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Staff research chemist specializing in the polymers formulation used in adhesives ,coatings and flexographic printing plates. Experienced in formulation of acrylates and epoxies. Over 10 years of experience developing new product concepts, optimizing the chemistry to meet customer requirements and guiding the finished formulation through scale-up and market introductionitle] with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated by [number] years of experience. Dedicated [job title] with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated by [number] years of experience. Dedicated [job title] with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated by [number] years of experience. Dedicated [job title] with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated by [number] years of experience. Dedicated [job title] with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated by [number] years of experience. 
Skills

NMR in liquid (Varian 200 MHz), FT-IR, HPLC, GC-MS, GPC, DSC, TGA, UV-vis, IR, UV-Skills: Argon ion laser, He-Ne laser, He-Cd laser, spin-coating devices, conventional and phase-shift spectro-fluorimeters, various instruments for testing mechanical properties of coatings. Photopolymerization expert Acrylate and epoxy based UV-and Vis- curable formulations Flexographic printing plates formulations Structure-properties realtionship of filled and non-filled polymeric networks Knowledgeable in flexographic printing plate processing equipment both solvent and thermal Printing expert (flexo, gravure, offset, intaglio, and screen) Six Sigma Brown Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt, DOE, Statistics Performance optimization Expertise in troubleshooting experiments on Pilot Line and Manufacturing Line Creative problem solvingDedicated [job t
Photopolymerization expert Acrylate and epoxy based UV-and Vis- curable formulations Flexographic printing plates formulations Structure-properties realtionship of filled and non-filled polymeric networks Knowledgeable in flexographic printing plate processing equipment both solvent and thermal Printing expert (flexo, gravure, offset, intaglio, and screen) Six Sigma Brown Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt, DOE, Statistics Performance optimization Expertise in troubleshooting experiments on Pilot Line and Manufacturing Line Creative problem solving
Education and Training
Bowling Green State University Bowling, Ohio Expected in 1996 MS : Organic Chemistry - GPA : Organic Chemistry Dissertation Topic: "C13 NMR Studies of Some Trimethylenenorbornane Systems" Advisor: George B. Clemans
Technical University of Jassy Jassy, Expected in 1992 MS : Chemical Engineering - GPA : Chemical Engineering Dissertation Topic: "Design and Calculation of the Process of Preparation of Penicillin G" Advisor: C. Oniscu
Accomplishments
Professional Experience
Dupont De Nemours Inc. - Research Investigator
Dalton, GA, 06/2000 - Present
  • Developed of a polymeric replacement for copper/chrome layers for gravure printing applications that reduced the environmental foot print for gravure cylinders manufacturers; Performed studies of morphology, physical properties of multiphase polymeric materials, particularly block copolymers, polymer blends, and interpenetrating polymeric networks; Developed an UV-curable filled epoxy/epoxy-acrylate coatings for high wear resistance; Studied structure-properties relationship in filled polymeric systems; Introduced to market a new flexographic printing plate that had photoinduced color formation; Developed a taggant-filled flexographic printing plate for brand identification; PrecisionCure software expert; Studied thermal behavior of photopolymerizable formulations for applications in graphic arts; Developed an oxygen-insensitive flexographic printing plate; Led research project with Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton Univesity in order to determine the changes in the morphology of polymeric systems that occur during aging; Six Sigma Brown Belt.
  • Developed and scaled up a thermally developable flexographic plate for high ink transfer applications that resulted in net profit of $300,000 annually; Developed new monomers/photoinitiators systems for rapid 3-D prototyping.
  • Working with different morphologies and properties of multiphase polymeric materials, particularly block copolymers in interpenetrating networks; Studying ink-polymer interactions with direct appliactions in flexographic printing; Looking at structure-properties relationship in multiacrylic networks with direct applications for the development of new flexographic printing plates; Troubleshooting formulations in flexographic printing plates (evaluating the impact of different photoinitiators, monomers, and reactive additives); Formulating improved polymeric mixtures for new plates and adhesive coatings; Studying the impact on the surface energy of different fillers in order to improve the ink trasnfer during different printing processes; Studies for understanding the aging of flexographic printing plates and the impact on photosensitometry; Scout for a DPO/DPL UV absorber replacement.
  • The current manufacturer is not producing these chemicals anymore.
