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Expert Details

Semiconductors, Silicon Metal Purification, Separations of Biomolecules, and Siloxane Chemistry

ID: 731138 Michigan, USA

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Expert has been involved in scientific research and technology for over 35 years. He has authored 7 journal articles, over 15 lectures and nearly 50 patents. He has worked in classical R&D laboratories, Process Engineering units and large Manufacturing plants with demonstrated success. He is listed in Strathmore's, Cambridge, Oxford, and Heritage registries for industrial professionals and a member of the American Chemical Society.

Expert has worked with both Fortune 500 companies and small start-up firms.

He has developed technologies in many areas, including:

•Purification processes for semiconductor silicon metal
•Catalysts for automotive hard coats
•Catalysts for silicone reactions
•Coatings for fabrics, glass, floors and paper
•Filtration aids for drugs, beer and flavors
•Silicones for paper, sealants and emulsions
•Silicone-Organic polymers including acrylics
•Synthesis of silanes, treated silicas and flouresence

He developed silane coupling agents, silicone catalyst for automotive hard coats, silicone sealants and rubbers for construction and automotive, silicones for health and beauty, antifoams and deformers, scratch resistant coatings for glass and plastics, paper coatings, and antimicrobial agents for medical applications. He is well versed in the mechanism of silicone cure chemistry and their applications, as well as formulation know-how.

He worked with R&D project team to identify and eliminate impurities affecting silicon wafers. Working with Six Sigma Black Belts, production, engineering, and marketing gave improved quality and understand supply chain. He has a particular expertise in Phosphorus and Boron Impurities in this space. His understanding of fundamental mechanisms involving phosphorous and boron was critical to improving manufacturing purity in silicon metal produced by CVD and FBR.

Silica Treatment: He has expertise as a metal oxide modification specialist (bonding chemist). He has a particular expertise in Adsorptive Separations technology materials where he successfully converted separations “art” into useful filtration materials for decontaminating industrial streams and for HPLC and SPE bioseparations. He developed over 10 patents in this space involving bonded phase materials and surface modifications.

UV Cure Polymers: Expert has expertise as a Scientist in the area of rapid cure costings and sealants. He has been active in work with UV cured coating as both art and science. He mastered both. He holds over 10 patents from hard coatings containing acrylates to softer coatings with silicones and other related materials.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Iowa State University
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Albany State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Chemistry Lecturer Department: Chemistry
Teach chemistry classes and laboratories to undergraduate students.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to 2013 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Associate Scientist Department: R&D & Process Engineering
Chemistry of Polysilicon product with special emphasis on purity management.

Achievements include 2 Patents.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2009 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Associate Scientist Department: R&D
Development of separations media of beverages. Accomplishments include 20 patents.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1999 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Technical Director Department: R&D
Synthesis of novel HPLC and SPE media for bioseparations. Achievements include 1 patent.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 1994 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Senior Research Specialist Department: R&D and Product Development
R&D of a variety of silicone materials and products. During this time, 20 patents.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2013 to 2013 Country / Region: Taiwan Summary: Consultant to silicon materials manufacturer

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society
Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry of Industry Leaders
Oxford’s Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals
Licenses / Certifications
Dow Corning Technical Achievement Award – Innovative R&D, Team award for analytical characterization
Dow Corning Technical Achievement Award – Innovative R&D, Individual award for novel catalyst
Awards / Recognition
Alpha Chi Sigma Graduate Research Award, Iowa State University – Senior Research
Dow Corning Technical Achievement Award – Innovative R&D, Individual award for novel catalyst
Dow Corning Technical Achievement Award – Innovative R&D, Team award for analytical characterization
Publications and Patents Summary
44 Patents

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Developed and taught 5 core silicone course for Dow Corning Corporation that are currently used to trained all its technical staff.
Vendor Selection
Installed the laboratory and pilot facilities used to make HPLC silica. Expert was responsible for material sourcing for R&D within the groups he managed at Dow Corning.
Marketing Experience
Well versed in most areas of silicone chemistry, as well as high-temperature and mechanistic chemistry of most organic and many inorganic reactions.

Expert is highly skilled in technical patent analysis. He is adept at organizing staff for R&D.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is well-versed in FMEA analysis. He is strong in finding holes in technology and designing a strategy to plug them, often resulting in patents.

Fields of Expertise

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