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Ray L. Hauser, PhD, PE
5758 Rustic Knolls Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Tel 303-527-0344, Fax 303-527-0758
Web pages: www.rayhauser.com
e-mail: rayh@rayhauser.com

Expertise in materials and process engineering, safety engineering, creativity, trade secrets and patents.
Developments and inventions since 1951. Credible, persuasive courtroom testimony since 1962.


EDUCATION:PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1957
M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Yale University, 1952
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1950
2000-PresentRay Hauser Expertise, Boulder CO
   Owner, consultant in materials engineering, product development, innovation, expert testimony.
1961-1999Hauser Laboratories, Boulder CO
   Senior Scientist
    Specialist in polymeric materials, their chemistry, formulation, applications, performance,
   specifications, and failure analysis.
   Specialist in chemical safety related to fires, explosions and toxic environments.
   Expert testimony.
1957-1961Martin-Marietta Corporation, Denver CO
   Successively Group Engineer for Nonmetallic Materials,
   Supervisor of Materials Engineering Unit,
   Head of Materials Technical Staff,
   and Project Manager of Contract AF 33 (616)-7271.
   Responsible for selection and development of materials for the Titan ICBM,
   including insulations, coatings, adhesives, lubricants, sealants, structures and
   ablative materials. Specialist in materials/propellant compatibility.
1954-1957University of Colorado, Boulder CO
   Technical staff and instructor
    Responsible for development of high-temperature adhesives with high thermal
   conductivity for aerodynamic heating simulation.
   Taught engineering drawing. Was Visiting Lecturer in Departments of
   Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering (1957-1969)
1952-1954U. S. Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground MD
   Sergeant upon discharge
   Testing of protective coatings for ordnance applications. Performed basic
   research on solution properties of polymers.
1950-1952Connecticut Hard Rubber Company, New Haven CT
   Senior Project Engineer
     Projects included development of methods for bonding rubber to Teflon™
   and Kel-F™ plastics (first U.S. Patent for bonding to Teflon™), development
   of pressure-sensitive silicone adhesives, and basic research on the swelling
   characteristics of silicone elastomers in solvents.

PR means Peer Reviewed

"Swelling of Silicone Elastomers." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry,
48 1202, 1208, (1956) PR

"Compatibility of Materials with Liquid Oxygen," Advances in Cryogenic Engineering,
5, Plenum Press, (1958) PR

"Techniques for Installing Foil Strain Gages," Strain Gage Readings,
2, No 6, 41-44. (1960) PR

"Mechanically Initiated Reaction of Organic Materials in Missile Oxidizers"
ASD Technical Report 61-324, (1961)

"Ablative Coatings," Materials in Design Engineering,
54, No. 6, 135-7 (November, 1961)

"Reactions of Organic Materials with Liquid Oxygen,"
Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, 8, 242-250, (1963) PR

"Current Trends and Prospects in Mechanical Properties,
Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, 8, 632-640, (1963) PR

"An Exercise in Engineering Materials, Journal of Engineering Education,
55 No. 9, 269-71, (1965) PR

"Statistical Implications of Balloon Materials," Proceedings, 1964 AFCRL
Scientific Balloon Symposium, AFCRL-65-486, July, 1965.

"Some Balloon Materials Testing Methods, " Proceedings, 1965 AFCRL
Scientific Balloon Workshop.

"Ultrasonics Improve Adhesive Bonding," Design News, May 25, 1966,

"Round Robin Cold Brittleness Tests of Balloon films," Proceedings, 1966 AFCRL
Scientific Balloon Symposium, AFCRL-67-0075, January, 1967.

"Misadventures with Thumper, an Easter Bunny," Denver Post, March 19 1967, pp 27-29.

"New Electrodes for Medical Instrumentation," Aerospace Medicine,
39, No 2, 190, February, 1968 PR

"Ultrasonic Boost Strength," Materials Engineering, 67,
No. 4, 76-77, April 1968.

"Ultra Adhesives for Ultrasonic Bonding," Adhesives Age, 12,
No. 3, 26-29 March, 1969.

"ECG Spray and Lifesaver Electrodes for Biological Monitoring,"
J. Assoc Adv. Medical Instrumentation, 3, No. 5, 162-164, September, 1969 PR

"Development of Capillary Network Membrane Oxygenators,"
Artificial Heart Program Conference, Department of Health,
Education and Welfare, pp 373- 379, June, 1969, Washington, D.C.

