TechConnect World 2019

Food Materials & Innovations

Food Materials & Innovations

Poster/Paper Abstracts due: March 8

Symposium Chairs

Krassimir VelikovKrassimir Velikov
Program Director at NanoNextNL
Science Leader at Unilever, Netherlands

Martin E. LeserMartin E. Leser
Expert in Colloid & Interface Science
Nestlé Research Center Lausanne, Switzerland

Alex NormanNanoscale Characterization Tools and Method Development for New Products and In-Process Monitoring
Alex Norman
Senior Scientific Associate, Ingredion Incorporated

Key Speakers

Marjorie (Austero) KiechelStructure-Function Understanding of Food Gelling Agents Using FTIR, SEM and Rheology
Marjorie (Austero) Kiechel
Associate Scientist, Ingredion Incorporated

Lisa MauerLisa Mauer
Professor of Food Science
Purdue University

Lili HeLili He
Assistant Professor
UMass Amherst

Sadia Afrin KhanCharacterization of Nanoparticles in Commercial Food Additives
Sadia Afrin Khan
Staff Fellow Chemist, US FDA

Hang Xiao Hang Xiao
Professor, Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst

Food products are complex multicomponent and structured edible materials. The food industry adds value to raw materials creating products that satisfy customer desires for taste, texture, quality, convenience and safety. There is an ongoing revolution in the industry: innovations in characterization methods, in processing technologies, and in our understanding and control of polymer physics, colloids, soft matter, and nano-scale behavior, are revolutionizing food production creating innovative new products to satisfy consumer desires and societal needs. This applications-focused symposium will highlight innovations in food materials and production from industrial, academic and government laboratories around the world.

Submit Your Abstract

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Topics & Application Areas

  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Innovations in Texturants
  • Microencapsulation Technologies for Flavors, Supplements & Nutraceuticals
  • Processing Innovation: Filtration, Emulsification
  • Characterization, Sensing & Imaging for Food Materials
  • Waste & Sustainability
  • Other
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