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 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


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.


Scientific board of Die Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V.

Scientific board of German Association of Food Technologists GDL

Non-thermal processing division of Institute of Food Technologists

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

Pulsed Power Society PPS