Prof. Dr. Uwe Grupa

Food Process Engineering
Fulda University of Applied Sciences
Building 50, Room 108
Leipziger Straße 123
36037 Fulda
+49 661 9640-520
+49 661 9640-505
Consultation hours:
Tue 10.30 - 11.30 and with appointment (during semester break: please make an appointment)

Teaching Areas

  • Food Process Engineering
  • Mechanical Process Engineering
  • Process Modelling
  • Liquid Food Technology

Areas of Research

Characterisation of food properties using physical measurement techniques, including:

  • Impedance spectroscopy
  • Rheology
  • Thermally induced changes in food
  • REM (scanning electron microscope)

Hygienic equipment, machine and plant design

  • Identification of possible weak spots
  • Improvement concept
  • Modelling and verification
  • Validation
  • Training

Stability of multi-phase systems

  • Dispersion and dissolution of solids in liquids
  • Influence of dispersion tools and dispersion techniques on the dispersion result
  • Emulsions and emulsification including emulsions or beverage emulsions
  • Complex matrices

Use of technical gases in food production

  • Aseptic and non-aseptic applications
  • Use of cryogenic media
  • Multi-phase systems

Process and plant development and planning

  • Process analysis, modelling and optimisation


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