The 12th International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF12)

Speaker

Brian McKenna, University College Dublin, Ireland

Brian McKennaBrian McKenna retired in 2008 as Professor of Food Science at UCD - University College Dublin, Ireland, a post he held since 1989, and became an Emeritus Professor and took up the role of co-ordinator of the European Technology Platform, Food for Life. A Chemical Engineer by training, he worked as a Research Engineer at the National Dairy Research Centre, Ireland, before moving to an academic career. In addition to his Professorship of Food Science, he served as Dean of Postgraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies at the university from 1995 to 2000 and has served two periods as Vice-President of the university, first with responsibility for Academic Planning & Development (2000-2003) and then as Principal of the College of Life Sciences (2003 to 2008).

He was Editor of the Journal of Food Engineering from 1988 to 2007 and was President of IFSTI, the Institute of Food Science & Technology Ireland (1978-1980 and 1993-1994) and of EFFoST, the European Federation of Food Science & Technology (2005-2007 and 2009-2010). He received the EFFoST Lifetime Achievement award in 2010, the IFSTI Honorary Fellowship in 2010 and the ICEF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, (1999-date) and was Board Chairman of the National Virus Reference Laboratory of Ireland, (2005-2014).

He has carried out research on physical properties of foods, rapid chilling of beef and lamb, meat texture, food safety, shelf-life prediction of foods, radio frequency heating of foods, formulation of functional drinks and drug delivery in foods. These have resulted in publication of 15 books and in excess of 200 papers.

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Organised by

IAEF

Elsevier

Exhibitors/Sponsors

AIAQ
Bruker
Campden
Cedarlane
ederna
RedJade
Springer

Supported by

IUFoST
IUFoST
Universite Laval
Universite Laval

McGill

Quebec

Agriculture and Agrifood Canada

Quebec

Supporting publication

Journal of food engineering