Projecttitel: Design and sensory perception of multi-scale food structures fabricated by 3D printing
Missie: Gewaardeerd, gezond en veilig voedsel
MMIP: Duurzame en veilige verwerking (D4)
Projectleider: Maarten Schutyser
Betrokken partijen: Wageningen University & Research
3D Food printing is a rapidly emerging research area with much attention in the media and from consumers. Current technologies however only allow its use as small-scale ‘gimmick’: the use of ingredients is limited, one cannot yet create a multiscale food structure as is present in natural foods, and its use of energy and other resources per kg product is still prohibitive for larger-scale use. This is why it holds great potential as method for point-of-sale assembly, which can strongly reduce the amount of waste in the chain, which ranges from around 30% in Europe, to 50% in the United States. The overall objective of this PhD project is to develop a scientific base to prepare printed food structures that have excellent sensorial properties with focus on structure formation at multiple length scales.
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