BS, State University of New York at Binghamton; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester
I am an applied physicist who is adept at characterizing materials, analyzing processes, and solving problems. My area of specialization is in experimental polymer physics and rheology, with a focus on materials and interfacial science. I worked as an industrial physicist for 17 years in R&D at Eastman Kodak and Bausch and Lomb.
I've built structure-property models to improve the on-eye comfort of contact leses and studied how branched polymer architecture impacts manufacturing and product performance for inkjet inks, electrophotographic toners, photochemical coatings, and extruded plastics. I've designed and built custom experimental equipment to learn about the flow and deformation of polymer melts and colloidal suspensions and polymer solutions. I've also modeled how the mechanical properties of polymer films, and the tribology of hydrogel networks, impact product features in consumer products.
Since the fall 2014, I have been a Lecturer in Physics at RIT.