"Test Specifications for Unsupported Balloon Films," Proceeding, 1970 AFCRL
Scientific Balloon Symposium, AFCRL-70-0543, pp 335-338.

"Techniques for Ultrasonic Bonding, "Aerospace Adhesives and Elastomers,
1970 National SAMPE Technical Conference, Dallas, Texas.

"Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Filament Wound Struts for Cryogenic
Tank Supports," Composite Materials and Structures,
SESA Fourth Annual Solid Mechanics Symposium,
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, May 7, 1971.

"Forensic Support by Independent Laboratories in Tort Cases", Case & Comment,
77, No. 6, 22-26, November, December 1972.

"Ultrasonic Bonding Techniques," Applied Polymer Symposium #19, pp 257- 265,
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1972 PR

"OSHA vs. MESA", Modern Plastics, 51, No. 2, February, 1974, pp 52-54.

"Obtaining Tests and Testimony from Independent Laboratories in Colorado,"
Colorado Lawyer, 3, No. 7, May, 1974.

"When Coatings Go To Court," American Paint & Coatings Journal,
60, No 36, February 16, 1976, pp 14, 15, ff.

"The Plastics Engineer as Expert Witness, Part 1:
Preparation for Courtroom Testimony,"
Safety and Health with Plastics, Society of Plastics Engineers
National Technical Conference, November 8-10, 1977, pp 132-133.

"Defense Against OSHA Citations," Safety and Health with Plastics,
Society of Plastics Engineers National Technical Conference,
November 8-10, 1977, pp 216-271.

"When Adhesives Go to Court, " Case & Comment, 83, No. 4,
July-August, 1978, pp 45-49.

"Designing Strength and Stiffness into GRP Panels," Plastics Engineering 34,
No. 11, November, 1978, pp 37-41 PR

"Insulation Testing with a Duplex Heat Flow Meter," DOE-ASTM
Thermal Insulation Conference, October 1978, Tampa, Florida.
(presentation only)

"How Honest Is Your Expert Witness?" National Institute for Trial Advocacy,
Boulder, Colorado, July 2, 1979. (presentation only)

"Safety, Energy, and Environmental Opportunities in Polyester Processing
Society of Plastics Industry, Reinforced Plastics/Composites Conference,
Paper #25-C, February, 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana.

"Polyester Sprayup is Not Spray Painting," Plastics Engineering,
36, No. 6 June 1980, pp 27-29, PR

"How to Strengthen and Stiffen Composite Panels,"
Society of Plastics Industry Reinforced Plastics/Composites Conference,
Paper #14-D, February 16-20, 1981, Washington, D.C. PR

"NVLAP Accreditation--Who Can Test What?" Contractors Guide 4,
No. 2 March-April 1981, pp 12-13.

"Engineering Investigation for Legal Testimony", Presentation at Forensic Seminar,
November 19, 1982, Denver, Colorado

"Construction and Performance of In Situ Heat Flux Transducers,"
ASTM Workshop on Applications of Heat Flow Sensors,
Philadelphia, September 22 1983, Building Applications of
Heat Flux Transducers, ASTM STP #L885 PR

"Heat Flux Sensors for Insulation Economy and Process Control,"
Chemical Engineering Progress, 81, No. 2, 24-27, February 1985 PR

"Through the Wilderness with Hauser Laboratories",
American Chemical Society, Divison of Small Chemical Business,
New York, April 15, 1986

"Expert Witness Opportunities for Independent Laboratories",
American Chemical Society, Divison of Small Chemical Business,
Denver, April 6, 1987.

"Creativity in Research and Problem Solving," SPI Fluoropolymers Divison,
Colorado Springs, CO. Sept. 17, 1987.

"Failure Analysis of GRP Pipes and Tanks," SPI CA Fifth Tri-Annual
Conference on Reinforced Plastics in Corrosion and Construction,
Las Vegas, NV, April 5-8, 1988, pp 46-52 PR

"The Chain of Evidence," sidebar in "Product Liability Casebook for Compounders,
Plastics Compounding, Nov/Dec 1988, pp 14-23

"Drafting an Expert Team for Complex Litigation,"
Newsletter of Trial Techniques Committee,
Tort and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, winter 1988

"Metallographic Procedures in Failure Analysis of Glass Fiber Composites,
Proc. Industry-University Advanced Materials Conference 11,
Denver CO March 1989, pp 663-673

"Chemical Effects on Flexible-membrane Liner Seams," J. of Materials in
Civil Engineering, ASCE, vol 2, no. 2, May 1990,
pp 53-7 with Agricola, Krause-Singh, PR

