CRI (The Centre for Research & Innovation at Fanshawe College) has the in-house expertise and facilities, as well as the connections through our well-connected network, to drive leading-edge solutions to real-world problems.
CRI aims to accelerate new product development, encourage knowledge sharing and technology transfer in the food sector, and promote the development of a network within the industry.
- product development
- manufacturing process
- quality assurance
- product testing
- cannabis research license
We offer our technology and expertise on a per project or per-sample basis. Funding is available for eligible projects.
- fats, carbohydrates, protein, sugars, vitamins, minerals and trace elements
- food tracibility (PCR)
- food/product shelf life
- beverage fermentations
- CO2 extraction
- spray drying
- encapsulation of ingredients
- cannabis research
Fanshawe College’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Biotechnology (CARIB) labs are the new collaborative hub for industry-led research in food science, innovation and processing.
Designed to accelerate new product development, encourage knowledge sharing and technology transfer in the food sector, and promote the development of a network within the industry.
CARIB supports the bioeconomy by working on projects to reduce waste along the food production supply chain, and provide solutions to agriculture.
CARIB answers the need to produce more food products that are more nutritious, while reducing environmental impact. This includes research in cannabis processing through our cannabis research license.
View the CARIB info sheet.
Our CARIB lab researchers
Dr. Abdulla Mahboob - Manager of CARIB labs, with a PhD in Biotechnology from Brock University, and experienced in cell-based and biochemical assays.
Dr. Parag Acharya - a full-time faculty with a PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry from Uppsala University in Sweden and 15 years’ experience in industry, including nine years as an R&D Manager at Unilever. He has extensive chromatography experience.
Dr. Kamal Al-Rafea - a part-time faculty with a PhD in Chemical Engineering and 15 years’ experience developing cGMPs as a process engineer in industry, including implementing quality assurance and control methods.
Dr. Pieter Anborgh - Professor in Applied Science and Technology with a PhD in Biochemistry from Lieden University, and previous London Health Sciences Centre researcher.
Dr. Michael Jennings - Professor in Applied Science and Technolog with a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry from Western University, and expert in chromatography.
Dr. Sohail Qazi - part-time faculty with a PhD in Applied Microbiology from University of Saskatchewan.
Omar Zoaarob, MSc - is a part-time faculty with a Masters in Chemistry and over 20 years’ experience of chromatography in industry.
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