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Joint Research Unit AgroPolymers Engineering and Emerging Technologies


Gontard Nathalie CC023 Pl. E Bataillon 34095 Montpellier cedex 5


Nathalie Gontard (Professor)

Other staff

Prof Nathalie Gontard (Food packaging, active, edible, biodegradable)

Asst Prof Carole Guillaume (Modified atsmophere packaging)

Asst Prof Valérie Guillard (Mass transfert modelling)

Asst Prof Emmanuelle Gastaldi (Nanocomposites materials)

Asst Prof Hélène Angellier (Paper based packaging, nanomaterials)

Asst Prof Stéphane Peyron (Spectroscopy, biochemistry)

Asst Prof Pascale Chalier (Aroma compounds)

Marie Hélène Morel (Researcher; Biochemist, biodegradable protein based materials)

Asst Prof Paul Menut (Process engineering)


+33 4 67 14 33 61


+33 4 67 14 49 90

Joint Research Unit associating 4 research institutes, including the University Montpellier II, with research and training activities on food science and packaging located in Montpellier, south of France. Strong expertise on active and/or biodegradables packaging but also edible films and coating, mass transfer and structure/transfer/reaction relationship in food/packaging systems.


IAPRI 2017 -Call for papers opens

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details for the Call for Papers please click here.

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