Jeffrey T Gotro

Dr. Jeffrey T Gotro

InnoCentrix, LLC
22431 Antonio Parkway, Suite B160-515
Rancho Santa Margarita , CA 92688
Office: 949-635-6916
Fax: 949-709-3050

Introduction

Dr. Jeffrey Gotro is a polymers and plastics expert with 30 years' experience and provides polymer consulting, litigation support and expert witness services.

Areas of Expertise:

Specialty in polymers (plastics); chemistry, physics, characterization
Polymers (plastics) product liability, fitness for use
Polymer material selection, including bioplastics
Intellectual Property litigation; litigation consulting patent infringement analysis
Expert in polymers used in electronic applications including adhesives, coatings, laminates, underfills, polymer composites
Specialist in thermosetting polymers including
- Epoxy, acrylics, polyimides, cyanate esters
- Chemistry and curing reactions in thermosetting polymers
- Thermal analysis, mechanical property determination
- Rheology (chemorheology) Dielectric Spectroscopy
- Process evaluations (dispensing, coating, lamination, molding)

Education:

Northwestern University, Ph.D. in Materials Science (focus on polymers, polymer chemistry, and physical properties) 1983
Marquette University, BS Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, 1977

14 issued US patents and 5 patents pending (see CV for complete list of patents)
Published 59 technical articles in polymers (see CV for complete list of publications)

Professional Affiliations

Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 1986-1993

Instructor, California State University at Fullerton, Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt courses, 2001-2006

Adjunct Professor, Concordia University, Irvine CA, taught course in MBA program on New Product Innovation, 2008-2011

Instructor, Professional Development Courses
1) International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS)
- Professional Development Course “Polymers in Semiconductor Packaging” at the Device Packaging Conference in 2011, 2012, and 2013
- Professional Development Course “Polymers in Electronic Packaging” at the IMAPS National Conference in 2010, 2011, and 2012
- Three-part webinar series on “Polymers in Semiconductor Packaging”
- Three Part webinar Series on “Rheological Issues in Electronic Packaging”

2) Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC)
- Professional Development Course “Polymers in Electronic Packaging” in 2012 and 2013

3) North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS)
- Professional Development Course on “Rheology as a Thermal Analysis Technique” in August, 2012

Professional Technical Society Memberships

• Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) 2009-present
• American Chemical Society (ACS) 1981- present
• International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) 2009 - present
• Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) 1988-1999 and 2010 – present, Polymer Analysis Division; Chairman 1990-1992, Treasurer 1993-1999, Board of Directors 1988-1999
• Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) 2013-present
• Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) 2008 – present


Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Plastics
  • Polymers
  • Products Liability

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Northwestern University, Ph.D. in Materials Science (focus on polymers, polymer chemistry, and physical properties), 1983
Marquette University, BS Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, 1977
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) 2009-present
American Chemical Society (ACS) 1981- present
International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) 2009 - present Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) 1988-1999 and 2010 – present, Polymer Analysis Division; Chairman 1990-1992, Treasurer 1993-1999, Board of Directors 1988-1999
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) 2013-present
Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) 2008 – present
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 1986-1993

Instructor, California State University at Fullerton, Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt courses, 2001-2006

Adjunct Professor, Concordia University, Irvine CA, taught course in MBA program on New Product Innovation, 2008-2011

Instructor, Professional Development Courses
1) International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS)
- Professional Development Course “Polymers in Semiconductor Packaging” at the Device Packaging Conference in 2011, 2012, and 2013
- Professional Development Course “Polymers in Electronic Packaging” at the IMAPS National Conference in 2010, 2011, and 2012
- Three-part webinar series on “Polymers in Semiconductor Packaging”
- Three Part webinar Series on “Rheological Issues in Electronic Packaging”

2)Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC)
- Professional Development Course “Polymers in Electronic Packaging” in 2012 and 2013

3 ) North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS)
- Professional Development Course on “Rheology as a Thermal Analysis Technique” in August, 2012
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 11
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: plastics product liability, plastics materials selection, plastics failure analysis, intellectual property (patent infringement), patent re-examination, infringement analysis
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 80%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 20%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Two
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July 2014
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Three
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Seven
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, litigation support
Expert reports
Onsite visits where required
Polymer materials testing, thermal analysis, rheology (flow) measurements
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $450/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $450/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400/hr with a 4 hour minimum
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $450/hr with a 4 hour minimum
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Cases requiring overnight travel a fixed fee of $4000/day applies to every day onsite plus reasonable and customary travel expenses (airfare, hotel, meals, tips, rental car, etc.)

References

References upon request.