Paolo Masi

New product development

Silvana Cavella

New product development

Rossella Di

Sensory analysis

and consumer science

Annalisa Romano

Tailored foods

Francesco Aversano

Food law

Antonio Luca Langellott

Aquaculture and processing

of fish products

Anna Martell

Aquaculture and processing

of fish products

Fabian Capitanio

Economic resources for

innovation and development

Angela Sorrentin

Microbiological control

foods

Nicoletta

Antonietta Miele

Emulsions, creams and sauces

Prospero Di Pierro

Circular economy

and green economy

Elena Torrieri

Science and technologies

food

Paolo Masi

Paolo Masi

Biography

Paolo Masi has been Full Professor of the University of Naples Federico II since 1994. He is part of the Department of Agriculture and teaches Principles of Food Engineering and the Senior Project course for students of the Erasmus Mundus International Master FIPDes. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications, has been appointed member of the European Academy of Food Engineering and Full Professor of the Georgofili Academy. He was Vice President of the University of Sciences and Technologies for Life, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Director of the Department of Agriculture. Since 2005 he has directed the University’s Center of Servioxio for innovation and development in the food sector (CASIAL) and chairs the public private laboratory for the support of Agro-food industries (M “q Scarl).

Paolo Masi graduated in Chemical Engineering (1978), obtained the Msc. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (1980) where he was Research and Teaching assistant at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Visiting REasercheral Department of Polymer Science of the University of Connecticut at Storrs (1981) and at the Department of Food Engineering of the ‘University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1986-87)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Development of new products, process optimization, enhancement of by-products from the agro-

food and fish industry.

  • 1978

    Degree in Chemical Engineering

  • 1980

    Msc. in Chemical Engineering,

    University of Texas Austin

  • 1981

    Research and teaching assistant at the Department of Chemical Engineering

    Visiting Researcher at the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Connecticut at Storrs

  • 1986-87

    Visiting Researcher at the Department of Food Engineering dell’University of Massachussets at Amherst

  • 1994

    Full Professor of the University of Naples Federico II

  • 2005

    Director of the CAISIAL

    President of M2Q Scarl

Silvana Cavella

Silvana Cavella

Biography

Silvana Cavella is Full Professor, for the scientific disciplinary sector AGR / 15- Food Science and Technology, at the Department of Agriculture of the University of Naples Federico II. She teaches the course of Unit Operations of the Food Industry, Master’s Degree in Food Science and Technology, and the course of Technologies for the Transformation and Preservation of Food Preparations, Degree in Mediterranean Gastronomic Sciences.

Silvana Cavella graduated in Chemical Engineering (1989), from the University of Naples Federico II and Research assistant at the Department of Food Science, Rutgers University, New Jersey USA (1991-92).

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Modeling and optimization of unit operations of food processes, structure and physical properties of food products, development of new products, sweeteners, ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), creams, flours and derivatives.

  • 1989

    Degree in Chemical Engineering

  • 1991-92

    Research assistant al Department of Food Science, Rutgers University, New Jersey USA

  • 2020

    Professore Ordinario dell’Università di Napoli Federico II

Rossella Di Monaco

Rossella Di Monaco

Biography

Rossella Di Monaco is Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology at the Department of Agriculture of the University of Naples – Federico II. She teaches Physical and Sensory Properties of Foods at the Master’s Degree in Food Science and Technology and teaches Sensory Evaluation of Foods at the Degree Course in Mediterranean Gastronomic Sciences. She is currently a councilor of the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine and an elected member of the Board of the Department of Agriculture. She is a member of the editorial board of the journals Journal of Food Science and Technology (2014-) and Journal of Food Quality (2016-). Rossella Di Monaco graduated in Food Science and Technology in 2000, she obtained a PhD in Science and Agro-food Technologies in 2003; she was Visiting Researcher at the Food Technology Department of the University of Helsinky (2002) and was Visiting Professor at the Food Science Department of the University of Copenhagen (2013).

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Formulation development and optimization; evaluation of the sensory suitability of the product; identification of the sensory drivers of consumer choice; authenticity of fish products; enhancement of traditional products; sensory performance of competing products on the market. Research activity is carried out, with various national and international collaborations, in the field of Sensory Sciences. Research is currently focused on the development and optimization of new sensory methods; on the sensitivity of individuals to different sensory stimuli; on understanding the relationships between sensory sensitivity, psycho-attitudinal variables, preferences and food choices; on the study of the perception and attitude of consumers towards sustainable food choices and towards new technologies used for food processing and storage.

