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Fluoropolymer Coatings Expert for Industrial and Medical Devices

Technical Consultant #2035


Expertise

  • High performance fluoropolymer based coatings related generally to tribology, permeation, antifouling, electrostatic dissipation, coating application and process technologies.
  • Coatings for medical devices.
  • Coatings for oil and bitumen production and processing.
  • Cookware coatings.
  • Coating performance testing and evaluation.
  • Polymers, elastomers and plastics.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

  • Service clients in high performance fluoropolymer based coatings industries.
  • Oil industry clients, antifouling coatings (wax, asphaltene, bitumen, and scale), particularly for production tubing and heat exchangers, application and formulation.
  • Medical device coatings.
  • Coatings used in office automation machines, particularly the fuser rolls of copiers and laser printers.
  • Commercial food production, cooking and baking coatings.
  • Chemically harsh environments protective coatings.
  • Coatings for automotive applications.
  • Surface treatment coatings of extensions.

DuPont, Wilmington, DE, Senior Research Associate, 1978 - 2013

  • Product, processing and applications development with specific focus on coatings.
  • Developed customized high performance coating products for specific customer end uses that provided the performance expected.
  • Applications of coatings and development of the coating formulation in the The Teflon® Finishes Business.
  • Antifouling coatings; (wax, asphaltene, bitumen, scale etc.) in the oil industry, particularly for production tubing and heat exchangers, application and formulation.
  • This start-up business was known as StreaMax™ and this experience also applied to other industries.
  • Coatings used in medical devices such as Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI), catheter guide wires for the purpose for lubrication and antideposition properties.
  • Coatings used in office automation machines, particularly the fuser rolls of copiers and laser printers - dozens of specialized coating for all the major manufacturers in U.S.A., and Japan.
  • Coatings used in commercial food production, cooking and baking, particularly bread and buns.
  • Coatings used in chemically harsh environments such as chemical reactors.
  • Coatings for automotive applications such as fuel pumps, brake dampers, weld nuts and studs.
  • The extension of coatings technology to similar uses such as surface treatments.
  • Patents, writing claims, patent strategy, infringement, freedom to operate.
  • Organizing and leading large internal worldwide technical meetings.
  • Training and development of colleagues.

Honors & Publications


Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Member of the thesis committee and advisor of a chemical engineering graduate student at the University of Massachusetts- Lowell

Awards

  • DuPont Marketing Excellence Recognition Award - Commercialization of Teflon Coating for GlaxoWellcome.

Publications and Patents

  • Author of numerous books, chapters, and presentations.
  • Over 10 patents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • B.S. Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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