  • Study the monomers used in Cyrel business in a photo DSC by looking at the kinetics of the photochemical reaction in order to prevent unwanted reactions in plate manufacturing process (from a safety point of view) as well as build a database that can help in developing new products or replace (second source) the current ones.
  • Saturn Polymer - Quality review /analysis for all bulk polymer drum batches that are part of the Saturn program.
  • SAP coverage.
  • Nisso Crisis: Managing the execution of the plan for the Parlin plant for identifying a replacement for one of the raw materials.
  • Branding Lead the technical efforts in developing and commercializing Cyrel logo branded on HDC plates MIQA - Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance Lead efforts in rating all equipment in R&D for criticality for ISO, PSM and EMS regulatory aspects and updating P&IDs drawings for the area in an considerably large effort of complying with all new DuPont regulations.
  • Test a PI plate in high end fexographic work flow and for solvent resistance im flexo inks and in PE materials.
  • Drive Barrier layer plates 1) Complete assessment of collimated and intensity of light for flat top dots and microcell patterns.
  • by 2Q 1 Complete 3D formulation work and full HD work as required by business.
  • 2..New Plate development Covered all printing trials in the last year.
  • Managed to run two printing presses: in Clemson and Fox Valley.
  • In a short time I managed to link the plate (competitor's and ours) printing performance to its surface topography.
  • R&D support for the application group including participating in calls and troubleshooting for customers (Peter Menzian, Sheryl Cunningham, Brad Taylor, Mike Rudolph) Visit to customers -Beamis and two trade shops.
  • Continuous collaboration with NIB for Aerial, NCS and future print trials.
  • Covered some of the coatings in Towanda (TR5 and C9) and one in Rexam (Matthew, NC).
  • Learned a lot about coating engineering.
  • With Paul Shea's help I learned the 30-mm extruder and the pilot line.
  • I am able to write and run programs on both of them.
  • Learned a lot about Epas.
  • I run my own ME's on line 5, including introducing them in SAP (Process Orders).
  • Learned how to do purchase orders in SAP.
  • Working towards designing a Competitor's database Part of Designing Team for the Technical Conference in May 2002 in Mendenhall, PA Presented poster "Capped Plates in Cyrel" at Technical Conference in May 2002 in Mendenhall, PA US Dealer for GB's Synthomer - PVA producer) Managed contact with CR&D - Dennis Walls for coating defects analysis (Raman Spectroscopy) and Gregg Bleckman for plate topography images.
  • Continuous support for Analytical.
  • Air Permit Coordinator for State of NJ ( R&D Cyrel) Chemical Hygiene Officer for R&D Cyrel First Aid and CPR training - member of the Parlin Site Team Aerial 2 DOE on process conditions (Premier Mill) done Samples laminated, processed and tested: surface roughness Best process condition identified Coatings are scheduled in Towanda in September.
  • A2X control, A2X and A2P were printed in FV (laminated samples)- no differences in OD or dot gain were noted ME on line 5 with the A2X roll produced in Towanda and maybe A2P (if the schedule allows) in September - for customer evaluation A2X and A2P were sent to NIB for CL4 testing Solvent Soak Test - NMP BASFf FE, Clear Asahi and plates made with Hydrogenated polymers performed the best Documented the formulations with SEBS (need to identify monomers compatible with SEBSs) Next - compare dot size/deformation in NMP for plates APA studies Identified the instrument capability (S' range for good data) (thanks to Bob) Verified reproducibility on DFM - edge trim (no BF) Good at high frequencies, poor at low frequencies Verified influence of BF - different times Longer BF - higher viscosity/modulus Analyzed so far: TDR, DRC,DPI, UVP Collecting samples from line 4 & 5 - edge trim (Joe Connors is helping) Waiting for samples with no BF for DPU and DFH (they have same base but different in-line backflash- Wolfgang) FAST Condensate Ran GC's and HPLC's (rest was done by Mark and John) Test for P.
  • Menzian- customer in Canada Measured Tack for samples in Humidity chamber/ different LF/PE times Helped with Hao's wax testing (thanks to Joe Connors) Looking for a UV light for the FAST processor - need to find the right the lamp output - waiting for a call 2.
