Product Development Expert


This Subject Matter Expert has 30 years of experience in the development of industrial textiles, sustainable materials, and composite materials, addressing both performance characteristics and manufacturing. They also worked on product development across a wide range of applications.

Subject Matter Expertise:

  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • Textile Manufacturing
  • Composites design and manufacturing (industrial fabric design and sustainable materials)


Industry Expertise:

  • Textiles
  • Composites
  • Materials Science
  • Sustainable Materials



  • Authored & edited 7 books on textiles and composites
  • Holds 5 patents
  • Authored 50 referred publications and presented at 120 conferences
  • Fiber Society award for Distinguished Achievement in Basic or Applied Fiber Science
  • Licensed software for braiding machine control to 3 organizations
  • Research funding career total of over $10 million
  • Winner of the Dr. Jackie Rehkopf Best Paper Award, “Lightweighting Composites through Selective Fiber Placement”, C. Pastore, 2015 SPE ACCE, Sept. 2015
  • Citation for Distinction, National Institute of Building Sciences, February 2012
  • Best Practices in Communication – Honorable Mention, (for EcoMan and The Skeptic podcast), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, December 2009
  • Excellence in Sustainability Education, Delaware Valley Green Building Council, 2007
  • Philadelphia Sustainability Award, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, 2007


Why This Expert?

  • Research funding career total of over $10 million
  • Analysis of physical and mechanical properties
  • Testing and characterization of materials
  • Interdisciplinary design across a wide range of industries


Management Positions:

  • Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies at Philadelphia University
  • Associate Professor of Textile Materials Science and North Carolina State University
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science at Drexel University


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