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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This Bill Gates-backed start-up is fighting world hunger by making your avoca...
Posted on 31 Dec 2018 at 6:55am

This simple step can double the shelf life of fruits and vegetables
Posted on 25 Oct 2018 at 4:42am

Apeel Sciences Closes $70M Round As Apeel Produce Hits U.S. Retail Shelves
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 at 10:20am

Apeel Sciences is combating food waste with plant-derived second peels
Posted on 10 Aug 2018 at 9:53am

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Posted on 19 Jun 2018 at 5:10am

The Organic Coating that Gives Produce a New Life—and Opens New Markets for F...
Posted on 22 May 2018 at 2:06am

California Startup Apeel Sciences Reduces Food Waste By Protecting Produce
Posted on 27 Aug 2018 at 1:06pm

This plant-based coating makes fruits and veggies last up to four times longer
Posted on 23 Mar 2018 at 6:04am

Food-Based Coatings Maker Apeel Sciences Secures $70M in Financing
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 at 1:29pm

This start-up can make avocados last twice as long before going bad
Posted on 19 Jun 2018 at 6:52am

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