Expert in Carbohydrate Chemistry: Starches and Gums
Expert has more then 30 years of experience teaching, writing, and researching aspects of the chemistry and uses of industrial gums. He has conducted research and consulted in the area of water-soluble cellulose ethers. Additionally, he has researched beta-glucans, water-soluble polysaccharides from cereal brans that have important physiological benefits.
He is an expert in structure-function relationships of polysaccharides and in gum and starch applications. He has extensive knowledge of water-soluble polysaccharides used as food ingredients, and he has consulted in the area of exudate gums. In the field of industrial gums, he has performed research and has given advice.
Expert has extensive experience with the development of carbohydrate ingredients, their functional properties, analysis of their functionality, and their applications in foods. He has worked with the analysis and modification of carbohydrate structures. His experience includes chemical and enzymic methods of modification of mono-, oligo-, and polysaccharides. His work relates to practical applications of carbohydrates in industries where they are used, including food, paper, petroleum, mining, and pharmaceuticals.
Starch polymer and starch granule structure and chemistry is his primary area of research. To the expert, the term biopolymer means polysaccharides, especially the starches and gums/hydrocolloids used industrially. His primarily focuses on modification of corn starch in his research.
Xylitol preparation is an area of study f. Expert has done monosaccharide chemistry, primarily for the purpose of making bioactive derivatives.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Champaign, Illinois - Indianapolis, Indiana - Fort Wayne, Indiana - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Hammond, Indiana - Bloomington, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana
|Year: 1959||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Biochemistry||Institution: Purdue University|
|Year: 1956||Degree: M.S.||Subject: Biochemistry||Institution: Purdue University|
|Year: 1954||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Agricultural Biochemistry||Institution: Purdue University|
|Years: 1986 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Undisclosed||Department: Food Science||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1986 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Undisclosed||Department: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1961 to 1985||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor, Chairman, Dean||Department: Undisclosed||Responsibilities:|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of 14 professional societies and is, or has been, extensively active in the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemists (President) the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Association of Cereal Chemists (President), the Starch Round Table (President), and the International Carbohydrate Organization (President).|
|His editorships include: Editor, Methods in Carbohydrate Chemistry; Associate Editor, Comprehensive Reviews of Food Science/Food Safety; Editorial Advisory Board, Starch/Staerke; Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Glycoscience; Editorial Board, Food Science and Biotechnology; Editorial Advisory Board, Carbohydrate Research; Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry; Editorial Advisory Board, Food Hydrocolloids; Editorial Advisory Board, Carbohydrate Polymers; and Associate Editor, Cereal Chemistry.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert received a medal from the Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|As of the end of 2003, he had 256 publications, two patents, and had edited 21 books and authored two.|