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Jerry W. King - Ph.D.
Critical Fluid Symposia

Jerry King was born on February 19, 1942.  Dr. King has over 55 years of experience in supercritical fluid technology, chemical separations, chromatography, and applied chemical engineering & chemistry. He is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating from Butler University in 1965 with a B.S. in Chemistry.  Dr. King continued with graduate studies at Butler University and the University of Utah, where he worked with Professor J. Calvin Giddings on supercritical fluid chromatography. In 1973, Dr. King received his Ph.D. in surface characterization studies using chromatographic methods from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts under the direction of Professor Barry Karger.  He then conducted postdoctoral research in physical chemistry under Professor Daniel Martire at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, he was Program Manager/Research Scientist in the Supercritical Fluid Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Dr. King was also the Lead Scientist of the Critical Fluid Technology Group at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, Illinois for 16 ½ years.  His research interests include the development of critical fluid technology for food and agro-material processing, materials science, and analytical applications.  He has authored over 275 publications (195 are peer-reviewed, including three patents) in SFE, SFC, and related separation techniques; and has lectured extensively on these subjects over the past 40 years at national and international symposia, including the ACS Shortcourse on SFE/SFF/SFC with Professor Larry Taylor.  Dr. King has organized many symposia on SFE and SFC, including the well known International Symposia on SFC and SFE.  He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Italian Journal of Food Science, Journal of the American Oil Chemical Society, INFORM, and is a member of ACS, AIChE, AOCS, IFT, AOAC, ASTM, and US or international critical fluid technology groups.  He is a Vice President of the International Society for the Advancement of Supercritical Fluids (ISASF). 

Dr. King has also worked at several industrial companies and R & D organizations.  These have included Arthur D. Little, Inc. (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Union Carbide Corporation (Bound Brook, New Jersey), and CPC International (Summit-Argo, Illinois).   His activities while with ADL involved technical support to chemistry, food & agribusiness sectors of the company, and collaboration with the supercritical fluid venture development team.   At CPC, he was in charge of HPLC methods development for biotechnology, installation of a process chromatography, and industrial analysis of saccharides and starch polymers.  While at USDA and Los Alamos, Dr. King interacted extensively with industrial partners via CRADA and SBIR collaborations to commercialize processes dealing with environmentally-benign production of value-added agricultural and botanical materials and CO2 – based cleaning and microelectronics production.  His R & D activities have involved extensive interaction with government regulatory agencies such as FSIS, FDA, FGIS, EPA, and DOE as well as Euro-based agencies. 

In 1993, Dr. King was named Scientist of the Year at NCAUR, and in 1994 was elected a corresponding member of the Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence, Italy.  Dr. King has been awarded the Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group’s Merit Award for significant contributions to chromatography and elected to Who’s Who in America.  He was awarded AOAC’s prestigious Harvey Wiley Award in 1997 for his research in analytical SFE.  In 1998 he received the the Merit Award from the Midwest SFC Group/Tri-State Discussion Group for consistent contributions in the supercritical fluid technology field, and the Award of Excellence at the 8th International Symposium on SFC/SFC for “pioneering achievement, leadership, and enthusiasm in the development of supercritical fluid technology and the education of others”.  He was awarded an Underwood Fellowship in 1999 for sabbatical study in the United Kingdom.   In the year 2000, he received the Keene P. Dimick Award at Pittcon for his contributions to the field of gas and supercritical fluid chromatography.  Dr. King has also awarded the 1st Place Award for Consumer Products from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer - Midwest Region.  He also has been awarded the Herbert J. Dutton Award from the American Oil Chemists’ Society for his contributions to the analysis and processing of lipids and oils.  He was selected for a Marie Curie Chair by the European Union in Brussels, Belgium in 2004.  Dr. King has been Adjunct Professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Arkansas.  In 2007 he was the Outstanding Researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas.  In 2008 he was appointed as the Mariwala Visiting Professorship at UICT in Mumbai, India.   In 2009, Dr. King chaired and organized the 10th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, held in San Francisco, CA, May 13-16, 2012.  He serves as USA liaison to Innovation Fluides Supercritiques, a French organization for the promotion of supercritical fluids.  In May 2012, he was elected a fellow of the American Oil Chemists’ Society.  In 2013, he was also elected a Fellow of the Industrial & Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society. In 2015, Dr. King was appointed to a Visiting Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Alberta. In 2018, he was the Chairman of the Separation Science & Technology a Sub-Division of the ACS. He currently serves as the Program Chair for the ACS sub-division on Cannabis Chemistry. In August, 2020, he will receive the Kenneth A. Spencer Award from the American Chemical Society for his contributions to agricultural & food technology based on his research in the use of “green” analysis processing technologies related to environmental sustainability and consumer safety.    


