Organizing Committee
OCM Member
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Complutense University of Madrid , Spain
Biography :

José S. Torrecilla presently working as a professor of the Chemical Engineering Department of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Ph.D. with honors in Chemical Engineering from UCM in 2000. Advanced Technician in Occupational Risk Prevention and Integrated Management Degrees were achieved in 2005. In 2017, he got his MBA degree with honors. Modeling complex systems for many fields such as health, chemistry, and food technology is his main line of research, which is done in collaborations at national and international levels. He has been working for more than 20 years in the development chemometric tools and intelligent models for complex systems from different sectors like foods, quality, food technology, health, early diseases diagnosis, chemical engineering and food control.

OCM Member
Professor, Industrial Technology
Jordan College of Agricultural Science and Technology , USA
Biography :

Dr. Nitaigour Premchand Mahalik has expertise in the field of Distributed Control Systems (DCS). He applies DCS in Processing and Packaging areas. His research work includes smart sensors and actuators, applications of soft-computing to FDI, Life-Cycle Data Acquisition, sensor network, and DCS simulation software. He teaches Industrial Process Control, Automated Systems, Electricity and Electronics, Signal Processing, and Research Methodology. He has authored and edited 5 Books and 12 Book Chapters. Dr. Mahalik is the co-editor of the International Journal of Automation and Control (IJAAC). He was the recipient of National Overseas and Brain Korea-21 Fellowships for Ph.D. and Postdoctoral research abroad, respectively. Dr. Mahalik has visited labs and research centers in various universities around the world. He was a member of several professional societies including ATMAE, ISA, ASABE, IAE, and ISTE.

OCM Member
Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Agricultural University of Athens , Greece
Biography :

Spiros Paramithiotis graduated from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition of the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, in 1996. In 1998 he received a scholarship for post-graduate studies from the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece and in 2002 he received the PhD degree in Food Microbiology from the Agricultural University of Athens. In 2003, he joined the Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Laboratory of Food Quality Control and Hygiene as a member of the scientific personnel where he works until today. His research interests lie mainly in the field of food fermentations, with emphasis on microbial taxonomy, metabolism, physiology, symbiotic patterns and the underlying molecular mechanisms. He has participated in several research projects funded by the EU, the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology as well as food industries. He has edited the book entitled ‘Lactic Acid Fermentation of Fruits and Vegetables’ published by CRC Press, co-authored 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 28 book chapters, over 100 publications in national and international conference proceedings and has received more than 900 citations.

OCM Member
Dr. Engineer, Feeds and Animal Nutrition
East Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute , Turkey
Biography :

He is a Dr. engineer East Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute, Adana-TURKEY. He is the Division of Feeds and Animal Nutrition Head. He received the Ph.D. degree from Cukurova University Agricultural Faculty, Department of Animal Science (TURKEY) in 2004. He formerly worked 5 years (1995-2000) as a Research Asistant at Cukurova University, Agricultural Faculty Dept. of Animal Science, Div. of Feeds and Animal Nutrition. His major subject is poultry nutrition but he can review silage quality and ruminant nutrition articles. He is the author of more than 157 sciencific articles and the reviewer of more than 988 (nine hundred eighty eighy) scientific articles and he have 5 awards (THE BEST REVIEWER AWARD).

OCM Member
Head of Department, Food Technology
City Of Scientific Research and Technological Applications , Egypt
Biography :

Sobhy El Sohaimy is presently working as Head of Department of Food Technology at City Of Scientific Research and Technological Applications. He is Chairman of the Committee of Grievances and Complaints at City Of Scientific Research and Technological Applications. His research work include Food Biochemistry, Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, Food Safety, Antioxidants in food, Food analysis and Quality control. He has published papers in reputed journals, book chapters and served as a Chairman of more than a committee in SRTA-City.

OCM Member
Founder and Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
First World Food Prize Winner MS Swaminathan Research Foundation , India
Biography :

Dr. M.S. Swaminathan is a renowned Indian geneticist and administrator, who made a stellar contribution in the success of India's Green Revolution program; the program went a long way in making India self-sufficient in wheat and rice production. He was deeply influenced by his father who was a surgeon and social reformer. After graduating in zoology, he enrolled in Madras Agricultural College and graduated with a B.Sc. in Agricultural Science. His choice of career as a geneticist was influenced by the great Bengal famine of 1943 during which scarcity of food resulted in many deaths. Philanthropic by nature, he wanted to help poor farmers increase their food production. He began his career by joining the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi and eventually played the lead role in India’s ‘Green Revolution’, an agenda under which high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice saplings were distributed to poor farmers. In the decades that followed, he held research and administrative positions in various offices of Government of India and introduced the Mexican semi dwarf wheat plants as well as modern farming methods in India. He has been acclaimed by the TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the twentieth century. He has also been honoured with several national and international awards for his contribution to the field of agriculture and biodiversity.

