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 Expert  718262

Expert in Protein Functionality

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
WHEY PROTEIN; WHEY PROTEIN FUNCTIONALITY. Expert has worked extensively with whey. He is the author of a patent involving the foaming of whey and the modification of its functionality to produce stable fat containing foams and rigid or pliable foam solid material from whey proteins.

FROZEN DAIRY DESSERT. Research and consulting in the dairy industry has led Expert to develop a formulation software program that has special features useful to the frozen dessert industry. This program can do least cost and goal oriented formulation, as well as nutrient labeling and provide freezing property information.

PROTEIN FUNCTIONALITY; PROTEIN FOOD PRODUCT. Expert has conducted research on the relationships between structure and corresponding functional properties relevant to food. The functional properties studied include foaming properties, gelation, emulsification, flavor binding, and development of fat substitutes. He has also developed techniques using near IR for measuring dietary fiber and protein content of foods.

INTERFACIAL PROTEIN STRUCTURE. Expert conducted studies to determine the interfacial structure of proteins at the air-water interface. He has worked extensively with foaming properties and foam depressants.

FOOD CHEMISTRY. In addition to is teaching experience, Expert has consulted in general dairy and food chemistry. He has written marketing reports on the gum market and done work on many other areas regarding food chemistry, including cheese adulteration, water binding, electron microscopy, and general analytical techniques used in food science.

FOOD SENSORY ANALYSIS. Expert has done research in the area of sensory analysis. His research has involved a variety of techniques, including profiling.

FAT SUBSTITUTE. Expert has conducted research in the area of fat substitutes. The research involved using dairy proteins to develop fat substitutes.

BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC FILM; BIODEGRADABLE PACKING MATERIAL. Expert has developed processes for producing biodegradable packaging materials. These processes involve using inexpensive biomaterials and have produced a US patent thus far.

PROTEIN ISOLATION. Expert has worked with a variety of industries to enhance their processing techniques for isolating proteins. These process techniques have included microfiltration, ultrafiltration, ion exchange, centrifugation, and spray drying.

COSMETIC PRODUCT FORMULATION. Expert is actively developing health and beauty aid products that make use of novel protein ingredients. The protein portion imparts important functional properties to the product.


biodegradable packing material


biodegradable plastic film


cosmetic product development


fat substitute




food chemistry


food sensory testing


frozen dairy dessert


protein food product


protein functionality


protein isolation


whey protein


whey protein functionality


cheese chemistry


cheese microbiology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbia, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  and Saint Peters, Missouri.

Often requested
with this expert:

Enzymic Modification of Food
Dairy Processing and Products
Enzyme and Protein Technology
Food Engineering/ Crystallization

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1992   PhD   Food Chemistry   Cornell University  
1988   MS   Food Chemistry   Cornell University  
1985   BS   Food Science/Chemistry   University of Arkansas  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1992 to






1992 to 1997


Cornell University


Research Associate


1985 to 1992


Cornell University




1985 to 1987




Project Leader


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Dairy Science Association, Gamma Sigma, and the International Dairy Federation.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published many papers in the area of protein functionality. He holds a patent for making cheese waste product into a viable product.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Dairy Science  
 - Academic Press  
 - Cornell University  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Food allergens industry expert for consulting on Allergens issue.
  • Absorbent materials expert for consulting on use of raw materials in development of biodegradable personal hygiene products.
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:
  • Food science expert for consulting on definition of dairy defoamer vs. antifoamer for litigation case.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of equipment for measuring protein structure and quantifying general physical properties of proteins, rheological equipment, and equipment for measuring interfacial properties.


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