EXPERIENCE • R&D: Over 40 years of industrial Research and Development and Project Management experience. Additionally a Past Chair of the Chemical Consultants Network ( Chemconsultants.org), a registered consultant with CECON , YourEncore.com , and is an Innocentive.com ,Idea Connection.com and Ninesigma.com multiple awardee. • Polymer Science: Considerable experience in a wide range of areas related to polymer science. Examples include condensation polymerization and the synthesis of condensation polymers, emulsion polymers, metathesis polymerization, reaction injection molding, transport processes such as diffusion in polymers, dyeing of polymers, ion exchange processes in polymers and adsorption onto polymers, water soluble polymers, surface modification of polymers, the melt rheology and die swell of polymers and polymer properties in general. • Surface Science: Particularly knowledgeable in the areas of surface modification and surface oxidation, surfactants, wetting phenomena, adsorption, adhesion, emulsions and emulsification, latices and latex chemistry as well as corona discharge and flame treatment effects on polymer surfaces. • Fibers and Films: Considerable experience in the chemistry of fibers and films including fiber manufacture, fiber spinning including die design and threadline extensional rheology, mathematical modeling of the spinning process as well as in oriented films, polyolefin films, polypropylene films, coated films and the modification of film properties such as wetting, slip (coefficient of friction) and barrier properties including oxygen barrier, moisture barrier and aroma barrier. • IP &Expert Witness: Skilled in literature and patent searches. Can provide targeted information in areas such as prior art, process and product research, market research and the like as well as acting as an expert witness. Especially skilled as technical resource in preparing for discovery and depositions and has participated in patent oppositions and defense both in the US and Europe. Recent experience as an Expert Witness in two cases. OPEN INNOVATION: Listed as a “Top Solver” with Innocentive.com. Awards in diverse areas such as: Ultra-fast Moisture Absorbing/Desorbing Materials , Engineered Surfaces, Materials and Coatings for Aircraft Drag Reduction , , Surface Modified Microcapsules for Better Adhesion , Modeling Fragrance Molecule Migration Through Polymer Barriers , Incomplete Release of Active Ingredient , Low Surface Energy Particles for Reduction of Friction and Intravenous Sustained Release Drug Delivery Technology . And, with Idea Connection.com: Ingredient Retention in Whole Meat Systems, Approaches or Technologies to Reduce the Lung Irritancy of an Aerosol containing Solid Particles, Bulk Storage and Transfer Apparatus for Viscous Fluids like Grease, Measuring Chemical Concentration by LC-MS Without Characterized Reference Standards.