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Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Barbara Sturm

Scientific Director, Chair of the Board

Department: Managing Board

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Research areas

  • Site-specific process systems and energy supply concepts 
  • Transferable system approaches for resource-saving food processing (energy auditing, process efficiency and quality improvement)
  • Development of non-contact, adaptive measurement and control systems and sensor  networks
  • Data management and automation concepts in post-harvest technology and animal husbandry 
  • Techno-economic optimisation of energy and process efficiency in food processing and animal husbandry
  • Assessment of cumulative influences on product quality along value chains
  • Drying technology (Smart Drying Processes)
  • Fluid- and thermodynamic modeling
  • Techno-economic system assessment
  • Resource efficiency, cascade use of by-products - in terms of material and energy

Research Projects (Selection)

RealTimeFood – Entwicklung multivariater Regressionsmodelle zur Echtzeitüberwachung physikochemischer Veränderungen in Lebensmitteln während des Trocknungsprozesses mittels Vis-NIR basierter Bildverarbeitungsmethoden”, DFG (2019 - 2022)
SusOrgPlus –  Development of smart and low energy input processing chains, natural food additives and colourants, and supportive material for a code of practice to increase sustainability and consumer acceptance of organic food stuffs“, Era-Net Core Organic (Coordination, 2018 – 2021)
UpgradePlus – Decentralised postharvest processing of underutilised species into innovative value added products for improved food and nutrition security in West Africa”, BLE (Food Security Program), Universität Kassel (Coordination, 2018 – 2020)
PigSys – Improving pig system performance through a whole system approach”, Era-Net SUSAN, Universität Kassel (Coordination, 2017 – 2020)
SusOrganic - Development of quality standards and optimised processing methods for organic produce”, Era-Net Core Organic Plus, Universität Kassel (Coordination, 2015 – 2018)           
Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe “Steigerung der Ressourceneffizienz und Optimierung der Produktqualität in der Trocknung landwirtschaftlicher Produkte durch Einsatz bildgebender Sensoren und adaptiver Regelungssysteme“, Universität Kassel (2014 – 2016) 
"RE4Foods - Renewable Energy for Food Processing“, DFID, DEFRA, EPSRC, Newcastle University (Lead author, coordinating project management, Newcastle University, hereafter project leader Universität Kassel, 2013 – 2016)
GREENFOODS - Towards zero fossil CO2 emission in the European food & beverage industry“, IEE, Universität Kassel und Newcastle University (project leader Universität Kassel, project manager Newcastle University, 2013 – 2015)

Awards

2018     
Anton-Schlüter-Medaille 2018, KTBL Prize for outstanding scientific achievements in agricultural engineering (habilitation thesis)

2007     
Tebo Implementation Prize (Master's thesis), international prize (CH, AT, DE) for outstanding industry-relevant graduation theses

1998     
Kofrányi-Award for outstanding achievements in "Nutritional science with chemistry“, AOK Baden-Württemberg


Scientific activities

  • Member of the Research Commission, University of Kassel (since 2020)
  • Expert Dutch Research Council, Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences, AES (since 2019)
  • Expert German Research Foundation, DFG, Life Sciences 1: Molecular and Organismic Biology (since 2019)
  • Executive Editor, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Elsevier Publishers (since 2016) 
  • Guest Editor, Sustainability, Special Issue Sustainable Pig Production, MDPI (Eds. Wendy Rauw, Sabine Dippel, Barbara Sturm) 
  • Consultant for charter applications CEng, Chartered Energy Engineer (since 2016)
  • VDI District Association North Hesse, Women in VDI (since 2015)
  • VDI District Association North Hesse, mentor for the Young Engineers in the brewery project (since 2019)

Veröffentlichungen vor ATB-Zugehörigkeit

Articles in peer reviewed journals (selection - in chronological and alphabetical order)

2020

Adeboyejo, F.O., Aderibigbe, O.R., Obarayi, M.T., Sturm, B. (2020). Comparative evaluation of instant 'poundo' cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta ) and yam (Dioscorea rotundata ) flours produced by flash and cabinet drying, International Journal of Food Scinece & Technoogy, https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.14703 

Chikpah, S.K., Korese, J.K., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2020). Effect of Sieve Particle Size and Blend Proportions on the Quality Properties of Peeled and Unpeeled Orange Flesh Sweet Potato Composite Flours, Foods 9, 740.

Jackson, P., Nasirahmadi, A., Guy, J., Bull, S., Avrey, P., Edwards, S.A., Sturm, B. (2020). Using CFD modelling to relate pig lying patterns to environmental variability in finishing pigs. Sustainability 12(5), 1928, https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051928

Jackson, P., Guy, J., Edwards, S., Sturm, B., Bull, S. (2018). Evaluation of an innovative concept building design incorporating passive technology to improve resource efficiency and welfare of finishing pigs, Biosystems Engineering 174, 190-203.

Nasirahmadi, A., Gonzalez, J., Sturm, B., Hensel, O., Knierim, U. (2020). Pecking activity detection in group-housed turkeys using acoustic data and a deep learning technique, Biosystems Engineering (accepted manuscript).

Ndisya, J., Mbuge, D., Kulig, B., Gitau, A., Hensel, O. Sturm, B. (2020). Hot air drying of purple-fleshed Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) slices: Optimisation of drying conditions for improved product quality and energy savings, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 100557.