JERRY KING - Curriculum Vitae



1965 E. Spinel Link #7,

Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701                                                               

Phone: (479) 463-9133                                                                                                                            E-Mail:




B.S.  1965,  M.S.  1969 - Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana

(MS Thesis - Investigation of Charge-Transfer Interactions between Carbon Tetrabromide and Aromatic Donors by Gas Chromatography)                                    


Ph.D.  1973 - Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

(Ph.D. Thesis - Surface Chemistry Studies by Gas Chromatography); Teaching Assistant and Office of Naval Research Fellow


Postdoctoral Fellow 1973 - 1974 - Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; NSF Postdoctoral Fellow


Assistant Professor 1974-1976 - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; Teaching Freshman Chemistry, Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry, Graduate Course in Chemical Separations; Research Support from Research Corporation (Coal Extraction) and Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA (Interfacial Studies of Graphite Fibers)


Ansel & Virginia Condray Professor 2005 – 2012 - University of Arkansas - Department of Chemical Engineering; Adjunct Professor in Department of Food Science; Research Associate – Department of Chemistry; NSF, USDA, DOE grants and awards for undergraduate engineering research scholarships




Time:              (2012 – To present)

Company        Chairman – Critical Fluid Symposia (CFS), Adjunct Professor - University of Arkansas, Consultant

Location:         Fayetteville, Arkansas

Position:          Chairman – CFS, Emeritus and Adjunct Professor - University of Arkansas, Consultant

Duties:            Continued collaborative research within the Departments of Chemistry and Food Science at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.  Chairman of CFS - organized the 10th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids (ISSF-2012), and through CFS, supports educational as well as technology advancement of the critical fluid technology platform worldwide.  Consultant and program evaluator for government and industrial programs in supercritical fluid technology in Canada, Taiwan, New Zealand, France, Chile, and the USA.  Plenary and invited lecturer at 14-18th European Meetings on Supercritical Fluids , Workshop on Supercritical Fluids and Energy (SFE’13), SFC-Green Chemistry, Prosciba 2011 -2014 Latin American Conferences and Super Green 2013 conferences on critical fluids. Active Industrial Advisor to Capstone Engineering teams in the Department of Chemical Engineering – University of Alberta

Time:              (2005 – 2012)

Company        University of Arkansas

                       Department of Chemical Engineering

Location:         Fayetteville, Arkansas

Position:          Endowed Professorship of Chemical Engineering

Duties:            Ansel & Virginia Condray Endowed Professorship in Chemical Engineering.  Research in critical fluid technology for the processing of natural products, biofuels/biomass conversion, CO2- based cleaning technology, and application of supercritical fluids to problems in materials science.  Responsibilities include teaching of graduate level courses in chemical separations and polymer science and technology.  Development of research proposals with collaborators within the College of Engineering, Departments of Food Science and Agricultural Engineering, Funded-research with NSF, USDA, and DOE as well as mentor of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists (Spain, France, Colombia, India)


Time:              (2002 – 2005)

Company       Los Alamos National Laboratory

                        Chemistry Division, C-ACT Group

Location:        Los Alamos, New Mexico

Position:         Program Manager/Senior Scientist/Engineer

Duties:            Manager of the Supercritical Fluid Facility (SFF) responsible for conducting R & D in critical fluid technology for the processing of natural products, CO2- based cleaning technology, and application of supercritical fluids in agricultural/food applications, bio-terrorism and materials modification. Responsibilities include development of research proposals, CRADAS, and patents for government and industrial organizations.  Incumbent developed collaborations with other academic groups at Los Alamos National Laboratory including the recruitment/supervision of postdoctoral fellows, visiting scientists, and students to conduct research on-site in the SFF.


