Betty Bugusu, PhD
Department of Food Science • Purdue University
Betty Bugusu became the Managing Director of the International Food Technology Center, Purdue university in August 2010. She is responsible for the day to day activities of the Center
Betty Bugusu became the Managing Director of the International Food Technology Center, Purdue University in August 2010. She is responsible for the day to day activities of the Center that leverage Purdue strength in research, technology adoption, and capacity building to address issues related to food security. Dr. Bugusu is leading efforts to increase value addition and market development in developing countries through advances and innovations in food processing.
Betty Bugusu is a food science professional with over 15 years' experience in agriculture, food science and technology, food policy and food security; with extensive knowledge of the same issues in developing countries.
Prior to joining Purdue, Betty Bugusu worked as a research Scientist at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Washington, DC where she authored scientific reports for use in food policy arena and served as technical resource for IFT programs. She also oversaw IFT's initiatives on emerging sciences such as nanotechnology and served as a liaison to international food standards setting bodies such as Codex Alimentarius. Betty Bugusu also worked as a Program Associate for SUSTAIN, a non-profit organization working in the areas of food science, health and nutrition for developing countries.
Dr. Bugusu earned her B.Sc. degree in Agriculture for Egerton University, Kenya and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science from Purdue University, USA. Her research focus was in cereal chemistry.
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