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Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Dietrich Knorr


Technische Universität Berlin
Fakultät III
Institut für Lebensmitteltechnologie und -chemie
Fachgebiet Lebensmittelbiotechnologie und -prozesstechnik
Sekr. KL-FG 1
Königin-Luise-Str. 22
14195 Berlin

Tel.: 030 314 71246
Fax:  030 832 7663

Short CV

He received an Engineering Degree in 1971 and a PhD in Food and Fermentation Technology from the University of Agriculture in Vienna in 1974.

He was Research Associate at the Department of Food Technology in Vienna, Austria, Visiting Scientist at the Western Regional Research Centre of the US Department of Agriculture, Berkeley, USA; at the Department of Food Science Cornell University, Ithaca, USA and of Reading University, Reading, UK. From 1978 until 1787 he was Associate Prof., Full Professor and Acting Chair at the Department of Food Science at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA where he kept a position as research Professor. From 1987 to 2012 he was Full Professor and Department Head at the Department of Food Biotechnology and Food Process Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin, including the position as Director of the Institute of Food Technology and Food Chemistry at the Technische Universität Berlin. He also holds an Adjunct Professorship at Cornell University. Since 2012 he is Prof. Emeritus of the Technische Universität Berlin.

Prof. Knorr is Editor of the Journal “Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies” and co-editor of “Frontiers in Nutrition: Nutrition and Food Science Technology”.

He is President of the International Union of Food Science and Technology, past President of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology and Member of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology.

In 2015 he received the Lifetime Award of the International non thermal processing workshop (EFFoST & IFT), in 2013 the EFFoST Lifetime Achievement Award and the ASABE International Food Engineering Award, 2011 he got the IAEF Life Achievement Award, in 2003 the Nicolas Appert Award and in 2004 the Marcel Loncin Research Prize of the Institute of Food Technologists and the EFFoST Outstanding Research Award as well as the Alfred-Mehlitz Medaille, German Association of Food Technologists.

Dietrich Knorr is reviewer and advisor to various international organizations and funding agencies.

Prof. Knorr has published approximately 550 scientific papers supervised approx. 300 Diploma/Master Thesis and approx. 100 PhD theses. He holds 7 patents and is a ISI “highly cited researchers”.

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