Robert Sobel, PhD

FONA International

Robert Sobel is currently serving FONA International as a Vice President of Research and Innovation in the development of new and novel flavor encapsulation delivery systems and taste modification technologies. Has has over twenty years industrial flavor R&D experience. Robert received a B.S. in chemistry with a minor in physics from Northern Illinois University, his M.A. in educational leadership from Aurora University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Northern Illinois University, Graduate research emphasis includes physical chemistry and unified separation science. Robert has published manuscripts in Analytical Chemica Actica, The Journal of Chemical Education, ACS Omega, and Perfumer & Flavorist. Robert is an editor and  contributing author for "Microencapsulation in the Food Industry: A Practical Implementation Guide." He is a cited inventor on numerous patents and patent pending matters in the art of  microencapsulation. He has given a variety of technical symposia on the analysis of flavor encapsulates, challenges of flavor microencapsulation, proteins and polysaccharides as microencapsulating agents, and factorial design of experiments for scalability and quality improvement of spray drying flavorants.