Rheology Expert 508743 AL

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field as a Chemical Engineer with expertise in complex liquids: polymers, suspensions, emulsions, and biological fluids. Research in my laboratory has resulted in a number of techniques in optical rheometry such as high-speed polarimetry (birefringence and dichroism) and various microscopy methods (fluorescence, phase contrast, and atomic force microscopy). I am familiar with the development of solar cells, the microstructure of polymeric and other complex materials, deformation of the red blood cell in small capillaries, cell division and structure and composition of the tear film. In my laboratory, fundamental research is in progress to understand the orientation and deformation of monolayers at the molecular level. I have over 20 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience has included cases involving window and door construction with regard to adhesive and sealants.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering CalTech

Awards & Affiliation

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Chemical Society
The Society of Rheology
American Physical Society