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Fluoropolymers Chemist - Coatings and Surfactants Development Consultant

Technical Consultant #2038


Expertise

  • Synthetic organic chemistry, organo-fluorine, polymer chemistry, hydroboration, reduction, hydrocyanation, and diazonium chemistry.
  • Fluorosurfactants, fluoroprotectants, fluoroalcohols, chemical processing of fluoroiodide through alcohol to finished products.
  • Development of emulsion fluoropolymers used for coating products for textiles, paper, stone and floor products.
  • Development of small molecule fluoro products such as surfactants for paints.
  • Product development from products downstream of TFE.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt with focus on chemical processing.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Legal assistance: Documentation and guidance in drug cases.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

  • Provide clients in developing new fluorochemical products specific.
  • Upscale and improve existing products.
  • Onsite training for various clients.

Undisclosed University, NJ, 1996 - Present

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2009 - Present

  • Organic and General Chemistry lecture series and laboratory programs designed for pre-med, chemistry, engineering, and biology students.
  • Supervised undergraduate research program at Chemistry Department and presented research findings as part of a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Poster Session.
  • Mentored students for acceptance into graduate, medical, and dental schools and permanent positions in industry.

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, 1996 - 2009

  • Organic Chemistry

DuPont, Deepwater, NJ, 1988 - 2013

Consultant, 2009 - 2013

  • Provide new chemistry, process, and scale up procedures on a large scale to DuPont.
  • Maintain an active role in guiding a team of Ph.D., Masters, and B.S. Chemists to maintain and improve current products at Chambers Works.
  • Establish direction for using outside companies to provide material for DuPont business.
  • Review current processes to provide a new chemical approach to improve productivity, green chemistry, and streamlining of work.

Sr. Research Chemist, 2001 - 2009

  • Mentored and taught chemical manufacturing to other principle investigators, chemists, and laboratory technicians.

Senior Scientist, 1993 - 2009

  • Provided guidance and technology direction in production and trouble shooting for more than 40 different commercial products. These products generate more than 2.2 million dollars revenue per year.
  • Developed and manufactured six new products for major chemical company of a commercial scale with 1 million dollar revenue per year.

Senior Information Scientist, 1993 - 2001

  • Responsible for documentation leading to patenting DuPont technology.
  • Provided in-depth literature and market analysis for DuPont Scientists.
  • Co-authored and published a chapter entitled "Information Retrieval" in the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology.

Research and Development Scientist, 1988 - 1993

  • Provided new chemistry and processes for fluorobenzene, aminonitriles, NuStar Fungicide, and chlorosilane.

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2007 - 2009

  • Instructor: General and Organic Chemistry lecture series designed for pre-med, chemistry, engineering, and biology students.

Salem Community College, Pennsville, NJ, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1992

  • Instructor: Analytical Chemistry course including both lecture and laboratory dealing with instrumentation such as gas chromatograph, HPLC, AA, IR, and NMR.

Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, Senior Chemist, 1983 - 1988

  • Provided new chemistry and processes for Dow's Chemical Agricultural Department. Synthesized the first Dow Chemical Optically Active Herbicide.

Purdue University, Department of Chemistry West Lafayette, IN, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1981 - 1983

  • Developed new reagents to convert carboxylic acids to the corresponding aldehydes.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society - ACS

Publications and Patents

  • Published eight original publications related to hydroboration, reduction, and organic synthesis in peer review journals.
  • Presented a poster at the MARM-American Chemical Society

Education

  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Drexel University, PA
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