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Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation, Zurich University of Applied Sciences


Dr. Selcuk Yildirim ZHAW Campus Reidbach Postfach CH-8820 Wädenswil


Prof. Dr. Selcuk Yildirim (Head of Center of Food Technology and Process Engineering)

Other staff

Michael Kleinert (Head of Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation)

Nadine Renke (Research Assistant)

Corinne Gantenbein (Head of Center of Food and Nutrition)


+41 58 934 56 31


+41 58 934 50 01

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) is an applied university with more than 9000 students studying at the 24 bachelor degree and 11 master`s degree programs. The ZHAW maintains some 30 research institutes and centers, working together to carry out research and development projects with the national and international partners. Center of Food Technology and Process Engineering is located at the Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation at ZHAW. Center focuses performs research in the area of food packaging and especially focuses on the development of new packaging materials and processes. The group is involved in several national and international research projects and programs in the food packaging area.


IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

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IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at