Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

Stay tuned for more updates on how this acquisition will benefit our clients and experts.

For inquiries or more information, please contact us at


Expert Details

Formulation Chemistry

ID: 736351 Massachusetts, USA

Request Expert

Spray drying expertise in volatile solvents and end-user food powder products. A lead formulation chemist with over eight years of experience in the area of the formulation. A talented chemist that excels in a high-performing multidisciplinary research environment in the food & beverage, personal care/cosmetics, and Pharmaceuticals industries, he has specialized skills in the area of Spray drying Technology, Alcohol, and fragrance encapsulation.

A leader in wet chemistry formulations, characterization, analysis, instrumentation, and on-site support of cGMP product manufacturing process, he holds a doctorate in the area of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

• Microscopy, TEM, SEM, AFM (6 years)
• Powder XRD, XPS (7 years)
• GCMS/LCMS (6 years)
• DART, NMR, FTIR, UV-Vis and LC/MS (7 years)
• TGA, DSC, DMA. (6 years)
• Stability studies; Particle size analyzer (6 years)
• Viscosity studies; Rheometer, Viscometer (6 years)
• Solubility studies, Chromatography, HPLC (6 years)
• Lean Manufacturing, APIs, cGMP, Stability Studies (3 years)
• Injection molding,Plastics Extrusion (3 years)
• Product Development, Research & Development, Laboratory Management (6 years)
• Analytical instrumentation tools and Understanding of spectroscopy (6 years)
• Laboratory Experience, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance (6 years)
• Calibration


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: PhD Subject: Material Chemistry Institution: State University of New York AT Binghamton
Year: 2001 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Education Institution: Kenyatta University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lead Chemist Department: Formulation Chemistry
Development and on-site support of cGMP product manufacturing processes.
• Spray drying Technology, Alcohol encapsulation.
• Update older formulas using newer products or alternative raw materials in personal care industry
• Develop new test methods for evaluation of polymer products and formulations
• Support technical service, including formulation development and troubleshooting
• Compounding and packaging of finished formulations for sampling
• Support R&D by evaluating experimental polymer products, advising on acceptable raw materials
• Conducting cutting edge research in the areas of encapsulation and delivery for flavors and fragrances
• Authoring common technical documentation for regulatory submissions and well-versed writing skills for producing and
editing documents such as SOPs, reports, and other laboratory-related documentation.
• Increase of bioavailability of the active pharmaceutical ingredient through nano sizing increased solubility and
bioavailability of the finished product.
• Lead consulting chemist in the formulation of oil-in-water (O/W) and water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions for spray drying
application in the food and beverage industry.
• Solid state encapsulation of the active ingredient of CBD for medicinal application in powder system during the spray
drying process.
• Low temperature encapsulation of low volatile solvents like ethanol through spray drying process.
• Develop and improve new and existing products including formulations and flavors, based on defined customer or inhouse requirements, create master formulas and compounding instructions as needed including API.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2018 Employer: Warner Babcock Institute Title: Senior Scientist Department: Material Science
• Synthesis of water dispersible Polyurethane polymers for use as clear coats on wood surfaces.
• Experienced with a wide range of chemistries and polymers such as UV cured, thermoset, polyurethanes, PVA
• Multi step synthesis of polyurethane based adhesives for roof tops application with ability to control the time needed for
the adhesives to set during application and subzero temperatures.
• Study and mechanical analysis of polymer material and polymer/plastics industry with Working knowledge in polymer
extrusion/injection molding.
• Participate in early stage activities such as physicochemical characterization (Powder X-ray diffraction, DSC, TGA,
Raman and FTIR analysis, Particle size, polarized light microscopy, moisture sorption analysis)
Coatings/Device assembly accomplishments
• Surface coatings using enhanced hydrophobic materials for increased stability and durability of the coated surfaces for
paint application.
• Coatings and improvements of paints for use in hydrophobic coatings of surfaces for enhanced stability and durability.
• Hands on industrial experience in application and development of polymer materials resins for coatings, adhesives, films
formation, composites, thermoplastics, and thin film coatings.
• Formulation and material development of polymer inks, sol-gel metal oxides and metal electrodes nanoparticles that are
compatible to different coating techniques.
Photovoltaics/Electrolytes/Battery Accomplishments
• Explored the growth of thin films conducting polymer by vapor phase polymerization as a p-type hole transporting material
and as a cheaper replacement for more expensive commercially available indium doped tin oxide (ITO) electrodes on
flexible substrate.
• Synthesis and characterization of conducting polymers and semiconductor metal oxides nanomaterials for developing a
variety of low-cost thin films and novel air stable hybrid solar cells with excellent efficiencies under simulated sunlight.
Personal Care/Pharmaceutical accomplishments
• Solid state encapsulation of the active ingredient of CBD for medicinal application in powdered system by spray drying
process using food grade polymers.
• Working on low cost encapsulation formulations, with experience in particle encapsulation, coacervates formation and
spray drying using biodegradable polymers for Drug delivery application through encapsulation and fragrance
• Modify excipients (inactive ingredients) through small molecules non-covalent derivatization to increase the bioavailability
of low-solubility active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) with HPLC solubility studies to ascertain bioavailability.
• Solubility, dissolution, and stability assessments (HPLC), salt and polymorph screening and characterization for small
molecule drug candidates

Career Accomplishments

Publications and Patents Summary
Patents: 1 a copolymer of polyvinyl alcohol and trifluoro acetaldehyde derivatized to have a substituent that contains fluorine.

Publications: 2

Fields of Expertise

Request Expert

Dev Tool:

Request: expert/formulation-chemistry
Matched Rewrite Rule: expert/([^/]+)(?:/([0-9]+))?/?$
Matched Rewrite Query: experts=formulation-chemistry&page=
Loaded Template: single-experts.php