Chris K. Haas, PhD Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Chemical Engineering and Intellectual Property

Keywords/Search Terms:

polymers, plastics, patent infringement, adhesives and films, security documents, micro-optics, extrusion, injection molding, product development, failure analysis, laminates, polymer coatings


PhD, Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University; BS, Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University

Additional Information

Dr. Haas is an expert in plastics, films, labels, and adhesives with a special focus in security documents such as passports, identity cards, currency, and labels. He is an Engineering Fellow at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering where he has taught since 2009, including courses on materials , polymers in design, senior design, fluid mechanics laboratory, and thin films. He also teaches on materials at the University of Minnesota. More than 25 years of industry experience at 3M and Gemalto/Thames during which he generated, supported, and defended numerous patent filings and developed products that have achieved over $250MM in sales. A member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Northwestern University Chemical and Biological Engineering Advisory Board, and the Document Security Alliance. Dr. Haas has 18 patents. Focus areas include: - New product and technology development - R&D strategy - Polymer extrusion and coating - Polymer and adhesives systems and properties - Security document features, printing, and fabrication - Adhesives and tapes - Defect analysis / failure analysis Dr. Haas provides consulting and expert witness testimony to both plaintiff and defense counsel in patent infringement litigation, products liability cases, and other cases involving polymers and plastics.