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 Expert  108102

Expert in Fruit and Vegetable Processing, Science Management


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has centered a major portion of his research on the study of process technologies for use in the fruit and vegetable industry. These process technologies include traditional concerns such as thermal processing, filtration, concentration, and raw product storage. In particular, he is familiar with apple, cherry, grape, and pear processing and storage. He has participated in a number of FDA sanctioned Better Process Control Schools focusing on canning technology and instrumentation. He has been involved in consulting with many companies about these areas and also helps his clients explore new technologies. In the process, Expert is many times used as an expert reference concerning the field of food science and its trends for future development. His published works include modeling finishers and studies on storage effects in processed sliced fruits.
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food processing

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fruit processing

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vegetable processing

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food science

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apple

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bean processing

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food processing technology

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fruit product

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vegetable

Expert focuses on the technology used in beverage systems as one of his specialties. In particular, he is knowledgeable of juice systems. This includes extraction techniques, enzyme systems, filtration technologies, haze formation, and juice stabilization systems. He has studied technologies such as complete fruit liquefaction, press designs, and novel "pasteurization" techniques. His past research projects have also ventured into the study of ultrafiltration, ceramic membranes, electroplasmolysis, pasteurization systems, and beverage packaging systems which include OPET and glass containers.
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fruit juice

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fruit juice processing

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apple juice

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fruit juice quality

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beverage

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beverage system

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computer network

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Apple Macintosh

Expert has been asked to serve on corporate strategic planning boards. He is expected to help shed light on the process of efficiently directing research and developing systems to manage the results of research so that duplication and wasted time is minimized. His experience includes the first-hand management of research teams over many years. He has lectured on this subject to various corporations and holds a working knowledge of numerous approaches to research management. He has found that strategic planning for research-needs requires a unique blend of brainstorming and applied experimental design.
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research management

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strategic research planning

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science management


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Salt Lake City, Utah;  Provo, Utah;  Sandy, Utah;  Orem, Utah;  Ogden, Utah;  West Jordan, Utah;  Layton, Utah;  and Pocatello, Idaho.

Often requested
with this expert:

Fruit Juice Processing
Food Packaging Technology
Food Processing and Packaging
Aseptic Processing, Aseptic Packaging

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   Ph.D.   Food Science   Michigan State University  
1978   M.S.   Food Science   Michigan State University  
1976   B.S.   Food Science   University of Massachusetts  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences

 

Dean for Research

 

Expert is currently serving as Dean of Research & Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFSA) for the Expert's University in Gainesville. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Expert is responsible for administering and providing statewide leadership for research programs in agriculture, and natural resources, food, and human resources research programs across 16 academic departments. Additionally he directs and administers the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station including 13 research and education centers throughout the state.

1999 to 2005

 

Texas A&M University

 

Institute of Food Science and Engineering

 

Director and Professor

 

From 1999 to 2005, He was Director of the Institute of Food Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University. This Institute had seven centers of expertise involving over 170 faculty from all across Texas A&M, other Texas Universities, and Texas based USDA researchers. Expert was also the Director of the Food Protein Research & Development Center, a $2 million annual research and development arm of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station focused on the food and agricultural products areas including oil seeds and their by-products..

1996 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Food Science and Technology

 

Chairman

 


1987 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Department of Food Science and Technology

 

Associate Professor

 


1996 to 2000

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Cornell Institute of Food Science

 

Director

 


1981 to 1999

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Department of Food Science and Technology

 

Professor and Chairman

 


1995 to 1995

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Department of Food Science and Technology

 

Interim Chair

 


1995 to 1995

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Institute of Food Science

 

Associate Director

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert lead the effort to build and create the Texas A&M University Electron Beam Food Research Facility, a 10 year - $10million research contract to create a “state of the science” research facility in partnership across academia, government and industry. In 2005, Expert was a Co-PI for the first monetizaton grant ever awarded by USDA to a university. Provided with over 2,500 mt of NFDM. Expert and co-workers converted through commercial sales the NFDM into $5 million dollars for project funding in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a Past President, 2002-2003 of the Institute of Food Technologists, a scientific society with 28,000 members and a $15 million dollar annual budget working in food science, technology and related professions in industry, academia and government. His term as president saw the launch and implementation of a new strategic plan noted for it's unique and forward thinking implementation program. He has also served as a member of the board for the IFT Foundation; a non-profit foundation dedicated to the global community of food science.


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Food Science  
 - Canadian Journal of Food Science  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in commercial chromatography for consulting on anthocyanin pigment issues.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Food quality control expert needed for consulting regarding a canned tomato product quality control.
  • Brand licensing expert california for consulting on Reasonableness of terms of a licensing agreement for juice.
  • Grape expert for consulting on storage.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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