KIT/Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Institut für Bio- und Lebensmitteltechnik,
Bereich I Lebensmittel- verfahrenstechnik (LVT)
Prof. Dr.-Ing Heike P. Schuchmann
Dr. Volker Gaukel
With its competences in dispersion and emulsion technology, especially for product design by micro structuring, micro- and submicro- encapsulation, and extrusion technologies the department of food technology is specialized in the development of technologies for the incorporation of nutritionally valuable ingredients, esp. fats into emulsion-based and extruded food matrices. These technologies are supported by simulation, micro-processing and corresponding analytical techniques. The research goal is to understand the stability of selected bioactive ingredients in food processing technologies of high thermal and mechanical stress. Lab-scale and pilot plant-scale equipment and all other analytical techniques are available. The institute has extensive experience in direct collaboration with industry and other research institutions, including numerous AIF, esp. PRO INNO II, EU, DFG, and BMBF research projects and has already been a partner in several joined or cluster projects.
The expertise of the Institute is in the characterisation of cellular mechanisms of food and food constituents and their relevance in terms of chemoprevention and food safety. In this case the Institute is focused on potential health effects, e.g. anticarcinogenic, antioxidative, or antiinflammatory properties. For risk/benefit evaluation these studies were completed by investigating the toxic potency of food constituents. The aim is to clarify the biological response of natural products in order to identify a concentration range with desired health effects.
Projet cofinancé par le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional - Programme Interreg IV Rhin Supérieur - "Dépasser les frontières : projet après projet"
Projekt über den Europäischen Fonds für Regionale - Entwicklung gefördert - "Der Oberrhein wächst zusammen: mit jedem Projekt"
Project cofinanced by the European Regional Development Funds - program Interreg IV Upper Rhine: - "Overcome boarders: project after project"