Shrestha, L., Kulig, B., Moscetti, R., Massantini, R., Pawelzik, E., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2020). Comparison between Hyperspectral Imaging and Chemical Analysis of Polyphenol Oxidase Enzyme Activity on Fresh-cut Apple Slices, Journal of Spectroscopy, Article ID 7012525.

Shrestha, L., Kulig, B., Moscetti, R., Massantini, R., Pawelzik, E., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2020). Optimisation of physical and chemical treatments to control the browning development and enzymatic activity on fresh-cut apple slices, Foods 9, 76.

Sturm, B., Raut, S., Kulig, B., Münsterer, J., Kammhuber, K., Hensel, O., Crichton, S.O.J. (2020). In-process investigation of the dynamics in drying behaviour and quality development of hops using visual and environmental sensors combined with chemometrics, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 175, 105547.

2019

Achaglinkame, M.A., Aderibigbe, R.O., Hensel, O., Sturm, B., Korese, J.K. (2019). Nutritional Characteristics of Four Underutilized Edible Wild Fruits of Dietary Interest in Ghana, Foods 8, https://doi.org/10.3390/foods8030104

Forsido, S.F., Tesfaye, H., Balachew, T., Sturm, B., Hensel, O. (2019). Nutritional and Sensory Quality of Composit Extruded Complementary Food, Food Science and Nutrition, doi 10.1002/fsn3.940

Nasirahmadi, A., Sturm, B., Edwards, S., Jeppsson, K.H., Olsson, A.C., Müller, S., Hensel, O. (2019). Deep Learning and Machine Vision Apporaches for Posture Detection of Individual Pigs, Sensors 19(17), 3738 https://doi.org/10.3390/s19173738

Nasirahmadi, A., Sturm, B., Olsson, A.C., Jeppson, K.H., Müller, S., Edwards, S., Hensel.O. (2019). Automatic scoring of lateral and sternal lying posture in grouped pigs using image processing and Support Vector Machine, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 156, 475-481.

Ogolla, J., Esper, G., Kirchner, S.M., Breitenbach, J., Okoth, M.W., Hensel, O., Badulescu, L., Sturm, B. (2019). Effect of different processing temperatures on the physical, optical and thermal properties of spray dried camel milk. Food and Bioprocess Technology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11947-019-2243-5

Shrestha, L., Crichton, S.O.J., Kulig, B., Kiesel, B., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). Comparative analysis of methods and model prediction performance evaluation for continuous online non-invasive quality assessment during drying of apples from two cultivars, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, doi: 10.1016/j.tsep.2019.100461

Shrestha, L., Parmar, A., Kulig, B., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). Feeding practices of pre-school children and associated factors in Kathmandu, Nepal, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, doi: 10.1111/jhn.12715

2018

Amjad, W., Crichton, S.O.J, Munir, A., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2018). Hyperspectral imaging for the determination of potato slice moisture content and chromaticity during the convective hot air drying process, Biosystems Engineering 166, 170-183.

Crichton, S.O.J., Shrestha, L., Hurlbert, A., Sturm, B. (2018). Prediction of moisture content and chromaticity of raw and pre-treated apple slices during convection drying using hyperspectral imaging, Drying Technology 36, 804-816.

Komasilovs, V., Zacepins, A., Kviesis, A., Nasirahmadi, A., Sturm, B. (2018). Solution for remote real-time visual expertise of agricultural objects, Agronomy Research 16, 464-473.

Parmar, A., Fikre, A., Sturm, B., Hensel, O. (2018). Post-harvest management and associated food losses and by-products of cassava in southern Ethiopia, Food Security 10, 419-435.

Saleh, R.M., Nurul Afaz, A.K., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2018). Investigation and mathematical modelling of adsorption isotherms of a Malaysian variety of purple sweet potato at different temperature, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 7, 326-330.

2017

Crichton, S.O.J., Kirchner, S.M., Porley, V.E., Retz, S., von Gersdorff, G. Hensel, O., Weygandt, M., Sturm, B. (2017). Classification of organic beef freshness using VNIR hyperspectral imaging, Meat Science 129, 20-27.

Crichton, S.O.J., Kirchner, S.M., Porley, V.E. Retz, S., von Gersdorff, G. Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2017). High pH thresholding of beef with VNIR hyperspectral imaging, Meat Science 134, 14-17.

Eiholzer, T., Olsen, D., Sturm, B., Wellig, B. (2017). Integration of a solar thermal system in a medium-sized brewery utilising pinch analysis: A case study, Applied Thermal Engineering 113, 1558-1568.

Gersdorff, G., Porley, V., Retz, S., Hensel, O., Crichton, S.O.J., Sturm, B. (2017). Drying kinetics and quality parameters of dried beef (biltong) subjected to different pre-treatments, Drying Technology 36, 21-32.

Jackson, P., Guy, J., Edwards, S., Sturm, B., Bull, S. (2017). Application of dynamic thermal engineering principles to improve the efficiency of resource use in UK pork production chains, Buildings and Environment 139, 53-62.

Kallon, A., Lebbie, A., Sturm, B., Garnett, T, Wadsworth, R. (2017). Comparative studies of fish smoking and solar drying in the Sierra Leone artisinal finshing industry, Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research 8, 40-48.

