Val Prisecaru

Pathfinder | Applications design and engineering
Valentin Prisecaru began his undergraduate career at UCLA studying Aerospace Engineering, and later transferred to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2002) degrees in Food Science and Human Nutrition studying the effects of various protein and carbohydrate ingredients and percentages on satiety, fullness, energy levels, blood glucose levels, and ABO blood groups in a nutrition/energy bar format. In 2003 Valentin became a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois, with concentrations in Physical Chemistry and Nutrition, where he used Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and FT-NIR imaging to model and develop biomedical algorithms for cancer and cardiovascular disease states, as well as utilizing these algorithms to model the various effects of bioactive food proteins in vivo, including dietary lectins, with applications in the areas of microbiology, immunology, gastrointestinal immunobiology, and physiology.

Valentin also holds a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Illinois (2005). He has been the COO of Power R&D for the last 13 years and has over 15 years of total managerial experience. He is co-author to several grant proposals to NIH, NSF, NCI and other groups, has written or co-written several peer-reviewed publications, and has been an invited speaker at numerous presentations. Valentin currently resides in central Illinois with his wife Renee and their two children. He enjoys basketball, auto racing, movies, and board games.