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About me

I am a food engineer with a focus on process and equipment design. I have received a PhD on food process engineering from Berlin Technical University in 2006. I have since then focussed my project, management and teaching activities on process efficiency and targeted energy use in food industry.

Fields of interest

  • Novel, emerging techniques in food and bio-engineering
  • Sustainable processing, energy efficiency and recovery
  • Equipment design and optimization
  • Modeling of inactivation and reaction kinetics, distribution of processing intensity
  • Technology labelling and communication and legislative framework
  • Structure formation and high moisture extrusion

Biography

Since 2017 I am Managing Director at Elea Gmbh. Elea is market leader in distrubtion of  Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) systems for food and bioprocessing industry including potato, fruit juice and smoothie treatment.

In April/May 2015 I have conducted a stay as visiting professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology at University of California, Davis, teaching Advanced Food Processing Techniques.

Since 2014 I am Advanced Research Manager at the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL), active in project and customer aquisition.

Since 2009 I am professor for food process engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück. I am teaching Food Technology, Plant and Process Design, Process Intensification as well as Innovation and Patent Management.

In 2009 I have been awarded the Georg Carl Hahn Award.

2006 to 2014 I have headed the Business Unit Process Technologies at the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL). With a team of scientists we developed processing technologies for food industry and equipment manufacturers.

Memberships

Scientific board of Die Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V.

Scientific board of German Association of Food Technologists

Scientific board of Research Association of the German Food Industry (FEI) 

Non-thermal processing division of Institute of Food Technologists

WG Leader Technology Transfer and Development of COST Action Electroporation.net

Pulsed Power Society PPS