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Head of Institute: Prof. Oren Tirosh

Administrative manager: Ms. Yael Fruchter

Office Address:
Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition,
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 
P.O.Box 12, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

Tel: +972 - (0)8-9489385
Fax: +972 - (0)8-9363208
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Industrial, Sabbaticals & Visiting

Industrial Experience/Sabbaticals/Visiting Professor

Nov 2016 - May 2017 Visiting Professor of Food Innovation and Technology, Facoltà di Bioscienze e Tecnologie Agroalimentari ed Ambientali Università degli Studi di Teramo Via R. Balzarini 1 Campus Coste Sant'Agostino 64100 Teramo (TE) Italy.

2015 Nov - Dec Visiting Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Section of Chemical and Food Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy.

2013 - 2014 Innovation Consultant, Molson Coors Brewing Company, Golden, CO, USA.

2008 - 2009 Visiting Professor Innovation Partnerships, Nestlé, New Milford, CT, USA.

2003 - 2004 Visiting Professor, Nestlé Product Technology Center, New Milford, CT, USA.

1996 - 1997 Visiting Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Nestec Ltd. Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, Switzerland.

1984-6, 1987-9 Research Fellow, The Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Other International Positions

1991 - 1997 Adjunct Member of the Graduate School, Department of Food Science, Rutgers The State University, New Brunswick, NJ.

1990 - 1991 Applied and Basic Research, Grand Metropolitan Food Sector, Minneapolis, MN (Summer of 1990 & 1991)

1987 - 1989 Research Fellow, The Pillsbury Company and Grand Metropolitan Food Sector, Minneapolis, MN.

1984 ‑ 1986 Senior Research Scientist, The Pillsbu­ry Company, Minneapolis, MN.

1980 ‑ 1983 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (Summers of 1980, 81, 82 and 83).

1976 Visiting Scientist, Federal Research Center for Nutrition, Karlsruhe, Germany (Prof. Klaus Paulus).

1973 Lord Sieff's Scholarship Marks & Spencer (UK): Food Produ­ction and Quality Control in The B­ritish Food Manuf­acturing In­dustries. The British Food Manufacture Industrial Research Association (BFMIRA): In­dustrial application of advanced technology; and Metal Box Company: Sterilization and heat proce­ssing of metal cans and flexible pouches.

Industrial Consulting (Selected)

1980 - Pres. Consultant, Food and Biotechnology Industries in Europe, Japan, USA and Israel: 
The Pillsbury Company & GrandMet, USA, General Mills, USA and Europe, McDonald’s, USA, Seagram, USA and India, PepsiCo (USA, Spain and Japan), Nestlé (Switzerland and USA), Ferrero (Italy), Unilever (Israel), Frutarom (Switzerland).

Managing Experience

2005 – 2008 Director of Research Affairs and Chairman of the Research Committee, The Institute of Biochemistry Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1991 – 2003 Managing Associate and Founder- Moskowitz Nativ Saguy, Inc. A Consumer Research and Technology Center Company specializing in market research service utilizing innovative scientific methods and sensory evaluations. Servicing the Food Industry, Cosmetics and Pharmaceutics industry, Restaurants & Advertising (Numerous products in the marketplace, including on top 20 on the selling list of Israel).

Venture Capital (Technical Advisory Board, TAC)

2015 – Pres. Wealth Stone, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund, LLC, Israel.

EU Activities

2016 Member, Scientific Committee 4th ISEKI-Food Conference, Vienna, Austria (July 6-8, 2016)

2016 Member, Scientific Committee, First International School on Modeling and Simulation in Food and Bio Processing, Capri, Italy (June 6-9)

2015 External Auditor, ERASMUS+ project: European Food-Studies and Training Alliance

2015 Examiner, 9th European PhD Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology (Bühler AG), Uzwil, Switzerland (March 24 – 25, 2015).