OCM Member
Former Director General, Agriculture Research System
Agriculture Research System , Pakistan
Biography :

Dr. Muhammad Usman, Former Director General of Agricultural Research System, Government of Pakistan who retired from service after a spotless career of about 35 years with senior level experience on research and development of agricultural industry with regard to food Chemistry, food science and Nutrition, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture of oil seed, cereal, fruits, vegetable and other cash crops. Mr. Usman is basically an agricultural scientist with specialization of agricultural and food chemistry working as plant breeder with regard to the yield and quality of various agricultural crops as well as nutrition. Mr. Usman has also worked on Biosciences of lipid’s, food legumes crops and Bio-energy. Being a scientist, Mr. Usman has released several oil seeds varieties, presented and published research papers on various oil seeds, and renewable energy in different conferences like Geneva. Mr. Usman established “Prominent Agro Based Industries SDN BHD” in Malaysia aims to work on integrated agricultural project like livestock and dairy development, renewable energy etc.

OCM Member
Professor, chemical carcinogenesis and cancer chemoprevention
Medical College of Wisconsin , USA
Biography :

Gary Stoner is Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Division of Hematology and Oncology, specializing in the fields of chemical carcinogenesis and cancer chemoprevention. He serves as Director of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program in the newly developing Cancer Center. Dr. Stoner received his PhD in microbiology from the University of Michigan in 1970 and became involved in cancer research as a post-doctoral fellow and research scientist at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD). While at UCSD, his research was focused on the development of a mouse model of lung cancer for the identification of environmental carcinogens and for mechanistic studies of lung carcinogenesis. He then joined the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute where he conducted research on the metabolism of tobacco carcinogens in human lung tissues and developed human lung cell culture systems for investigations of carcinogen/oncogene-induced cell transformation. He became involved in chemoprevention research in the early 1980’s while at the Medical College of Ohio, initially investigating the chemopreventive potential of naturally-occurring ellagitannins and isothiocyanates in the rodent lung and esophagus. As an extension of research with ellagic acid, Dr. Stoner’s laboratory developed a “food-based” approach to the prevention of esophagus and colon cancers in rodents and in humans using freeze-dried black raspberries. His research is documented in more than 350 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and he has edited several books. Dr. Stoner joined MCW after nearly 20 years at the Ohio State University College of Medicine where he held the positions of Lucius Wing Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and Therapy, Associate Director for Basic Research and Director of the Chemoprevention Program in the Cancer Center, and Chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Public Health. In addition, he served as Director of the Laboratory of Cancer Etiology and Chemoprevention in the Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Richard Solove Research Institute. Dr. Stoner has served on several grant and contract review committees including the NIH Chemical Pathology Study Section, the NCI Cancer Biology and Immunology Contract Review Committee, and as Chair of the NIH Chemo/Dietary Prevention Study Section and the American Cancer Society Advisory Committee on Carcinogenesis, Environment and Nutrition. He has also served as President of the Carcinogenesis and Molecular Biology Specialty Sections of the American Society of Toxicology and of the Ohio Valley Society of Toxicology. He has received numerous awards including the NIH MERIT award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award and Honorary Doctorate from Montana State University. He is also a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Research Interest :

Chemoprevention of aerodigestive tract cancers with naturally occurring compounds and with berries.

OCM Member
Professor/ Director, Food Engineering
Utah State University , USA
Biography :

Dr. Conly Hansen has completed his PhD in Agricultural Engineering from The Ohio State University and joined as a Project Engineer for United States Army (discharged as Captain). At present, he is working as a Professor and Graduate Program Director at Center for Profitable Uses of Agricultural Byproducts, USA. He has published more than 56 research articles in reputed journals along with 6 book chapters; and presented more than 38 presentations with abstracts in national/international conference/symposia. He has around 14 significant honors on his name.

Research Interest :

His research areas include Food Engineering, Bioreactors, Waste Treatment and Agriculture Engineering

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