Sunday Olakanmi

IBET Momentum Fellow at University of Manitoba

Sunday Olakanmi is a PhD student in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He holds a master’s degree in Bioresource Engineering, majoring in Integrated Food and Bioprocessing, from McGill University in 2020, and a bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria. Before embarking on his doctoral studies, he worked in the food industry as a food safety and quality assurance specialist in the food industry and served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Food Science and Engineering at Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria, from 2015 to 2016.

His research focuses on utilizing legumes to enhance the quality of cereal-based products and the application of nondestructive techniques for food quality assessment. Sunday is a member of the Global Harmonization Initiative, ASABE and CSBE. He has received numerous awards, including the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at McGill University (2018), the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship, the Lorna Irene Eggertson Graduate Scholarship, the Indigenous and Black Engineering Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Completion Scholarship, University of Manitoba.