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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

James A. Kenar (Jim)

Research Chemist

Jim Kenar

Phone: (309) 681-6360
Fax: (309) 681-6685
Room 2122
USDA ARS NCAUR
1815 N University St
Peoria IL 61604

Research Interests

The overall goal of our research is to develop new value-added food and non-food materials and functional ingredients from agricultural commodities and byproducts using novel mechanical and chemical and processing concepts.  More specifically, our research is focused on producing amylose helical inclusion complexes on a large scale, understanding their bulk physical properties, and developing  that provide new biobased applications such as polymeric surfactants, lubricants, aerogels, and flocculants.


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