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Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad
President at FluoroConsultants Group, LLC
About the author:
Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad has spent over 30 years helping develop and bring new technologies and applications to the market. He has deep expertise in fluoropolymer technologies and applications, as well as experience working in product development, failure analysis, market development, international consulting, technical service and as an expert witness. Dr. Ebnesajjad has multiple degrees in chemical engineering, including a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tehran, and Master of Science and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan. After working for DuPont fluoropolymers for 24 years, he founded the FluoroConsultants Group in 2006 where he continues to work. Dr. Ebnesajjad holds 6 patents and is author/editor/co-author of over 15 technical and data books on fluoropolymers technologies and applications, surface preparation and adhesion of materials. He is also currently the series editor of Plastics Design Library (PDL), a unique publication series offering technology and applications handbooks, data books and practical guides tailored to the needs of practitioners who work in the industry.
Posts by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad
Posted on August 7th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
This post is the Second in a two part series discussing avoidable disasters caused by human beings: Smoking; and Climate change (August 7).
Posted on July 29th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
This post is the first of two about avoidable disasters caused by human beings: Smoking (July 31); and Climate change (August 7). Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 1: Smoking (The death toll keeps growing!)” »
Posted on July 3rd, 2017 in New Materials & Applications
Aerial View of the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig after the Accident (Source: http://media.salon.com)
In the summer of 1976 I worked for an oil company on the Island of Lavan in the Persian Gulf. The island was a logistics and command base for the offshore drilling rigs. We flew in and out of the island on a Boeing 737-100 using a short airstrip and then took helicopters to fly to the drilling rigs. Continue reading “Who ate the Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill?” »
Posted on June 26th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
Chairman and CEO of Takata Corp., Shigehisa Takada, bows as he attends a news conference after the decision to file for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2017 (Source: Reuters/Toru Hanai)
In March 2017, in my blog post Material and Parts Failure – 42 million Cars Recalled for faulty Airbags, I reported on the deadly explosions of airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation. Now the other shoe has dropped. Continue reading “Exploding Auto Airbags – Bankruptcy is the Rest of Takata’s Story” »