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Ph.D. Medical Product Development, Production and Academic Expert (Areas: Thermoplastics, Hydrogel, Water Soluble Films, Latex, & Adhesives)

Technical Consultant #2568


Expertise

Summary 

Chief Technologist with the successful execution of production and operational teams in business and academic environments. Developed materials and products for B2B industrial companies, in plastics and life sciences industries. Deploying over 15 years of experience in processing plastics, chemicals, and downstream products including films and medical devices.  Author, composing and presenting, scientific papers, grant applications, Patent Inventor, and patent briefings.  A qualified auditor to ISO 9001:2015.

  • Thermoplastic recycled PET, PE
  • Glycolysis of recycled PE, Water bottle
  • Polyol chemistry
  • Thermoplastic starch and biopolymers
  • Waterborne coatings
  • Hydrogel
  • Water-soluble films
  • Extrusion, Blown film
  • Flexible packaging
  • Quality management system ISO 9001-2015
  • Melt processing
  • Latex chemistry
  • Adhesive and adhesion
  • Coatings, paper, textile
  • Customer support
  • Business Development role customers to retain and grow business.
  • Project management
  • Grant writing
  • Intellectual Properties (IP), and IP technology.
  • Developed ASTM-based test method, to improve the quality control system.

Expert Witness Experience 

Subject Matters

  • Expert for process development of recycled PET to BHET monomers.
  • Development of Polyols for rigid and flexible foam application from recycled PET formulation.
  • Formulation development of polyols with 4,4?-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) for rigid and flexible foam.
  • Formulation development of pre-mix MDI for rigid and flexible foam.
  • Formulation development of Polyols with OHV value from 2.0- 4.5 for rigid and flexible foam.
  • Expert witness in biopolymer and flexible packaging.

Experience

Independent Scientific Contractor, 2020 - Present            

B.H.C. Inc., U.S.A. Scientific Advisor, 2020 - Present

  • Polyethylene plastic pipe extrusion and standards.
  • Expert in plastic blown film design, in flexible packaging for food applications.

Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada, 2013 - 2020

Chief of Technology and Innovation

  • Optimized operational laboratory functions, prioritized research projects.
  • Managed lab technicians and recruited scientific consultants to increase research capacity.
  • Obtained successful research grant funding and tax credits worth more than $100K.
  • New product development, including fire-retardant, smokeless and impermeable polyurethane foam for furniture cushion applications.
  • Business Development role with TRCC customers to retain and grow business.
  • Wrote four successful grant applications, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Solmax, Varennes, Canada, Technology Development Project Leader, 2011 - 2013

  • Responsible for product improvement of polyethylene (PE) for geomembranes.
  • Solved key supplier quality issues resulting in improved raw material and a credit of $250K.
  • Sourced new resin, resulting in product improvement and cost savings of over $100K annually.
  • Wrote three successful grant applications, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), totaling $150K
  • Developed ASTM-based test method, to improve the quality control system.

Labplas Inc., Ste Julie, Canada, Scientific Project Leader, 2008 - 2010                                                                            

  • Developed 100% impermeable stand-up barrier bag.
  • Developed a heat-resistant retention kit for the testing of hot liquids.
  • Project leader for formulation development of biodegradable memory tape funded by National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP); patent filed for biodegradable sampling bag valued at $40K.

Labopharm Inc. Scientific Advisor and Project Leader, 2006 - 2008                             

  • Developed fast-dissolving film for delivery of water-soluble drugs via water retaining starch derivatives.        

Polymer Film Inc, Senior Formulation Scientist, 2005 - 2006 

  • Developed fast-dissolving film for delivery of water-soluble nutraceuticals.

Corium Technology Group, Product Development & Project Leader, 2000 - 2002                                                 

  • Development of a new family of medications for transdermal delivery.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Expert witness in biopolymer and flexible packaging
  • Expert for process development of recycled PET to BHET monomers

Languages 

  • English, French (Speaking fluent, conversation, writing,)
  • Nationality: Canadian and U.S. (Dual)

Publications

 Author, (Co-Author) for peer-reviewed journals, educational and medical, subject areas: 

  • Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Skin Contact Adhesives
  • Polysaccharides with Water
  • Co-polymer,(Polymer Blends) Systems
  • Natural/Syndiotactic Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) Blends
  • Biodegradation of Natural/Syndiotactic Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) Blends
  • Degradation of Starch Films

 Patents

Inventor of numerous patents in the following areas:

  • Medical products
  • Wound products
  • Hydrogels
  • Anesthetic delivery systems

Education

  • Ph.D.  Science and Plastic Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
  • M.S.    Polymer Science, University of North Carolina State, Raleigh, NC     
  • B.S.    Chemistry, University of North Carolina State, Raleigh, NC 
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