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Lorenzo Pastrana

Lorenzo Pastrana

Professor
Head of Department of Life Sciences, INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Portugal

Biography

Lorenzo Pastrana is Professor of Food Science at UVIGO where he was the Director of the Centre of Research transference and Innovation (CITI) and Head of Knowledge Transfer Office (2009-2010). He founded the Galician Agri-Food Technology Platform (2006) join academic institutions and companies paving the clustering of the sector. Since 2015 he is Head of the Department of Life Sciences at INL that include three Research Units, namely Food, Environment and Health. At INL his research, leading the Food Processing Group, is marked oriented with a multidisciplinary approach integrating methods and concepts of the biotechnology, nanotechnology and mathematical modelling. Currently he is working in three main research lines: Food Structure with emphasis in 3D printing materials, encapsulation technologies for improving functional foods and active and intelligent food packaging. He is author of more than 120 scientific contributions and 4 licenced patents relating the development of new food products and process. He was the PI of more than 30 National and European research projects and contracts arising funds around 2000K€.

Research Interest

Food Structure with emphasis in 3D printing materials, encapsulation technologies for improving functional foods and active and intelligent food packaging.