Lilia Ahrné

Lilia Ahrné


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    2009 Associate Professor Food Process Technology at Chalmers University of Technology

    1994 PhD Food Science and Engineering, UCP Portugal/ University of California, Davis

    1990 MSc Food Science and Engineering, ESB-UCP, Porto, Portugal


    May 2013 – March 2016: Adjunct Professor in Food Technology at Chalmers University  Technology

    June 2012 – March 2016: Leader of Food Science Sweden

    March 09 – March 2016. Director of department for Process and Technology Development at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Food and Bioscience/ SIK - The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology

    Jan 00 – Feb 09: Researcher manager at SIK – The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

    April 98- April 99: Project leader at SIK - The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, Gothenburg, Sweden for a project financed by Kraft General Foods (Estrella)

    Aug 95- Jun 96: Project manager at Tetra Pak Processing systems in Lund, Sweden

    Aug 94- Jul 95: PostDoc at Tetra Pak /Lund University (LTH)– European Commission/ AIR programme (now Marie Curie)

     Other Activities:

    Member of the Expert Group for the Food 2030 for the EU Commission

    Fellow of the International Academy of Foodf Science and Techynology (IAFoST)

    Member of the National Committee for Nutrition and Food Sciences of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA)

    President of EFFoST European Federation of Food Science and Technology

    Member of Scientific board of Agropolis Foundation and JPI- Healthy Diet for Healthy Life

    In 2011, I was 1 out of 3 finalist of venture cup with the business idea ChocoWinS

    In 2015, I got EARTO Innovation award for the development of an innovative frying technology – SunFry Baking together with an American Food industry and a Swedish equipment supplier

    Editorial board member of Journal of Food Engineering, Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, Frontriers in Food Science and Technology.



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