December 17, 2009
Professor Levente Diosady (ChemE), whose ground-breaking research in food engineering is curing micronutrient disease around the world, has been elected a Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering.
With over 30-years of experience, Professor Diosady has established himself as one of Canada’s leading food engineers. For the past ten years he has actively developed new techniques for fortifying salt with iron and iodine for the prevention of micronutrient deficiency diseases, which adversely affect 2 billion people worldwide. Tests in Ghana and India resulted in a 30-percent decrease in anemia in children after eight months simply by replacing household salt with double-fortified salt. Professor Diosady is now focusing upon fortifying rice and developing salt that is triple fortified with Vitamin A, iron and iodine or folic acid.
Professor Diosady, who is a three-time graduate from the University of Toronto, was named a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology earlier this year and was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2008.
HAE is a non-profit association of experts, which was established on the by 42 founding members in 1990. It draws its membership from the engineering and technical scientific elite of Hungarian society. It aims to foster international integration of creative engineering activities.