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Michael Michalczyk

Chelate Consulting, LLC

 

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First name
Michael
Last name
Michalczyk
Organization
Chelate Consulting, LLC
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Contact information

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Address
P.O. Box 141
City
Narberth
State or Province
Pennsylvania
Zip Code
19072
Country
United States
Phone
302-382-5909
 

Specialties and Services

Fields of Expertise
  • Catalysts
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Expert Witness
  • Literature and Patent Searches
  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Patents
  • Pigments and Inks
  • Polymers
  • Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Research and Development
  • Soaps and Surfactants
  • Synthesis
  • Technical
Other Fields of Expertise
Expertise includes but is not limited to:

• Technology, application and markets for hydraulic fracturing stimulation fluids
• Organometallic cross-linkers and catalysts used in polymer synthesis
• Adhesive and sealant technology and markets
• Adhesion promoters used in coatings and packaging inks
• Development and testing of coating systems
• Consumer cookware and bakeware technology and markets
• Hydrophobic and oleophobic polymers and coatings
• Fluorinated surfactants and polymers
• Organosilicon chemistry and technology
• Sol-gel technology, application and markets
• Intellectual property management
• Root cause analysis
• R&D management
• International experience
Summary
Chelate Consulting is a consulting firm that provides technical expertise and knowledge to assist clients needs in the chemical industry. Chelate Consulting, LLC was founded by Dr. Michael J. Michalczyk to provide technical expertise and knowledge to assist clients needs in the chemical industry. Dr. Michalczyk has 28 years of experience and a track record of leadership, teamwork and scientific collaboration all promoting customer growth in the marketplace. A record of innovation including new product development. Twenty issued US patents with global equivalents and twenty-two publications.
Services
Services offered are targeted at assessing and evaluating new technology opportunities and applications, benchmarking competition, providing technical and market insight to potential acquisitions, and patent searching with analysis to identify potential areas for growth. We are able to provide insights to quickly focus on technology challenges and shorten product development time from idea generation to commercialization.
 

Additional Information

Experience
DORF KETAL SPECIALITY CATALYSTS, LLC, Houston, TX, 2010-2014
Director of Applied Research & Development

Selected accomplishments:
• Led and managed the research, development and technical service for the organometallic catalysts, cross-linkers and diamine chain extenders for growth in the Oil & Gas, Ink Additives, Polyester, Polyol, and Sealant markets
• Managed a group of four scientists at the corporate laboratories near Mumbai, India
• Developed new products using the Stage & Gate process and worked closely with Manufacturing to improve existing products
• Inventor on US and India patent application on adhesion promotion technology


THE DUPONT COMPANY, Wilmington, DE, 1988-2010

Selected accomplishments:
Improvement Leader, Sourcing, 2009-2010
• Led corporate project teams in Sourcing, resulting in $1.65 million cost savings in cost savings in 2009

Senior Research Chemist, Fluoroproducts, 2002-2009
• Developed and commercialized easy clean, non-stick glass bakeware coatings, resulting in $2.5MM revenue
• Explored new technology for durable, environmentally-friendly cookware coatings
• Conducted testing on residual surfactant levels in commercial cookware and published results to ensure their safety
• Led team to troubleshoot production line problems for a large international coatings customer leading to 75% less rejected parts

Senior Chemist, Chemical Solutions Enterprise, 1998-2002
• Invented, developed and commercialized patented technology to protect stone and tile from staining, resulting in $3.5 million revenue, and which led to an acquisition that generated $50 million for the business
• Awarded the DuPont Marketing Excellence award for developing the stone and tile technology
• Developed technology to eliminate the yellow color that develops in polycarbonate automobile headlamps, generating $2 million of revenue
• Invented additives for fluorinated, easy-clean automotive coatings that allow repainting the vehicle if damaged

Research Scientist, Central Research & Development, 1990-1998
• Invented and patented technology for “star gel” organosilanes that formed flexible inorganic/organic hybrid materials
• Invented and patented technology to make fluoropolymer nanocomposite coatings
• Developed new polycarbosilanes as binders for silicon carbide composites
• Provided expert witness testimony on organosilicon chemistry for a deposition in a lawsuit
• Invited speaker at three international and five US conferences/workshops

Developmental Chemist, Chemicals & Pigments, 1988-1990
• Worked in a team to develop a grade of titanium dioxide pigment to increase pigment loading in polymer masterbatches
Honors and Awards
DuPont Marketing Excellence Award - 2001
Education
Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1987-1988

