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STEPHEN P. MOLNAR, Ph.D.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
I am a Research Scientist with experience in Organic and Polymer Chemistry and in the Thermal Analysis of materials. I have extensive experience in the application of computers to the aspects of my work. I am carrying out computational work in the area of structure-property relationships. I am experienced in polymers and adhesives and joining technology.
I have been a Senior Research Scientist at iMEDD, Inc in Columbus, OH. iMEDD is an early stage biomedical company dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of people with serious chronic illnesses through the development of advanced drug delivery systems based on proprietary microengineering technologies. I was responsible for the development and application of surface modifications for the drug delivery systems.
My prior position was as Manager of Scientific Services at PharmaForce, Inc. I was responsible for development of a major series of pharmaceutical products. I was also responsible for the corporate Calibration and Preventative Maintenance Program. I am experienced in analytical method development and validation and GMP/GLP laboratory operations and have knowledge of FDA and OSHA requirements
I was the Laboratory Director at LithChem International, a chemical manufacturer in central Ohio. My duties included both quality control and quality assurance for the facility and new product and process development. .My experience, prior to LithChem International was as a Senior Research Scientist at the METSS Corporation where I was involved in several development projects. I have been an independent contractor at The Chemical Abstracts Service where I was involved in the development of SciFinder. I was a Manager at Triangle Laboratories of Columbus, Inc., a member of the Triangle Laboratories which specialize in Environmental Chemistry. The Columbus Laboratory specialized in air, water and agricultural chemistry. My duties included the management of projects in gas chromatography and high pressure liquid chromatography, as well as oversight of laboratory operations. In addition, I was involved in business planning. The Columbus Triangle Laboratories is no longer in business.
My experience, prior to Triangle Laboratories, was as a Senior Research Engineer at the Edison Welding Institute here in Columbus. As a senior member of the technical staff I had responsibility for the management and conduct of Research and Development in the joining of Polymers.
I have experience as Manager of Chemical Services for Nuclear Consulting Services, Inc. I had responsibility for Research and Development, Analytical Chemistry, and the Radioisotope Laboratory. I have experience directing research in emulsion polymerization and adhesives. I have carried out research in monomer synthesis and polymerization and the characterization of polymers in addition to experience in computer assisted chemistry and modeling of solid state reactions. I also have experience as a college chemistry professor.
I am familiar with contract research and development. As a graduate of the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U. S. Army War College I have knowledge of the federal government budget process.
As Laboratory Director at LithChem International I built the laboratory and was responsible for day to day operation and quality assurance within the organization. I determined and implemented laboratory policies and procedures. I was also responsible for process chemistries and development and implementation of new products and processes.
As a member of the staff at the Edison Welding Institute I provided technical leadership in a well-defined technical area that is in the current or projected mainstream of EWI. I engaged actively in outstanding research in those areas and developed a growing national or international reputation. I made substantive contributions to planning and executing marketing and project development activities in the area of polymer joining and demonstrate initiative in conceiving ideas for projects. I was instrumental in acquiring support and guiding the technical efforts of three to five technical personnel. I had extensive experience in the statistical design of experiments and analysis and modeling in addition to knowledge of the ISO 9000 series of documents. I have been the principle investigator in a U. S. Air Force major program for the repair of thermoplastic aircraft structures.
As Manager of Chemical Services at Nuclear Consulting Services, Inc., I was Director of Research and Development, managed the Analytical Laboratory, and had the management responsibility for the company radioisotope laboratory. I administered an annual budget of close to one million dollars.
As a Senior Research Associate at Franklin International (formerly Franklin Chemical Industries) I carried out studies in the emulsion polymerization of cross‑linking poly(vinyl acetate) terpolymers. Involved in the formulation and testing of adhesives. Responsible for research into new materials for use as adhesives. As Manager of the Adhesives and Sealants Laboratory, I was responsible for the management of research and development in those areas and administered an annual budget in excess of $250,000.
Carried out research on passive solar energy storage systems as member of the professional staff of the University of Dayton Research Institute.
Conducted research on the processing and performance properties of new high temperature performance composite matrix materials, while a Visiting Scientist at the Air Force Materials Laboratory.
Established and managed a Thermal Analysis Laboratory. Responsible for the procurement, operation, and maintenance of equipment, design of experiments, and direction of laboratory technician. Applied the techniques of thermal analysis to the study of epoxides, imides, and urethanes in addition to composite materials and monomers.
Developed computer evaluation and statistical analysis methods for thermal analysis techniques employing micro‑, mini‑, and mainframe computers programmed in Basic, Pascal, Fortran, and SAS.
Developed new matrix polymers for high performance composite materials for aerospace. Studied the effect of polymer composition on reactivity.
Investigated the chemical changes occurring in the manufacture of carbon fiber from poly(acrylonitrile). Developed methods for reducing the processing time by 65%. Demonstrated that the conversion reactions are three dimensional diffusion controlled.
Investigated the catalyzed oxidation of carbon/carbon composites. Determined the effect of atmosphere on the oxidation of composites.
