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Awards for young doctoral researcher

Namrata Pathak performing the science slam (Photo: LIN)

Award winners for best poster presentation (Photo: LIN)

June 22, 2018: Namrata Pathak is a young doctoral researcher who is currently working at ATB on new storage and packaging solutions for fresh horticultural produce. At the Leibniz PhD Network Conference on Interdisciplinarity, held June 21-22, 2018 in Magdeburg she was awarded with the first prize for presenting her research in a public science slam competition. 

Namrata Pathak moreover received the second prize for her poster contribution at the Leibniz PhD Network conference on interdisciplinarity

The conference with the motto “The best of all possible worlds” was hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN).  

In her research, Namrata Pathak is focussing in particular on new technologies for removing the ripening gas ethylene from storage facilities by using a titanium dioxide based photocatalytic reactor system - a ‚green technology’ which produces minimal waste The titanium dioxide based photocatalytic reactor system enables continuous processes, does not require high temperature or pressure, is less energy intensive compared to thermal catalytic oxidation, does not need frequent replacements.

Ethylene removal during transport and storage is important to delay ripening and decay. The removal of ethylene can help to minimize decay processes  in the food chain and, thus, ultimately could aid to reduce waste of fruit and vegetables. According to an FAO estimate, fruit and vegetables along with root crops contribute by 45 to 50 % to total food waste world-wide. 

More on ethylene removal by using a titanium dioxide based photocatalytic reactor system (PDF)

 
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Monday, 04. November 2019
17:00 - 4. Nov. 2019: Stammtisch "Präziser Pflanzenschutz mit digitalen Technologien - Wann lohnt sich was?", Bad Belzig
Wissenschaft trifft Praxis: Der regionale Stammtisch bietet Landwirten die Möglichkeit, im Gespräch mit Wissenschaftlern digitale Technologien für präzisen Pflanzenschutz zu diskutieren.
Thursday, 07. November 2019
15:00 - Nov 7, 2019: Transforming our food systems for the future, Berlin
Some say our food systems are at a breaking-point and need to be transformed. In the frame of the Berlin Science Week 2019, Springer Nature invites to a panel discussion on transforming our food systems for the future. Panelists are: Prof. Dr. Barbara Amon, ATB, Dr. Benjamin Bodirsky, PIK, and Prof....
Tuesday, 12. November 2019
09:30 - Nov 12, 2019: ATB-Colloquium 'Precision Agricultural Studies in Washington, USA'
Scientists from the Washington State University will speak about 'Smart Agriculture: Potentials, Challenges & Solutions' and 'Crop production management in digital agriculture era: few case studies' .
Wednesday, 13. November 2019
20:01 - Agritechnica 2019: ATB presents SunBot
14. Nov. 2019: Zur weltweit größten Landtechnikmesse in Hannover stellt das ATB das Modell eines autonom fahrenden, mit Energie aus Photovoltaik gespeisten Pflegeroboters für Strauchbeerenanlagen vor. Der „SunBot“ soll künftig in den Anlagen autonom die Pflege des Unterwuchses übernehmen und so die ...
Tuesday, 19. November 2019
18:00 - 19. Nov. 2019: Podiumsdiskussion "Digitale Daten in der Landwirtschaft: Wege aus dem Datendickicht?", ATB Potsdam
Im Austausch von Landwirtschaft, Politik, Forschung und Wirtschaft will die Podiumsdiskussion Maßnahmevorschläge erarbeiten, die den Umgang mit Daten in der Landwirtschaft erleichtern sollen. Sie wird in Kooperation von ATB und LBV Brandenburg e.V. organisiert.
Thursday, 21. November 2019
11:00 - Nov 21, 2019: RESFuels in transport sector decarbonisation, Brussels
The fourth ADVANCEFUEL Stakeholder Workshop will present the latest results about how to overcome the barriers to the rollout of liquid, renewable and advanced fuels (RESfuels). These fuels are crucial to decarbonise transport in the coming decade. However, there are still several barriers to their ...

Press

Forschungszusammenarbeit im Bereich Data Science gestärkt

12. Nov. 2019: ATB-Wissenschaftler Niels Landwehr wurde gestern im Rahmen des Großen Professoriums an der Universität Potsdam als neu berufener Professor für "Data Science in Agriculture" an der...

SPLASH – Förderbescheide übergeben

25. Okt. 2019: Die hygienisierende Behandlung mit Plasma-aktiviertem Wasser ist für pflanzliche Frischeprodukte wie Schnittsalate ein vielversprechendes Verfahren, um deren Haltbarkeit zu verlängern...

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