  • 2000

    Degree in Food Science and Technology

  • 2002

    Visiting Researcher at the Food Technology Department of the University of Helsinky

  • 2003

    PhD in Agri-food Sciences and Technologies

  • 2013

    Visiting Professor at the Food Science Department of the University of Copenhagen

  • 2014

    Associate Professor in the Department of Agriculture, University of

    Naples- Federico II)

  • 2016

    Qualification for the functions of Full Professor

Annalisa Romano

Annalisa Romano

Biography

Since 2017 he has been Researcher in Food Science and Technology (SSD AGR15) at the Department of Agriculture of the University of Naples Federico II, where he teaches “Processes of the Food Industry” for the Degree Course in Food Technologies since 2012. Since 2005 in 2017 she was technical scientific officer at the University Service Center for Innovation and Development in the Food Field (CAISIAL) of the University of Naples Federico II. She is currently the Head of the CAISIAL TRAINING section. Annalisa Romano graduated in Food Science and Technology in 1999, she obtained the title of PhD in Agro-Food Science and Biotechnology (2004) at the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria. She is visiting Researcher at the Technical Research Center of Finland – VTT in Espoo (FI) and the Institute of Food Research – IFR in Norwich (UK).

AREAS OF EXPERTIS

Development of new products with specific performances (e.g. healthy, gluten-free, low glycemic index, etc.) and optimization of food processes.

  • 1999

    Degree in Food Science and Technology

  • 2004

    PhD in Agro-food Sciences and Biotechnology

  • 2005-17

    Technical scientific officer at the CAISIAL

  • 2012

    Professor of “Food Industry Processes” for the Degree Course in Food Technologies
  • 2017

    Researcher in Food Science and Technology at the Department of Agriculture of the University of Naples Federico II

Francesco Aversano

Francesco Aversano

Biography

Francesco Aversano is a lawyer registered with the Council of the Salerno Bar, with patronage in the Cassation. He carries out training activities in public and private institutions and has taught as a contract lecturer at various universities. He currently teaches the course of Food Law for students of the degree course in Mediterranean Gastronomic Sciences of the Department of Agriculture of the University of Naples Federico II. He is the author of articles, essays and publications in the agri-food sector, and numerous monographs. Francesco Aversano graduated in Law (1993) and obtained the title of PhD in Italian and Comparative Agricultural Law (2007).

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Analysis, studies, opinions and processing of legal notes on the application of national, European and international food regulations relating to agri-food legislation and food safety. In particular: Setting and control of labeling, presentation and advertising on packaging, websites, social networks and media. Nutritional and health claims. Activities of food sector operators with regard to E-commerce and food delivery. Verification Fair trade practices and correct information. Competition discipline. Consumer code. Self-control and HACCP regulations. Food safety culture (EU Reg. 2021/382). Legislative aspects on traceability and traceability. Legislation on Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (MOCA). Organic production and quality schemes (DOP-IGP-TSG). Novel food and GMOs. Official control. Management of national and European alerts and related relations with the competent authorities. Application problems on the production and marketing of products. Food waste legislation (Gadda law). Waste and by-product legislation. Customs regulations and Made in Italy. Models of sustainability in the agri-food supply chains.

  • 1993
    Degree in Law from the University of Salerno

  • 2007

PhD in Italian and Comparative Agricultural Law at the University of Pisa

  • 2018

    Second national scientific qualification band

  • 2022

    In service at the Department of Agriculture as an associate professor

Antonio Luca Langellotti

Antonio Luca Langellotti

Biography

Antonio Luca Langellotti has been a Technologist at the CAISIAL University Center since 2020. He benefited
for over 12 years of grants and collaborations for research activities at numerous institutes including
CNR ISMAR, CAISIAL Center, Department of Biology and Department of Veterinary
of the University of Naples Federico II, Department of Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences
Eastern Piedmont University of Novara, Consortium for Innovative Biotechnologies CONSABI di
Benevento. He was also responsible for quality at the Italpaper company in Trapani and
consultant for numerous companies in the food sector and in the production of microalgae.
Luca Langellotti graduated in Biological Sciences in 2001 and obtained the title of Doctor of
Research in Aquaculture at the University of Naples “Federico II”, address marine production e
freshwater (2006) He was Visiting marine scientist University of Namibia (2016).