Developed techniques for following the in‑mold curing of compression molded polymers. Applied the techniques to the study of the effect of catalysts on the reactivity of the systems.
Carried out research in the fire performance of polymers. Investigated the use of combinations of small‑scale laboratory tests for the prediction of material performance in large fires.
Served as a team leader of multi‑disciplinary teams.
Served as a corporate consultant in organic and polymer chemistry.
Adjunct Faculty. Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH 2003-
Senior Research Scientist, iMEDD Inc, Columbus, OH 2001-2002
Manager, Scientific Services, PharmaForce, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, 2000-2001
Laboratory Director, LithChem International, Baltimore, Ohio 1999-2000
Senior Research Scientist, METSS Corporation, Columbus, Ohio, 1998.
Independent Contractor, The Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, Ohio, 1996-98
Consultant, Organic and Polymer Chemistry, Material Science and computer applications in science and engineering, Columbus, Ohio, 1995 -
Principal, Foundation for Chemistry, Columbus, Ohio, 1995-
Manager, Triangle Laboratories of Columbus, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, 1993 - 1995.
Senior Research Engineer, Bonding and Forge Welding Department, Edison Institute, Columbus, Ohio, 1989-1993.
Manager, Chemical Services and Director of Research and Development, Nuclear Consulting Services, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, 1987‑1988.
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 1987.
Consultant, Polymer Science and Thermal Analysis, 1986‑7.
Senior Research Associate, Manager, Adhesives and Sealants Laboratory, Franklin International, Columbus, Ohio, 1984‑85.
Staff Member, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, 1984
Visiting Scientist, Polymer Branch, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 1983.
Senior Research Chemist, Armco, Research and Technology, Middletown, Ohio, 1975‑83.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1967‑75.
Research Chemist, Owens‑Illinois Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio, 1959‑60.
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1967
M. S. Chemistry, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, 1963
B. S. Chemistry, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1957
American Chemical Society
QSAR and Modelling Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Past Chairman (1986‑7), Ohio Valley Thermal Analysis Society
Colonel, Chemical Corps, Army of the United States (Retired). Served as mobilization designee to Chemical Research, Development, and Engineering Center. Graduate, United States Army War College. Inactive Secret security clearance (inactive Top Secret).
R. E. Davis, R. Nehring, S. P. Molnar, and L. A. Suba, Displacement Reactions. X. Oxibase Scale Parameters of an Anti‑Radiation Drug ‑ MEA, Tetrahedron Letters, 9, 985 (1966).
R. E. Davis, S. P. Molnar, and R. Nehring, The Oxibase Scale and Displacement Reactions, XVIII. The Reaction of Mercaptoethylamine with Methyl Iodide and Ethyl Tosylate, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 91, 97 (1969).
Stephen P. Molnar and Milton Orchin, The Synthesis and Infrared Spectra of μ,μ‑Dichlorobis‑[o‑(N‑phenylformimidoyl)phenyl] dipalladium (II) and Related Compounds, J. Organometallic Chem., 16, 1969).
Stephen P. Molnar, HMO Theory in the Sophomore Organic Class, J. Chem. Ed., 46, 330 (1969).
Stephen P. Molnar, PPP SCF‑CI Molecular Orbital Calculations, Q.C.P.E. 314, Quantum Chemistry Program Exchange, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1975.
Stephen P. Molnar, Fire Testing in the Context of New Product Development, presented at the Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards, 1977.
Stephen P. Molnar, Thermal Analysis of Polyesters, presented to the Plastics Analysis Division/Chicago Chapter, Society of Plastics Engineers, 1981.
Stephen P. Molnar, DSC Study of Unsaturated Resin Stability, 7th International Conference on Thermal Analysis, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1982.
M. W. Heimerdinger, R. W. Koon, S. Lemke, and S. Molnar, Repair Technology of Thermoplastic Aircraft Structures (REPTAS), 1991.
Stephen P. Molnar, The Effect of Gauge Length on the Lap-Shear Strength of Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite, EWi Research Brief B9103, August 1991.
Stephen P. Molnar, Characterization and Control of Induction Fusion Bonding of Thermoplastic Composites, presented at SPE, 1992 Annual Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, May 1992.
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. Structure-pKa Correlation via the Integrated Molecular Transform. Int. J. Quant. Chem.: Quant. Biol. Symp. 22, 201-206 (1995).
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. The 3-Dimensional Integrated Molecular Transform: A Unitary Conformational Index, in "Proceedings of the ERDEC Scientific Conference on Chemical and Biological Defense Research," D.A. Berg, editor. ERDEC-SP-043 (ADA 315812). July 1996. UNCLASSIFIED Report. pp. 915-922.
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. Correlation of Dermal Transport with Structure via the Integrated Molecular Transform. Int. J. Quant. Chem.: Quant. Biol. Symp. 23, 1845-1849 (1996).
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. A Unitary Numerical Descriptor of Conformation. J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem) 181-186 (1996).
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. Correlation of Organic Diamagnetic Susceptibility with Structure via the Integrated Molecular Transform. Int. J. Quant. Chem. 64 (5), 635-645 (1997).
