Scott Seidel
Scott Seidel, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Associate
Polymer Science & Materials Chemistry
Los Angeles

Dr. Seidel’s expertise resides at the intersection of chemical engineering, materials science, and chemistry, particularly in relation to polymeric systems such as plastics, rubbers, and coatings. He leverages his expertise to provide technical support to address performance, innovation, business, and risk issues in a variety of industries including consumer products, building and infrastructure materials, and biomedical devices.

Dr. Seidel has utilized his expertise on a wide range of consumer products, such as textiles, food packaging, and home goods; industrial products, including plastic pipes, specialty coatings, adhesives, and artificial turf; and health and safety products such as implantable devices, pharmaceutical packaging, and airbags. Project scopes have ranged from root cause, material selection, and contaminate analysis to product development, global multidisciplinary team leadership, and intellectual property support.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2015
  • B.S., Polymer Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2010, summa cum laude

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

    NSF Engineering Innovation Fellowship

    Viterbi School of Engineering Dean’s Merit Fellowship

    Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer, California, #6871

Publications

Lemberg, J, Guyer, E, Seidel, S, Garry, M, Tsuji, J, Valenty, S. Utilizing a combination of TGA and GC-MS to estimate health-based risks from off-gassed volatile compounds. Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention 2018; 18(2): 246-249.

Anderson DM, Fessler JE, Pooley MA, Seidel S, Hamblin MR, Beckham HW, Brennan JF. Infrared radiative properties and thermal modeling of ceramic-embedded textile fabrics. Biomedical Optics Express 2017; 8(3):1698-1711.

Dianat G, Seidel S, De Luna MM, Gupta M. Vapor Phase Fabrication of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Asymmetric Polymer Membranes. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2016; 301(9):1037–1043.

Seidel S, Dianat G, Gupta M. Formation of Porous Polymer Coatings on Complex Substrates Using Vapor Phase Precursors. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2016; 301(4):371–376.

Seidel S, Chu Cheong C, Kwong P, Gupta M. All-dry fabrication of poly(methacrylic acid)-based membranes with controlled dissolution behavior. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2015; 300(11):1079–1084.

Kwong P, Seidel S, Gupta M. Effect of transition metal salts on the initiated chemical vapor deposition of polymer thin films. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 2015; 33(3):031504.

Seidel S, Gupta M. Systematic study of the growth and morphology of vapor deposited porous polymer membranes. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 2014; 32(4):041514.

Kwong P, Seidel S, Gupta M. Solventless fabrication of porous-on-porous materials. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2013; 5(19):9714–9718.

Seidel S, Kwong P, Gupta M. Simultaneous polymerization and solid monomer deposition for the fabrication of polymer membranes with dual-scale porosity. Macromolecules 2013; 46 (8):2976–2983.

Chen B, Seidel S, Hori H, Gupta M. Self-assembly of pillars modified with vapor deposited polymer coatings. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2011; 3(11):4201–4205.

Seidel S, Riche C, Gupta M. Chemical vapor deposition of polymer films. Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, 2011.

Capadona J, Shanmuganathan K, Trittschuh S, Seidel S, Rowan S, Weder C. Polymer nanocomposites with nanowhiskers isolated from microcrystalline cellulose. Biomacromolecules 2009, 10(4):712–716.

Presentations

Lee DE, Seidel S. Rapid photo-oxidation of UV-stabilized polypropylene fiber due to an external antagonist. Oral Presentation, Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC, Anaheim, CA, 2017.

Seidel S. Functional porous polymer membranes grown by vapor phase polymerization. Oral Presentation, American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2014.

Seidel S. Fabrication of functional and responsive porous polymer coatings for microfluidic devices and implants. Poster presentation, Gordon Research Conference on Biointerface Science, Lucca, Italy, 2014.

Seidel S. Porous polymer membranes by simultaneous polymerization and solid monomer deposition. Oral Presentation, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2013.

Seidel S. Fabrication of porous polymers via vapor phase polymerization. Oral Presentation, American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2013.

Seidel S. Patterning vapor-deposited polymers onto porous substrates. Poster presentation, Gordon Research Conference – Macromolecular Materials, Ventura, CA, 2011.

Patents

US Patent: 9,376,516: Porous Polymer Structures and Methods and Articles Relating Thereto, June 28, 2016 (Gupta M, Seidel S, Kwong P).

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Chemical Society

Alpha Chi Sigma, Professional Chemistry Fraternity

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CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2015
  • B.S., Polymer Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2010, summa cum laude

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

    NSF Engineering Innovation Fellowship

    Viterbi School of Engineering Dean’s Merit Fellowship

    Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer, California, #6871