Mª Carmen Alamar Gavidia
Dr Alamar is Lecturer in Postharvest Biology and leads the Plant Science Laboratory at Cranfield University. She graduated in Biology at the Universitat de Valencia and obtained her PhD in Food Technology by the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, conducting her research work in two centres of excellence in the postharvest field: the Agricultural Engineering Centre at the Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research (IVIA), Spain, and KU-Leuven University, Belgium.
Dr Alamar’s area of research is postharvest biology, with a focus in fundamental postharvest physiology and the development of innovative and sustainable technologies to maintain the quality of horticultural produce. Her research interests also include the investigation of non-invasive techniques as decision support tools for food quality assessment. It is by the integration of both areas of research that I am contributing towards more sustainable supply chains, food quality and security, and waste reduction in the horticulture sector.
Dr Alamar has been involved in a number of high profile research projects/contracts for both public bodies such as BBSRC and DEFRA, and agrifood companies including large corporates and SMEs ( e.g., PepsiCo, Unilever, Johnson Matthey, Zespri, Albert Bartlett). She has secured, managed and delivered research projects including Innovate UK, BBSRC, HEIF and Global Food Security Programme grants. Dr Alamar is Fellow if the Higher Education Academy, Course Director of the Food Systems and Management MSc course, and has co-/supervised to completion 6 PhD and +20 MSc theses.
Día 4 8 jun
Conferencia invitada XIV_Innovative postharvest strategies to reduce food loss and waste: from fundamental biology to applicable solutions