Throughout the history of Australia’s agrifood economy, food engineers have made a significant contribution to the value of Australian agricultural commodities through the development and implementation of processing innovations that transform, preserve and stabilise.
Since its formation in 2000, the Australian Food Engineers Association (AFEA) has worked to represent and support food engineers across Australia through activities including running workshops and events, with a highlight being the successful bid to host the 13th International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF13) in Melbourne in 2019.
AFEA is planning future symposia and workshops in collaboration with industry organisations including AIFST, Engineers Australia and IChemE and is now focussing on:
AIFST has taken the lead in promoting the food engineering profession in Australia through linkages with academia, industry and research institutes in Australia and overseas and these activities have been led by AIFST’s food engineering groups in NSW and Victoria.
In addition to activities in Australia, AFEA will continue to maintain its international linkages through IAEF, IFT and IChemE.
AFEA invites anyone with an interest in engineering and food to join the association, attend their events and volunteer in their activities.
If you are interested in joining AFEA, please contact AIFST at email@example.com
AFEA Executive Committee (2021/2022)
President - Dr Pablo Juliano, CSIRO
Vice-President Dr Bo Wang, Australian Catholic University
Secretary and Treasurer – Mr Filip Janakievski, CSIRO
Public Officer – Gary Kennedy, Correct Food Systems