • Thermoplastic foam extrusion, particularly polystyrene (PS), polyethylene (PE, LDPE, HDPE) , propylene (PP) , polyvinyl chloride (PVC)and polyester resins (PET).
  • Rotational molding technology and thermoforming in major appliance areas such as refrigerator liners
  • Plastic powder technologies including powder coating of composites.
  • In-plant technical seminars in thermoforming, foam and powder processing
  • Heat transfer technology as applied to plastics processing.
  • Rheological characteristics of thermoplastics in processing.
  • Litigation and expert witness related to patent issues.

Experience

1985 - Present Independent Consultant

  • Specializing in advanced polymer processing and plastics technology transfer - thermoforming, foam processing.
  • Appeared as expert witness in several patent infringement cases dealing with foams and thermoformed parts.
  • Attorney consultant on product and process litigations.

1989 - 1992 B. F. Goodrich Co., Geon Vinyl Division

R&D Fellow, Plastics Technology Group

  • Blow molding, new twin-sheet thermoforming processes.

1986 - 1989 University of Akron, Akron, OH

Professor, Center for Polymer Engineering

1988 - 1989 NASA Langley, Hampton, VA, ASEE Summer Research Fellow, Materials Division.

  • Development of solventless prepregging process.

1975 - 1985 Amoco Chemical Corp., Naperville, IL

1973 - 1975 Beloit Corporation, Beloit, WI, Director, Plastics Research, Paper Machinery Division

1972 - 1973 University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Energetics Department, College of Applied Science and Engineering

Honors & Publications

Honors

  • American Men and Women of Science
  • Who's Who in Technology Today
  • International Who's Who in Technology
  • Fellow, Society of Plastics Engineers, 1986
  • Fellow, Plastics and Rubber Institute, 1981
  • Service Award, Engineering Properties and Structures Division, Society of Plastics Engineers, 1982
  • Best Paper Award, Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division, Society of Plastics Engineers, 1982

Books

  • Author of 5 books on polymer process engineereing, lthermoforming, thermoplastic foams and polymer engineering.

Education

  • B.S. Case Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering (Honors)
  • M.S. University of Delaware, Chemical Engineering
  • Ph.D. University of Delaware, Chemical Engineering
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