EXPO 2015 - IPCOS "Imprinted polymers as coffee sensors" un Dottorato Industriale Europeo per il controllo della qualità  del caffè

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IPCOS – Imprinted polymers as coffee sensors - European Industrial Doctorate for the quality of coffee

As the meeting point between the Mediterranean area and Central and Eastern Europe, Trieste plays an important role in the management of the maritime connection of these regions and the Far East, and in the cabotage within the Mediterranean sea.  This favourable location has allowed the development of the industrial district of coffee, a world excellence thanks to the presence of the whole production chain, from the grain to the cup. The district exploits a spread technical knowhow, acquired over three centuries of history. The Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences brings its contribution with several projetcs, and among them with IPCOS, a European Industrial Doctorate granted by the EU H2020 programme. The aim of IPCOS is to favour the innovation in the agri-food field, namely in coffee quality, by the development of sensing systems based on molecularly imprinted polymeric materials for the quality and authenticity control of coffee. The students of IPCOS take advantage of the expertise and of the training offered by the members of the Network, the University of Trieste, the Queen Mary University of London, coordinator of the project, illycaffè spa, the world leader company for high quality coffee, Cobik, a Slovenian centre of excellence in optical sensors, and Biorealis, a Slovak producer of electrochemical sensors. The Network comprises also other associated partners, as Campenden BRI, an English company for R&D in beverages, the Cyril and Methodius University of Trnava, Slovak Republic, the International Coffee Organization, based in London, and T&B associates, Trieste. Each student will obtain his PhD after secondments at the industrial partners for at least 50% of his time. The project will be active until 2018, and two novel students will be recruited next year. The local coordinator is dr. Federico Berti, and the other local members of the project are dr. Cristina Forzato, profs. Fabio Benedetti,  Gianpiero Adami and Maria Peressi, and the two early stage researchers Anggy Gutiérrez Ortiz and Ana Oreški.

Further information can be found at the EID website www.ipcos.qmul.ac.uk

The project has been presented by Anggy Gutiérrez Ortiz and Ana Oreški upon invitation of the Coffee Cluster of EXPO 2015 on june 10th 2015 at EXPO.


Presentation of IPCOS at EXPO2015. Federico Berti and Cristina Forzato (Units), Luciano Navarini and Anna Illy (illycaffè) Marina Resmini and Luca Redivo (Queen Mary University, London), Anggy Gutiérrez Ortiz and Ana Oreški (Units)


Last update: 11-16-2015 - 11:23