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General Specialties: Chemistry & Chemicals and Intellectual Property

Specialty Focus: Patent Infringement, Polymers & Plastics, Composites, Adhesives and Coatings, Laminate, Rheology And Flow, Polymers Used In Electronic Applications, Polymer Materials Selection, Polymer Product Liability, Thermoset Polymers, polymer Processing, Epoxy Chemistry, Polymer Characterization

Education: PhD, Northwestern University; BSME, Marquette University

Years in Practice: 35


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Dr. Jeffrey Gotro is an expert in polymers/plastics with over 30 years’ experience. His expertise spans polymer chemistry and physics, along with deep knowledge of polymer characterization. Expert in polymers used in electronic applications such as adhesives, coatings and laminates. Experience with polymer composites, highly filled compositions (fiberglass and fillers). Specialist in thermosetting polymers, epoxy, curing, processing, and process analysis. Expert in polymer/plastics characterization including multiple thermal analysis methods, mechanical property measurements, rheological (flow) measurements, and polymer processing such as dispensing, coating, lamination, and molding. Extensive experience in new product development and the product development process. Experience in manufacturing process development, process characterization, and defect analysis. Dr. Gotro has expertise in Intellectual Property evaluations and patent infringement litigation. He is an inventor on 15 issued US Patents with 4 patent applications pending. Experience in polymer (plastics) product liability, fitness for use, and polymer/plastics material selection. Provides expert witness testimony, litigation support, and consulting on polymers and plastics. Dr. Gotro has published 59 technical papers including 4 book chapters and holds a Education Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University (specialty in polymer science) BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University (specialty in Materials Science) Professional Memberships Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) American Chemical Society (ACS) International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)