Skills and Instrumentation experience

  • Organic synthesis; Small molecules, reactive non-linear optics compounds (push-pull aromatics), polymerizable fluorophores and UV absorbers, sol-gel precursors, hydrosilation reactions, perfluorinated compounds, MRI ligands and compounds
  • Polymer synthesis; hydrogels, modified carbohydrate polymers, acrylates, emulsion and suspension polymerizations, urethanes, silicone IOL formulations, catalysts, dental impression resins, grafting methods, compounding
  • Physical testing; adhesion properties, wettability, silicone resins, ophthalmic viscoelastics, tensile testing, viscoelastic properties, tissue functional group labeling, friction testing
  • Analytical equipment; Experience with all basic laboratory equipment, functions, and techniques, including UV-Vis, FTIR (transmission and surface reflectance), atomic absorption, NMR (solution and solid state), glove box systems, porosimetry, gel permeation chromatography (GPC with various detection systems), HPLC, mass spec (including coupled methods), ELISA, electron microscopy, rheometers, contact angle, plasma polymerization, thermal analysis (DSC/TGA), static and dynamic light scattering, zeta potential

Companies and Organizations I've worked with

  • American Hospital Supply
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Chiron Vision
  • Alcon Laboratories
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization (CSIRO Australia)
  • Air Force Strategic Air Command
  • Edwards AFB Propulsion Directorate
  • Hybrid Plastics
  • Prism Medical
  • ITT Industries
  • Spinewave
  • Carbon NanoTechnologies Inc.
  • Pentron Clinical Technologies
  • PowderJect
  • Karta Technologies
  • MasterFoods Inc.
  • Particle Characterization Laboratories
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
Dr. Henry Oviatt

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