2015 Project Evaluator, Development of a training platform “European Food Innovation Centre” (EFIC).

2012 – 2013 ISEKI_Food4 Core Group & member

20112013 Israeli Food Industry Representative, European Technology Platform Food for Life (ETP), Brussels, Belgium.

2012 EU Midterm Projects Reviewer, HighTech Europe Project, Brussels, Belgium.

2011 EU External Reviewer, ISEKI3 Project. Brussels, Belgium.

2011 EU Midterm Projects Reviewer, Track-Fast. Brussels, Belgium.

2006-2008 Scientific Expert, representing Israel at European Commission, Brussels, Belgium on the 7th Framework Program -: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology. Brussels, Belgium.

2006-2008 Israeli Food Industry Representative, European Technology Platform Food for Life (ETP), Brussels, Belgium.

Scientific Committees/Activities

2018 Member Scientific Committee, 5th ISEKI-Food Conference, Stuttgart, Germany (July 2018).

2017 Member Scientific Committee, 31th EFFoST Conference: Food Science and Technology Challenges for the 21st Century - Research to Progress Society, Sitges, Spain (November 13-16, 2017).

2017 Member of the Academia-Industry Panel, FoodInnova2017 Cesena – Emilia-Romagna Italy (Jan. 31st to Feb. 3rd, 2017).

2017 Member Scientific Committee, International Conference on Food and Biosystems Engineering (FABE2017), Rhodes Island, Greece (June 1st to 4th, 2017).

2016 Member of The International Scientific Committee, The International School on Modeling and Simulation in Food and Bio Processing, Vico Equense, Italy (June 5-8, 2016).

2019 Member, Scientific Committee, International Congress of Engineering and Food (ICEF 13), Melbourne, Australia (September 2019)

2016 Member, Scientific Committee, EFFoST Congress. 30th EFFoST International Conference Targeted Technologies for Sustainable Food Systems Austria (28-30 November, 2016).

2016 Member, Scientific Committee 4th ISEKI-Food Conference, Vienna, Austria (July 6-8, 2016).

2016 Member, Scientific Committee, 1st International School on Modeling and Simulation in Food and Bio Processing, Capri, Italy (June 6-9, 2016).

2015 Member, Scientific Committee 29th EFFoST Conference, Athens, Greece (Nov. 8-10, 2015).

2015 Organizer and co-chair, 39th EFFoST Meeting Athens, Greece (Nov. 11, 2015).

2015 Invited speaker, INNOVA - CIBIA 2015 (October 7, 2015), Montevideo, Urugay.

2015 Member, Organizing Committee “The Next Generation of Food Innovation: “From Concept to Product”. The 1st Israeli Symposium on Innovation in the Food World. Tel Aviv, Israel.

2015 Chair, Ministry of Education Higher Education Committee on Assessment of Tel Hai College. Israel.

2015 Project evaluator, Development of a training platform “European Food Innovation Centre” (EFIC).

2015 External Examiner – Faculty Opponent, PhD Committee - Erik Börjesson, “Powder bed structure and imbibition - A study of spray dried dairy powders”, Dept. Food Technology Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden (6/2015).

2015 Executive Group Member, European Academy of Food Engineering (EAFE) - The European Federation of Food Science & Technology (EFFoST).

2015 Organizer and Co-chair of Special Session 3: Open Innovation & Partnerships: A Platform for Meeting Food Engineering Future Challenges. ICEF12, Quebec City Canada (June 16, 2015).

2015 Plenary Session Speaker. ICEF12 Quebec City, Canada (June 16, 2015).

2015 Examiner, 9th European PhD Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology (Bühler AG), Uzwil, Switzerland (March 24 – 25, 2015).

2014 Invited speaker, “Virtualization of Processes in Food Engineering” Conference, Salerno, Italy (10/2014).

2014 Co-Theme Leader – Innovation Through Collaboration: Industry, Academia, Government, Consumers, IUFoST 17th World Congress Food Science & Technology Congress, Montréal, Canada (August 19-20, 2014).

2013 Scientific Board, iFood 2013 (8th to 10th October), Hanover, Germany.

2013 International Scientific Committee and Co-Chairperson (with Prof. Z. Berk) - Food and Biosystems Engineering International Conference (FABE2013), Skiathos Island, Greece.

