CHEMICAL CONSULTANT - Consulting chemist, specializing in the applied chemistry of phosphorus, sulfur, halogens, flame (or fire) retardants, polymer additives, chemical research planning, evaluation.

 

Research Professor in the Polymer Research Institute, Polytechnic University,  now employed off-campus, mail address: 850 Sumner Parkway, Apt. 301, Copley, OH 44321 (Akron area).  330/664-1075 (home number), email address: eweil@poly.edu

- Consultant, especially in the areas of flame retardant plastics and textiles, chemistry of phosphorus, sulfur and halogen compounds, research planning and management, patent strategy.

Educational background:

B. S. in chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1950. Ph.D. in organic (polymer) chemistry, U. of Illinois, 1953. Thesis under Prof. Carl S. Marvel. M.B.A. in management, Pace University, 1982.

Industrial experience:

- 1953 to 1965. Research chemist, then supervisor, at Hooker Chemical Co., Niagara Falls and Grand Island, NY. Invented and developed numerous agricultural chemicals, polymer additives, and manufacturing processes. Over 100 issued patents, several commercialized products and processes. Mostly halogen, sulfur, phosphorus chemistry. Publications.

- 1965 to 1986. Sr. Research Associate, then Senior Scientist at Stauffer Chemical Co. Research Center in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Invented and developed many flame retardants for textiles, polymers and foams. Also agricultural chemicals, plasticizers and other polymer additives. Over 100 US patents. Publications. Won IR-100 Award for textile flame retardant finish. Research planning, new project initiation, scientific liaison. Phosphorus, sulfur, halogen chemistry here also.

University experience:

- Since 1987, obtaining, planning and administering post-doctoral research at Polytechnic University, sponsored by industry, trade organizations and government, mostly in the area of flame retardants, phosphorus technology, and corrosion inhibition. Publications and patents have come from this work, and some of my products are in the commercial development stage in the US, Europe and the Far East..

Consulting experience:

- Have consulted with many "Fortune 500" companies as well as small and medium sized companies, including several overseas. Member of Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers as well as serving as a consultant in the Teltech system. I have an approach to industrial consulting which has proved highly effective, and I have a number of long-term clients. Several industrial products and processes have come out of this consulting.  I have had helpful influences on several clients’ tactics and strategy, resulting in successful R&D projects. 

·         Patents - selected list

·         Bibliography - selected list

·         My approach to consulting

Some other useful links:

Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Polytechnic University