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John S. White

John S. White

Founder/President, White Technical Research

Argenta, Illinois
Food & Beverages
  1. White Technical Research
  1. LSA High School,
  2. Corn Wet Milling Industry
  1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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White Technical Research

White Technical Research


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Dr. John S. White is president and founder of WHITE Technical Research, an international consulting firm located in Argenta IL, serving the food and beverage industry since 1994.

He received a B.A. in biology from the University of California at San Diego and a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1978 from the University of Utah. He served joint appointments as Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. White worked in food industry research and management for 13 years, developing a specialization in nutritive (caloric) sweeteners. He is one of the foremost experts in fructose and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the result of 32 years of research on the production, functionality, applications, consumption and metabolism of these sweeteners.

He enjoys present and past affiliations with the American Chemical Society (Washington, DC), the Institute of Food Technologists (Chicago, IL), the American Council on Science and Health (Washington, DC), the International Life Sciences Institute (Washington, DC), the Calorie Control Council (Atlanta, GA) and the Corn Refiners Association (Washington, DC).

Dr. White and his wife, Dorothy Chong White, have also published two widely used reference books on enzymes, proteins and peptides.

Specialties: Nutritive (caloric) sweeteners including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), fructose, sucrose, honey, fruit juice concentrates and agave nectar.



White Technical Research
– Present (20 years)

Science Faculty

LSA High School
(9 years)Decatur, IL

Research Biochemist

Corn Wet Milling Industry
(13 years)

Basic research, new product development, technical service, research management and scientific affairs.


  • Biochemistry
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Food
  • Lifesciences
  • Food Industry
  • Science
  • Ingredients
  • Food Processing
  • Product Development
  • GMP
  • Research
  • Quality System
  • Commercialization
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer Products
  • R&D
  • Food Safety
  • Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Management
  • Life Sciences
  • Product Innovation
  • Microbiology
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

University of Utah

Ph.D., Biochemistry

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