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. Professors Ken Lee, Steve Schwartz, Steve Clinton, Michael Leiblein and Mark Failla were awarded $3.75M to create a center that now successfully inspires food discoveries in all 15 OSU colleges.  Ohio Governor Strickland named Ohio State a center of excellence for food and agriculture in May 2010.

Dr. Lee is also 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 and completed a second term as Chair of the Senate Steering Committee. He was recently elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Nov 2015.

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