Time:              (1986 – 2002)

Company:      National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research

                        Agricultural Research Service, USDA

Location:       Peoria, Illinois

Position:        Lead Scientist

Duties:            Leader of research team investigating applications of supercritical fluid technology for the processing of agricultural/natural products and for the determination of toxicants in food and raw agricultural matrices.  As lead scientist, incumbent supervised 6-8 individuals, including research and support scientists, technicians, visiting scientists, and postdoctoral fellows.  Research focused on extraction and fractionation of seed oils, nutraceuticals, and high value botanical extracts; subcritical water extraction; reactions in critical fluid media. Analytical studies involve both on- and off-line SFE for the separation and analysis of pesticides, antibiotics, and nutrients; SFC separation of oleochemicals, polymers, and natural products; and combinatorial application of instrumentation to optimize chemical engineering processing.  Incumbent directed $980,000 in-house USDA-funded program, including collaborative research program between ARS and FSIS sections of USDA.  Additional funding secured under Advanced Manufacturing Technology Initiative of the USDA involving environmentally-benign processing methods.  Completed Mid-Level Management Training Curriculum (1993-1994).


Time:              (1980 – 1986)

Company:      CPC International

Location:        Argo, Illinois

Position:         Food Research Chemist/Engineer

Duties:            Basic and applied research in all phases of chromatographic separations (both process and analytical) as applied to biotechnology, fermentation and carbochemicals, and starch/ sweetener technology,  and direct interaction with processing engineering and responsible for the installation of on-line HPLC for saccharide analysis during starch liquefaction;   Use of HPLC for peptide mapping, production scale purification of industrial enzymes, and amino acids/sugar isolation (modeling & optimization studies).  Application of on-line liquid chromatography for the production of industrial carbohydrate-containing products and consulting activities involving supercritical fluid extraction

Time:              (1978 – 1980)

Company:      American Can Company

Location:        Barrington, Illinois

Position:         Research Associate – Packaging Technology

Duties:            Coordinated and developed analytical and physical chemistry research projects for the plastic and organic coatings technology departments.  Developed methods for the characterization of polymers and monomers in multi-layer barrier copolymers and can coatings.  Thermal analysis (DSC, TMA, TGA) performed on epoxy, ethyl vinyl alcohol copolymers, polyolefins; use of ESCA-Auger spectroscopy for surface characterization of treated metal surfaces and polymer interfacial adhesion studies. Developed analytical and extraction protocol for obtaining FDA-approval on a plastic food container (GC/MS, Headspace GC, HPLC, contract laboratory liaison).


Time:              (1976 – 1978)

Company:      Arthur D. Little, Inc.

Location:        Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position:         Research Chemist

Duties:            Development of analytical/physical methods for EPA, FDA, and NIOSH as well as applying analytical/physical/ polymer chemistry in food, polymer, and flavor projects.  Member, venture capital development team (Critical Fluid Systems) for the industrial exploitation of supercritical fluids.  Employed inverse gas chromatography for sorbent characterization used for environmental sampling, liquid chromatography as applied to government contracts from NIOSH, EPA, and FDA, and rendered analytical support of food-agribusiness section.  Research proposals developed for government agencies and industrial clients, including major food companies, NIH/HEW, and clients of Critical Fluid Systems, Inc.  Incumbent participated in technical exchange program with Dow Chemical for R&D on contract utilizing SC-CO2 for the regeneration of adsorbents.  Supervisor - various technical personnel including part-time student assistants.


275 Total Publications: 190 Peer Reviewed, 28 Reviews, 40 Book Chapters, 79 Symposium Proceedings 3 Patents, 3 Books, 11 Non-Peer Reviewed;  Peer reviewed publications have appeared in J. of the American Chemical Society, J. Agric. Food Chem.,  J. Am. Oil Chemists Society, J. Sci. Food Agric., Italian J. Food Sci., Food Res. Int., Green Chem., J. Phys Chem.,  J. Polymer Sci.,  J. Colloid Interface Sci.,  Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Sep. Sci. Tech.,  J. Supercritical Fluids,  Lebensmittel Wissenschaft & Technol., Ind. Crops Prod.,  J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem., Anal. Chem., J. Chromatogr.,  J. Chromatogr. Sci.,  J. Liquid Chromatogr., J. High Resolut. Chromatogr., Chromatographia,  Z. Lebensm. Unters Forsch A., Enzyme Microb. Technol., Lipid Technol., Fluid Phase Equil., Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., Compt. rendus Chimie, J. Food Eng.


