polymer science, organic chemistry, expert consultant resume
Resume of RPJ, Ph.D. Consultant

  • Automotive
  • Chemical

This associate has a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron and a B.S. in Chemistry from Valparaiso University.

Polymer Science, Organic Chemistry, Expert Consultant Resume

This associate has experience with polyurethanes, vinyl polymerization, homogeneous catalysis, and ring opening. Further experience includes polymerization, epoxy resins, co-polymers, and micro encapsulation. This expert has also worked with foams, adhesives, sealants, and coatings.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in polymer science, organic chemistry, engineering consulting and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Scientist, Corporate R&D/Chemical Sciences, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

Was responsible for leading a technical team in the development of new fire retardant concepts for Engineering Plastics. Explore new concepts and defining projects in the area of “Controlled Delivery.” New polystyrene foam products and processing. Lead Scientist for the development of technology (adhesives for modular windshields), and the development of controlled-cure, pre-applied adhesives for modular automotive windshields allowing Dow defensive patent position in automotive industry.


Associate Scientist, Corporate R&D/Designed Products & Devices, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

Was responsible for group leadership for Corporate R&D Adhesives group. Defined adhesives projects and approaches for adhesives, sealants and coatings, resulting in the commercialization of multiple adhesive and sealant products for Dow Automotive (Essex Specialty Products).


Research Leader, Central Research/Polymeric Materials and Urethanes R&D, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

Texas Division R&D on Copolymer Polyol processing, conducted research on approaches for toughening epoxy resins.


Project Leader, Urethanes TS&D, Freeport, TX and Central Research/Chemical Products, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

TS&D for automotive seat foams. R&D, Process Research, and TS&D that led to the discovery of a novel approach for the synthesis and commercialization of co-polymer polyols, a multi-million dollar business for Dow’s Polyurethanes.


Research Specialist, Central Research/Chemical Products, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

Worked in laboratory research on isocyanurate foams.


Sr. Research Chemist, Central Research/Chemical Processes and Organic Chemicals, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

Was responsible for laboratory work for water-based coatings, and polymerization of new monomers.


Associate Chemist,, B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company, Avon Lake, OH

Was responsible for laboratory work in adhesives and high surface tension emulsion polymerization.

24 Industry Patents Held

Publications Include

Strain Rate Dependence of Fracture in a Rubber-Toughened Epoxy Resin

The Influence of Elastomer Concentration of Toughness in Dispersions Containing Preformed Acrylic

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Peter Habicht, Lead Consultant
Peter specializes in welding and metallurgical engineer with 40 years industry experience in commercial nuclear power plant construction.


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