Chemical Engineering Expert Witnesses

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Chemical engineering expert witness candidates are typically licensed professional engineers with extensive experience. Experts in the field of chemistry may have an affiliation with industry organizations, such as ASTM, the American Chemical Society (ACS), Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), or the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI). 

A subject matter expert in chemical engineering might be called upon to provide expert testimony in toxic tort litigation cases, an accident investigation, personal injury claim, or insurance disputes. Chemical engineers are also commonly called upon to provide expertise in intellectual property disputes. Litigation support services by an chemicals expert could include failure analysis, forensic engineering, toxicology report review, expert opinion, expert report, and expert witness testimony at a trial. In addition, clients may seek a chemical engineering industry expert for pre-litigation consulting services.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Chemical Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Chemical Engineering landscape.

Expert Witness #210424

This expert is currently Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at a prestigious university, and also holds joint appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Biology. This expert's skills are in enzyme technology, including preparation and use of enzymes in industrial and biomedical applications specific to generating enzymes for various basic and applied studies. Where enzymes are not commercially available, this expert clones, expresses, and purifies relevant enzymes using a number of different expression hosts (e.g., E. coli, bacillus, mammalian cells, etc.). This expert's research group includes chemical engineers, bioengineers, materials scientists, biologists, chemists and microbiologists - all focused on gaining a quantitative understanding of biological principles and applying them to advanced bioengineering, nanobiotechnology, drug discovery, and biomanufacturing. This expert has received numerous awards from the American Chemical Society, presently serves on Scientific Advisory Boards for several biotechnology companies and venture capital firms, and has cofounded a number of companies. This expert has a B.A. degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering, has published over 330 papers, and is a named inventor on nearly 40 patents and patent applications.

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Expert Witness #234561

This expert obtained a diploma in chemical engineering, an M.A.Sc. in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. This expert is a professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering. This expert's main research interests are in the area of polymer rheology, polymer processing and surface science with emphasis on superhydrophobic/superoleophobic surfaces. This expert's specialty is using the science of applied rheology principles to solve practical problems in polymer processing including film extrusion, blow molding, film blowing, film casting and many other polymer processing operations. Mechanical properties of polymeric products and how these are related to their molecular structure and rheology are also themes of this expert's research interests. This expert has published more than 200 referred journal papers, 102 papers in conference proceedings, 161 conference presentations, three patents and one book on polymer processing instabilities. While this expert has been involved in patent-related litigations as an expert, writing reports and serving as an inside consultant, this expert has not had the opportunity to be deposed or testify.

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Expert Witness #226791

This expert holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from a prestigious university. This expert's dissertation centered on plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD). This expert began a career at a manufacturing company in various engineering and technology positions, including product development, core technologist in the area of ultra-high purity chemical systems, project management, and engineering management. While at this company, this expert worked on the development of one of the industry's first single-wafer, multi-chamber platforms. This tool provides multiple chamber configurations for CVD, Etch and photoresist strip applications, supporting more than 50 unique processes. Later, this expert started the customer engineering specials (CES) department of the CVD division, and gained extensive design experience. As an authority in CVD, this expert has been requested as a third-party consultant in semiconductor business processes to produce Thin Films. This expert is also recognized for expertise in Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD), a sub-category of CVD, Sputtering, and various other Thin Film processes. This expert is experienced in providing IP litigation support, including the areas of patents, trade secrets, and economic espionage. This expert has testified in large scale technology contracts, and arbitration, before the Federal District Court, Tokyo High Court, International Trade Commission, and in International Arbitration. This expert's testimony has contributed to findings of patent infringement, patent invalidity, inequitable conduct, and responsibility for significant damages. This expert holds three patents in the fields of chemical vapor deposition, ultra-high purity and high temperature valving.

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Expert Witness #247514

This expert holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has made pioneering contributions to the field of wide band-gap semiconductors that use boron and nitrogen compounds. This expert's work involves optimizing crystal growth to produce large and high quality crystals with electrical properties that are suitable for micro devices. This expert's research has improved the materials that are the building blocks of a new generation of micro devices, revolutionizing communications, transportation, lighting, medicine and consumer applications. This expert has studied silicon carbide crystal growth extensively, adopting procedures from that process to improve aluminum nitride crystal growth. This expert is highly familiar with silicon carbide epitaxy (17 papers) and the electronic device applications of silicon carbide.