AREAS OF EXPERTIS

Design, management and optimization of freshwater and marine aquaculture systems, cultivation of micro and macroalgae, expert in quality and food safety of fish products, and in the development of new products from aquatic biomass for the food, nutraceutical and cosmetic sectors, valorization of agro-industry by-products, cryopreservation of embryos and gametes of marine organisms, ecotoxicology

  • 2001

    Degree in Biological Sciences

  • 2006

    PhD in Aquaculture at the University of Naples “Federico II”

  • 2006

    Visiting marine scientist University of Namibia

  • 2020

    Technologist at the CAISIAL

  • 2022

    Technical manager of the Aquaculture and fish products transformation section

    at the CAISIAL

Anna Martello

Anna Martello

Biography

Anna Martello is a highly professional technologist (EP) in service at the University of Naples since 1991. Previously she was part of the Interdepartmental Research Center in Aquaculture (CRIACQ) and since 2014 she is the technical manager of the Aquaculture Section and transformation of fish products at the CAISIAL University Center. Anna Martello graduated in Biological Sciences in 1980.

AREAS OF EXPERTIS

Management processes of freshwater and marine aquaculture systems, cultivation of microalgae and quality and safety processes in scientific laboratories. Food quality and safety of fish products and in the development of new products from aquatic biomass for the nutraceutical and cosmetic sectors. Design and management of aquaculture facilities and of the procedures and standards of safety and quality in the context of ISO 9001.

  • 1980

    Degree in Biological Sciences

  • 1991

    Highly professional technologist (EP) serving at the University of Naples
  • 2014

    Technical manager of the Section of Aquaculture and Product Transformation

    fish of C

Fabian Capitanio

Fabian Capitanio

Biography

Fabian Capitanio is Professor of Economics and Agricultural Policy at the University of Naples Federico II, Department of Veterinary Medicine where he teaches in all the degree courses of the Department. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications in major journals in the fields of agricultural economics and policy and environmental economics. He is Scientific experts for the World Bank on the topic of risk management in agriculture; Scientific experts for the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development; representative member for the Southern Regions in the Technical Commission at the Mipaaf for the elaboration of the proposals for the adoption of the risk management plan in agriculture, Italian academic expert for the project financed by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission for the drafting of the report “Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting Tomorrow”; European scientific contact for the “Worldwide impact of climate change on crop yields since 1890 ‘” project, funded by Columbia University (USA); Scientific Advisor for AON International, member appointed by the Councilor for Agriculture for the Campania Region New Programming Committee; appointed member of the Advisory Committee on the Common Agricultural Policy at the Georgofili Academy. Fabian Capitanio graduated in Economics (1999) and obtained a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Policy (2002) at the University of Naples Federico II and a PhD / Mphil in Environmental Economics (2005), Environment Department, University of York (UK).

AREAS OF EXPERTIS

Risk Management in agriculture, effects of climate change on the profitability of farms and rural areas, Agricultural and Rural Development Policies, Credit in agriculture, Insurance and financial engineering instruments.

  • 1999

    Degree in economics

  • 2002

    PhD in Agricultural Economics and Policy.

  • 200

    PhD / Mphil in Environmental Economics from Environment Department, University of York.

Angela Sorrentino

Angela Sorrentino

Biography

Angela Sorrentino has been a scientific technical officer at the University Center for Innovation and Development of the Food Industry (CAISIAL) of the Federico II University of Naples since 2015. From 2009 to 2015 she was a scientific technical officer at the Faculty and Department of Agriculture of the Federico II University of Naples. Angela Sorrentino graduated in Biological Sciences in 1998, obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Biotechnology (2000) and a PhD in Plant Biotechnology (2004) at the Federico II University of Naples. In 2009 I obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Food Hygiene, Nutrition and Wellness at the Federico II University of Naples. You have carried out research activities in various fields: expression of recombined proteins in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems (mammalian cells, vegetable calluses and GMO plants); characterization and enzymatic modification of proteins from different matrices. Study of the antimicrobial activity of peptides and chitosan. Reduction of mycotoxin contamination by physical methods. She was Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Biology VII and Molecular Biotechnology, RWTH-Aachen University (Germany) and the Institute of Food Research – IFR in Norwich (UK)

AREAS OF EXPERTIS

Use of enzymes in food processes for the development and optimization of new products and / or for the enhancement of by-products of the agri-food industry.

  • 1998

    Degree in Biological Sciences

  • 2000

    Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Biotechnology

  • 2004

    PhD in Plant Biotechnology.