Miraei Ashtiani, S.-H., Sturm, B., Nasirahmadi, A. (2017). Effects of hot-air and hybrid hot air-microwave drying on drying kinetics and textural quality of nectarine slices, Heat and Mass Transfer, doi: 10.1007/s00231-017-2187-0

Moscetti, R., Sturm, B., Crichton S., Massantini, R. (2017). Monitoring of organic potato (cv. Anuschka) during hot-air drying using Vis/NIR hyperspectral imaging, Science of Food and Agriculture, doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8737

Nasirahmadi, A., Edwards, S., Matheson, S., Sturm, B. (2017). Using automated image analysis in pig behavioural research: Assessment of the influence of enrichment substrate provision on lying behaviour, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2017.06.015

Nasirahmadi, A., Edwards, S., Sturm, B. (2017). Implementation of machine vision for detecting behaviour of cattle and pigs, Livestock Science 202, 25-38.

Ogolla, J., Dede, C., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2017). Strategies and Technologies for Camel Milk Preservation and Utilization for Non-Marketed Milk in Pastoral Regions, East African Journal of Agriculture and Forestry (accepted manuscript).

Parmar, A., Sturm, B., Hensel, O. (2017). Post-harvest handling practices and associated food losses and limitations in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L. Lam) value chain of southern Ethiopia, NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 80, 65-74.

Parmar, A., Kirchner, S.M., Sturm, B., Hensel, O. (2017). Pre-harvest curing: effects on skin-adhesion, chemical composition and shelf life of sweetpotato roots in tropical conditions, East African Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, doi: 10.1080/00128325.2017.1340141

Parmar, A., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2017). Crops that feed the world: Production and improvement of cassava for food, feed, and industrial uses, Food Security 9, 907-927.

Retz, S., Gersdorff, G., Porley, V., Hensel, O., Crichton, S.O.J., Sturm, B. (2017). Effect of maturation and freezing on quality and drying kinetics of beef, Drying Technology 35, 2002-2014.

Underwood, C.P., Royapoor, M., Sturm, B. (2017). Paramedric modelling of domestic air-source heat pumps, Energy and Buildings 139, 578-589.

2016

Amjad, W., Hensel. O., Munir, A., Esper, A., Sturm, B. (2016). Thermodynamic analysis of drying of potato slices in a diagonal-batch dryer developed for batch uniformity, Journal of Food Engineering 169, 238-249.

Korese, J.K., Sturm, B., Roman, F., Hensel, O. (2016). Simulation of transient heat transfer during cooling and heating of whole sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L). Lam.) roots under forced-air conditions, Applied Thermal Engineering 111, 1171-1178.

Meyers, S., Schmitt, B., Chester Jones, M., Sturm, B. (2016). Energy efficiency, carbon emissions and measures towards emission reduction in the Food and Beverage sector for Six European Countries, Energy 104, 266-283.

Nasirahmadi, A., Hensel, O., Edwards, S., Sturm, B. (2016). Automatic Detection of Mounting Behaviours Among Pigs Using Image Analysis, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 124, 295-302.

Nasirahmadi, A., Hensel, O., Edwards, S., Sturm, B. (2016). A new approach for categorizing pig lying behaviour based on a Delaunay triangulation method, Animal 11 (1), 131-139.

Nunez Vega, A.M., Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2016). Simulation of the convective drying process with automatic control of surface temperature, Journal of Food Engineering 170, 16-23.

Schmitt, C., Sturm, B., Grupa, U., Hensel, O. (2016). Analysis of the Influence of Different Factors on the Quality of a Curd-Whey Mixture during Pumping, LWT – Food Science and Technology 65, 88-97.

2015

Nasirahmadi, A., Edwards, S., Richter, U., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2015). Using machine vision for investigation of changes in pig group lying patterns, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 119, 184-190.

Sturm, B., Meyers, S., Zhang, Y.J, Law, R., Siqueiros Valencia, E. J., Bao, H., Wang, Y. D., Chen, H. S. (2015). Process intensification and integration of solar heat generation in the Chinese condiment sector – a case study of a medium sized Beijing based factory, Energy Conversion and Management 106, 1295-1308.

2014

Siqueiros, E., Wang, Y., Sturm, B. Law, R., Li, K., Li, Y., Roskilly, T., Huang, Y. (2014). Waste utilization in a spirit plant as alternative to fossil fuels, Energy Procedia 61, 1208-1212.

Sturm, B., Maier, M., Royapoor, M. & Joyce, S. (2014). Dependency of Production Planning on Availability of Thermal Energy in Commercial Green Houses – A Case Study in Germany, Applied Thermal Engineering 71, 239-247.

Sturm, B., Nunez Vega, A.M., Hofacker, W. (2014). Influence of process control on drying kinetics, colour and shrinkage of air dried apples, Applied Thermal Engineering 62, 456-460.

2013

Sturm, B., Hugenschmidt, S., Joyce, S., Hofacker, W., Roskilly, A. P. (2013). Opportunities and barriers for efficient energy use in a medium sized brewery, Applied Thermal Engineering 53, 397-404.

2012 und älter

Saleh, R.Md., Kulig, B., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2012). Investigation of dynamic quality changes and optimization of drying parameters of carrots (Daucus carota Var. Laguna), Journal of Food Process Engineering, e13314.

Sturm, B., Butcher, M., Wang, Y. D., Huang, Y., Roskilly, A. P. (2012). The feasibility of the sustainable energy supply from bio wastes for a small scale brewery – A case study, Applied Thermal Engineering 39, 45-52.

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. & Hensel, O. (2012). Optimizing the drying parameters for hot air dried apples, Drying Technology 30, 1570-1582.

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2008). Optimisation of the Drying Process by Controlling Product Temperature, Journal of EcoAgriTourism 4 (1-2), 261-265.

Books, Monographs and Guidelines (in chronological and alphabetical order)

2019

Sturm, B., Esper, A., …, Saleh, R.Md., von Gersdroff, G.J.E. (2019). Processing and Quality Guidelines for Organic Food Processing, http://orgprints.org/35271/ (erhältlich auf Deutsch, Englisch, Italienisch und Rumänisch).

2018

Gersdorff, G. v., Bantle, M., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2018). Chapter 7: Preservation of Organic Food Products - Drying and chilling/freezing of perishable foods in the organic sector, In Galanakis, C.M. (Ed), Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry – Improving Production and Processing, Academic Press, 245-274.

Sturm, B. (2018). Systemic optimisation and design approach for thermal food processes - Increase of quality, process- and resource efficiency in dried agricultural products manufacturing, Habilitationsschrift, Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen.

Sturm, B. (2018). Chapter 10: Automatic control of apple drying with respect to product quality and air velocity, In Martynenko, A. & Beck, A. (Eds): Intelligent Control in Drying, CRC Press, 211-230.

2017 and older

Sturm, B. & Hensel, O. (2017). Chapter 13: Pigments and nutrients during vegetable drying processes, dried products storage and their associated colour changes, In Zhang, M. & Mujumdar, A.S. (Eds): Handbook of Drying of Vegetables and Vegetable Products, CRC Press, 257-277.

Sturm, B. (2010). Einfluss der Führung des Trocknungsprozesses auf den Trocknungsverlauf und die Produkteigenschaften empfindlicher Güter, Forschungsbericht Agrartechnik des Arbeitskreises Forschung und Lehre der Max-Eyth-Gesellschaft Agrartechnik im VDI (VDI-MEG) 491, Promotionsschrift Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen, https://d-nb.info/1010931016/34

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2009). Optical monitoring and control of drying processes. In Katalinic, B. (Ed) DAAAM International Scientific Book, 501-512.

Conference contributions (in chronological and alphabetical order)

2020

Raut, S., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2020). Developing Smart Dryers Using Adaptive Control System To Improve Food Product Quality, International Drying Symposium 2020, 27.06.-01.07. 2020, Worchester, Massachusetts (angenommener Beitrag).

Sturm, B., Martynenko, A. (2020). Towards a system view on intelligent drying, International Drying Symposium 2020, 27.06.-01.07. 2020, Worchester, Massachusetts (angenommener Beitrag).

Sturm, B., Raut, S., Chikpah, S.K., Ndisya, J., Hensel, O., Esper, A., Korese, J.K. (2020). Improving nutritional security in sub-Saharan Africa through the production of dried products from underutilised species, International Drying Symposium 2020, 27.06.-01.07. 2020, Worchester, Massachusetts (angenommener Beitrag).

2019

Aidoo, A., Korese, J.K., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). A Review Of Solar Energy Policy And Applications In Ghana, Towards Sustainable Development Goal 7 And 13, In proceedings of Sustainability: Transdisciplinary Theory, Practice, and Action STTPA Annual Meeting 2019, Toronto, Canada, 16.-18- October 2019.

Aidoo, A., Korese, J.K., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). Strategies for promoting sustainable development in Africa through enhanced SDG 5 and SDG 15 implementation: The case of Ghana, 5th Annual FLARE Meeting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 23.-25. August 2019.

Aidoo, A., Hensel, O., Korese, J.K., Sturm, B. (2019). Energy assessment, optimization and solar energy integration - Case study cereal processing in Ghana, Herrenhausen Konferenz 2019: Extreme Events - Building Climate Resilient Societies.

Chikpah, S.K., Korese, J.K., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). Effect of Sieve Particle Size on Quality Attributes of Peeled and Unpeeled Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato Composite Flour, Tropentag 2019, Kassel, Germany, 18.-20. September 2019, Paper ID673.

Chikpah, S.K., Aderibigbe, O.R., Sturm, B., Esper, A., Hensel, O., Korese, J.K. (2019). Composite Flour Blends: Effect of Particle Size of Peeled and Unpeeled Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato Flours on Quality Characteristics of Cookies, Tropentag 2019, Kassel, Germany, 18.-20. September 2019, Paper ID678.

Gersdorff, G. v., Kirchner, S., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). Developent of robust algorithms for non-invasive real time measurement of product status throughout the drying process of beef slices, International Drying Symposium 2020, 27.06.-01.07. 2020, Worchester, Massachusetts (angenommener Beitrag).

Gersdorff, G. v., Kirchner, S., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). First steps towards smart drying of beef slices seasoned with different pre-treatments, Proceedings of the Eurodrying’2019, Torino, Italy, 10.-12. July 2019, 166-171.

Korese, J.K., Achaglinkame, M.A., Aderibigbe, O.R., Hensel, O., Esper, A., Sturm, B. (2019). Effect of Pre-treatment and Integration of Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) as Dissicants on Quality Parameters of Frafra Potato (Solenostemon rotundifolius) during Solar Drying, Tropentag 2019, Kassel, Germany, 18.-20. September 2019, Paper ID683.

Lange, B., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). Small-Scale Processing and Marketing of Underutilised Vegetables – What Role for Women’s Livelihoods in Ghana?, Tropentag 2019, Kassel, Germany, 18.-20. September 2019, Paper ID793.

