Food processing - GEPEA

Director - Professor Jack LEGRAND

Contact : jack-legrand(at)univ-nantes.fr

Key Words

Microencapsulation / Bread-making / Flavor / Processing / Energy efficiency / Refrigeration and therma treatments

Research thematics

Matrix & Food, Process, Properties, Structure, Sensorial(MAPS)

  • Phase changes in matrix; temperature, pressure, and other parameters
  • Interfaces and dispersed systems; microencapsulation, foams and emulsion
  • Aroma, sensorial and process; sensorial quality of matrix, process-associated desintegration and chemical hazards (newly-formed, volatiles, ...)

Energy engineering

  • Process modeling and optimisation: heat and mass transfer, CFD, reaction
  • Process energy efficiency, life cycle analysis
  • Combined treatments, process control