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Brian Lawrence, PhD

Dr. Lawrence is one of the world’s experts on all facets of Essential Oils including the agricultural aspects of all aromatic plants, their processing into isolates, their composition, uses and biological activity.

He received his Bachelor degree in Organic Chemistry from South West Essex Technical College in the UK and his PhD in Pharmacognosy from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.

Dr. Lawrence held various commercial positions in the UK and US dealing with various technical aspects of flavors and served 19 years as a Senior Principal Scientist at RJ Reynolds where he became an authority in understanding flavor creation in tobacco products.

He has published more that 90 original articles, more that 313 reviews, 12 books and 18 book chapters. He has lectured at over 50 international professional organizations.

Dr. Lawrence was elected as an Honorary member of the Society of Flavor Chemists in May 2003.

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