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National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering. Dr Martin Howarth. Supporting the sector. Food & Nutrition Sensory analysis Packaging design Engineering. Collaborations to support the sector. Equipment development Nalco FESTO Star Refrigeration Bradman Lake Spirax-Sarco

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Supporting the sector

Food & Nutrition

Sensory analysis

Packaging design

Engineering

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Collaborations to support the sector

Equipment development

Nalco

FESTO

Star Refrigeration

Bradman Lake

Spirax-Sarco

Endress+Hauser

Knight Warner

Manufacturing

Nestle

Mars

Warburtons

Kelloggs

Tate & Lyle

McCains

Dalehead Foods

apetito

Authentic Food Company

GS Fresh

Premier Foods

William Jackson Group

General Mills

Cargill

Systems

Invensys

Rockwell

Schneider Electric

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Objectives

The Centre is a collaborative venture with the food and drink sector and delivers:

1. A Network hub and focus for the food industry

2. R&D and innovation solutions

3. Industry relevant competencies; CPD and work force development

4. Food standard and sector relevant laboratories, facilities and equipment

5. Food sector staff development (graduates, technical development, new staff)

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Sheffield Hallam University’s contribution to the sector’s priority areas

Thermo-dynamics/fluidanalysis

Electronics,

sensing

Process improvement & lean operations

Robotics, automation & logistics

Packaging materials, electronics and design

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

illustrative project areas ref trevor gregory
Illustrative project areas - Ref Trevor Gregory
  • Application of genetic and breeding approaches to crops and livestock
  • Food safety, authenticity and traceability
  • Improved methods to control yield/productivity loss or product quality deterioration
  • Improved resource efficiency and/or waste minimisation
  • Improving nutritional quality through better products or ingredients
  • Measurement, control and precision application technologies
  • Modern manufacturing methods
  • Packaging and logistics supply chain
  • Technologies, approaches or services which support the sustained modification of consumer or employee behaviours
  • Use of data
  • Use of systems-based approaches
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Sheffield Hallam University’s contribution to the sector’s priority areas

Thermo-dynamics/fluidanalysis

Electronics,

sensing

Process improvement & lean operations

resource efficiency

  • authenticity and traceability

control yield/productivity

Robotics, automation & logistics

  • Modern manufacturing methods

Packaging materials, electronics and design

Packaging

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

logistics supply chain

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Summary

1. The centre's activity is in response to the needs of the industry 2. The centre of food engineering is supported by HEFCE and companies in the sector3. The centre delivers the first MEng Food Engineering course in the UK4. The centre delivers innovation through industrial and university collaboration5. Knowledge Transfer partnerships are a key element in the centre's support for the sector

projects suggestions
Projects suggestions
  • Meso to continuum scale transport properties of high volume fraction suspension using novel, direct numerical simulation
  • Enhancing product crispness in the chilled food chain
  • Long Horizon Model Predictive Control (MPC) as a Predictive Maintenance Tool for Efficiency and Reliability Improvement of Industrial Processes
projects suggestions1
Projects suggestions
  • Robot skill acquisition for manipulation of food products
  • Valorisation of waste from brewer's spent grain
  • Hot cutting and packing of baked food products to maximise shelf life