An analytical chemist with extensive experience in chemical spectroscopy and analysis, including emission, infrared, ultraviolet-visible, x-ray, mass; thermal analysis including DSC, TGA, TMA, dilute solution and melt viscosity of polymers, moisture and volatiles determinations. Molecular weights by GPC (size exclusion chromatography) and through correlation of viscosities. Gas chromatographic seperations of selected substances. GC-FTIR separations, identifications and quantifications of components of mixtures. Microscopy including photomicrography, particle size and shape. Polymer engineering in extrusion processes (melt, solution). Flammability and physical testing of parts, fibers, and fabrics. Correlation of data to solve industrial/manufacturing problems, upgrade processes, develop new products/processes. Colorant chemistry and analysis including both dyes and pigments (organic and inorganic). Polymer stabilization correlations and analyses in relation to product lifetime, failures, and special properties. Method development, standard operating procedures and report generation for above activities.

This expert has provided expert testimony in a court of law.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry – Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1954.


Continuing Education

  • Textile Technology (duPont), Philadelphia Textile Institute, 1955
  • Interpretation of Infrared Spectra, American Chemical Society, 1967
  • Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds,  American Chemical Society, 1967
  • Interpretation of NMR Spectra, American Chemical Society, 1968
  • Modern Organic Synthesis, American Chemical Society, 1969
  • Applied Polymer Science, American Chemical Society, 1969
  • Thermal Methods of Analysis, American Chemical Society, 1969
  • Modern Liquid Chromatography, Waters, 1974
  • Analytical Instrumentation, Sadtler Research Labs, 1968
  • Infrared Spectroscopy, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, 1968
  • Electrically Conductive Polymers, Centre for Professional Advances, 1989


Professional Experience

  • Senior analytical polymer chemistry consultant, RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, 2010 – present
  • Senior Environmental Employee Program for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1996 – present
  • Pengra Spectro-Analysis, Inc., Consultant. 1994 – 2001
  • Katema Inc., Special Filaments Division, Technical Director. 1983 – 1994 (retired)
  • FTI Inc., Consultant, 1982 – present
  • Chevron Fibers/Vectra Corp., Assistant Manager of Research and Development, Laboratory Manager, 1966 – 1982
  • E. I. duPont deNemours & Co. Technologist, 1955 – 1959
  • Western Reserve University, Spectroscopy Laboratory, Technician, 1952 – 1955

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Society of Applied Spectroscopy (SAS)
  • North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS)