National Technical University of Athens – School of Chemical Engineering
National Technical University (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology, and has contributed unceasingly to the country’s scientific, technical and economic development. The work developed by the NTUA includes a wide range of analysis and design activities, in production and service level.
The Laboratory of Process Analysis and Design (LPAD) of the School of Chemical Engineering at NTUA is participating in FOCUS project. LPAD has great experience on cutting edge basic research, focusing on the design and optimization of various processes and food products. The area of expertise of LPAD can be summarized in design of physical industrial processes, such as drying methods, extraction methods, novel encapsulation methods, etc. LPAD also works on the development of mathematical models and simulators describing the physical processes and thermophysical properties of materials, as well as on full product design including process optimization and scalability. A holistic product development also takes place including sensory control of the final products, shelf life and user’s acceptance determination. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental management are also applied for the determination of the economic and environmental impact of several products and processes.
The laboratory is staffed with 2 Professors, 2 EDIP and 1 ETEP members, 5 post-doc researchers, 10 Ph.D. graduate students and more than 15 Diploma research thesis students. The research group has participated in more than 100 national and international projects and has a long experience in the management and coordination.