Sustainable Processes for Agro-food industry

Specific mission

Study of sustainable processes and technologies for monitoring the quality and the safety of food products in agro-food industry

Main research topics

  • Monitoring quality and safety of agro-food products through the use of indicators
  • Processes and products monitoring through the use of non destructive analytical techniques
  • Synthesis of added-value molecules for the agro-food industry.
  • Foodomics: Quality, authenticity and safety of agro-food products through the holistic study of food matrices metabolites both for tracking the food process and testing the quality of the end-products
  • Nutri-metabolomics: Study of human and food metabolic interaction to verify the food claims or to improve the food practices
  • Development and application of chemometric tools for spectroscopic data analysis in order to automate the production process monitoring and control or for food processing purpose

Main partnerships

  • DET- Politecnico di Torino - Prof. Pasero;
  • DAUIN- Politecnico di Torino - Prof. Rebaudengo;
  • DISAT – Politecnico di Torino - Prof. Alberto Frache;
  • DIMEAS - Politecnico di Torino -  Prof. Massimo Sorli
  • UniTO – Università di Torino: Prof. Bicchi (DSTF); Prof. Gullino (Agrinnova); Prof. Zeppa (DISAFA)
  • Lavazza spa (Torino); Ferrero spa (Alba CN); La Gentile (Cortemilia CN)
  • Prof. Søren B. Engelsen – Dept. Of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Prof. Josè Amigo Rubio – Dept. Of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Prof. Francesco Capozzi – Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Scienze degli alimenti
  • Prof. Marina Cocchi – Università di Modena-Reggio, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche
  • Prof. Luisa Mannina – Università la Sapienza di Roma, Dipartimento di Chimica e tecnologia del farmaco
  • Dr. Federico Marini – Università la Sapienza di Roma, Dipartimento di Chimica
  • Dr. Flaminia Cesare Marincola – Università di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche

Projects and publications

Reference laboratories

PhD, Post-docs and Grant researchers