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. Correlation of Ultraviolet Spectra with Structure via the Integrated Molecular and Electronic Transforms. Int. J. Quant. Chem., 65 (6), 1047-1056 (1997).
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. Correlation ofDi- and Tripeptide Distribution Coefficients with Structure via Unitary Molecular Indices. Int. J. Quant. Chem. 69, 49-56 (1998).
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. Correlation of Mustard Analogs GC Retention Indices by the Integrated Molecular Transform, in "Proceedings of the U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Defense Command 9th International Simulant Workshop," J.E. Rhodes, H.L. Cowan, A.L. Skarzenski, J.D. Williams, and P. Coon, editors. ERDEC-SP-057 (ADA 354661). May 1998. UNCLASSIFIED Report. pp. 109-115.
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. Parametric Transform and Moment Indices in the Molecular Dynamics of n-Alkanes. Int. J. Quant. Chem., 70, 1185 (1998).
Stephen P. Molnar, The Art of Molecular Dynamics Simulation by D. C. Rapaport, Cambridge University Press, New Your, 1996 reviewed in J. Chem. Ed., 76, 171 (1999).
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. Correlation of Mustard Analogs GC Retention Indices by the Integrated Molecular Transform. Presented at the U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Defense Command 9th International Simulant Workshop, 7-9 March 1995. Accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings.
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. The 3-Dimensional Integrated Molecular Transform. Presented at the Gordon Conference on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships. August 1995.
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. The 3-Dimensional Integrated Molecular Transform. Presented at the Chicago National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 6-11 August 1995.
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. The 3-Dimensional Integrated Molecular Transform: A Unitary Conformational Index. Presented at the U.S. Army Edgewood RD&E Center Scientific Conference on Chemical and Biological Defense Research. 14-17 November 1995. (Accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings).
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. The 3-Dimensional Integrated Molecular Transform: A Unitary Conformational Index. Presented at the American Chemical Society Central Regional Meeting, Dayton, OH, 10 June 1996.
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. Dermal Transport and Molecular Structure: Direct Correlation via the Integrated Molecular Transform. Presented at the 25th National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI, 18-22 June 1996.
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. Structural Similarity Indices Generated from the Integrated Molecular Transform or the Normalized Molecular Moment. Presented at the 2nd National Chemical Information Symposium, Charleston, SC, 14-18 July 1996. (Paper in preparation for submission for publication).
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. Correlation of Organic Diamagnetic Susceptibility with the Integrated Molecular Transform. Presented at the Workshop on Properties of Molecules in Strong Magnetic Fields. University of Florida, 24-26 October 1996. Accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings in the Int. J. Quant. Chem.
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. Correlation of Structure and Ultraviolet Spectra via the Integrated Molecular and Integrated Electronic Transforms. Presented at the International Quantum Chemistry Symposium (Sanibel Symposium), St. Augustine, FL, 1-7 March 1997, Accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings published in the Int. J. Quant. Chem.
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. Direct Correlation of Alkane Structure with GC Retention Indices. Presented at the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Conference on Computing in Science and Engineering, Birmingham, AL, 5-7 May 1997. Submitted for publication.
J.W. King and S.P. Molnar. Correlation of Dipeptide Distribution Coefficients with Structure via Unitary Molecular Indices. Presented at the Conference on Theoretical Chemistry in Biology, Savannah, GA, 3-7 June 1997.
S.P. Molnar and J.W. King. Parametric Transform and Moment Indices in the Molecular Dynamics of n-Alkanes. Presented at the International Quantum Chemistry Symposium (Sanibel Symposium), St. Augustine, FL, 21-27 February 1998.
Stephen P. Molnar and James W. King, Quantitative Molecular Similarities in a Series of G-type Agents: Implications for Toxicity Relationships, Presented at the U.S. Army Edgewood RD&E Center Scientific Conference on Chemical and Biological Defense Research. November 1998. (Accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings).
Stephen P. Molnar and James W. King, Surface Area Minimization in Small Peptide Folding, presented at the International Quantum Chemistry Symposium (Sanibel Symposium), St. Augustine, FL, February 1999, Int. J. Quantum Chem., 75, 1043 (1999) .
James W. King and Stephen P. Molnar, Molecular Structural Index Control in Property-directed Clustering and Correlation, presented at the American Chemical Society 31st Central Regional Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 1999.
James W. King and Stephen P. Molnar, Molecular Similarity of Potential Endocrine Disruptors, Zerner Memorial Symposium, University of Florida, November 2000.
Stephen P. Molnar and James W. King, Theory and Applications of the Integrated Molecular Transform and the Normalized Molecular Moment Structure Descriptors: QSAR and QSPR Paradigms, Int. J Quantum Chem., 85, 662 (2001).
James W. King and Stephen P. Molnar, Molecular Similarity of Potential Endocrine Disruptors: Structural Index Control of Pharmacological Clustering, Int. J. Quantum Chem., 92, 85 (2003)
James W. King and Stephen P. Molnar, Electronic and Charge Aspects of Potential Endocrine Disruptors: Application to Pharmacological Clustering, Int. J. Quantum Chem, 95, 365 (2003).
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