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 Expert  726162

Expert in Omega-3 Oils, Oil Oxidation, Antioxidants, Modified Lipids, Edible Oil Processing


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Kansas (KS)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Experience in PUFA-enriched algal oil processing: extraction, refining, degumming, bleaching, winterization, fractionation, and deodorization • Experience in sensory evaluation of omega-3 oils • Experience in the development of omega-3 oil-enriched margarine and shortenings • Experience in preparation and sensory evaluation of omega-3 enriched food products: bread, cookies, tortillas, hamburger buns, margarine, and shortening • Experience in bench-scale processing of omega-3 phospholipids, and understanding of their composition and stability • Experience in PUFA purification techniques: urea complexation, molecular distillation, low temperature crystallization, dry fractionation and supercritical fluid extraction techniques • Experience in analytical techniques related to edible fats and oils • Experience in antioxidants and preservation of omega-3 oils; Solid understanding of physical and chemical properties of edible fats & oils • Basic understanding of edible oil extraction techniques, emulsion preparation, liposome preparation and microencapsulation techniques • Basic understanding of competitive benchmarking • Basic understanding of esterification, interesterification, acidolysis, alcoholysis and saponification techniques
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edible oil processing

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omega-3 fatty acid

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lipid

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fish oil

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edible oil

• Experience in PUFA-enriched algal oil processing: extraction, refining, degumming, bleaching, winterization, fractionation, and deodorization • Experience in sensory evaluation of omega-3 oils • Experience in the development of omega-3 oil-enriched margarine and shortenings • Experience in preparation and sensory evaluation of omega-3 enriched food products: bread, cookies, tortillas, hamburger buns, margarine, and shortening • Experience in bench-scale processing of omega-3 phospholipids, and
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food lipid

Experience in esterification, interesterification, acidolysis, alcoholysis and saponification techniques.

Experience in PUFA purification techniques: urea complexation, molecular distillation, low temperature crystallization, dry fractionation and supercritical fluid extraction techniques

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fat modification

Experience in PUFA-enriched algal oil processing: extraction, refining, degumming, bleaching, winterization, fractionation, and deodorization
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fatty acid

Experience in analytical techniques related to edible fats and oils Experience in analytical techniques related to food and feed products
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food analytical chemistry

Experience in antioxidants and preservation of omega-3 oils; Solid understanding of physical and chemical properties of edible fats & oils
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food lipid oxidation

Experience in bench-scale processing of omega-3 phospholipids, and understanding of their composition and stability
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phospholipid

Basic understanding of quality control and quality assurance related to fats and oils
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quality control

Basic understanding of edible oil extraction techniques, emulsion preparation, liposome preparation and microencapsulation techniques
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food chemistry

Has contact info for food testing labs
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food testing laboratory

Nearly eight years of R&D experience in omega-3 oils
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food research and development

Innovative Research Scientist with nearly eight years of food industry experience
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food science

Experience in antioxidants and preservation of omega-3 oils
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food oxidation prevention

solid understanding of quality evaluation of edible oils including omega-3 oils
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quality evaluation

basic understanding of fats and oils sensory profiles
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oil flavor

expert in lipid chemistry
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food


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri;  Independence, Missouri;  Saint Joseph, Missouri;  Lees Summit, Missouri;  Kansas City, Kansas;  Topeka, Kansas;  Olathe, Kansas;  and Lawrence, Kansas.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2001   Ph.D   Food Science   Memorial University of Newfoundland  
1995   MSc.   Food Science   Memorial University of Newfoundland  
1991   BSc. (Agriculture)   Agriculture/ Food Science    

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2009

 

Martek Biosciences Corp.

 

Process and Product Development

 

Senior Research Scientist

 

Development of new product prototypes in lab, pilot-plant and plant scale production; Evaluate new technologies to improve oil quality; Write technical reports; Provide technical advice to manufacturing, QC/QA and other departments; Provide supervision for research associates; Develop quality improvement in nutritional oils; Exposed to algal and fungal oil processing unit operations such as extraction, winterization, alkali-refining, bleaching, and deodorization. Experience in saponification, esterification, transesterification, urea adduction, molecular distillation, and supercritical fluid extraction techniques.

