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Expert in Edible Oils, Trans Fats & Acids, Oilseed Processing, Fat Labeling, Soybean Oil, Supercritical Fluids

Expert ID: 725112 Illinois, USA

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He is very familiar with sensory chemical and instrumental methods to assess the flavor of all types of edible oils and fats including salad/cooking oils margarine shortening and frying fats.

Expert has 44 years experience in conducting both basic and applied research on edible fats and oils and their processing. He has worked in the following areas:

Analytical methods development including gas chromatography for separation of fat oxidation products and published a paper on correlation of hydroperoxide breakdown products with edible oil stability expert developed atomic absorption methods to determine trace metals in edible oils conducted a study of the anisidine test to measure oxidation in edible oils these methods are in use all over the world.
Expert conducted an extensive study on the effects of inert gas packaging on the long term storage of soybean and cottonseed salad oils.
Expert developed technologies to steam refine soybean oil. Expert developed technologies to more efficiently and in higher quality.
Expert described the first commercial trials involving the use of copper chromite hydrogenation catalysts and other plants were built in Europe.
Expert developed new technologies to prevent the formation of non hydratable phosphatides in soybean extraction plants.
Expert was a pioneer in the use of supercritical fluids for the extraction of oilseeds and as a reaction media for transforming lipids into value added products.
Expert conducted work on the interesterifcation of vegetable oils to produce trans free spread and shortening oils a number of commercial products are protypes of this research.
Expert has developed a number modified hydrogenation technologies allowing a significant reduction of trans acids and allowing food companies to meet FDA guidelines for trans fat labeling.

Participated in a webinar on trans fat solutions for the food industryPresented a paper on trans fats for the American heart assocWrote a technical report for the united soybean board on snack foods Gave technical advice to a company making biofuelsProvided technical expertise to a large edible oil processor to allow them to develop a new product line

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Peoria, Illinois - Springfield, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Decatur, Illinois - Champaign, Illinois - Bloomington, Illinois - Davenport, Iowa

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: Assoc. Applied Science Subject: Chemical Technology Institution: Illinois Central College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1963 to 2007 Employer: NCAUR ARS USDA Title: Lead Scientist Department: Food and Industrial Research Responsibilities: He was responsible for leading a team of scientists in creating new technologies for improved food oils low in trans/saturated acids

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1963 to 2007 Agency: US Dept. of Agriculture Role: Scientist Description: Was a career employee
Years: 1960 to 1963 Agency: US Army Role: Chemical Corps Description: Conducted research under the supervision of a civilian scientist

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2006 Country / Region: Turkey Summary: Gave lectures on edible oil processing to an international audience
Years: 2002 to 2002 Country / Region: China Summary: Consulted with Chinese scientists on soybean processing

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Oil Chemists Soc. Institute of Food Technologists American Chemical Society German Oil chemists Society (DGF) Society Of Chemical Industry(UK) Euro. Fed Lipids( Europe)
Professional Appointments
Editorial Board American Oil Chem Soc. 2 journals J Sci Food and Ag 2001 -2006 John Wiley and Sons, Open J.Food Science Open J Agriculture
Awards / Recognition
Alton Bailey Medal AOCS (1999,) Fellow AOCS (2002 ) Stephen Chang Award Lipid/Flavor Science IFT(2003) Harold Macy Award IFT(2006) Outstanding Achievement Award United Soybean Board(2006) Visiting Lecture Award Food Chem Div. IFT(2008) Award Of Merit AOCS(2008)
Publications and Patents Summary
Author of over 300 publications proceedings abstracts and book chapters editor of 4 books on fats oils lipids

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Has served as a consultant to trade groups the American heart assoc edible oil processors and agribusiness companies
Training / Seminars
Has served as a lecturer for short courses offered by Texas A&M, the American oil chemists society and the institute of food technologists
Vendor Selection
He is very familiar with catalyst companies and engineering firms serving the edible oil and oilseed industries as well as other consultants working in the industry
Marketing Experience
His 44 years in the edible oil industry has provided me with extensive knowledge of the industry
Other Relevant Experience
He posses excellent communication skills both written and oral

Fields of Expertise

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