Khaled Belkacemi was a full professor in the department of Soil Sciences and Food Engineering at Université Laval, Quebec. He obtained his MSc and Ph.D in chemical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1986 and 1990, respectively and his B.Sc. in Chemical engineering from Polytechnic School of Algiers (Algéria) in 1983. Research efforts in Dr. Belkacemi’s laboratory were directed to Agri-food Engineering, with particular emphasis around the improvement of technologies of existing processing and/or the development of new technologies.
Eddy Isaacs is the former CEO of Alberta Innovates – Energy & Environment Solutions and is currently the President of Eddy Isaacs Inc. and a Strategic Advisor to the University of Alberta, Faculty of Engineering. He has spent his career promoting innovation in energy and environment across Canada and in forging partnerships between industry, government and academia. In 2014, he received the ASTECH Foundation’s award for his outstanding contribution to the Alberta science and technology community.