Assistant Professor; Co-director, Integrated Food and Bioprocess Engineering Program
T: 514-398-7776 | ebenezer.kwofie [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-025
Ph.D., Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
M.Sc., Industrial Engineering (Specialization in Quality and Environmental Management) University of Borås (Högskolan i Borås) Borås, Sweden
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie is an assistant professor of food systems sustainability and resilience in the Department of Bioresource Engineering on the Macdonald campus of McGill University. Prior to joining McGill as a faculty, he held a joint appointment at the Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and the Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Between 2016 and 2020, he served as manager of International Food Systems Development projects at McGill, coordinating projects in Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Bolivia, and Honduras. These projects were focused on enhancing food systems sustainability and strengthening capacity of stakeholders (farmers, farmer cooperatives, food enterprises, Non-Governmental Organizations, local government departments). He completed his PhD at the Bioresource Engineering Department, McGill University, working on circular economy pathways for agro-waste utilization.
Awards and Recognitions
2021: Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Macdonald Campus, McGill University
Awarded to outstanding recently graduated alumni (within the last 10 years) from the Macdonald Campus of McGill University
2015: CIBC Fellowship Award, McGill University
Awarded to outstanding graduate student at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Macdonald Campus, McGill University)
2015: First Place Award - NABEC Oral Presentation
Awarded to an outstanding graduate student for oral presentation of research during the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) in Delaware, US.
2014: Second Place Award - NABEC Oral Presentation
Awarded to an outstanding graduate student for oral presentation of research during the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) in Kemptville, Ontario Canada
Dr. Kwofie’s research explores the connectivity and dynamics of environmental, economic, and product-process quality to address food system sustainability and resilience. The first component of his research focuses on Industrial Agrifood Systems Eco-Efficiency Optimization which involves (i) industrial lifecycle sustainability assessments (environmental LCA, Life Cycle Costing (LCC)/Techno-economic assessments and Social LCA) and identifying hotspot for eco-efficiency improvements, (ii) evaluating pathways for agrifood circularity through techno-eco-environmental modelling using an integrated physics-based and real-time digital counterparts of the pathways. The second component focuses on the development of decision support systems for sustainable healthy food choices and the trade-offs of the food systems trilemma (food processing techniques, nutritional quality/health implications, and environmental impact). One output of this research is the development of the DISH platform – an environmental-nutrition platform for point-of-purchase sustainability decisions. The platform is currently being tested by food manufacturing and food service enterprises.
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