  • I am looking for diacrylates with longer hydrocarbon segments so that they are more compatible with poly E/B - the C10 and C12 analogs of HDDA are compatible with poly E/B and I found one that is commercially available : decamethylene glycol diacrylate (I ordered a sample from ABCR GmbH) I still need to find dodecylmethylene glycol diacrylate.
  • These monomers are more compatible with the Polymer that I tried: KG1657 (it is more desirable because it is a commercial grade for them) Anyway, EDF8323 gives clearer formulations with HDDA Next: polymerize with an initiator the urethane acrylate and take a RI (compare with Asahi and our plates) run IRs of the SEBS and SIEBS (it arrived) and compare with Asahi clear.
  • Press plates with the new SIEBS in combination with our monomers (should be more compatible) 3.
  • LCD Finished the IR testing- it looks like an urethane acrylate polymer - which is surprising given the NMP resistance, but it has other components in it that we cannot identify.
  • They are making their own Hydroflex polymers.
  • Pressing plates with SEBS as well as SEBS with polyisoprene chains attached to the backbone (crosslinkable) - in progress.
  • 3.
  • LCD Identified the Hydroflex polymers - they are polyethylenes.
  • Pressing plates with SEBS as well as SEBS with polyisoprene chains attached to the backbone (crosslinkable) - done.
  • I will start evaluation next week (some are actually clear - less hazy) I identified new monomers to try for next week.
  • 4.
  • Dimensional Stability APA testing in progress- at different temperatures with different backflashes.
  • I included the "other" plates also ( besides the DFH and DFM) Week of October 24th: 1.
  • Aerial 2 Print trials - done.
  • Waiting for results.
  • Second Towanda coating run - next week.
  • Test in progress for developing a curve for coating weight and Green density 2.
  • LCD Identified the Hydroflex polymers - they are polyethylenes.
  • Pressing plates with SEBS as well as SEBS with polyisoprene chains attached to the backbone (crosslinkable) - second run.
  • Longer monomer chains are more compatible with these polymers.
  • Week of December 5th 1.
  • Aerial 2 Aerial 2 Solvent was-out in China - good news: no re-deposits Millings for the UV/Green density experiment - this week in Premier Mill.
  • Coatings in Towanda - 1.
  • Aerial 2 Aerial 2 Manufacturing Review is on February 1st.
  • Samples were sent to China to re-test the latitude.
  • 2.
  • LCD Analyzing results.
  • 4.
  • LAMS cap Making new coatings for piggybacks on the line.
  • Solutions are made with Feldspar and Silica.
  • The DPR ME is on Tuesday.
  • 5.
  • FAST processing with caps Laminations are being done.
  • Chemical Hygene Officer for R&D - Chemical Hygiene Plan owner/administrator PSSRs Addressing equipment and PPE safety issues for R&D Cyrel Center Air Permit compliance contact Staying out of jail TSCA coordinator for the Cyrel organization CDR Report Contact for Parlin DPO PMN report contact Safire 600 TSCR R&D exemption contact CDTA Report Contact for site (Bulk Manufacturing.
Spectra Group Ltd - Research and Development Chemist
City, STATE, 08/1996 - 08/1997
  • Spectra Group performs research and development in the field of photochemistry.
  • Its areas of activity include new UV and visible-light photoinitiators and contract research and development.
  • Leading a project team including coordinating assignments, chairing team meetings and maintaining team records.
  • Present results to management.
  • Screening resins and monomers for appropriateness in coatings and adhesives (including FTIR-monitored polymerization) Development of new formulation with reinforcing materials for stereolithography techniques Optimizing coating recipes for improved film properties including metal adhesion, flexibility and impact resistance Evaluating the effect on a novel, visible-light photoinitiator in highly pigmented coatings Conducting performance tests and studying the effects of light sources on cured coatings Maintaining contacts with technical staff at target customers.
  • Review activity at technical exchanges with customers.
Bowling Green State University - Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant
, , 08/1994 - 06/1996
  • Teaching duties included lecture and supervision of groups of 20-30 students and maintenance of instrumentation used in the course (FTIR, UV, and HPLC).
  • Synthesis, separation, characterization and analysis of norbornane systems and norbornane trimethylenenorbornane systems and derivatives.
  • Synthesis of water soluble photoinitiators and experience in ionic and radical polymerization.
