Ken Lee

is the Director of the Ohio State Food Innovation Center

The Food Innovation Center specializes in innovative ways to improveLaboratory 1 the human condition by way of food. This $4M investment successfully inspires new food discoveries in all 15 OSU colleges.  It’s mission is to improve global life quality with sustainable multi-disciplinary food solutions. Dr. Lee is a Professor of Food Science and Technology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State, where he served as chair for 16 years.


Lee is re-elected to the University Senate, twice elected as Chair of the Senate Steering Committee and now serves as chair of the Rules Committee. He is a 2015 elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a 1998 Fellow of the IFT. He is elected to the Board of Directors of IFT, the professional society of food science, and won the IFT Fellers, Solberg and Macy awards.

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