James Rogers

CEO, Apeel Sciences Inc.

James Rogers is the founder and CEO of Apeel Sciences Inc. (www.apeelsciences.com). Apeel Sciences uses natural plant extracts to create a formulation that is applied to the surface of fresh produce in order to extend shelf life without the need for refrigeration.

James received dual undergraduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, he received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of California - Santa Barbara. For his Ph.D. research, James was the recipient of the 2012 Frank J. Padden Jr. Award for polymer physics, the premier polymer physics prize in the United States.

James is a graduate of the UC Santa Barbara Technology Management program and also holds a master's degree in Economics.


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Sick of fruits and veggies going bad? This second skin doubles their life spans
Posted on 23 Feb 2019 at 1:06am

Apeel and Nature's Pride Team Up to Take the Food Waste Fight to Europe
Posted on 4 Feb 2019 at 9:09am

Rich countries waste as much food as produced by Africa, how this Bill Gates-...
Posted on 2 Jan 2019 at 8:05am

A “second skin” for fruit and veg could make them last twice as long
Posted on 14 Feb 2019 at 6:37am

This Bill Gates-backed start-up is fighting world hunger by making your avoca...
Posted on 31 Dec 2018 at 7:13am

Hedge Fund Viking Invests in Battle to Keep Avocados Ripe Longer
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 at 6:32am

Apeel Sciences procures $70 mln
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 at 10:11am

Avocados rolling out in Midwestern Costcos last twice as long before going bad
Posted on 19 Jun 2018 at 8:50am

This start-up can make avocados last twice as long before going bad
Posted on 19 Jun 2018 at 12:05pm

48. Apeel Sciences
Posted on 22 May 2018 at 3:03am



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