Umezuruike Linus Opara, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Professor Umezuruike Linus Opara is a Distinguished Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where he also holds the DST-NRF South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology. His research activities focus on innovative cold chain postharvest technologies underpinned by building Africa’s human capacity. He is founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation, President of Pan African Society for Agricultural Engineering, In-coming President of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. His numerous honours include the IMPRESSA Award for “excellence in research & building Africa’s human resources capacity”, and Laureate of the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Prize for Earth and Life Science.
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