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Expert in Omega-3 Oils, Oil Oxidation, Antioxidants, Modified Lipids, Edible Oil Processing

Expert ID: 726162 Kansas, USA

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Experience in PUFA-enriched algal oil processing: extraction, refining, degumming, bleaching, winterization, fractionation, and deodorization
• Experience in sensory evaluation of omega-3 oils
• Experience in the development of omega-3 oil-enriched margarine and shortenings
• Experience in preparation and sensory evaluation of omega-3 enriched food products: bread, cookies, tortillas, hamburger buns, margarine, and shortening
• Experience in bench-scale processing of omega-3 phospholipids, and understanding of their composition and stability
• Experience in PUFA purification techniques: urea complexation, molecular distillation, low temperature crystallization, Expert fractionation and supercritical fluid extraction techniques
• Experience in analytical techniques related to edible fats and oils
• Experience in antioxidants and preservation of omega-3 oils; Solid understanding of physical and chemical properties of edible fats & oils
• Basic understanding of edible oil extraction techniques, emulsion preparation, liposome preparation and microencapsulation techniques
• Basic understanding of competitive benchmarking
• Basic understanding of esterification, interesterification, acidolysis, alcoholysis and saponification techniques


• Experience in PUFA-enriched algal oil processing: extraction, refining, degumming, bleaching, winterization, fractionation, and deodorization
• Experience in sensory evaluation of omega-3 oils
• Experience in the development of omega-3 oil-enriched margarine and shortenings
• Experience in preparation and sensory evaluation of omega-3 enriched food products: bread, cookies, tortillas, hamburger buns, margarine, and shortening
• Experience in bench-scale processing of omega-3 phospholipids, and

Experience in esterification, interesterification, acidolysis, alcoholysis and saponification techniques.

Experience in PUFA purification techniques: urea complexation, molecular distillation, low temperature crystallization, Expert fractionation and supercritical fluid extraction techniques

Experience in PUFA-enriched algal oil processing: extraction, refining, degumming, bleaching, winterization, fractionation, and deodorization

Experience in analytical techniques related to edible fats and oils
Experience in analytical techniques related to food and feed products

Experience in antioxidants and preservation of omega-3 oils; Solid understanding of physical and chemical properties of edible fats & oils

Experience in bench-scale processing of omega-3 phospholipids, and understanding of their composition and stability

Basic understanding of quality control and quality assurance related to fats and oils

Basic understanding of edible oil extraction techniques, emulsion preparation, liposome preparation and microencapsulation techniques

Has contact info for food testing labs

Nearly eight years of R&D experience in omega-3 oils

Innovative Research Scientist with nearly eight years of food industry experience

Experience in antioxidants and preservation of omega-3 oils

solid understanding of quality evaluation of edible oils including omega-3 oils

basic understanding of fats and oils sensory profiles

expert in lipid chemistry

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri - Independence, Missouri - Saint Joseph, Missouri - Lees Summit, Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas - Topeka, Kansas - Olathe, Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Food Science Institution: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Year: 1995 Degree: MSc. Subject: Food Science Institution: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Year: 1991 Degree: BSc. (Agriculture) Subject: Agriculture/ Food Science Institution:

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to 2009 Employer: Martek Biosciences Corp. Title: Senior Research Scientist Department: Process and Product Development Responsibilities: Development of new product prototypes in lab, pilot-plant and plant scale production; Evaluate new technologies to improve oil quality; Write technical reports; Provide technical advice to manufacturing, QC/QA and other departments; Provide supervision for research associates; Develop quality improvement in nutritional oils; Exposed to algal and fungal oil processing unit operations such as extraction, winterization, alkali-refining, bleaching, and deodorization. Experience in saponification, esterification, transesterification, urea adduction, molecular distillation, and supercritical fluid extraction techniques.
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: Martek Biosciences Corp. Title: Research Scientist Department: Process and Product Development Responsibilities: Involve in evaluating new and existing technologies to improve oil quality; Design and perform laboratory-scale experiments and scale-up to production; Review analytical data and process changes; Write technical reports; Develop quality improvement in nutritional oils; Implementation of new processes and technologies to improve oil yield and quality
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: Martek Biosciences Corp. Title: Assistant Research Scientist Department: Process and Product Development Responsibilities: Execute laboratory activities aimed at achieving the goals of specific projects; Interaction between scientific and manufacturing personnel; Conduct practical research projects to support the development of new technologies; Maintain awareness of recent developments within project-related fields and stay current with the scientific literature associated with areas of expertise; Create and maintain complete documentation of projects
Years: 2001 to 2001 Employer: Memorial University of Newfoundland Title: Post Doctoral Fellow Department: Department of Biochemistry Responsibilities: Investigate the characteristics of microbial biomass and by-products
Years: 1993 to 2000 Employer: Memorial University of Newfoundland Title: Demonstrator Department: Biochemistry Responsibilities: Taught laboratory courses in Food Chemistry, Food Process Engineering, Principles of Food Science, Biochemistry, and Metabolism
Years: 1992 to 1993 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lecturer Department: Food Science and Technology Responsibilities: Taught courses in Food Chemistry, Principles of Food Science, Food Microbiology, and Basic
Chemistry
Years: 1992 to 1992 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Visiting Lecturer Department: Responsibilities: Taught courses in Principles of Food Science, Food Preservation and Processing, and Basic
Chemistry

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Belgium Summary: Worked with an Engineering Company in Belgium on Edible oil Fractionation
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Worked with a Phospholiid processing company in Germany on a project related to phospholipids
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Worked with a Consultant in Germany on a project related to Omega-3 phospholipids
Years: 2004 to 2005 Country / Region: Summary: Worked with a toll manufacturing facility in Canada on edible oil processing (refining, bleaching, winterization and deodorization)

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member of Institute of Food Technologists 1997-2009;

Member of American Oil Chemists’ Society 1997-2009;

Member of Agricultural & Food Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society 1999-2005;

Member of Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology 1994-2001;

Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 1992-1996;
Licenses / Certifications
n/a
Professional Appointments
Reviewer: Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (JAOCS); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry; Food Chemistry
Awards / Recognition
Graduate Research Award- Agricultural & Food Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society 2001; Travel Award- Agricultural & Food Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society 2001; Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies- Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 2000; Honored Student Award- American Oil Chemists Society 2000; Biotechnology Student Excellence Award- American Oil Chemists Society 2000; Student Fellowship- International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 1999; Fellowship- School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 1999-2000; Student Monitorship- Institute of Food Technologist's Conference, Atlanta, GA 1998; Teaching Assistantship - Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 1993-1995, 1996-2000; Freedom from Hunger World Competitive Scholarship The Rotary Foundation, USA 1993-1995; Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship- Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka 1986-1991

Scholarship Department of Education, Sri Lanka 1975-1983

Medical / Professional
n/a
Publications and Patents Summary
He has co-authored 9 book chapters and 22 scientific publications. In addition, he has presented 23 papers at various scientific events. Moreover, he is a co-inventor of 2 patent applications

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English

Fields of Expertise

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