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK, 1984-1986

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1979-1984

B.A. in Chemistry, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, 1975-1979
Patents
GRANTED US PATENTS

Mixed Fluoroalkyl-Alkyl Surfactants. C. K Taylor, M. J. Michalczyk, E. J. Acosta. US 8,242,301 (2012)

Glass Articles with Adhesion and Stain Resistant Non-Stick Coatings. M. J. Michalczyk, M. J. Witsch, US 8,071,198 (2011)

Mixed Fluoroalkyl-Alkyl Surfactants. C. K Taylor, M. J. Michalczyk, E. J. Acosta. US 7,728,163 (2010)

Fluorinated Surfactants. A. B. Shtarov, M. J. Michalczyk, C. K. Taylor, US 7,553,985 (2009)

Method for Achieving Recoat Adhesion over a Fluoroinated Topcoat. W. F. Graham, D. R. Anton, J. W. Johnson, M. J. Michalczyk, S. K. Quashie, US 7,348,389 (2008)

Coating Compositions Containing a Fluorinated Organosilane Polymer. W. F. Graham, D. R. Anton, J. W. Johnson, M. J. Michalczyk, S. K. Quashie, US 7,288,282 (2007)

Method for Achieving Recoat Adhesion over a Fluoroinated Topcoat. W. F. Graham, D. R. Anton, J. W. Johnson, M. J. Michalczyk, S. K. Quashie, US 6,933,005 (2005)

Stain-Resistant Compositions. J. M. Longoria, M. J. Michalczyk and J. J. Fitzgerald, US 6,271,289 (2001)

Phosphorous-Containing Fluoromonomers and Polymers Thereof. P. Brothers, M-H. Hung, M. Michalczyk, T. Takahashi, US 6,177,196 (2001)

Phosphorous-Containing Fluoromonomers and Polymers Thereof. P. Brothers, M-H. Hung, M. Michalczyk, T. Takahashi, US 5,969,067 (1999)

Process for Making Inorganic Oxide Gels in Fluorocarbon Solvents. M. J. Michalczyk, K. G. Sharp, US 5,876,686 (1999)

Molecular and Oligomeric Silane Precursors to Network Materials. M. J. Michalczyk, K. G. Sharp, US 5,798,430 (1998)

Fluoropolymer Nanocomposites. M. J. Michalczyk, K. G. Sharp, C. W. Stewart, US 5,726,247 (1997)

Silylated Dioxolane Polymers and Monomeric Compounds. M. J. Michalczyk, M.-H. Hung, L. Wilczek, US 5,684,111 (1997)

Single Component Inorganic/Organic Network Materials and Precursors Thereof. M. J. Michalczyk, K. G. Sharp, US 5,548,051 (1996)

Single-Component Inorganic/Organic Network Materials, Their Preparation, Method for Modifying Sol-Gel Glass and for Coating Substrates, and the Network Materials Obtained. M. J. Michalczyk, K. G. Sharp. US 5,378,790 (1995)

Silicon Carbide Precursors. M. J. Michalczyk, US 5,300,614 (1994)

Silicon carbide precursors and their Preparation and Use. M. J. Michalczyk, US 5,270,429 (1993)

Polychlorocarbosilane and Polycarbosilane Precursors for Manufacture of Silicon Carbide Ceramics. M. J. Michalczyk, US 5,202,405 (1993)
Publications
Determination of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Extractable from the Surface of Commercial Cookware Under Simulated Cooking Conditions By LS/MS/MS. C. R. Powley, M. J. Michalczyk, M. A. Kaiser, L. W. Buxton, The Analyst, 130, 1299 (2005)

Unique Silane Modified Perfluorosulfonic Acids as Versatile Reagents for new Solid Acid Catalysts. M. A. Harmer, Q. Sun, M. J. Michalczyk, Z. Yang. Chem. Commun., 1803 (1997)

Star Gels: New Hybrid Network Materials from Polyfunctional Single Component Precursors. K. G. Sharp, M. J. Michalczyk. J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol., 8, 541 (1997).

