Speaker Introduction

Dr. Lee is the Food Innovation Center Director at Ohio State, with the goal of “Food for Billions.” Lee served 16 years as the food science unit chair. He served twice on the Board of the IFT. He taught the first course at UW-Madison broadcast live on cable TV. He rallied support for a state of the art food science building at Ohio State. His successful fund drive raised $12M in gifts. Dr. Lee was selected as an ACE leadership Fellow.  He advances food commercialization as the leader of a $3M Ohio Third Frontier Award.  He published 75 scholarly papers. He was an OSU Commencement speaker and past president of Phi Tau Sigma. He won the 2007 IFT Fellers award, the 2014 IFT Macy award, the 2019 Mike Solberg award, and is elected a Fellow of AAAS.