Web Seminar

Optical technologies for quality and safety aspects in the agri-food chain

16:00 till 17:00
OpTecBB e.V.

Dr. Frank Lerch

Tel.: +49 30 6392 1720


Web seminar organized in cooperation with PhotonicsNL.



1. "Photonics along the postharvest chain of perishables: plasma application and quality monitoring" 

Speaker: Oliver Schlüter (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Germany) 
Co-authors: Sara Bußler, Julia Durek & Antje Fröhling (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Germany) & Jörg Ehlbeck (INP Greifswald, Germany)

Abstract: Photonics techniques have been extensively implemented into numerous applications for food safety inspection and quality control ensuring the high quality of agricultural products. Additionally, cold atmospheric plasma treatment allows the design of gentle decontamination processes for perishables. Examples for combined photonics-based quality monitoring and innovative process design along the entire production chain of plant-related foods will be discussed. 

2. "Integrated Near-Infrared Spectral Sensors to measure quality along the food production chain" 

Speaker: Maurangelo Petruzzella (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Co-authors: K. Hakkel, F. Ou, F. Pagliano, A. Sauermann, T.Liu, R. Veldhoven & A. Fiore (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) 

Abstract: In this web seminar, we will discuss the recent development of integrated spectral sensors capable of identifying and quantifying key properties of fruits, plants, and organic materials along the full food production chain: on the field by farmers, in storage areas, within the distribution process. This innovative technology is based on arrays of detectors sensitive in the near-infrared, having dimensions similar to current smartphone cameras. They will offer a fast, low-cost, contactless, and non-invasive method to retrieve the chemical composition of materials without the need for sample preparation.    
language: English. 

tool: Cisco Webex platform.   
Please register until June, 13.