The 10th European PhD Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology

Presentations of selected national PhD students at European level

April 28th – 29th, 2016, at Bühler AG in Uzwil, Switzerland

Two rewards of EUR 2,500 will be offered to the best papers:

Julius Maggi Research Award 2016
Sponsored by Nestlé PTC, Singen, Germany
Focus: Food Product Engineering

Bühler Food Engineering Award 2016
Sponsored by Bühler AG, Uzwil, Switzerland
Focus: Food Processing Engineering

The Organizers

The workshop will be organised by the Section on Food of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) in cooperation with the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) and Bühler AG.

We are seeking excellent PhD candidates

Highly qualified young European scientists who will finish their PhD in Food Engineering and Technology soon or have recently received a PhD are invited to present their work. The candidates should be less than 35 years old.

Original research papers on innovative topics at the interface between food and engineering are welcome, particularly those of relevance to industry.

View list of subjects

List of Subjects

  • engineering properties of foods, food physics and physical chemistry;
  • heat, mass transfer in food processing (coupled with chemical or biochemical reactions);
  • process-structure-function relationships of foods and food constituents;
  • food particle engineering;
  • interfacial aspects of food engineering;
  • modeling and simulation;
  • pasteurization, sterilization, hygienic design;
  • cleaning, disinfection and rinsing;
  • process measurement and control, packaging, storage and distribution;
  • engineering aspects of the design and production of traditional as well as novel foods and of food service and catering;
  • design and operation of food processes, plant and equipment;
  • economics of food engineering, including the economics of alternative processes.

The Scientific Committee will select the best papers, and will aim to choose as a rule one PhD student per country. The decision on the final selection of the candidates will be completed by March 15th, 2016.

The participants will be supported with up to EUR 500 for travelling expenses accommodation.

Apply until February 15th, 2016

    Application documents
  • name, address and CV of the candidate
  • name and address of the PhD supervisor (including the university and department)
  • title of the paper and an abstract (1-2 pages) of the suggested presentation
  • name, address and letter of recommendation from a national food engineering/processing professor.

Application process
Send your documents to the national organization responsible for Food Engineering and Technology or to a leading Professor in Food Engineering and Technology within your country.

It then has to be forwarded to the Workshop Co-chairs erika.georget@buhlergroup.com and dietrich.knorr@tu-berlin.de.

About the workshop

According to the decision of the members of the EFCE Section on Food (see www.efce.info/section/food), a European Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology is organised every year with the best PhD students of Europe presenting their recent results.

The last nine workshops were very successful, of high quality and well received within the Food Engineering and Technology community. The 10th European Workshop will be held at the Bühler AG facilities in Uzwil, Switzerland.


Dr. Erika Georget
Bühler AG
Project Engineer

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Knorr
TU Berlin
Chairman of the EFCE Section on Food

The workshop will be held at the Bühler AG facilities in Uzwil, Switzerland.