This expert leads a prolific research group whose work is focused on materials synthesis and characterization, and device fabrication. Applications for this expert's work include optical devices such as ultraviolet light emitting diodes and laser diodes, high speed transistors, radiation detectors, and nuclear to electrical power conversion devices. This expert has mentored more than two dozen advance-degree students, and is the recipient of multiple industry and academic awards. This expert has served as a manuscript reviewer for many journals, and a proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation.

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Expert Witness #258337

This expert is Chair of a Department of Chemical Engineering. This expert was trained in Controlled Release and Drug Delivery and has become a widely recognized expert in the field. This expert has many years of experience as an expert witness and consultant in Hatch-Waxman and Product Liability Litigation and has focused on many ANDA matters, specializing in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science and Bioengineering with unique expertise in the areas of Small Molecule and Biologics Pharmaceutical Formulation, Controlled/ Extended/Sustained/Delayed Release, Excipient and Biomaterials Function/Interaction, Formulation Characterization and Formulation Testing. This expert has published over 85 peer-reviewed articles on Pharmaceutical Science and has received numerous elite national and international awards and accolades for research and teaching. This expert has testified on Controlled Release, Pharmaceutical Formulations, Biomaterials, and Biodegradation including serving as the omnibus expert witness on both infringement and validity simultaneously, as Markman expert witness, a testing witness, an expert designated to give a tutorial to the jury, and also an expert consulting on matters (including legal strategy) at the District Court, Federal Circuit, and even aiding council for cases heard at the Supreme Court level.

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Expert Witness #246983

This expert earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering from a prestigious university and has devoted much of a career to reducing variation in manufacturing quality and optimizing production. This expert is well-published, having authored or co-authored over forty publications in manufacturing technology, and is author to six publications related to the Chemical Vapor Deposition of polysilicon. This expert is also author of 77 patents, including two specifically related to polysilicon. As Director of Automation Applications, this expert helped a major semiconductor company develop and implement advanced control algorithms in manufacturing, including the design, build and application of control systems. Now a consultant, this expert has been engaged on matters related to IP portfolio assessment and has provided expert witness support, though has not yet been deposed or provided testimony.

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Expert Witness #247521

This expert holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and serves as the Department Head of the Electronic Materials and Devices Applied Research Laboratory at a major university. In addition to work and research in an academic setting, this expert spent several years in industry managing efforts in electronic and photonic materials. This expert is also the named inventor on two patents dealing with single crystal fabrication and an apparatus to do so.

This expert’s expertise and experience includes:

20 years of experience in the PVT and CVD growth of Silicon Carbide;

Establishing the initial Silicon Carbide production capability at a manufacturing company;

Principal investigator for a military R&D project directly responsible for extensive research on all aspects of Silicon Carbide PVT process for semi-insulating and conductive materials;

Under a DARPA funded project, co-principal investigator on a highly successful program to develop advanced CVD processes for Silicon Carbide (HCVD).

This expert is very well versed in all aspects of bulk and epitaxial Silicon Carbide characterization, defect formation and correlation between growth related defects and process conditions. This expert heads a large military contract to evaluate CVD growth of Silicon Carbide for power electronics applications with enhanced device reliability. This expert’s department currently uses two PVT and five CVD Silicon Carbide growth systems for a variety of research programs and this expert has extensive experience with finite element simulations of PVT and CVD growth of Silicon Carbide. This expert has extensive expert witness experience including deposition and testimony experience.

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Expert Witness #260507

This expert is recognized as an expert in chemistry, hazardous materials, metallurgical and plastics failure analysis and fire and explosion investigations. This expert is the founder and chief technologist for a nationally recognized fire science and forensic laboratory and specialized burn facility, equipped with among other apparatus, fabric flammability test cabinets, instruments used to characterize fabric density, warp/weave and composition (synthetic, cotton, blend, FR etc.), and a cone calorimeter which is a standard test method to characterize the fire performance of materials.

