Alan Friis

Alan Friis




2006 - 2008 Master in Management of Technology, eMBA - Technical University of Denmark
1990 - 1994 PhD - Technical University of Denmark
1983 - 1990 MSc (Mech.Eng) - Technical University of Denmark

Academic grades

MSc, PhD, eMBA

Professional experience

2005 - 2007 Deputy director - Technical University of Denmark, BioCentrum-DTU
2000 - 2009 Associate Professor - Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute (prior BioCentrum-DTU
2007 - Centre director - Technical University of Denmark, FoodDTU (virtual food centre at DTU)
2008 - 2009 Head of Division - Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute
2009 - (DTU Nanotech) - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Micro and Nano Technologu


My research interests covers food production in broad terms and origins in a systems oriented approach. The driving force lies in the interes to create an improved knowledge base for production of healthy and safe foods of a high culinary quality while incorporating sustainability and compettitivenes of the food sector. Specific research activities are. Development of new production systems for production of meals for distribution (catering), also comprising optimisation of conditions for innovation and collaboration between parties to achieve an improved utilisation of knowledge and resources. Improvement of hygienic design of equipment and production facilities, education and knowledge transfer to the industry, which includes participation in two EU projects. Matematical modelling and simulation of food production systems in order to increase flexibility, reduce process steps and improve control and automation of continuous processes. Rheological measurements on highly viscous foods and texturerising by use of extrusion is concentrated on creating better understandig of fluid mechanics i processes in order to improve process control. Finally I take great interest in innovation, managemenat and project management.
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  • Food and Bioproducts Processing

    ISSNs: 0960-3085

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1744-3571

    Elsevier Ltd, United Kingdom

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.59 SJR 0.881 SNIP 1.178, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed yes

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  • FoodDTU Midt i Ugen

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  • Journal of Food Process Engineering

    ISSNs: 0145-8876

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1745-4530

    Wiley-Blackwell, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.15 SJR 0.471 SNIP 0.697, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed Yes

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