Robert A Wanat, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: innov8 chem llc
  • Phone: (267) 503-3692
  • Cell: 267-503-3692
  • Website: www.innov8chem.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Chemistry & Chemicals and Intellectual Property

Specialty Focus: Product liability, Plastics, Polymer, Materials, Adhesives, Polymer Science, Composites, Laminate, Acrylic, Methacrylate, Polyurethane, Product Development, Patent, Nanotechnology, Research, Infringement, Failure Analysis, Packaging, Aerosol, Polyester

Education: PhD in Chemistry, Cornell University; Masters in Chemistry, Cornell University; BS in Chemistry, University of Scranton; Certificate of Technology Management, Cal Tech

Years in Practice: 30+


Additional Information

Award winning Cornell educated PhD chemist with 30+ years of experience in the chemical industry and 9 personal US patents plus over 25 additional patents granted to his group. Dr. Wanat has led research and development initiatives around the world. He served as scientist, global director of research and as CTO for multi-billion dollar chemical companies including Rohm and Haas, Arkema, and Bostik, specializing in chemicals, plastics, polymers, materials, and adhesives. Dr. Wanat was the technical lead working with attorneys to secure dozens of patents and to reach favorable resolutions in multi-million dollar litigations. He served on the Board of Directors for the Adhesives and Sealants Council and as judge for the 2019 ASC Innovation Awards and for the 2020 World Adhesive Council Innovation Awards. Dr. Wanat has led programs for the development of numerous new products with cumulative sales exceeding two-billion dollars. These products are used today in automotive, aerospace, medical, construction, packaging, display, optical applications. 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 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 Cal Tech. Dr. Wanat works as president for Innov8 Chem, LLC (innov8chem.com), a firm providing consulting and expert witness services in polymers, plastics, materials, and adhesives. He has extensive experience in acrylics, PMMA, polycarbonate, polyester, polyurethane, composites, aerosols, thermoplastics, polymer degradation, product liability, and product failure.