Martynenko, A., Sturm, B. (2019). The shift of paradigm from steady-state to intelligent drying, Eurodrying’2019, Torino, Italy, 10.-12. July 2019.

Moscetti, R., Massaro, S., Chillemi, G., Sanna, N., Sturm, B., Chakravatula, S.S.N., Massantini, R. (2019). Recognition of inlet wet food into the drying process through a deep learning approach, Proceedings of the Eurodrying’2019, Torino, Italy, 219-223.

Moscetti, R., Raponi, F., Sturm, B., Chakravatula, S.S.N., Massantini, R. (2019). Feasibility of computer vision as process analytical technology for the drying of organic apple slices, Proceedings of the Eurodrying’2019, Torino, Italy, 10.-12. July 2019, 488-493.

Nasirahmadi, A., Gonzales, J., Knierim, U., Hensel, O., Müller, S., Sturm, B. (2019). Application of deep learning techniques for monitoring of livestock behaviour, KTBL Tagungsband 14. Tagung Bau, Technik und Umwelt in der landwirtschaftlichen Nutztierhaltung, Bonn, Germany, 24.-26. September 2019, 130-135.

Ndisya, J., Mbuge, D.O., Kulig, B., Gitau, A.N., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). Investigation of the drying behavior of Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott), 15th RUFORUM AGM, 02.-06. Dezember 2019, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Ndisya, J., Mbuge, D.O., Gitau, A.N., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). A scoping study of the Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) Value chain in Kenya: Production, post-harvest handling and consumption behavior, 15th RUFORUM AGM, 02.-06. Dezember 2019, Cape Coast, Ghana, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3583470

Ojo, O.J., Aderibigbe, O.R., Ariyo, O., Sturm, B. (2019). Diversity of Complementary foods and anthropometric characteristics of children aged 6.23 months in Iseyin, Nigeria, Federation of African Nutrition Scientists (FANUS) conference, Kigali, Ruwanda, 28. August 2019 (eingereicht).

Raut, S., von Gersdorff, G., Wittkamp, S., Münsterre, J., Kammhuber, K., Kulig, B., Hensel, O, Sturm, B. (2019). Influence of storage time on essential oil components in dried hops, Proceedings of the Eurodrying’2019, Torino, Italy, 10.-12. July 2019, 415-420.

Saleh, R.Md., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). Degradation kinetics of color in organic carrot (Daucus carota v. Laguna) during convective drying. Proceeding of 2nd International Food Research Conference, 27-29 August 2019, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 93-97.

Saleh, R.M., Kulig, B., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2019). The effect of intermittent drying on drying kinetics of organic carrot (Daucus Carota v. Laguna). Proceedings of the Eurodrying’2019, Torino, Italy, 10.-12. 2019, 526-532.

Seeger, J.N., Ziebell, H., Amari, K., Then, C., Möckel, T., Grüner, E., Sturm, B., Nasirahmadi, A., Shrestha, L., Böhm, H., Saucke, H. (2019). On-farm Untersuchungen zum Nanovirus PNYDV (Pea nerotic yellow dwarf virus) an Ackerbohne (Vicia faba). 15. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Kassel, Germany, 05.-08. March 2019, ID 277 (Poster).

Sturm, B., Lange, B., Raut, S., Hensel, O. (2019). Participatory and Collaborative Strategies for Out-, Up- and Deep Scaling of Post-Harvest Innovations in West Africa, Tropentag 2019, Kassel, Germany, 18.-20. September 2019, Paper ID917.

Sturm, B., Nasirahmadi, A., Kulig, B., Müller, S. (2019). Precision Livestock Farming – Wie viel Digitalisierung verträgt beziehungsweise braucht die Tierhaltung?, 51. Tagungsband Internationale Tagung Angewandte Ethologie, 28.-30. November 2019, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 1-16.

Sturm, B., von Gersdorff, G.J.E., Raut, S., Hensel, O. (2019) SusOrgPlus – Intelligente Lebensmittelverarbeitung, natürliche Zusatz- und Farbstoffe, 15. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Kassel, Germany, 05.-08. March 2019, ID 290.

Zlatev, Z., Sturm, B., Stoykova, V. (2019). Implementation of a Document Camera as and Information Tool for Obtaining Optical Characteristics of Food Products Proceedings of the 14th International Conference On Virtual Learning, 133-138.

2018

Achaglinkame, M. A., Aderibigbe, R. O., Hensel, O., Sturm, B., Korese, J. K. (2018). Nutritional knowledge of two underutilized forest fruits for increased consumption and food product development in Ghana, WACCI International Conference on Food and Nutritional Security in Africa, Legon, Ghana, 03.-04. October 2018.

Gersdorff, G. v., Shrestha, L., Raut, S., Retz, S., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2018). Impact of processing temperature on drying behaviour and quality changes in organic beef, Proceedings of the 21st International Drying Symposium, 11.-14. September 2018, Valencia, Spain, 1823-1830.

Jackson, P., Guy, J., Nasirahmadi, A., Edwards, S.A., Sturm, B., Bull, S (2018). Using CFD modelling to assess thermal comfort and welfare in sustainable housing systems for finisher pigs, UFAW Animal Welfare Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 28. June 2018.

Komasilovs, V., Kviesis, A., Zacepins, A., Nasriahmadi, A., Sturm, B. (2018). Solution for remote real-time visual expertise of agricultural objects, Biosystems Engineering 2018, Tartu, Estonia, 9.-11. May 2018.

