An analytical chemistry expert witness generally has an advanced degree and extensive experience in forensic chemistry, forensic toxicology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, environmental chemistry, and/or analytical chemistry. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is often called upon by law firm clients to locate an expert witness to support matters involving analytical chemistry.
Analytical chemistry is the science of processing information about the composition and structure of matter. An analytical chemist has expertise in chemistry, instrumentation, computers, and statistics to determine compositions in support of many industries, including:
Analytical chemistry has applications in forensic science, bioanalysis, clinical analysis, environmental analysis, and materials analysis. Measurements documented by an analytical chemist can be used for the quality assurance of food, pharmaceuticals, and water; to adhere to environmental regulation compliances; and to help diagnose diseases. To support legal matters, a forensic chemist can analyze products determine if there is evidence to reveal intellectual property infringement or theft.
Litigation support by an analytical chemistry expert will typically provide expertise in intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. An analytical chemistry expert might also provide testimony in matters such as a product liability or medical case that requires toxicology or chemical exposure expertise.
The expertise of an analytical chemistry expert witness will provide credibility to enable the jury to consider the physical evidence with the weight it deserves. Whether it’s for laboratory testing or expert witness testimony, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn the search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to get the job done.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Analytical Chemistry experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Analytical Chemistry landscape.
With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, post-doctoral work in molecular biology, and industrial experience combining process chemistry, organic synthesis, biotechnology, biocatalysis, plus natural product fermentation and downstream processing, this expert provides a unique combination of skills. After obtaining a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry, this expert joined a company where work led to a number of patents covering the enzymatic resolution of pharmaceutical intermediates, one of which earned royalties of several million dollars. In this particular project, this expert was the chief technical witness in a patent interference suit. Following the success of the suit, this expert was invited to establish a new group within a major Chemical Process Development company. The group successfully introduced biocatalysis in over a dozen projects at scales ranging from lab-bench scale synthesis of drug metabolites for Drug Discovery groups, to GMP pilot-plant batches providing intermediates for clinical material. This included the use of a non-aqueous enzymatic step in the synthesis of an antifungal agent. Under this expert's leadership, the group filed 13 patent disclosures and produced a total of 37 public presentations and publications - an unusual accomplishment for an industrial development group. Shortly after, this expert moved to a major pharmaceutical company and became Director of Fermentation and Biocatalysis Development. This expert's group handled chemical process development, molecular biology, industrial fermentation, and GMP analytical services, supporting both Discovery and Production. This expert then established a venture, providing new and small companies with technical strategy, IP analysis, and CTO-level management across a range of disciplines covering process chemistry, molecular biology, biotransformations & biocatalysis, industrial biotech, plus fermentation of natural products and recombinant enzymes. This expert brings 40 years of experience in the field of biocatalysis and the expression of enzymes (and other proteins) as well as metabolic pathways. This expert has considerable experience in using enzymes in commercial processes, fermentation development, and co-factor recycling. This expert has appeared in both federal and State court and been deposed and crossed multiple times.
This expert holds a PhD in analytical chemistry which includes general training in spectroscopic and spectrometric analysis. While in Industry, this expert utilized infrared spectroscopy as a procedure for product monitoring. This expert utilized chromatographic methods with UV and fluorescence spectroscopy for drug analysis. At a University this expert taught applications in FTIR analysis and performed testing including determination of unknown drugs of abuse. This expert continues to use infrared spectroscopy in teaching and research and Raman Spectroscopy for toxicological analysis. During a sabbatical, this expert also assisted with a project involving Raman detection of drugs of abuse. This expert's current efforts in Raman Spectroscopy have been funded by the National Institute of Justice. In this project this expert is developing high sensitivity procedures for Raman Spectroscopy for use in the detection of drugs of abuse in saliva and other body fluids. This expert has also developed similar procedures previously for analysis of benzodiazepines. This expert has been involved as an expert witness in one prior patent litigation; a pharmaceutical patent infringement case. The rest of this expert's expert witness experience has been either civil or criminal.
This expert specializes in the development of films for a variety of applications which require an understanding of film processes, property testing and film specifications as they relate to end use, and film formulations. This includes a firm understanding of polymer structure property relationships. This expert has developed film formulations and structures for several applications which require stability during processing, storage and in outdoor applications. During this expert's years in polymer science this expert has set up labs to characterize films, films surfaces, additive packages, and defect analyses. This expert has gained an understanding of degradable mechanisms including photo and biodegradable. This expert was a member of the Degradable Polymer Council as well as member of the technical committee for the Council of Solid Waste Solutions, now the American Chemistry Council (ACC). This expert has developed biodegradable and photodegradable polymers, researched composting films and recycling of plastics, and gave numerous presentations on the topics to customers and suppliers. This expert has served as an expert witness and was deposed in a major law suite dealing with films and their properties by two major film and resin manufacturers. In another case, a film was degrading in its end use and it turned out not to be the formulation but plant storage.
This expert is known internationally as one of the top experts on kinetics of reactions related to loss in food quality, nutrient degradation and pathogen growth and death kinetics.
This expert is also well known for teaching, working with and mentoring Ph.D. students, post-docs and visiting scientists. This expert has helped over many mentees gain faculty positions around the world, most of whom are doing research on reaction kinetics.
This expert is the author or co-author of over 280 scientific refereed research articles, 18 textbooks, 78 book chapters, eight patents and more than 100 other semi-technical articles. This expert has 14 refereed research papers, books or chapters and reviews that have been cited more than 200 times in other research papers or books, two at over 600 times and six others between 300-400 times, another five between 200-300 times and 30 more between 100-200. This expert’s research group has published an average of 10 research papers a year, including work in the Journal of Food Science, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Sciences, Analyst, Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Protection and Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.
This expert’s research has been supported by grants from the Department of Homeland Security, the US Center of Excellence, as well as grants from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Additionally, this expert has received grants from the American Egg Board, Almond Board, Dairy Research Inc., and the Beef Council.
This expert’s Areas of Research include
Shelf life testing
Shelf life dating
Time-Temperature Integrator Tags
Contaminants in food
Glass Transition Phenomena
In addition to academic work and research, this expert serves as Chief Scientist at a company that makes smart sensors used to monitor temperature or both temperature and freshness. The company’s patent and copyright intellectual property portfolio centers around radio frequency sensor identification devices, labels, tags and liners, radio frequency data capture software, cloud services and analytics. The IP also includes systems, software and methods for using the above tools for managing perishables in the cold chain and for tracking wear-and-tear of non-perishable items throughout their life or warranty period.
This expert has prior patent litigation experience and has been deposed and testified before a jury. Additionally, this expert has served as an expert for litigation in a case involving Time-Temperature Integrator (TTI) shelf life tags.
This expert brings to the table many years’ experience of bringing fundamental research through to practical implementation and full commercialization – based on technologies ranging from biomedical biosensors through to smart wound dressings and sensors for use within the food, water and environmental monitoring industries. This expert’s career to date has spanned academic departments of Chemistry, Medicine, Biotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering across every part of the University sector - with this being reflected in publications and ongoing research interests.
This expert’s research career has been focused towards sensors for food chain, medical and environmental applications. This expert is the author of >130 publications spanning areas of sensors, data transmission and food chain supply logistics and food safety having worked with agri-food and sensor- oriented companies.
This expert can bring extensive experience of acting as an expert witness in patent trials and arbitration cases.