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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
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