Expert in Physical Chemistry of Food & Drugs
WATER ACTIVITY. Expert is a leading expert in water activity. He has taught courses on this subject, and studies water activity as it relates to food chemistry.
MOISTURE/SORPTION PHENOMENA. Expert is one of only a few experts who work on the influence of water in the low to semimoist state on chemical, enzymatic, and microbial reactions. He employs this to solve problems in foods, drugs, cosmetics, and other industrial materials, both in manufacturing and distribution. This work is closely tied to glass-rubber transition phenomena.
FOOD SHELF LIFE TESTING. Expert is a leading expert in the design of shelf life testing procedures for foods and pharmaceuticals. He also helps clients understand the influence of process/package/distribution effects on shelf life. Expert has published over 100 papers in this area and has several personal computer programs to help clients.
FOOD & DRUG PACKAGING. Expert has primary expertise in the analysis of the package requirments for food or drugs based on moisture and oxygen transmission rates. He is a prime developer of edible films. He has personal computer programs to help model the requirements and do simulations.
FOOD & DRUG REGULATIONS; FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION REGULATION; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Expert teaches one of the few courses in public universities on food and drug laws. He maintains current files on all food and drug cases, regulations, etc. Expert helps many clients do regulatory analyses of their products. He spent a year sabbatical with the USDA and FDA.
FOOD PROCESSING; FOOD TECHNOLOGY. Expert has basic knowledge of the principles, design, and analysis of all food technologies and is up-to-date on all new potential technologies. He maintains a database on potential new technologies for food processing. He can answer in-depth questions relating to food freezing, dehydration, food additives, gels, and colloids.
Expert has pioneered application of material science and glass transition to understand state changes in foods and drugs
Expert has consulted on the design of shelf life tests.He has given a short courses on food laws and regulations.He has also delivered short courses on functional foods, shelf life testing, water management in foods, drugs and biologics. Expert has served as a consultant to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on food cases, the USDA, the US Military Natick Laboratories and the Saudi Arabian Food Regulatory Agency. Expert has consulted for most of the major food corporations in the US, EU and Japan.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin
|Year: 1965||Degree: PhD||Subject: Food Science & Nutrition (Minor Chem. Engineering)||Institution: M.I.T.|
|Year: 1962||Degree: BS||Subject: Food Science (Minor Physical Chemistry)||Institution: M.I.T.|
|Years: to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title:||Department:||Responsibilities: Consulting in the food legal area, physical chemistry of foods and drugs, medical foods, functional foods, and nutraceuticals (with an emphasis on water and temperature effects and packaging).|
|Years: 1971 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor||Department: Food Science and Technology||Responsibilities: At the University of Minnesota, Expert is engaged in teaching and research.|
|Years: 1966 to 1971||Employer: M.I.T.||Title: Associate Professor||Department: Food Engineering||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1965 to 1966||Employer: M.I.T.||Title: Instructor||Department: Food Engineering||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1973 to 1974||Agency: FDA and USDA, Regulatory Compliance Office||Role: Inspectors Assistant||Description: In this 2-month position, Expert learned to integrate law with regulatory compliance.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1974 to Present||Country / Region: France||Summary: Expert has spent sabbaticals at the University of Montpellier.|
|Years: 1988 to Present||Country / Region: Saudi Arabia||Summary: Expert consults with the government and teaches a short course on shelf life.|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: Morocco||Summary: Expert has acted as a consultant on a number of occasions at Hassan II University.|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: Australia||Summary: He has given general short courses for food technologists as well as delivering in-house training.|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: Belgium||Summary: He has done consulting and offered short courses and consulting to the Belgian bakery industry on various occasions.|
|Associations / Societies|
| Expert has been a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and was previously the President of the organization. He is also a member of
the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), the
American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the
Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), the American Institute of Nutrition Science, the Food Distribution Research Society, and
R&D Associates (military).
|Expert is Associate Editor for twelve research journals and a past president of the Institute of Food Technologists.|
|Awards / Recognition|
| Expert received the IFT Appert Award, the highest award given in food science. He has also received the following commendations:
the Marcel Loncin Research Award (IFT),
the DFISA Food Engineering Award, the
Babcock Hart Nutrition Award (IFT), the
Creuss Teaching Award (IFT), the S.C. Prescott Research Award (IFT) and the Minnesota Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. Additionally, Expert was elected an IFT Fellow.
|Medical / Professional|
|Expert has experience with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has 240 refereed publications, 100 general publications, 73 book chapters and 16 books. His most recent books were on the topics of moisture sorption phenomena and functional foods.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has appeared as an expert witness in many patent infringement cases.|
|Expert has experience locating vendors of food ingredients and time/temperature sensors.|