In our team “Advanced Technologies” at DIL German Institute of Food Technologies we are looking for a Master student (m/w/x) for completion of a
Master thesis
on the topic „Optimization of pulsed electric field (PEF) treatment in liquid food products”


Aim of the work is to evaluate suitability of different electrode materials (other than existing steel or titanium) to minimize electrode erosion and electrolytical reactions occurring at the interfaces of the electrodes during processing of food. The first phase of the experimental work has been done and few suitable electrode materials have been tested and chosen in a long-term study. These selected materials should be further tested under different processing conditions and with different model/food matrixes (e.g. pH, electrical conductivity, viscosity etc.).

The work is part of the European research and innovation project FOX: Innovative down-scaled FOod processing in a boX (https://www.fox-foodprocessinginabox.eu/). The goal of the project is development of a mobile fruit and vegetable processing unit for mild extraction and preservation, including Pulsed Electric Fields. For potential improvement of down-scaled unit performance with respect to product quality and treatment efficiency, exploration of new electrode materials is foreseen.

We offer possibility for independent working on the project in the duration of 6 to 12 months in the area of novel food technologies in an innovative, international and exciting working environment.

Expected start is from July 2022, with certain flexibility.

Areas of responsibility
  • Literature research
  • Experimental design for model or/and real food matrices
  • Chemical analysis and interpretation of obtained results
  • Potentially predictive modelling of the electrode erosion
Your profile
  • Studies in the field of food technology/chemistry, physics, electrochemistry, chemical engineering or electrotechnics are preferred
  • Good communication skills and problem solving attitude
  • Independent, motivated and able to work in a team
  • Good computer literacy
  • Very good spoken and written English required, German skills desired
Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your CV, contact details and the earliest possible starting date, preferably by email

DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V.
Prof.-von-Klitzing-Str. 7 · D - 49610 Quakenbrück
Phone: +49 (0)54 31.183 - 0
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