Bryan Moser is an organic chemist with expertise in oleochemistry and analytical chemistry. He was awarded a B.S. in chemistry from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1997 and a Ph.D. in organic synthesis in 2004 from Arizona State University. Bryan joined the Bio-Oils Research Unit at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, IL in 2005. The Moser lab is primarily focused on non-fuel, non-food industrial applications of vegetable oils as replacements or substitutes for existing petroleum-derived products. Applications may include renewable monomers for production of plastics, adhesives, coatings, latexes, various polyesters and polyurethanes, and cosmetic ingredients. Results generated during the course of this research will be important to chemical companies dedicated to incorporating bio-based materials into their product portfolios, agricultural companies interested in expanding markets for lipids and other agricultural materials, and consumers interested in products containing bio-based products. Another area of research is improving the performance of biodiesel by addressing technical deficiencies such as oxidative stability and low temperature performance as well as identifying new lipid sources that do not compete with food production or applications. Overall, the objective of research in the Moser laboratory is to reduce the environmental impact of and demand for petroleum and its various products while simultaneously enhancing agricultural utilization and rural economic development.