Randal Hill, PhD Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Chemistry & Chemicals and Chemical Engineering

Keywords/Search Terms:

Colloid, Surface Chemistry, Silicones, Materials Science, surfactants, detergents, formulation, emulsions, microemulsions, liquid crystals, formulation, product development, patents, IP, personal care, household care, upstream oil & gas, electrophoretic displays, agricultural adjuvants


BS Physics, Southern Nazarene University; PhD Chemistry, University of Oklahoma

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Randal Hill has more than 30 years of industrial silicone and surface chemistry experience including silicone defoamers, formulation of household and personal care products, applications of silicone surfactants, silicone-based nanotechnology for soldier protection, development of pigments for electronic displays, and, most recently, upstream oil and gas well treatment. He wrote the book on “Silicone Surfactants”, and has 64 patents and more than 50 papers. He received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Oklahoma, and served as the Dow Corning Visiting Scientist at MIT for five years. With an educational background in physical chemistry (PhD) and physics he went on to establish a career working with surfactants for applications ranging from personal care and polymer coatings to oil and gas. After getting his start with Dow Corning (now Dow Silicones) in progressive research capacities, he spent time with E Ink during their startup phase and most recently with the oilfield at Flotek Chemistry. Key Accomplishments: Career defining innovations include the serendipitous development of superhydrophic silicone nanofibers, leading-edge microemulsion treatments with new dimensions of performance, and momentous diversification of Flotek’s patent portfolio (which grew by 1400%). Distinguished product innovator credited with 64 patents. Involved member of multiple organizations, including American Chemical Society, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Physical Society, and American Oil Chemists Society. Author of 59 publications, including an authoritative book: “Silicone Surfactants.” Highly awarded inventor with accolades that include 3 Dow Corning Technical Achievement Awards, as well as the AOCS Samuel Rosen Award for Surfactant Chemistry.