Dr. Irwin Adam is a creative scientist and food futurist who combines a background in engineering, biology, and technology with his passions for eating and design in the exploration of global eating futures. As Founder and Creative Scientific Director of Future Food Studio, Dr. Irwin Adam leads multi-disciplinary teams in strategic foresight and experience design re-imagining how we interact with food at every scale. Major projects have included Museum of Ice Cream, wndr Museum, and Food Loves Tech. Brand collaborations include Pepsico, Unilever, General Mills, Campbell’s, Kraft, ABI InBev with projects in the US, Canada, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
He holds a B.Eng. and M.Eng. (Chemical Engineering) from McGill University and a PhD (Biomedical Engineering) from the University of Toronto. Research publications and patents include natural compounds for anti-infective biomaterials, point-of-care diagnostics, miniature lasers, digital microfluidics, and tissue-engineering. His current research focuses on cross- modal personalized eating.
His work has been featured across media included Vice, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Popular Science, Today Show, National Geographic, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Eater, Refinery29, and Forbes.