2017

Biography

Dr. Jitendra Paliwal received a Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2002. He is now a Professor at the University of Manitoba where he leads the imaging and spectroscopy research in the grain storage area. His work in mitigating grain spoilage through innovative storage techniques is internationally recognized. Jitendra’s research on developing hardware and software solutions is widely referred to by the designers of grain quality monitoring and assessment instruments.

Jitendra’s highly collaborative interdisciplinary research work, so far, has resulted in over 63 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He has also authored or co-authored 65 conference papers and five book chapters. He is routinely invited at national and international events to talk about the current scientific advancements in the area of post-harvest storage of grain.  Last year, Jitendra was invited by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities to serve on their Challenge of Change Commission. The recommendations of this highly specialized focus group were presented to the US Government to develop long-term (year 2050) strategic vision to tackle world hunger by prioritizing target areas for federal funding of North American public universities.

Jitendra is a registered member of Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba and the current Chair of its Experience Review Committee. His contribution to the profession of engineering was recognized last year when he was appointed as a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Jitendra Paliwal

Dr. Jitendra Paliwal received a Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2002. He is now a Professor at the University of Manitoba where he leads the imaging and spectroscopy research in the grain storage area.