Lange, B., Raut, S., Rice, B., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2018). A Framework for the Assessment of Economic Viability of Small-Scale Renewable Energy Driven Post-Harvest Technologies for Processing of Underutilized Fruits and Vegetables in West Africa Tropentag 2018, Ghent, Belgium, 17.-19. September 2018.

Nasirahmadi, A., Hensel, O., Müller, S.; Kirchhofer, P., Sturm, B. (2018). Side and belly lying posture detection in group pig based on binary images and SVM classifier, AgEng 2018, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2018, 08.-11. July 2018, ID 324.

Saleh, R.M., Karim, N.A., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2018). Quality Changes of Different Varieties of Sweet Potato under Curing Condition, Tropentag 2018, Ghent, Belgium, 17.-19. September 2018.

Seeger, J.N., Ziebell, H., Amari, K., Then, C., Möckel, T., Grüner, E., Sturm, B., Nasirahmadi, A., Shrestha, L., Böhm, H., Saucke, H. (2018). Neue Erkenntnisse zum Nanovirus PNYDY in Ackerbohnen und Erbsen (New knowledge about the Nanovirus PHYDY in faba beens and field pea), 61. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften e. V. From Big Data to Smart Farming, Kiel, Germany, 25.-27- September 2018, Julius-Kühn-Archiv, 461, 2018, 159-160 (Poster).

Seeger, J.N., Ziebell, H., Amari, K., Then, C., Möckel, T., Grüner, E., Sturm, B., Nasirahmadi, A., Shrestha, L., Böhm, H., Saucke, H. (2018). Charakterisierung der Symptomatik neuartiger Nanovirus-Infektionen in Körnerleguminosen mit Hilfe fernoptischer Methoden, 61. Deutsche Pflanzenschutztage, Hohenheim, Germany, 11.-14. September 2018, Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften 30, 61-62.

Shrestha, L., Gurung, P., Kulig, B., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2018). Willingness and knowledge of Nepalese mothers to improve babies’ diet to upgrade their nutritional status, Tropentag 2018, Ghent, Belgium, 17.-19. September 2018.

Shrestha, L., Moscetti, R., Crichton, S.O.J., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2018). Organic apples (cv. Elstar) quality evaluation during hot-air drying using Vis/NIR hyperspectral imaging, Proceedings of the 21st International Drying Symposium, Valencia, Spain, 11.-14. September 2018, 973-980.

Sturm, B., Moscetti, R., Raut, S., Massantini, R., Bantle, M. (2018). Smart drying in organic food processing: Increase of resource use efficiency and product quality, 21st International Drying Symposium, Valencia, Spain, 11.-14. September 2018, 171-178.

2017

Gersdorff, G. v., Crichton, S., Retz, S., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2017). Organic Beef Drying, 2nd Nordic Baltic Drying Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 07.-09. June 2017.

Hossain, M.K., Sturm, B., Quadt, A., Hensel, O. (2017). A Sustainable Natural Resource (Moringa oleifera) in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Areas: An Intensive Literature Review, Tropentag 2017, Bonn, Germany, 20.-22. September 2017.

Jackson, P., Guy, J., Edwards, S.A., Sturm, B., Bull, S. (2017). Innovative concept building design using passive technology to improve resource efficiency and welfare of pigs, 7th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level, Ede, The Netherlands, 05.-08. September 2017.

Jackson, P., Guy, J., Edwards, S.A., Sturm, B., Bull, S. (2017). Innovative concept building design using passive technology to improve resource efficiency and welfare of pigs, N8 AgriFood 2017 Conference, Durham, UK, 11.07.-13.07.2017.

Miyingo, E.W., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2017). Pineapple Processing in Central Uganda, Tropentag 2017, Bonn, Germany, 20.-22. September 2017.

Moscetti, R., Sturm, B., Crichton, S., Massantini, R. (2017). Real-time monitoring of fruit and vegetables during hot-air drying using NIR spectroscopy, International Conference on Food Innovation (FoodInnova) 2017, Cesena, Italy, , 31. January 2017.

Ogolla, J., Dede, C., Meyers, S., Schmitt, B., Okoth, M.W., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2017). An Optimised Solar Camel Milk Powder Processing Plant for a Rural Arid and Semi-arid Regions, Tropentag 2017, Bonn, Germany, 20.-22. September 2017.

Saleh, R.M., Sturm, B., Hensel, O., Yahya, S. (2017). Drying Kinetics of Purple Flesh Sweet Potato Grown in Malaysia, Tropentag 2017, Bonn, Germany, 20.-22. September 2017.

Sturm, B. (2017). SusOrganic: Development of Quality Standards and Optimised Processing Methods for Organic Produce, 2nd Nordic Baltic Drying Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 07.-09. June 2017.

Sturm, B., Gersdorff, G. v., Moscetti, R., Bantle, M. (2017). Market, consumer and technology analyses on the organic processing sector in five EU countries, 2nd Nordic Baltic Drying Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 07.-09. June 2017.

Sturm, B., Gersdorff, G. v., Hensel, O., Crichton, S. (2017). Drying of Organic Hops and Herbs, 2nd Nordic Baltic Drying Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 07.-09. June 2017.

2016

Crichton, S., Münsterer, J., Kammhuber, K., Sturm, B. (2016). Measurement of hop moisture content and chromaticity during drying with VNIR hyperspectral imaging, Proceedings of the CIGR – AgEng 2016, Aarhus, Denmark, 26.-29. June 2016, 1-8 ref.14.

