Dr. Octavio Paredes Lopez

Octavio Paredes López (born 1946 in Mocorito, Sinaloa), is a Mexican biochemical engineer and food scientist. He is a past president of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, a founding member of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, and a member of the Governing Board of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He received the National Prize for Arts and Sciences in 1991 and the Third World Network of Scientific Organizations Award in 1998.