Food and Drink

Webinar: Food for Thought: Food Science and Engineering for the Future of Humanity

Webinar: Food for Thought: Food Science and Engineering for the Future of Humanity
  • Date From 8th November 2023
  • Date To 8th November 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 15:00 GMT. Duration: 1 hour.


Our global food system in its current form is simply not sustainable. It has many complex problems. These problems will require strong collaborative efforts across multiple stakeholders with food science and engineering at the front and centre of change to come.

Leveraging his more than 20 years of experience in the research and development function in one of the leading global foods and beverage companies, Kaan Demiryurek initiates a compelling mission for both young and experienced food scientists and engineers to take a leading role with his optimism about food science and engineering for the future of humanity.


Kaan Demiryurek, R&D Director Sustainable Packaging, PepsiCo

Over a two-decade career in food science, engineering and R&D with PepsiCo, Kaan navigated the complex landscape of our global food system, leading diverse teams across multiple geographies. As the author of 'Food for Thought: Food Science and Engineering for the Future of Humanity', Kaan passionately advocates for the crucial role that science and engineering plays in shaping our future.

Kaan is a dedicated philosophy enthusiast and is on a perpetual quest to understand our interconnected world. As a leader, his commitment is to cultivate an environment that fuels curiosity, fosters learning and encourages collaboration. On this platform, Kaan looks forward to engaging in thought-provoking discussions and exchanging insights within this diverse community of professionals.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Food & Drink Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


15:00–16:00 GMT.


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