Robert A Wanat, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: innov8 chem llc
  • Phone: (267) 503-3692
  • Cell: 267-503-3692
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Chemistry & Chemicals and Intellectual Property

Specialty Focus: Plastics, Polymer, Materials, Adhesives, Polymer Science, Composites, Laminate, Methacrylate, Polyurethane, Acrylic, Extrusion, Product Development, Patent, Nanotechnology, Research, Infringement, Inter partes, Failure Analysis, Injection Molding, Packaging, Aerosol, Polyester, Intellectual Property

Education: PhD Organic/Organometallic Chemistry, Cornell University; Masters, Organic/Organometallic Chemistry, Cornell University; BS, Chemistry, Scranton University; Certificate of Technology Management, California Institute of Technology

Years in Practice: 30+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 1+

Additional Information

With 30+ years of experience in the chemical industry and 9 personal patents plus over 25 additional patents granted to his group, Dr. Wanat has led research and development initiatives around the world. He served as global director of research and as CTO for large international chemical companies, specializing in chemicals, plastics, polymers, materials, and adhesives. He also has experience in scale-up, manufacturing, and marketing. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Adhesives and Sealants Council. Dr. Wanat is an expert in research leadership and management, new business development, business and commercialization strategy, litigation research, and innovations in chemistry focusing on polymers, plastics, materials, and adhesives. After graduating in 3 years Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Scranton, Dr. Wanat earned his PhD in Organic/Organometallic Chemistry from Cornell University with the Tunis Wentink (graduate student of the year) award and received the distinguished Rohm and Haas Fellowship. Dr. Wanat also has a certificate in technology management from the California Institute of Technology. Wanat currently works as president for Innov8 Chem, LLC ( a firm specializing in research and development consulting and education for the chemicals industry, primarily in polymers, plastics, materials, and adhesives. Specialties include: polymers, plastics, materials, adhesives, pmma, polymethylmethacrylate, polyethylene, composites, ASA, fluoropolymer, acrylics, aerosols, polymer failure, polymer degradation, polycarbonate, polyester, thermoplastics, copolymer films, bullet-resistant acrylic sheet, acrylic alloys, polyvinylidene fluoride