Industrial Cleaning Expert 45080 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in industrial cleaning and manufacturing processes with expertise in biochemistry, clinical chemistry, analytical chemistry, process development, and failure analysis. My Areas of expertise include: high precision and general industrial cleaning; precision cleaning, critical and industrial applications; surface quality, surface preparation / cleaning; contamination control, cleanrooms and general industrial applications; product failure, failure analysis (including coatings and adhesion failure); catastrophic failure analysis, aerospace and biomedical; avoidance and correction of worker safety and environmental regulatory problems; and product and process development for suppliers of cleaning agents, cleaning equipment. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Intellectual Property Disputes, U.S. and International; Patent applications, new technology – provide teaching; Worker safety disputes / problems (OSHA – related); Neighborhood Safety (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) / South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD); Comment on impending local, regional, national, international regulations; Evaluation of impending regulations, including verbal and written comments; Product performance issues – impact of chemistry formulation, product and surface contamination, surface quality; Civil, regulatory, criminal – Department of Justice, substance issues, National / international intellectual property, unique teachings, process patent, leachable residue, medical devices, performance and impact of consumer product, competitive issues in motion picture film processing and related applications, historical scenario reconstruction, solvents in manufacturing activities.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Critical cleaning (precision cleaning, surface quality, surface preparation); Validation, auditing; Process optimization, many industries (e.g., coating, aerospace, medical, electronics) – lean cleaning & manufacturing, performance & toxicological consequences of residue, supply chain coordination, failure avoidance & analysis; Contamination control, product, and cleanrooms; Develop new military specifications; Customer & regulatory issues (including safety, environmental, governmental); Product and process development for suppliers of cleaning agents & equipment; Education and training; Support of legal advisors (e.g., intellectual property, insurance, & performance issues).

Relevant Experiences

I am an expert consultant to the manufacturing community. I have had experience in designing and developing clinical laboratory tests. I have conducted research in protein sequencing. I have experience in interpreting patents (chemical and process) relative to patent infringement and patent scope. I have worked on U.S. Patent issues. I have provided declarations and testimony at the International Patent Office in Munich.

I am considered a world leading expert on cleaning processes, with decades of experience. I have had experience with chlorine containing cleaning agents and stainless-steel tanks.


B.S.BiologyBryn Mawr College
M.S.BiochemistryRutgers University

Licenses Certifications

Awards & Affiliation

Recipient U.S. EPA Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award

Primary Affiliation

Surface Quality Resource Center (SQRC)

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases