Richard Cantrill, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Phone +1 217-693-4830
Fax: +1 217-693-4874
As Chief Science Officer, Cantrill represents the scientific goals and interests of AOCS with key stakeholders in government, academia, and industry and will serve as the primary in-house scientific and technical information resources for AOCS, its members and constituent groups.
Cantrill earned a BSc in biochemistry with special honors and a PhD in brain lipid synthesis from the University of Sheffield (UK). He developed a broad interest in fat and oils while working in the academic, industry, and not-for-profit sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a member of the Food Ingredients Expert Committee of the Food Chemicals Codex, a member of the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and World Health, Organization, and represents AOCS on a number of International Organization for Standardization and other international committees. He is also a regular contributor to journals, conferences, workshops and panels, and has co-authored more than 90 refereed publications.