Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.
Providing expertise in general and organic chemistry, spontaneous combustion, cosmetics, cement, chemical safety, fumigants, decomposition of chemicals, metal and chemical explosions, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.
Professor of Chemistry, major university
Conducted research in organic chemistry related to the development of organosulfur-nitrogen alkylating agents and the chemistry of soil fumigants. Served for 20 Years on College of Natural Sciences and Chemistry Department safety committees, and as department safety committee chair. Taught courses in general, organic and physical organic chemistry. Developed a safety training presentation for the chemistry department.
Acting Associate Dean, major university
Directed College Technical Services and collaborated on renovation of chemical fume hood system in science buildings.
Consultant and Expert Witness, various attorneys and law firms
Consultant to Intelligent Energy, Inc., Long Beach, CA Consulted on the composition and properties of organic sulfur contaminants in hydrocarbon fuels. Consultant to Lava Louie, Long Beach, CA Consulted on surfactants used in lava lamps. Consultant to Air Products and Chemical, Inc. Provided production methods for synthesis of epoxy-resin curing agents from isocyanates. Consultant to Cal OSHA Evaluated compatibilities of waste chemicals. Consultant to Anchor Reinforcement, Inc. Investigated urea polymer curing agents. Consultant to Niklor Chemical Company, Inc. Developed an alternative process for the production of the soil fumigant chloropicrin. Researched the chemistry of soil fumigants with thiosulfates. Consultant to Impex Company Deformulation study to identify the composition of a polymer curing agent. Consultant to Southwest Photo Chem, Inc. Researched the literature of sulfur-nitrogen-containing polymer curing agents.
Assistant Visiting Professor, University of Southern California Cancer Center
Conducted research on syntheses of potential anti-tumor agents.
Assistant / Associate Professor of Chemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Chemical Consultant, Forensic Engineers, Ltd., Fargo, ND
Conducted chemical investigations and testified as an expert witness.
Participated in an interdisciplinary, environmental study of the Red River of North Dakota/Minnesota.
Research Chemist, Shell Development Company, Emeryville, CA
Worked in exploratory organosulfur-nitrogen chemistry.
NIH Predoctoral Fellow, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Yale University
Conducted graduate research on the reactions of azides, sulfonoxyurethans and nitrenes. Taught organic chemistry laboratory.