  • Studies of the influence of some surfactants on water-monomer solutions.
Affiliations
Work History
Chemistry Department -
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Publications
Multi-step synthesis of different antibiotics (Penicillin G, Penicillin V, etc.), Active separation and characterization-undergraduate work
Interests
Corrosion resistant, radiation curable coating", Nr. 60/082,424 filed April 20, 1998 Publications Mathematical Modeling of Process of Penicillin V. Separation from Aqueous Phase by Reactive Extraction"; Claire, V.; Cascaval, D.; Oniscu, C. Bull. Inst. Poly. Jassy. Section II Chemistry and Engineering, 1994, 1, 186. Principles of Design Activity in Construction of Industrial Equipment"; Communication at the 2nd International Symposium "Conception, Technology and Management in Chemical Engineering", Jassy, May 22-23, 1992, Romania. Enhanced Cure of Highly Pigmented White Coatings Using a Fluorone Visible Light Photoinitiator"; Moore, M.J.; Claire, V.; Marino, T. RadTech Report, 1997, 2, 30. Photoreactive Monomers and Catalysts for Desktop Manufacturing"; Neckers, D.C.; Fry, B.; Guo, A.; Claire, A.; Mejiritski, A.; Claire, V.; Marino, T. Imaging Science and Technology, 50th Annual Conf. Proceedings, May 1997. Carbon 13 NMR Studies of Gamma Effects in Trimethylenenorbornane Systems"; Claire, V.; Clemans, G.B. submitted to Journal of Org. Chem. Corrosion Resistant Visible Light Marine Curable Coatings"; Mejiritski, A.; Claire, V.; Marino, T.; Martin, D. RadTech Proceedings, Chicago, April 20-22, 1998. The paper obtained the award for innovative work. Corrosion Resistant Visible Light Curable Coatings"part II; Mejiritski, A.; Claire, V.; Marino, T.; Technical Proceedings, RadchTech, April 9-12, 2000 Baltimore 1
Skills
3D, 3-D, photo, Premier, Branding, C, Chemical Engineering, color, CPR, database, LCD, derivatives, Designing, DSC, edge, experiment, FAST, film, First Aid, FTIR, GC, graphic arts, HPLC, IDs, ink, ISO, lamp, logo, Managing, manufacturing process, Mark, market, materials, Mechanical, meetings, Mill, NCS, networks, Next, NMR, novel, Press, processes, producing, producer, profit, progress, prototyping, Quality, Quality Assurance, research, safety, Collecting samples, SAP, Six Sigma, supervision, Teaching, Troubleshooting, UV, view
Additional Information
  • Patents Corrosion resistant, radiation curable coating", Nr. 60/082,424 filed April 20, 1998 Publications Mathematical Modeling of Process of Penicillin V. Separation from Aqueous Phase by Reactive Extraction"; Claire, V.; Cascaval, D.; Oniscu, C. Bull. Inst. Poly. Jassy. Section II Chemistry and Engineering, 1994, 1, 186. Principles of Design Activity in Construction of Industrial Equipment"; Communication at the 2nd International Symposium "Conception, Technology and Management in Chemical Engineering", Jassy, May 22-23, 1992, Romania. Enhanced Cure of Highly Pigmented White Coatings Using a Fluorone Visible Light Photoinitiator"; Moore, M.J.; Claire, V.; Marino, T. RadTech Report, 1997, 2, 30. Photoreactive Monomers and Catalysts for Desktop Manufacturing"; Neckers, D.C.; Fry, B.; Guo, A.; Claire, A.; Mejiritski, A.; Claire, V.; Marino, T. Imaging Science and Technology, 50th Annual Conf. Proceedings, May 1997. Carbon 13 NMR Studies of Gamma Effects in Trimethylenenorbornane Systems"; Claire, V.; Clemans, G.B. submitted to Journal of Org. Chem. Corrosion Resistant Visible Light Marine Curable Coatings"; Mejiritski, A.; Claire, V.; Marino, T.; Martin, D. RadTech Proceedings, Chicago, April 20-22, 1998. The paper obtained the award for innovative work. Corrosion Resistant Visible Light Curable Coatings"part II; Mejiritski, A.; Claire, V.; Marino, T.; Technical Proceedings, RadchTech, April 9-12, 2000 Baltimore 1

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