Prof. Dr. Aiking graduated with an MSc degree in biochemistry and a PhD in microbiology from the University of Amsterdam. Before retiring in 2014, Dr. Aiking was an Associate Professor in Chemistry and Food at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has led dozens of projects on topics within the fields of Environmental Studies, Environmental Toxicology, and Environmental Resource Management.
Dr. Aiking led the Protein Foods, Environment, Technology, And Society (PROFETAS) program funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research from 1999 – 2005. He has been a long-standing member of the Working Group Sustainable Food Production of ‘Food For Life’, a European Technology Platform.