Nathaniel Barney


Senior Research Professional with over 20 Years of Experience

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Curious Learner

I am an extremely curious individual and am always eager to learn new facts and processes. I am constantly evolving and changing so that I may grow and develop new skills. I enjoy unique tasks and am not afraid of a challenge. It is important to remain all-inclusive and open minded to other opinions or solutions. Considering others' perspectives is how we remain well-rounded and learn from each other.

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Creative Solver

I get things done and I often exceed expectations. A resourceful problem solver, who is skilled at aligning personnel and processes to achieve key objectives, demonstrating an ease of communication style that transcends all levels of a company. I have gained much experience and knowledge within my area of expertise. I trust my knowledge and experience to guide me through any issues I may encounter.

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Dedicated & Focused

I am passionate about the work I do and am always willing to put in the time to ensure that all projects are completed with quality and care. It is important to know that I am someone who never gives up. I work hard at what I do, am an innovative thinker and problem solver.

About Me

Dynamic Senior Research / Particle Materials Chemist with 20 years experience in applied materials science and particle chemistry for the nano-composite and coatings markets. Demonstrated expertise in particle generation, processing, modification and analysis for major companies including Sherwin-Williams and Valspar. Proven experience in semiconductor, biomedical, polymer composites and TiO2 industries providing research focused on coatings, plastics and paper-laminates. Skilled at program management for new product development and process safety management for Solid management experience as product development lead for 12 team members. Strong key technical contributor for product and process development of new flat paint TiO2 pigment TS-6300 and also generating purified nano-materials at a scalable size.


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    Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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    Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York

    PhD in Organic Chemistry

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    Six Sigma Green Belt

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    2015 - CURRENT

    Senior Research Chemist


  • Ext

    2005 - 2015

    Research Chemist



  • Research / Particle Materials Chemist
  • Encapsulation Technologies
  • Risk Management
  • Reporting
  • Consulting
  • Recruiting
  • Team Leadership / Motivation
  • Process Improvement
  • Applied Materials
  • Nano-Composites
  • Semiconductor
  • Biomedical
  • Particle / Colloid Science
  • Coatings
  • Polymer Composites
  • Plastics
  • Paper-Laminates
  • Product Development
  • Process Safety Management
  • Client Relations
  • Tio2
  • Process Development
  • Program Management
  • Plant Production
  • Volatile Organic Compound Limits
  • Free Radical Polymerization
  • Hydrogels Generation
  • Silane Treatments
  • High Shear / Ultrasonic Dispersion