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


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 #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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Expert Witness #122855

This expert is considered one of the leading national experts on textile flammability and protective clothing and leads a highly respected fire safety consultancy. This expert frequently provides consulting to clothing manufacturers and end user organizations on proper design, selection, testing, and use of protective clothing and related equipment. This expert has written or coauthored over 120 reports, papers, and articles on various aspects of textile flammability and protective clothing and has been an invited as speaker for over 150 presentations.

This expert is responsible for promulgation of ASTM standards on test methods for physical, chemical, biological, thermal protection and human factors, comprehensive NFPA standards on fire fighter, chemical, and biological protective clothing; and 10 ISO standards on different areas of personnel protection.

This expert is considered a leader in textile flammability and has a thorough understanding of textile, rubber, plastic physical properties; flame and heat properties; chemical, biological, and particulate barrier properties; and comfort and ergonomic properties; laboratory auditing.

This expert has been involved in numerous projects and contracts for development of specific protective textile systems, evaluation of products against industry standards, support of new product introductions into specific market niches, identification of industry technology needs, and determination of safety/health hazards for particular applications. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience including deposition and courtroom testimony.


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Expert Witness #214975

This expert is the founder and CEO of a highly successful consultancy specializing in plastics. This expert has spent many years in the Plastics Industry as a leading authority on plastic and composite part failure. This expert worked for a plastics product manufacturer as a leading Principal Scientist. This expert is a world-renowned scientist and author as evidenced by many awards. This expert is a member of ASM International (a society of Material Scientists), the American Chemical Society Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials Divisions, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the Failure Analysis Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Institute of Packaging Professionals, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. This expert has provided expert services in over 150 litigations involving plastics and composites. This expert is one of the top plastic failure experts in the world having analyzed hundreds of plastic and composite parts including, pipes, food packages, bottles, tanks, latches, toys, medical devices, exercise equipment, automotive parts, pulleys, chairs, and stools. This expert has authored >100 scientific papers, >60 US Patents, a book, and several encyclopedia articles on chemicals and plastics.

CONSULTANT AND EXPERT WITNESS ON CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS

  • Forensic analysis/testing of plastic and composite parts
  • Manufacturing processes for plastic bottles including extrusion blow-molding, injection blow-molding, and stretch
  • Blow-molding
  • Root cause analysis of CPVC fire suppression system failures
  • Exercise equipment failure
  • Plastic piping products including ABS, PVC, CPVC, PEX, PP, PVDC, and HDPE
  • Additives for plastics including antioxidants and UV stabilizers
  • Design of plastic parts to meet the requirements of the application
  • Fracture mechanics of plastic materials and composites
  • Chemical resistance/degradation of plastics and elastomers
  • Discoloration and loss of clarity of plastics
  • Plastic part and package design and stress analysis
  • Polymer blends and compounding
  • Polyolefin based resins and applications
  • Additives for improved adhesion in polymer blends and composites
  • Chemicals and Plastics R&D
  • Monomer stabilization and polymerization
  • Molding and extrusion of plastics including foams and films
  • UV, thermal, and environmental degradation of chemicals and plastics
  • Plastic flammability and plastic flame retardant formulations
  • Migration of chemicals and additives from plastics
  • Chemicals and plastics for medical use
  • Composite and nanocomposite materials including carbon fiber composites
  • Permeability (vapors and odors) of plastics
  • Plastics used in medical applications
  • Abrasion resistance of plastics and elastomers
  • Material Selection (choosing the right plastic for the application)

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Expert Witness #242473

This expert is an experienced expert in the field of specialty chemicals including, but not limited to, a variety of inorganic minerals and solid polymers. This expert has an extensive background and understanding of chemical reactions that occur at interfaces of solids and liquid-solid interfaces. This expert has many years of experience with the reactions of silane coupling agents with inorganic solids such as clays and silica, and is a published author on the flow behavior of polymers.

For many years, this expert has consulted for corporations involved in the development, optimization, patenting, marketing and quality control of new and existing products and processes.

This expert has served as a forensic expert witness in a multitude of disciplines including patent analysis/infringement, trade secret litigation, product & process issues, OSHA Regulations, Codes & Standards, physical chemistry and material properties. This expert has provided Federal and State depositions and courtroom testimony numerous times. This expert has been deposed in two intellectual property cases, both of which were successful for this expert's client. This expert has also consulted for medical device companies engaged in development of novel surgical techniques, and is a named inventor on 23 patents.


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Expert Witness #249933

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.


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Expert Witness #258625

Hair Dye/Cosmetics/Personal Products Expert

This expert holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and brings to the table many years of experience in the cosmetics industry. This expert presently serves as Founder and Head Consultant for a highly successful consultancy specializing in product development, quality assurance, regulatory, manufacturing, custom ingredients and fragrances, sourcing world-wide. This expert also provides services including validation for FDA requirements, production staff training, market research and litigation/expert witness services.

This expert started a career in cosmetics in a hair dyes lab, while still attending college, performing routine lab assignments and experiments in the formulating of hair colors. Then on to a Personal Care line developing hair dye products, permanent waves, color cosmetics including eye & face makeup and lipsticks.

This expert has extensive expert witness experience having been deposed more than 100 times and making more than 35 court appearances as expert technical witness for defendant manufacturers.


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Expert Witness #256772

This expert received bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This expert's thesis advisor is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts in CMP. This expert participated in weekly group meetings and CMP project-specific meetings, in which CMP mechanics, materials and modeling projects were discussed and participants put forward interpretations of data, suggested experimental designs, and debated modeling approaches. This experience provided his initial grounding in and understanding of the field of CMP.

This expert's thesis work was on the topic of nanoimprint lithography (NIL), a semiconductor manufacturing process which has a number of physical commonalities with CMP. Both NIL and CMP involve mechanical contact between two solid bodies separated by a fluid layer (wafer/slurry/pad in CMP and wafer/resist/stamp in NIL), and in both processes, mechanical deformations of the solid bodies need to be understood and controlled to ensure that manufactured semiconductor devices are within dimensional specifications.

This expert has been working with one of the world's leading manufacturers of CMP equipment to model and simulate CMP using novel pad geometries. These pads are composed of multiple materials with heterogeneous properties.


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