Star Gels: New Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Network Materials. M. J. Michalczyk, K. G. Sharp. In Tailor-Made Silicon-Oxygen Compounds, R. Corriu, P. Jutzi Eds., pp. 295-303, Vieweg, Wiesbaden, Germany (1996)

Star Gels. New Hybrid Network Materials from Polyfunctional Single Component Precursors. K. G. Sharp, M. J. Michalczyk. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. (Better Ceramics through Chemistry VII: Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials) 435, 105-112 (1996)

Characterization of Polyfunctional Alkoxysilanes Using Potassium (K+) Ionization of Desorbed Species Mass Spectrometry. M. J. Michalczyk, W. J. Simonsick Jr., K. G. Sharp. J. Organomet. Chem., 521, 261 (1996)

Preparation of a Crosslinked Polycarbosilane and its Conversion to Silicon Carbide Ceramics. M. J. Michalczyk, F. Davidson. Monatsh. Chem., 125, 895 (1994)

Potential Hazard in Hydrosilylation of D4Vi with D4H. S. Rubinsztajn, L. N. Lewis, J. Stein, M. J. Michalczyk. Chem. Eng. News, 72, 4 (1994)

High Temperature Stabilization of Crosslinked Siloxanes Glasses. M. J. Michalczyk, W. E. Farneth, A. J. Vega. Chem. Mater., 5, 1687 (1993)

Reaction of Disilanes with a Cis-Platinum Dihydride: Novel Platinum Complexes with Terminal Disilanyl Groups and Bridging Disilene Ligands. M. J. Michalczyk, J. C. Calabrese, C. A. Recatto, M. J. Fink. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 114, 7955 (1992)

Synthesis of Magnesium Hydride by the Reaction of Phenylsilane and Dibutylmagnesium. M J. Michalczyk, Organometallics, 11, 2307 (1992)

Subvalent Group 14 Metal Compounds. Part 10. Syntheses and Structures of some Bis(Metallo)Plumbylenes [Pb{Mo(R)(CO)3}2(OC4H8)]. Crystal Structures of [Pb{Mo(.eta.-C5Me5)(CO)3}2(OC4H8)] and [{Pb[Mo(.eta.-C5Me5)(CO)3][Mo(.eta.-C5Me5)(CO)2(.mu.-CO)]}2],
P. B. Hitchcock, M. F. Lappert, M. J. Michalczyk. J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 11, 2635 (1987)
More Publications
Organosilylenes and their Dimerization to Disilenes. M. J. Michalczyk,
M. J. Fink, D. De Young, C. W. Carlson, K. M. Welsh, R. West, J. Michl. Silicon, Germanium, Tin Lead Compd., 9, 75 (1986)

Structural and Chemical Properties of 1,3-cyclodisiloxanes. M. J. Michalczyk, M. J. Fink, K. J. Haller, R. West, J. Michl. Organometallics, 5, 531 (1986)

The Disilenes and their Derivatives. R. West, M. J. Fink, M. J. Michalczyk, D. DeYoung, J. Michl. In Organosilicon Bioorganosilicon Chem., [Proc. Int. Symp. Organosilicon Chem.], 7th. H. Sakurai Ed., pp. 3-14, Horwood, Chichester, UK (1985)

Dimethylsilylene: Trisilane and a Geminal Diazide as New Photochemical Precursors. Evidence for an Absorption Maximum Near 450 Nm. H. Vancik, G. Raabe, M. J. Michalczyk, R. West, J. Michl. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 107, 4097 (1985)

Kinetics of Thermal Cis-Trans Isomerizations in Disilenes. M. J. Michalczyk, R. West, J. Michl. Organometallics, 4, 826 (1985)

Formation of a Disiloxirane in the Oxidation of 1,2-Dimesityl-1,2-Di-Tert-Butyldisilaethylene. M. J. Michalczyk, R. West, J. Michl. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1525 (1984)

X-Ray Crystal Structures for Two Disilenes. M. J. Fink, M. J. Michalczyk, K. J. Haller, J. Michl, R. West. Organometallics, 3, 793 (1984)

Cis and Trans Isomers of Disilenes: Photochemical and Thermal Interconversions M. J. Michalczyk, R. West, J. Michl. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 106, 821 (1984)

The X-Ray Crystal Structure of Tetramesityldisilene. M. J. Fink, M. J. Michalczyk, K. J. Haller, R. West, J. Mich., J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1010 (1983)

Cesium Tetracyanoplatinate (Hydrogen Difluoride). M. J. Michalczyk, D. A. Vidusek, J. M. Williams. Inorganic Synthesis, 20, 26 (1980)
Miscellaneous
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