This expert performs investigation according to recognized and professional standard practices and methodologies for engineering failure analysis and fire investigation with results supported by testing, analysis, codes, standards and literature. Familiar with existing test methods on soft furnishings as well as changes in regulations with respect to fire retardants and fire testing, this expert often performs instrumented, modified standard or ad hoc fire tests on these materials.

This expert was the lead engineer that developed tests and criteria for assessing the burning rate hazard of solid chemical oxidizers based on research and testing at bench and intermediate scales that was accepted by the fire codes. This expert has training in Regulatory Fire Tests and is a principal member on a technical committee which addresses room fire hazards including fuel loads like furniture. This expert is also very familiar with other industry guides including the SFPE.

This expert has training in hazard assessment methodologies, failure analysis and hazardous waste operations and emergency response. This expert serves on hazardous chemical, combustible metals and combustible dust technical committees as well as on technical panels overseeing research related to hazards associated with combustible dusts, antifreeze in home sprinkler systems and separation distances.

This expert has been retained as a consulting and testifying expert by numerous law firms, insurance companies and corporations.

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Expert Witness #256744

This expert received a Ph.D. and is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. This expert's research interests include investigations of fundamental mechanics of manufacturing processes and utilizing those insights for designing effective and efficient processes with unique capabilities.

This expert's research has focused on various aspects of Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) process used in semiconductor manufacturing, specializing in prediction of instability as well as defect tolerance & mitigation. This expert is particularly interested in Data Driven Prognosis and application of Multi-scale and Multi-Physics analysis techniques applied to various life prediction, design & control problems. This expert has conceptualized, designed and fabricated a new generation Chemical Mechanical Paired Grinding (CMPG) machine.

This expert has served as Project Director and Principal Investigator on more than 25 research and educational projects funded by the U.S. Govt. and private industries. This expert is the author of a book, and has published over 100 technical articles in international archival journals, with several others in conference proceedings. This expert holds eight U.S. patents, currently serves as Associate Editor/Editorial Board of three international journals, and regularly serves as a reviewer for various international journals and funding agencies. This expert has also served as a consultant to several US and International companies in areas of product and process designs.

This expert has prior litigation experience; has written expert reports, been deposed and testified in court.

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Expert Witness #124243

This expert holds a PhD in Chemistry, has many years of experience in polymers and has extensive design, testing and evaluation experience in the absorption and dissipation of forces - polymeric materials. This expert is the named inventor on numerous U.S. patents involving plastics that have been commercialized, including numerous household products and energy absorbing protective headgear. This expert’s areas of specialty include new product development, voluntary standards, statutes, labeling, custom and practice, technology and cost in relationship to the hazards, and dangers and risks involved in the use and application of consumer products. An active member of the ASTM for many years, this expert has been involved in the creation of the standards and testing involved with polymeric products. This expert is a former member of the Advisory Board -World Congress on Industrial, Technical, and High Performance Textiles and the Advisory Board - American Board of Engineering and Technology. This expert is a member of:

American Chemical Society

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Senior Member)

Society of Plastics Engineers

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

American Board of Forensic Examiners

… to name just a few and has earned among others, ASTM qualification in:

C-8 Refractories;

C-14 Glass & Glass Products;

D-1 Paint, Varnish, Lacquer & Related Products;

D-9 Electrical Insulating Materials;

D-13 Textiles;

D-13.52 Flammability

D-14 Adhesives;

D-19 Water;

D-20 Plastics;

D-26 Halogenated Organic Solvents;

D-30 High Modulus Fibers and their Composites;

E-7 Non-destructive Testing;

E-15 Analysis & Testing of Industrial Chemicals;

E-17 Skid Resistance;

E-20 Temperature Measurement, Chemicals;

E-27 Hazard Potential of Chemicals;

E-30 Forensic Sciences;

E-28 Mechanical Testing;

F-15 Consumer Product Safety;

F-23 Protective Clothing;

F24-10 Test Methods

F24-20 Specifications and Terminology

F24-24 Design and Manufacture

F15 Consumer Products

This expert has extensive litigation experience (testified 9 times, deposed 20+), and has authored and presented extensively.

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