The Role of Food Engineering in International Development
Featuring Professor Levente Diosady (Chem 6T6, MASc 6T8, PhD 7T1)
Today’s engineers are assuming an increasingly prominent role in addressing global challenges. Food engineering is changing the landscape of international development as we seek to tackle the complexities of global project management while integrating social, environmental, political and economic factors. From disease prevention to work capacity, child development to maternal care and more – food security and nutrition have a profound impact on the wellbeing of individuals and their larger societies. Learn how innovative solutions in food engineering are helping to meet the demands of a growing and complex world.
About Professor Levente Diosady
Professor Diosady joined the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Toronto in 1979, where he established the first food engineering program in Canada. His research interests include oilseed processing, membrane processes, extrusion, advanced separation processes and micronutrient fortification of food. He is the author of over 120 publications in refereed journals and holds 17 patents. He is a fellow of several Canadian and international engineering and chemistry institutes, and the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Canada Award for Business Excellence, the Professional Engineers of Ontario Engineering Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Order of Ontario – the province’s highest civilian honour.