Lorenzo Pastrana

Research Group Leader

Food Processing and Nutrition

Professor Lorenzo Pastrana is currently Chair of the Research Office (Scientific Directorate) and Group Leader of the Food Processing Group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL). He joined the INL as Head of the Life Sciences Department in 2015. He is also a Professor of Food Science at the University of Vigo and was visiting Professor at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) and the Universidades Federal Rural de Pernambuco and Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil). He was the Director of the Centre of Research Transference and Innovation (CITI) and Head of the Knowledge Transfer Office (2009-2010) at the University of Vigo. He founded the Galician Agri-Food Technology Platform (2006). Currently, he takes part in the scientific board of the Portugal Foods innovation cluster and is President of the European Sustainable Nanotechnology Solutions Association. His research is marked-oriented with a multidisciplinary approach integrating methods and concepts of biotechnology and nanotechnology with applications in food micro and nanostructures, encapsulation technologies for food personalization and active and intelligent food packaging. 

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