2002 to 2005

 

Martek Biosciences Corp.

 

Process and Product Development

 

Research Scientist

 

Involve in evaluating new and existing technologies to improve oil quality; Design and perform laboratory-scale experiments and scale-up to production; Review analytical data and process changes; Write technical reports; Develop quality improvement in nutritional oils; Implementation of new processes and technologies to improve oil yield and quality

2001 to 2002

 

Martek Biosciences Corp.

 

Process and Product Development

 

Assistant Research Scientist

 

Execute laboratory activities aimed at achieving the goals of specific projects; Interaction between scientific and manufacturing personnel; Conduct practical research projects to support the development of new technologies; Maintain awareness of recent developments within project-related fields and stay current with the scientific literature associated with areas of expertise; Create and maintain complete documentation of projects

2001 to 2001

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Department of Biochemistry

 

Post Doctoral Fellow

 

Investigate the characteristics of microbial biomass and by-products

1993 to 2000

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Biochemistry

 

Demonstrator

 

Taught laboratory courses in Food Chemistry, Food Process Engineering, Principles of Food Science, Biochemistry, and Metabolism

1992 to 1993

 

Undisclosed

 

Food Science and Technology

 

Lecturer

 

Taught courses in Food Chemistry, Principles of Food Science, Food Microbiology, and Basic Chemistry

1992 to 1992

 

Undisclosed

 


 

Visiting Lecturer

 

Taught courses in Principles of Food Science, Food Preservation and Processing, and Basic Chemistry


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Member of Institute of Food Technologists 1997-2009;

Member of American Oil Chemists' Society 1997-2009;

Member of Agricultural & Food Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society 1999-2005;

Member of Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology 1994-2001;

Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science 1992-1996;

Licenses/Certifications

n/a

Professional Appointments

Reviewer: Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry; Food Chemistry

Awards/Recognition

Graduate Research Award- Agricultural & Food Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society 2001; Travel Award- Agricultural & Food Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society 2001; Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies- Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 2000; Honored Student Award- American Oil Chemists Society 2000; Biotechnology Student Excellence Award- American Oil Chemists Society 2000; Student Fellowship- International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 1999; Fellowship- School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 1999-2000; Student Monitorship- Institute of Food Technologist's Conference, Atlanta, GA 1998; Teaching Assistantship - Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 1993-1995, 1996-2000; Freedom from Hunger World Competitive Scholarship The Rotary Foundation, USA 1993-1995; Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship- Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka 1986-1991

Scholarship Department of Education, Sri Lanka 1975-1983

Medical/Professional Internships

n/a


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has co-authored 9 book chapters and 22 scientific publications. In addition, he has presented 23 papers at various scientific events. Moreover, he is a co-inventor of 2 patent applications


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Omega-3 enrichment expert for consulting on Omega-3 purification and enrichment.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2005   Belgium   Worked with an Engineering Company in Belgium on Edible oil Fractionation
2007 to 2007   Germany   Worked with a Phospholiid processing company in Germany on a project related to phospholipids
2008 to 2008   Germany   Worked with a Consultant in Germany on a project related to Omega-3 phospholipids
2004 to 2005     Worked with a toll manufacturing facility in Canada on edible oil processing (refining, bleaching, winterization and deodorization)

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
English  

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert has extensive knowledge and experience in the use of food grade synthetic antioxidants like TBHQ, BHA, BHT & PG and natural antioxidants like AP, Tocopherols, Citric acid, Ascorbic acid, Carotenoids, Astaxanthin, Tocotrienols, Plant extracts,and Tea Polyphenols in the edible oils, shortenings, margarines and various other food products. Among the natural antioxidants, the favorite is the Rosemary Extract.


 

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