  • 2009

    Postgraduate Diploma in Food Hygiene, Nutrition and Wellness

Nicoletta Antonella Miele

Nicoletta Antonella Miele

Biography

Nicoletta Antonella Miele has been a Fixed-Term Researcher in Food Science and Technology at the University of Naples Federico II since 2018 where she teaches “Design of new food products” to students of the Master’s Degree course in Food Science and Technology and “Stability and properties of emulsified systems “to PhD students in Food Science. Previously she worked as an external collaborator in the MAISFOOD project funded by MISE (Made in Italy – Industry 2015) from 2012 to 2014. Winner of scholarships in the following research projects: “Production of low-calorie sweeteners from Mediterranean plants”, “Development of innovative and functional products based on the use of lycopene”, collaborating with a group of international researchers on observation studies on consumers in real conditions of consumption. Scientific manager of a convention concerning the development of analysis methods for the characterization of ventilated systems. <br/> <br/> Nicoletta Antonella Miele graduated in Food Science and Technology (2007), she obtained a research doctorate (2013) in Sciences and technologies of agro-food production at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and was Visiting Researcher at the Center de Recherche de l’Institut Paul Bocuse (IPBR -Ecully, France).

AREAS OF EXPERTIS

Development of new products, enhancement of traditional products, study of the relationship between structure and properties of food emulsions and foams.

  • 2007

    Degree in Food Science and Technology

  • 2013

    PhD in Sciences and technologies of agro-food production

  • 2016

    Visiting Researcher at the Center de Recherche de l’Institut Paul Bocuse (IPBR

    -Ecully, France)

Prospero Di Pierro

Prospero Di Pierro

Biography

Prospero Di Pierro has been Associate Professor of the University of Naples Federico II since 2017 where he teaches Biochemistry to students of the degree course in Food Technology and Enzymology Applied to Agri-food Processes to students of the Master’s Degree course in Food Science and Technology. Since 2019 he has been a member of the board of directors of the University Service Center for Innovation and Development in the Food Field (CAISIAL). Prospero Di Pierro has a degree in Biology (1992), a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology (1999) and a Specialization in Food and Nutrition Sciences (2000 at the Second University of Naples. Visiting Researcher at the Department of Chemistry Analytics of the Complutenze University of Madrid (2012). Italian manager for the executive program of Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the United States of Mexico and Italy for the Agriculture and Agri-food research area (2015-2020).

AREAS OF EXPERTIS

Development of new products, enhancement of traditional products, study of the relationship between structure and properties of food emulsions and foams.

  • 1992

    Degree in Biology

  • 1999

    PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • 2000

    Specialization in Food Science and Nutrition
  • 2012

    Visiting Researcher at the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the Complutenze University of Madrid

Elena Torrieri

Elena Torrieri

Biography

Elena Torrieri is Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology at the University of Naples Federico II, Department of Agriculture where she teaches Technology of packaging and distribution of food products at the Master’s Degree in Food Science and Technology. He is the author of about 50 scientific publications in international journals in the field of food product packaging technologies and related study of shelf-life. He is a member of the working group of section IV of the Superior Health Council on Food Safety. He is responsible for the quality assurance of study courses in Food Technology and Food Science and Technology of the Department of Agriculture of the University of Naples Federico II. He is a member of the board of directors of the Italian Scientific Food Packaging Group (GSICA). He is a member of the editorial board of the Annals of Food Processing and Preservation magazine and of the Coating magazine.
Elena Torrieri graduated in Food Science and Technology in 2000 and received a PhD in Agro-Food Science and Technology in 2003 at the Federico II University of Naples. He carried out research activities as visiting PhD student at University College Cork, Department of “Process Engineering” (2002) and as visiting scientist at the UMR-IATE Agropolymer Engineering and Emerging Technology (INRA, CIRAD, Montpellier SupAgro and the University of Montpellier II) (2013-2014).

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Design, management and optimization of new technologies and new packaging systems for food preservation; development of active films and / or coatings based on biopolymers; design and management of shelf-life studies; Study of food alteration kinetics and shelf-life prediction; physical characterization of packaging materials for food use.

  • 2000

Degree with honors in Food Science and Technology

  • 2002

    Visiting PhD Student presso University College Cork, Dipartimento di “Process

  • 2003

PhD in Agro-Food Sciences and technologies

  • 2004

Post-Doc presso il Centro regionale di Competenza delle Produzioni Agro-Alimentari, Università di Salerno

  • 2005

    Ricercatore di Tecnologie Alimentari dell’Università di Napoli Federico II

  • 2013-2014

    Visiting researcher presso il centro di Ricerca UMR-IATE Agropolymer Engineering and Emerging Technology (INRA, CIRAD, Montpellier SupAgro e l’Università di Montpellier II)

  • 2014

    Associate Professor of Food Technologies of the Federico II University

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Centro di Ateneo per l'innovazione e
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