2013 Chairperson, Ad Hoc Visiting Committee, Tel Hai College (Appointed by the Ministry of Education, Israel).

2013 Committee Member, Selection, distribution and managing Funds (Tnuva class action case), Ministry of Health, Israel.

2011 – 2013 Chairperson - Innovation Forum, A platform where Industry meet Academia to discuss Innovation, Israel.

2011 International Scientific Committee and Co-Chairperson, Session 5: Food Engineering Education in a Changing World. International Congress on Engineering and Food, May 22-26, Athens, Greece.

2010 Scientific Committee, FoodInnova2010 International Conference on Food Innovation, October 25-29, Valencia, Spain.

2010 Co-Chairperson “From Open Innovation, Partnerships, Knowledge-interactions and Design to Consumer Solutions” IFT (Session 121; July 19, 2011), Chicago IL.

2006 - 2009 IFT Fellows Award Jury Committee, IFT Chicago, Illinois.

2008 Academic Chairperson - The 7th Israeli Conference: “Food in the New Era-Nutrition, Health and Technology,” Tel Aviv Israel, 22-24 June.

2005 Chairperson (Technology and Nutrition) and Organizing Committee - The 4th Israeli Conference: “Food in the New Era -Nutrition, Health and Technology”, Tel Aviv Israel, 22-23 June.

2003 Co-Chairperson - Application of the Weibull and other distributions in food process engineering; safety assessment and shelf life determination, 2003 IFT Meeting, Chicago, IL (12-15 July).

2002 Organizing Committee - The 2nd Israeli Conference, Tel Aviv 18-19 December.

2002 Organizing Committee and Chair - Preventing Nutrition Unifying Forces, Tel Aviv April 10-11.

2001 Co-Chairperson - The 1st Israeli Conference: “Food in the New Era -Nutrition, Health and Technology”, Tel Aviv Israel, 9-10 January.

2000 Chair - Water-mediated Effects in Foods, 8th International Symposium of Water (ISPOW) September 16-21, Zichron Jacob, Israel.

Elected into Who’s Who in the World.

1998 Invited Representative – European workshop on: "Improved raw materials for safe and nutritious foods," Brussels June 4-5.

1994 Member of the Expert Committee on Tea, Ministry of Health, Israel

1991 - 1994 Chairman, Inter-departmental Equipment Committee, Faculty of Agriculture

1993 Chairman, Human resources Development, 3rd International Convention: “Food Technology for Health & Prosperity,” September 7 to 12, 1993, Mysore, India

1992 Chairman, Future Foods and Food technology their impact on the Foodservice Industry. Foodservice Systems Beyond the Year 2000. Jerusalem, March 29, 1992

1990 - 1991 Co-Editor, “Food Product Development: From Concept to The Marketplace”, Van Nostrand Reinhold (AVI), New York

1988 - 1991 Member of The Program Committee, Institute of Food Technologists, USA

1986 - 1990 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Food Process Engineering, USA

1988 - 1989 Member of the Fish and Selfish Committee, The Refrigeration Research Foundation Washington, DC

1989 Co-Chairmen, Technical Session: Engineering and Modeling of Food Systems - II. 1989 IFT Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (June 27)

1983/4, 1987 Member of the Editorial Board: “Food and Kitchen,” The Israeli Magazine of Institutional Kitchen and Food Industry, Israel

Chairman, Fifth International Drying Symposium, Cambridge, MA (August)

1982 - 1985 Israeli Patent Standard Committee Member: 
     Committee 514: Carbonated Beverages 
     Committee 559: Alcoholic Drinks 
     Committee 561: Statistical Sampling of Food Products

1983 - 1984 Member of the Executive Committee, The Scientific Council, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

1983 - 1984 Chairman, The Scientific Council, Institute for Technology and Storage of Agricultural Products, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

1981 - 1983 Chairman, The Israeli Association for Food and Nutrition Sciences, Israel

1981 - 1983 Editor, “Computer‑Aided Techniques in Food Technology,” Marcel Dekker, New York

1981 Co‑Chairman, Symposium on “Optimization Theory, Techniques and Their Implementation in Food Industry”, Institute of Food Technologists 41st National Meeting, Atlanta.