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 Expert  725112

Expert in Edible Oils, Trans Fats & Acids, Oilseed Processing, Fat Labeling, Soybean Oil, Supercritical Fluids

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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He is very familiar with sensory chemical and instrumental methods to assess the flavor of all types of edible oils and fats including salad/cooking oils margarine shortening and frying fats.

fat flavor

Expert has 44 years experience in conducting both basic and applied research on edible fats and oils and their processing. He has worked in the following areas:

Analytical methods development including gas chromatography for separation of fat oxidation products and published a paper on correlation of hydroperoxide breakdown products with edible oil stability expert developed atomic absorption methods to determine trace metals in edible oils conducted a study of the anisidine test to measure oxidation in edible oils these methods are in use all over the world. Expert conducted an extensive study on the effects of inert gas packaging on the long term storage of soybean and cottonseed salad oils. Expert developed technologies to steam refine soybean oil. Expert developed technologies to more efficiently and in higher quality. Expert described the first commercial trials involving the use of copper chromite hydrogenation catalysts and other plants were built in Europe. Expert developed new technologies to prevent the formation of non hydratable phosphatides in soybean extraction plants. Expert was a pioneer in the use of supercritical fluids for the extraction of oilseeds and as a reaction media for transforming lipids into value added products. Expert conducted work on the interesterifcation of vegetable oils to produce trans free spread and shortening oils a number of commercial products are protypes of this research. Expert has developed a number modified hydrogenation technologies allowing a significant reduction of trans acids and allowing food companies to meet FDA guidelines for trans fat labeling.


flavor profile


flavor stability


food functional property


food lipid oxidation


oil flavor


soybean oil flavor stability


healthy fats

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Peoria, Illinois;  Springfield, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Decatur, Illinois;  Champaign, Illinois;  Bloomington, Illinois;  and Davenport, Iowa.

Often requested
with this expert:

Edible Oil
Product Development in Oils & Fats, Margarines, Spreads,...
Fats and Oils: Chemistry, Health, and Nutrition
Polymer, Fiber, and Bio-Based Materials; Patent Litigation...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   Assoc. Applied Science   Chemical Technology   Illinois Central College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1963 to 2007




Food and Industrial Research


Lead Scientist


He was responsible for leading a team of scientists in creating new technologies for improved food oils low in trans/saturated acids

Career Accomplishments:

American Oil Chemists Soc. Institute of Food Technologists American Chemical Society German Oil chemists Society (DGF) Society Of Chemical Industry(UK) Euro. Fed Lipids( Europe)

Professional Appointments

Editorial Board American Oil Chem Soc. 2 journals J Sci Food and Ag 2001 -2006 John Wiley and Sons, Open J.Food Science Open J Agriculture


Alton Bailey Medal AOCS (1999,) Fellow AOCS (2002 ) Stephen Chang Award Lipid/Flavor Science IFT(2003) Harold Macy Award IFT(2006) Outstanding Achievement Award United Soybean Board(2006) Visiting Lecture Award Food Chem Div. IFT(2008) Award Of Merit AOCS(2008)

Publications and Patents Summary

Author of over 300 publications proceedings abstracts and book chapters editor of 4 books on fats oils lipids

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Oil Chemists Society / Springer  
 - am oil chem soc/springer  
 - am oil chem soc  
 - aocs press/book  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1963 to 2007   US Dept. of Agriculture   Scientist   Was a career employee
1960 to 1963   US Army   Chemical Corps   Conducted research under the supervision of a civilian scientist

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Participated in a webinar on trans fat solutions for the food industry
  • Presented a paper on trans fats for the American heart assoc
  • Wrote a technical report for the united soybean board on snack foods
  • Gave technical advice to a company making biofuels
  • Provided technical expertise to a large edible oil processor to allow them to develop a new product line
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in intota.com for consulting on Thermal curing of epoxidized vegetable oils and acids.
  • Potato chip expert for consulting on Kettle frying potato chips.
  • Expert in biochemistry for consulting on expansion of ideas on recovery of fatty acids in canola seeds.
  • Supercritical oil extraction expert for consulting on supercritical co2 extraction.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Has served as a consultant to trade groups the American heart assoc edible oil processors and agribusiness companies
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Virgin oil classifications
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2002 to 2006   Turkey   Gave lectures on edible oil processing to an international audience
2002 to 2002   China   Consulted with Chinese scientists on soybean processing

Market Research:
His 44 years in the edible oil industry has provided me with extensive knowledge of the industry

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Has served as a lecturer for short courses offered by Texas A&M, the American oil chemists society and the institute of food technologists

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He is very familiar with catalyst companies and engineering firms serving the edible oil and oilseed industries as well as other consultants working in the industry

Other Skills and Services

He posses excellent communication skills both written and oral


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