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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Extrusion experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Extrusion landscape.
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
This expert is a globally recognized polymer technology expert and industry leader with many years of experience with an outstanding record of achievements in the research and development of vinyl and non-vinyl polymers, color concentrates, and the establishment of industry standards. As the Principal of a technical consultancy, this expert is highly sought-after for expertise in problem solving, product innovation in vinyl plastics, thermoplastics, and processing. The holder of several patents in the area of weather resistant plastic composite technologies for outdoor exposures, this expert provides technical support to manufacturing plants and customers and represented companies in industry organizations. This expert has assisted manufacturing plants in developing quality control procedures and optimization of manufacturing processes for improved performance. Additionally, this expert has investigated and successfully resolved numerous customers' technical problems, physical properties retention, product distortion problems in end use exterior applications; extrusion problems including poor surface characteristics, brittleness during profile cutting and fabrication, extruder overload, and compounding problems, such as inconsistency in compound performance. This expert has also performed raw materials evaluations, dimensional stability studies, and field failure analysis. Further, this expert has performed weatherability testing including, heat build-up, dimensional stability, long term performance, degradation, stabilization, impact modification, and reinforcement. This expert has served as an Expert witness in multiple product, material, compounding, and application patent / intellectual property cases. This expert has been deposed and testified.
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.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry with a focus on Colloids and Interface Science. This expert brings to the table many years of experience in Crop Protection R&D, including but not limited to: Technology application and development; Formulation development, characterization/testing, processing, registration, and commercial scale-up/start-up; Spray Drift.