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Shri Thanedar, Ph.D., MBA

Consulting Chemist
Certificate # 775
Avomeen Analytical Services, Inc.
6107 Jackson Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone #: 800-930-5450
Fax #: 800-930-5479

Specializing in materials analysis and testing and industrial problem solving to manufacturing, government and legal clients. Services include materials identification, deformulation, polymer analysis, failure analysis and "good vs. bad" product comparison. Materials analyzed include plastics, polymers, oils, inks, rubbers, coatings, paints, adhesives, surfactants and pharmaceuticals.


Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Akron, Ohio, 1982
Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982-1984
M.B.A., Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988

Publications & Patents:

Ten publications/patents in polymer synthesis and chemical analysis.

Listed In:

Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Midwest.

Technical Affiliations:

Member, American Chemical Society Member, Society of Plastics Engineers Member, Small Chemical Business Division, ACS Member, Polymer Material Sciences and Engineering Div., ACS

Recent Assignments:

Served as chief scientist or expert witness on over 20 litigation support projects involving chemical analysis, product failure analysis, reverse engineering, and polymer and rubber analysis. Participated in dozens of depositions and in-court testimony sessions, including jury trials. Patent infringement case involving Teflon coated blades. Expert Analyst, chemical spills at a large company. Paint failure on school buses, product liability case. Investigated cause of failure of cable coatings.

Scope of Consulting Service:

Plastics, paints, resins, oils, waxes and surfactants. Expert witness – chemical analysis to support legal cases. Materials identification, deformulation and competitive product analysis. Plastics analysis and testing, polymer synthesis, plastics additives, polymer alloys and blends and polymer formulations. Spectroscopic characterization, GC/MS, NMR, SEM and FT-IR.