Ajay Menon

Dr Ajay Menon is a postdoctoral research fellow at UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and UCD Institute for Food & Health. His expertise lies in optimising anaerobic digestion as a solution for valorising waste streams. At UCD, his research focus developing processing strategies for improving the bioavailability of underutilised organic wastes and bringing them back into the circular economy by converting them into commercially important materials and bioenergy. He was He was recently awarded a Science Foundation Ireland grant for a project entitled ‘Disruptive technologies to valorise food WAste into VAlue added commodities’ (WAVA) and was the UCD Discovery Rising Star for December 2021.