The University of Winnipeg



Dr. Jitendra Paliwal appointed Vice-President, Research and Innovation

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Dr. Jitendra Paliwal

The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jitendra Paliwal as Vice-President, Research and Innovation effective August 1, 2024. Dr. Paliwal is currently serving as Associate Dean (Academic and Graduate Programs) in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba and has been a Professor of Biosystems Engineering in the Price Faculty of Engineering since 2002.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Paliwal has established an internationally recognized research program in food quality monitoring. The knowledge and applied solutions developed by his lab have helped scientists, equipment manufacturers, and regulatory agencies in the agri-food sector. He is also part of a distinguished team of industry and academic researchers who adapted a biomedical imaging technique and created an award-winning grain bin-monitoring technology. Over the past two decades, substantial research funding from government agencies, private industry, and commodity groups has propelled his interdisciplinary research program, establishing him as a preeminent authority in food safety and security.

Dr. Paliwal serves on the editorial board of two prestigious Elsevier journals, has published 150+ peer-reviewed technical articles, contributed to the training of more than 100 students and scholars, and delivered numerous talks worldwide. He has held an Honourary Visiting Professor appointment at the South China University of Technology (SCUT) since 2016.

Dr. Paliwal’s influence extends beyond academia – he was elected the 100th President of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) in 2019. He also served as an expert advisor to Manitoba’s Minister of Municipal Relations in reviewing technical bills. He has received many awards and accolades, including an appointment as a Fellow of Engineers Canada and the Canadian Society for Bioengineering.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Paliwal to our campus community. We look forward to the difference he will make in our city, our province, and beyond through the advancement of research and innovation at UWinnipeg.


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