Editorial Boards:  Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, Italian Journal of Food Science, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, INFORM, Seminars in Food Analysis, Journal of Micro-column Separations, Extraction Magazine 


Twenty-two book reviews, forty-two book chapters reviewed, and reviewer of over 928 manuscripts in 66 different journals.  Over 842 formal lectures presented (ACS, AIChE, AOCS, AOAC, AACC, IFT, SAS, Pittcon, ASTM - Committee E-19, various chromatography discussion groups).  Invited lecturer at NIST-Boulder, LANL and USDA laboratories; academic institutions, industrial companies


Symposia Chaired and Organized:  4th, 5th, 7th, 10-12th ISSF Symposia – all of the Supercritical Fluid Chromatography & Extraction symposia (1988-2003), Supercritical Fluid Extraction sessions at the 105th, 109th  AOAC Annual International Meetings, Pittcon '95, Analytical, Industrial Oil and Process Divisions of AOCS Fluids, ACS and RSC meeting sessions,  Chairman of ISSF-2012

Short Courses Taught:  Analytical SF Technology (3) - ASTM Committee E-19, Supercritical Fluid Chromatography and  Extraction - Center for Professional Advancement,  Supercritical Fluid Extraction - 4th, 5th,7, 8th, 10th, and 11th International Symposium on SFC and SFE, Liquid Chromatography - ACS Local Section, Supercritical Fluid Technology - AIChE Local Section, on Advanced Chromatographic Techniques (2) - FDA,  ACS Short Course in Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Chromatography (3 X 8 lectures ),  NATO-Advanced Study Institute-Supercritical Fluids (2), Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods - Food  Protein R & D Center, Texas A & M University (2), 4th International Conference on Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods, 2017 Emerald Conference.

Nine Government Reports (FDA, EPA, NIOSH); 3 US Patents


American Chemical Society (7 Divisions), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (4 Divisions), American Oil Chemists' Society (3 Divisions),  Institute of Food Technologists,  Association of Official Analytical Chemists,  SFC Midwest Users' Group (Past President),  Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group, Central Indiana Chromatography Discussion Group (Past President),  Society of Plastics Engineers (Local Board Member and Program Chairperson), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Organizing Committee & Program Chair - 4th, 5th, 7th, and 11th International Symposium on SFC/SFE, Association for the Advancement of  Industrial Crops, Supercritical Conferences, Inc. - Vice President, ASTM, Who's Who in America, World, Science & Engineering, and Midwest


2020 – Kenneth A. Spencer Award – American Chemical Society

2018 - Chair- Separation Science and Technology Subdivision-IEC-American Chemical Society

2015 - Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta-Canada)

2014 - Elected Vice-President of the International Society for the Advancement of Supercritical Fluids

2013 - Elected Fellow of the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division - American Chemical Society

2012 - Elected Fellow of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

2010 - USA Representative for Innovation Fluides Supercritiques, (France)

2009 - Chairman – 10th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids

2008 - Mariwala Visiting Professorship –UICT (Mumbai, India)

2007 - Outstanding Researcher – Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas

2007 - Appointed Science Advisor – FDA’s Arkansas Regional Laboratory

2005 - Ansel & Virginia Endowed Professorship in Biochemical and Chemical Separations

2004 - Selected for Marie Curie Chair by European Union - Brussels, Belgium 

2003 -  Herbert J. Dutton Award – 94th Annual AOCS Meeting

2001 - 1st Place Award - Consumer Products; Honorable Mention Award – Health & Medicine - Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer - Midwest Region

2000 - Kenne P. Dimick Award - Pittcon 2000 

1999 - Underwood Fund Fellowship - Biotechnology/Biological Sciences Council-UK (Sabbatical)

1998 - Research Award for Supercritical Fluids Commercialization - Thar Designs

1998 - Award of Excellence - 8th International Symposium on SFC and SFE

1997 - Harvey Wiley Award - AOAC International

1995 - Merit Award - Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group

1993 - "Scientist of the Year" - NCAUR-ARS/USDA

1994 - Elected Corresponding Member - Accademia dei Georgofili, Florence, Italy

1995 to present - Selection Panels, R & D Magazine’s Laboratory of the Year and R&D Invention Awards

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