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Dr. Irwin Adam

Creative Scientist & Food Futurist
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Dr. Irwin Adam is a creative scientist and food futurist who combines a background in engineering, biology, and technology with his passions for eating and design in the exploration of global eating futures. He is a thinker and maker who creates defining multi-sensorial food experiences including products, new technologies, immersive dining installations, and interactive workshops. As Founder and Creative Scientific Director of Future Food Studio & BEVLAB, Dr. Adam leads multi-disciplinary teams in re-imagining how we interact with food at every scale. Major brand collaborations include Pepsico, Unilever, General Mills, Campbell’s, Kraft, & ABI InBev with projects in the US, Canada, Middle East, and Europe.

Dr. Adam has eaten his way around the world. A Doctor of Biomedical Engineering, his research publications and patents include natural compounds for anti-infective biomaterials, point-of-care diagnostics, miniature lasers, digital microfluidics, and tissue-engineering.

He is currently writing a book on the future of food and eating.