"Hot-Melt Adhesives for Automotive Headlamps," SME Conf.
Adhesive Technology for Automotive Engineering Applications,
Nov 1, 1990, Dearborn MI, paper AD90-709

"HM Specialty Adhesive Bonds to Unbondables," Adhesives Age,
May 1991 pp 30-32

"Failure Analysis and Litigation of Composite Pipe";
Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference,
1:341-346, 1993 PR

"Failure Analysis of Polymers with Stress Concentrations";
Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference,
1:347-350, 1993 PR

"Hazard Ratings of Flammable and Toxic Vapos";
Professional Safety, 38(7):24-28, 1993, PR

"Hazard Ratings of Vapors from Coatings and Adhesives";
J. Forensic Sciences, 39(5):1237-1246, 1994, PR

"Physical Analysis of Contact Adhesive Failures";
Adhesives Age, 37(13):36-40, 1994

"What Do You Do?"; Wood and Wood Products, July-August, 1986, 1995

"Preventing Delamination in Production Processes"; Laminating '95 Conference,
Laminating Materials Association, Rosemont, IL, Sept. 28-29 1995

"Failure of a Plastic Catheter Leading to Paralytic Injury";
Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC,
Indianapolis, IN, May 7, 1996, PR

"Sweet Plastics"; Sugar Journal, 59(l), 28, 30, 31, 1996

"Analysis of Additives in Plastics & Other Polymers";
Society of Plastics Engineers RETEC,
Atlantic City, NJ, Sept. 26, 1996

"Science in the Courtroom, talk to Rocky Mountain Claims Assn.,
Denver CO, Oct 2, 1997

"Avoiding and Winning Product Liability Litigation,"
talk to Regulatory Affairs Professionals,
Rocky Mtn Section, Denver CO Oct 22, 1997

"Coatings in the Courtroom," American Paint Journal,
82(7), 19-22, Oct 29, 1997

"Keeping Coatings Out of the Courtroom," American Paint Journal,
82(8); 18-20, Nov 12, 1997

"Avoiding and Winning Medical Products Liablity Litigation,"
talk to ISPE/InterphexWest, Long Beach CA, Sept 14, 1999

"Sulfurous Vapors from EPDM Can Damage Electronics," Rubber World,
vol. 224,no. 5, August 2001, pp24-26

"Materials and Processes Used in the Wright Brothers' Gliders and Flyer, 1900-1903," Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC, paper #105, Chicago, May 2004


2,705,691, "Lamination or Coating of Fluorine-Substituted Polyethylenes
with or on Other Substances."

2,945,773, "Lamination or Coating of Fluorine- Substituted Polyethylenes
with or on Other Substances."

3,256,884, "Injection Device for Artificial Insemination Having a Disposable
Dispensing Capsule with Detachable Actuator,"
also Britain 727,286; France 1,394,416.

3,480,492, "Method of Bonding Using Exothermic Adhesive Activated
by Ultrasonic Energy."

3,565,059, "Biological Electrode and Method of Making Same."

3,710,782, "Method of Treating Human Skin with a Composition for
Electromedical Applications."

4,182,423, "Whipstock and Method for Directional Drilling

4,226,247, "Biological Electrode.

4,541,728, "Devices and Method for Measuring Heat Flux and Method for
Forming such a Device."

5,046,730, "Biodegradable Golf Tee"

5,244,875, "Electroplating of Superconductor Elements."

5,317,037, "Biodegradable Molding Material."

5,470,820, "Electroplating of Superconductor Elements."

5,540,714, "Disposable Tourniquet"

6,082,371, "Hair Clip Having Novel Gripping Mechanism and Removable Decorative Attachment"

6,649,891, "Microwavable Food Storage Container"

6,810,618, "Support For a Flexible Tree Covering"

6,983,876, "Tool Siezing Apparatus for Deterring Vandals"

7,014,098, "Marking and Odorant Dispenser for Deterring Mailbox Vandalism"


Listing, American Men and Women of Science, 1989-

Listing, Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, 1970-

Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, University of Colorado, 1991

University Medal, University of Colorado, 1995

Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science, 1995

Listing, Marquis Who’s Who in USA, 1996-

Gold Medal for Engineering Career Excellence, Colorado Engineering Council, 1999

Listing, Who's Who in Plastics and Polymers, 2001

Fellow, Society of Plastics Engineers, 2004

Fellow, Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineers, 2006



Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado #4052, December 1959
Registered Safety Engineer, California, #SF3107, October 1978.

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