Innovations in Food Packaging, Shelf Life and Food Safety Conference

Plenary speaker

Horst-Christian Langowski, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany and Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Germany

Horst-Christian Langowski

Horst-Christian Langowski is Professor of the Chair of Food Packaging Technology, Dean of Studies at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, and the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging, Fraunhofer IVV, Freising, Germany. He received his Diploma degree in Physics in 1980 and Ph.D. degree in 1989, both at the University of Hannover, Germany. He worked with the Philips group from 1981-1991 as a development engineer and project manager before joining Fraunhofer IVV in 1991. Since then, he has been deeply involved in the food packaging and shelf life research both at TUM and Fraunhofer IVV. Prof. Langowski has received numerous research grants and presented his work at several international conferences. He has published many research papers, technical papers, patents, book chapters and has supervised many master’s and doctoral theses. Among other functions, he is member of the management board of the Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan and a member of the advisory board of the group on Extrusion Technology within the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, VDI. He is also the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Food Packaging & Shelf Life which is published by Elsevier Science, UK.

Presentation Title: Challenges for food packaging in the next decades