Jonathan Kiel
Jonathan Kiel, Ph.D.
Managing Scientist
Polymer Science & Materials Chemistry
Philadelphia

Dr. Kiel specializes in the analysis, review, and validation of materials, processes and diagnostics associated with polymers and small molecules. Formally trained as a chemical engineer with a focus on the performance and structure characterization of polymeric materials, Dr. Kiel has hands-on research and analysis experience with medical devices, membranes, construction materials, plasticizers, coatings, and their associated formulations. Dr. Kiel has worked extensively with medical devices such as implantable mesh, drug eluting stents, coronary balloon shunts, and medically relevant polymers in areas such as materials selection, process and design validation, failure analysis, and regulatory submission testing and evaluation. Dr. Kiel also leverages his knowledge and experience to assist clients on systems involving polymer additives such as plasticizers, stabilizers, building materials, insulated glass units (IGUs), roofing materials, and fire retardants, with a specific focus on historical materials in the construction industry, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and related compounds.

Dr. Kiel has been a member of ASTM Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing, and serves on multiple grant-awarding committees evaluating early-stage science and technology companies.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Kiel founded and served as Chief Science Officer for GlutenTech, a device oriented company focused on consumer allergen detection, was a Research Scientist at NanOasis, a reverse osmosis membranes start-up company and worked as a Process Engineer for the E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company formulating coatings, troubleshooting day-to-day production issues, and managing plant efficiency and process improvement projects.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2010
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2001

Publications

Tohfafarosh M, Sevit A, Patel J, Kiel J, Greenspon A, Prutkin J, Kurtz S, Characterization of the outer insulation in long term implanted leads. J Long Term Eff Med Implants; 2017; (27)

Moberg MA, Mandell ML, Kiel JW, Page C, Meyers T, Sluytman JV; 3D Printing of Manufactured Goods: An Updated Analysis, 2nd Edition. Chapter: 3D Printing/Component Parts/Raw Materials, December 2016

Tohfafarosh M, Baykal D, Kiel JW, Mansmann K, Kurtz S, Effects of gamma and e-beam sterilization on the chemical, mechanical and tribological properties of a novel hydrogel. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2016; 53, 250-256.

Olds DP, Kiel JW, Mackay ME, Duxbury PM. Percolating bulk-heterostructures from neutron reflectometry and small angle neutron scattering data. Physical Review E 2012; 86(6):061803.

Kiel JW, Maranville BB, Mackay ME. Effect of annealing on PCBM cluster sizes in polymer based solar cells. PRL 2010; 105(16):168701.

Kiel JW, Kirby BJ, Majkrzak CF, Maranville BB, Mackay ME. Film morphology of polymer based solar cells from neutron reflectivity measurements. Soft Matter 2010; 6(3):641

Tseng TC, McGarrity ES, Kiel JW, Duxbury PM, Mackay ME, Frischknecht AL, Asokan SA, Wong MS. Three-dimensional liquid surfaces through nanoparticle self-assembly. Soft Matter 2010; 6(7):1533.

Kiel JW, Kirby BJ, Majkrzak CF, Mackay ME. Applications of phase sensitive neutron reflectivity for film morphology determination of polymer based solar cells. Journal of Chemical Physics 2010; 137(7).

Presentations

Panel Moderator - 2nd Additive Disruption Summit, Fortune 1000 Perspectives on the 3D Printing and Additive Movement. Santa Clara, CA April, 2015.

Commerford PJ, Kiel JW, Product Safety and Liability Issues in 3D Printing, 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Summit – Business and Innovation Strategies, Pittsburgh, PA September, 2014

Kiel JW, Maranville BB, Olds DP, Duxbury PM, Mackay ME. Effect of annealing on PCBM cluster sizes in polymer based solar cells, Michigan State University Complex Materials for Energy Applications Conference, East Lansing, MI, 2010

Kiel JW, Kirby BJ, Majkrzak CF, Mackay ME, Applications of phase sensitive neutron reflectivity for polymer based solar cells. Materials Research Society, San Francisco, CA 2010

Kiel JW, Kirby BJ, Majkrzak CF, Mackay ME, Film morphology of polymerbased solar cells from neutron reflectivity measurements, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 2009

Kiel JW, Kirby BJ, Majkrzak CF, Maranville BB, Mackay ME, University of Delaware/National Institute of Standards and Testing Materials Science and Engineering Symposium, Neutron Reflectivity for characterization of polymer based solar cells, Newark, DE, 2009

Kiel JW, Kirby BJ, Majkrzak CF, Maranville BB, Mackay ME, Film morphology of polymer based solar cells from neutron reflectivity measurements, American Physical Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009

Patents

Sundvor, S; Walton, J; Kiel, JW; Mekler, J; Taleghani, S; Mooney, J (2018) U.S. Patent 9,939,431 Portable device for detection of harmful substances.

Sundvor, S; Portela, S; Ward, J; Walton, J; Kiel, JW; Mekler, J; Yates, S; Mooney, J (2018) U.S. Patent 9,939,431 System and method for detection of target substances.

Prior Experience

Founder / Chief Science Officer, GlutenTech, 2012–2013

Research Scientist, NanOasis, 2010–2012

Visiting Scholar, University of Delaware, 2008–2010

Graduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University, 2005–2010

Process Engineer, E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company, 2001–2005

Intern, Cargill, Summer 2000

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