Dr. Kenar holds a Ph.D. (1994) in physical organic chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. His postdoctoral research (1994-1996) at Duke University, Durham, NC, focused on the isolation, characterization, and identification of cholesteryl linoleate oxidation products in LDL and HDL. From 1996-1999 he worked as a Research Chemist at the Indian Head Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, MD. Jim is currently a Research Chemist at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, IL, since 1999. Over the years, his research has focused on oleochemistry and more recently on the interactions between starch, lipids, fats, and oils used in the development of novel starch-lipid composites for food and nonfood utilization. Jim has more than 40 publications to his credit and is currently a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society.
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, ARS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL, USA