Gersdorff, G. v., Crichton, S., Retz, S., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2016). Drying of fresh organic beef with different pre-treatments, Proceedings of the International Drying Symposium (IDS 2016), Gifu, Japan, 07.08.-10.08. 2016, B-6-5.

Nasirahmadi, A., Edwards, S., Sturm, B. (2016). Investigating the effect of rooting substrate provision on the group lying behaviour of pigs using machine vision, CIGR – AgEng 2016, Aarhus, Denmark, 26.-29. June 2016, 1-5 ref.15.

Ogolla, J., Dede, C., Okoth, M.W., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2016). Strategies and Technologies for Camel Milk Preservation and Utilisation of Non-Marketed Milk in Pastoral Regions, Tropentag 2016, Vienna, Austria, 18.09.-21-09. 2016.

Parmar, A., Sturm, B., Hensel, O. (2016). Assessment of Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Associated with the Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz) Root Value Chain in Southern Ethiopia, Tropentag 2016, Vienna, Austria, 18.09.-21-09. 2016.

Sturm, B., Münsterer, J., Kammhuber, K., Crichton, S. (2016). Impact of bulk weight on drying behaviour and hop quality after drying, CIGR – AgEng 2016, Aarhus, Denmark, 26.-29. June 2016, 1-5 ref.13.

Sturm B., Pittia P. (2016). Development of quality standards and optimised processing methods for organic produce: the SUSORGANIC project, 4th ISEKI-Food Conference, Vienna (AT), 06.-08. July 2016.

2015

Crichton, S., Sturm, B., Hurlbert, A. (2015). Moisture content measurement in dried apple produce through visible wavelength hyperspectral imaging, Proceedings of the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 26.-30. July 2015, Paper 152186400.

Jackson, P. Guy, J., Sturm, B., Bull, S., Edwards, S. (2015). Application of process engineering principles to improve the efficiency of resource use in UK pork production chains, 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 26.-30. July 2015, Paper 152188947.

Nasirahmadi, A., Edwards, S., Richter, U., Sturm, B. (2015). Automatic detection of changes in pig group lying behaviour using image analysis, 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 26.-30. July 2015, Paper 152188972.

Parmar, A., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. (2015). Assessment of post-harvest handling practice and associated losses and limitations in the value-chain of sweet potato (lpomoeabatatas L. Lam) root: a case study from SNNPR, Ethiopia, Tropentag 2015, Berlin, Germany, 16.-18. September 2015.

Sturm, B., Meyers, S., Chester Jones, M., Schmitt, B. (2015). A survey of the energy consumption patterns and potential methods for energy efficiency and renewable energy integration within the food and beverage industries of five European countries, 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 26.-30. July 2015, Paper 152189690.

Sturm, B., Hensel, O. (2015). Holistic Approach for Quality Optimised and Resource Efficient Production of Dried Foodstuffs, In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology of Drying 2014. October 22-24, 2014. Bogotá.

2012

Nunez-Vega, AM., Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2012). Simulation of the convective drying process with automatic control of surface temperature, Proceedings of the IDS 2012, 11.11.-15.11.2012, Xiamen, China, Paper 037.

Sturm, B., Maier, M., Joyce, S. & Roskilly, A. P. (2012). Dependency of production planning on availability of thermal energy in commercial green houses, ICAE2012, 05.-08.07.2012, Suzhou, China, Paper A10338.

Sturm, B., Nunez-Vega, A.M., Hofacker, W., Hensel, O. (2012). Influence of air velocity on drying kinetics and product quality in drying of apples, Proceedings of the CIGR-AgEng2012 'Agriculture & Engineering for a Healthier Life' 8-12 July 2012, Valencia, Spain, Paper C1569.

Sturm, B., Matchett, L., Joyce, S., Roskilly, A.P. (2012). Thermal Management in Pig Farming – Potentials of Renewable Energy Use , Proceedings of the CIGR-AgEng2012 'Agriculture & Engineering for a Healthier Life' 8-12 July 2012, Valencia, Spain, Paper C1570.

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W.C., Roskilly, A.P. (2012). Influence of Process Control on Drying Kinetics and Product Attributes of Sensitive Biological Products, Proceedings of the IDS 2012, 11.11.-15.11.2012, Xiamen, China, Paper 294.

2011

Sturm, B., Hugenschmidt, S., Hofacker, W., Roskilly, A. P. (2011). Opportunities and barriers for efficient energy use in a medium-sized brewery, Proceedings of the Sustainable Thermal Energy Management International Conference (SusTEM2011), Newcastle upon Tyne, 25. – 27.10.2011, pp. 335-343.

Sturm, B. Smith, T.R., Joyce, S., Roskilly, A.P. (2011). Process modelling of waste heat recovery in the food manufacturing sector, Annals of DAAAM and Proceedings of the 22nd International DAAAM Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing & Automation 22, pp. 43-44.

Wu, D., Sturm, B., Hugenschmidt, S., Roskilly, A.P. (2011). Process Optimisation of Brewery Plant with Biogas fired CHP/Trigenenration, Sustainable Thermal Energy Management International Conference (SusTEM2011), Newcastle upon Tyne, 25. – 27.10.2011.

2010

Sturm, B., Wang, Y. D., Huang, Y., Ammar, Y, Joyce, S., Roskilly, A. P. (2010). Energy Generation from bio-wastes in a brewery – A case study, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 24.-27.08.2010, Shanghai, China, RE-222.

