Consulting Chemist


  • Surface coatings and adhesives.
  • Expert witness in litigation involving the failure analysis and forensic examination of coatings, adhesives, sealants, grouts and elastomers.
  • Development of technologies utilising functional additives.
  • Water-based, pressure sensitive adhesive technology, internal and external construction coatings, silicone coatings, polyurethane coatings and all areas of water-based dispersion chemistry.
  • Coating and adhesive invention optimisation, technology assessment and patent writing.

Relevant Qualifications

  • MSc in Forensic Chemistry.
  • PhD in Polymer Chemistry.


Eamonn is an independent consultant providing services to Zeroignition as a senior research chemist he has worked in the coatings and adhesives industry for 31 years. He is named as the inventor in 10 patents and has successfully developed over 1,500 commercial products for coatings and adhesives clients.

During his career, Eamonn has visited hundreds of industrial manufacturers all over the world, and advised on best practice on the use and application of coatings and adhesives. For over 10 years, he has also engaged in the investigation and forensic examination of polymeric based materials which have failed in service.