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 Expert  719371

Expert in Starch, Gluten, Grains

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Kansas (KS)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
STARCH;STARCH MANUFACTURING;STARCH ANALYSIS;STARCH CHEMICAL REACTION;STARCH INDICATOR. Expert is highly knowledgeable of the properties and analysis of starch in food, feed, and industrial uses. He is conducting research in the areas of degradation, pyrolysis, and enzyme and acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of starch. He has chemically synthesized modified starches. Expert is conducting research on raw materials and processes best suited to isolate and purify the components in wheat and grain sorghums, including the protein and starch. Differences between wheat starch and corn starch have been identified and new modified wheat starches have been developed. The modified wheat starches are being used in bakery foods and in the paper industry. Other uses under investigation include uses in the food, building, and plastic's industries.

VITAMIN C. Expert has a strong understanding of L-ascorbic acid and related molecules. He has conducted chemical synthesis of protected forms of vitamin C. Methods to protect vitamin C in foods and feeds have been devised and the technology is being applied in the culturing of finfish and shellfish. Research work is underway for use of the protected form of vitamin C in foods and beverages.

SUGAR. Expert is experienced in the properties and analysis of sugars, as well as the chemical synthesis of sugar derivatives. He has converted sugars to other useful products.

CEREAL. Expert has experience in the isolation and purification of components in cereal, as well as cereal wet-processing. Additionally, he is interested in the quality of components in cereal, and their uses in foods and feeds.

NOODLES; PASTA; SPAGHETTI NOODLE. Expert has been involved in the preparation and properties of noodles and pasta. Work is on-going to establish flour specifications for noodle and pasta production.


ascorbic acid


cereal grain




food starch chemistry


modified starch




pasta product




starch degradation


starch hydrolysis


sucrose fatty-acid ester


wheat protein


wheat starch






spaghetti noodle


starch analysis


starch chemical reaction


starch indicator


starch manufacturing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri;  Saint Joseph, Missouri;  Kansas City, Kansas;  Topeka, Kansas;  Olathe, Kansas;  and Lawrence, Kansas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Carbohydrate Chemistry: Starches and Gums
Technical Commercial Development support, Technology...
Absorbent Technology
Chemical Engineering, Enzymes

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1965   PhD   Biochemistry   Purdue University  
1958   BS   Chemical Engineering   Purdue University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1970 to


(Undisclosed University)




1965 to 1970


Institute of Paper Chemistry (now Institute of Paper Science)


Assistant Professor


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Association of Cereal Chemists, the Institute of Food Technologists, and Sigma Xi.

Professional Appointments

Expert is on the Editorial Board of Starch/Staerke.


Expert's awards include the following: Wolfrom Award, Carb Div of ACS; Award of Merit, Japanese Soc App Glycosci; Alsberg-Schoch Award, and the AACC.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 200 journal articles, holds 13 patents, and has one book.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Cereal Science  
 - Journal of Macromolecular Science: Pure and Applied Chemistry  
 - Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry  
 - Journal of Food Science  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Food technology expert for consulting on Extended shelf life sushi.
  • Starch hydrolysis expert for consulting on exoenzymes.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on false advertising dispute involving refinded sugar products.
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.

International Experience:
Expert has acted as a consultant to two companies in Japan and one in Switzerland.


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