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2010). Control Strategies for stepwise drying of agricultural products, Proceedings of the 17th International Drying Symposium, 3.-6. October 2010, Magdeburg, Germany, pp. 178-183.

2009

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2009). Improvement of the Quality of Dried Food Products using Optimized Control Strategies for the Product Temperature, Proceedings of the Fourth Nordic Drying Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland 17.-19.06.2009.

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W., Hensel, O. (2009). Automatic Control of Drying Processes of Biological Materials using Optical Sensors to acquire Surface Temperature, Color and Shape, Proceedings of the Annual International Meeting of the ASABE 2009, Reno, Nevada 21.-24.06.2009, Paper Number 09 6219.

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2009). Evaluation of different temperature Control strategies for apple drying, Annals of DAAAM and Proceedings of the 20th international DAAAM Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing & Automation 20, pp. 366-367.

2008

Hofacker, W., Sturm, B. (2008). Verbesserung der Produktqualität getrockneter Lebensmittel durch Regelung der Produkttemperatur (Improvement of product quality of food stuffs by automatic control of product temperatures), ProcessNet-Fachausschuss „Trocknungstechnik“, VDI, Halle / Saale 5.-6.3.2008.

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2008). OPTIMISATION OF THE DRYING PROCESS BY CONTROLLING PRODUCT TEMPERATURE, Proceeding of the International Conference BIOATLAS 2008 Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania.

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2008). Determination of Quality Changes during the Production of Dried Food Products using Colorimetry, Annals of DAAAM and Proceedings of the 19th International DAAAM Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing & Automation 19, 1263-1264.

2007

Sturm, B., Hofacker, W. (2007). On the Improvement of Dried Agricultural Products via Active Temperature Control. Annals of DAAAM and Proceedings of the 18th international DAAAM Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing & Automation 18, 723-724.


Curriculum Vitae

Since 10/2020                      
Scientific Director at ATB and in joint appointment Professor for "Agricultural Engineering in Bioeconomic Systems" at Humboldt University of Berlin

07/2018                              
Venia Legendi in agricultural engineering

01/2018                              
Habilitation in agricultural engineering, University of Kassel
Topic of the thesis: "Systemic optimisation and design approach for thermal food processes - Increase of quality, process- and resource efficiency in dried agricultural products manufacturing".

10/2014 – 09/2020          
Head of the research group "Process and Systems Engineering in Agriculture" (formerly Junior Research Group Postharvest Technologies and Processing), Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel
Development of transferable system approaches for the resource-saving processing of food with simultaneous increase in product quality, gentle processing sequences for plant and animal products, development of contact-free, adaptive measurement and control systems for harvesting machines, food processing, and animal husbandry to increase process quality and animal welfare
Techno-economic system assessment; (further) development of basic process engineering operations (BO), investigation of the cumulative effects of BO combinations on the resulting product quality as well as resource utilization; development of energy supply concepts, including integration of renewable energy sources in the post-harvest sector as well as in animal husbandry; development of site-specific process systems and energy supply concepts for the decentralized processing of scarcely used high-quality plant raw materials in Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone
Co-development of an online platform (framework, data management system, simulation and modeling interface, and decision support);
Advanced training for consultants and representatives from the food industry;

06/2014 – 08/2017          
Senior Research Associate, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University (GB)
Resource efficiency, welfare-oriented animal husbandry, fluid- and thermodynamic modelling and integration of renewable energies in pig fattening, automated animal observation with the integration of imaging sensors, linking of optically measurable information with other production data

09/2013 - 09/2014           
Research assistant, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Kassel (relocation to Newcastle)
Energy auditing, process efficiency and quality improvement in food processing, techno-economic optimisation of energy and process efficiency of industrial applications in food processing (GREENFOODS); energy supply concepts for food processing in Sub-Saharan Africa (RE4Food)

01/2012 - 01/2014           
Thermal Energy Management Coordinator, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University (UK)
Techno-economic optimization of energy and process efficiency of industrial applications in the food industry and in intensive animal fattening, drying technology, cascade utilization of by-products, energy from production waste

07/2010 – 12/2011         
DAAD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University (GB)
Process efficiency, product quality, heat recovery, cascade use of raw materials, waste management in the food industry and sustainable energy concepts

09/2009 – 06/2010          
Research and development engineer, Innotech Ingenieursges. mbH, Altdorf
Optimisation (product quality and energy) of small industrial drying plants and product preparation for drying, preparation of energy concepts

06/2010                              
Doctorate, University of Kassel, Department of Agricultural Engineering
Topic of the thesis: "Influence of the management of the drying process on the drying process and the product properties of sensitive biological goods".

10/2006 - 08/2009           
Research assistant, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, HTWG Konstanz
Plant and process development in drying technology for applications in the food industry

03/2005 - 09/2006           
Master studies in Environmental and Process Engineering, University of Applied Sciences (HTWG) Konstanz
Project Engineer, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Constance

03/2002 - 02/2005           
Diploma studies in Process and Environmental Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Constance

10/2000 - 02/2002           
Study of Environmental and Process Engineering (Vordiplom), Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences

 

International research stays

2017 - 2020        
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

2014     
School of Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences, Newcastle University

2012 – 2017       
Visiting Professor: School of Mechanical Engineering, Guangxi University of Technology, Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

2012     
Institute for Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking, China

2011     
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland und School of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Australien