I help companies define clear applications and requirements that will carry their products through their customer’s end use, be they academic, aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, hobbyist, industrial, medical device, or industrial markets.
I provide expertise in characterization of properties and performance, chemistry, materials science, metrology, microscopy, root cause failure analysis, sensors, spectroscopy, and much more.
I’ve made significant contributions to my clients, employers, teams, and personal projects using a broad set of skills covering additive manufacturing, adhesives, chemical vapor deposition, electronics manufacturing, home automation, molecular biology, polymers, etc., by being a quick learner and keen interest in continuous improvement.
Business Development
I can also help you with your materials, process, and product development needs though business development, competitive intelligence, marketing strategy, project and program management, team leadership, and training.

Featured Projects

Additive Manufacturing

Custom 3D printed doorbell mount

I made a custom-designed Ring Video Doorbell Pro mount that sits flush with the brickmold surrounding the front door and used of the existing doorbell wiring location. I captured the profile with a contour gauge, imported the profile image into Autodesk Fusion 360, extruded to the desired height, adjusted the width and thickness, added screw holes and space for wiring, exported as an STL file, then sliced in Ultimaker Cura to generate a G-code file, uploaded the G-code file to a Raspberry Pi running OctoPrint, printed on a fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer, and sanded to smooth the brickmold-to-mount interface.
Podcast Guest
Dr. Sean Clancy and I discuss the various types of conformal coatings designed to protect circuit assemblies from moisture and other hazards. We discuss coating best-practices and current IoT-based products that are increasing the need for protecting circuit assemblies from harsh environments.
Webinar Speaker
Demonstrate through test results and case trials how thin-film coatings can provide excellent protection from solid, liquid, and gaseous forms of contamination and mitigate corrosion.
Technical Marketing Guide
Promoted laboratory services for ACI Technologies and documented case studies that were used in “Failure Analysis and Reliability Testing in Electronics” and “Electronics Manufacturing Boot Camp” courses.


Don’t take my word for it – here’s what my colleagues say:
Sean is that kind of resource that you always want on your team. We worked closely on technical challenges and projects where Sean supplied chemistry and engineering details that always answered the tough questions. Always great to work with and a valuable resource.
Sean not only has deep knowledge in chemistry and materials but broad engineering knowledge that is very helpful in our product development and testing efforts. He is a ‘go-to’ guy when you have a difficult problem to solve and is not constrained by his previous experience and can offer multiple solutions to a given problem. Additionally, his advice is very decisive and helpful in focusing on the most likely path to pursue for a solution to the problem at hand. I highly recommend Sean.
Sean is just one of those people you know that is going to go above and beyond what is required the moment you start to interact with him. He is articulate in the way that he communicates and shares his ideas. He steps up to the plate to assist in anyway he can and gives 100%. He encourages his teammates. Provides positive support, even in difficult situations. He always looks for the best solution to problems and is always looking at continuous improvements to processes and procedures. Sean is an asset to any organization.
Dr. Clancy has solid experience with regards to analytical and physical chemistry. His work greatly improved the business capability of the company and provided insight to the group. He has superb writing skills, good work ethic and character. I appreciated the time that I worked with Sean.
Sean Clancy has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and tons of experience in product development and materials analysis for advanced technology applications in academic, government, commercial, and medical research groups. Rarely can the skills of extreme attention to detail, great interpersonal skills, vision and foresight, and meticulous tactical implementation be found in a single individual. It is a distinct pleasure to recommend Sean. I have worked closely with him on a number of projects at HZO and he is one of the most outstanding individual I have ever worked with. I believe he would make a superlative addition at any company. He continuously exceeds expectations, willingly accepts challenges and makes key critical contributions in every aspect of the business.
Sean and I have worked on multiple projects. Our expertise are in different areas and Sean has been very helpful in explaining and performing environmental testing and material analysis for all the projects I was involved in ACI. Thanks for all your support Sean.
I’ve had the privilege to work with Dr. Clancy. He is an expert in his field and has the ability to bring new and innovative ideas to many problems that are (or at least seemed) difficulty to solve. On a personal level, he has an amicable personality and a desire to invest in others, qualities critical in research, teaching and building professional relationships.
Sean has an excellent command of synthetic chemistry and was a great colleague to work with.
Sean is an accomplished and talented scientist that I have had the pleasure of collaborating with. His technical skills are unrivaled and he approaches each problem with an appropriate strategy. Sean is a conscientious worker and a very personable colleague.
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