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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute


Dr.-Ing. Oliver Schlüter
Department: Horticultural Engineering
Program coordinator

Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 613

Research programs

Areas of research

  • Emerging technologies in primary food production (fruits, vegetables, milk, meat) and fresh food processing (high pressure, ozone, plasma etc.)
  • Optimisation and innovation of processing steps along the food chain of perishables (e.g. RFID-technology)
  • Non-destructive quality and safety monitoring (fluorescence image analysis, flow cytometry, biosensors, etc.).



Curriculum Vitae

since 2011
Coordinator of the research program 2 of the Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering (ATB) „Quality and safety of food and feed

since 2008
Leader of the working group „food safety“

since 2007
Assistant head of the Department of Horticultural Engineering of the Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering (ATB)

since 2003
Scientific researcher of the Department of Horticultural Engineering of the Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering (ATB)

phd-thesis with the topic "Impact of High Pressure - Low Temperature Processes on Cellular Materials Related to Foods"

Memberships and Other
  • Executive Committee of EFFoST (European Federation of Food Science and Technology)
  • Technical  Board of CIGR Section VI „Bioprocesses“ (International Commission of  Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering)
  • Editorial board IFSET (Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies)
  • Global  Harmonization Initiative (GHI), German Ambassador
  • ISEKI Food Association (IFA), Member and German Delegate
  •  Food Processing Committee (FPE-703) of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 
  • Member of the "Arbeitskreis Frische Convenience" of the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V. (DLG)
  • Collaboration in the working group „Lebensmitteltechnologie und -sicherheit“ of the DFG Senatskommission (SKLM) 
  • Representative of the Ph. D. students of the ATB  

Teaching activity
Several teaching assignments in the fields of food schience and post-harvest technology (among others at Sao Paolo University, Brasil (18 SWS), Berlin University of Technology, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, University of Applied Sciences and Art Hannover).

Surowsky, B., Gottschalk, N., Schlüter, O., Knorr, D. (2012). Fruit juice preservation by cold plasma - a gentle alternative to traditional processes? EFFoST Student of the Year Award 2012, 2nd Place. EFFoST Annual Meeting 2012, November 20-23, Montpellier, France. 

Surowsky, B.,  Fischer, A., Schlüter, O., Knorr, D. (2012). Insights into cold plasma enzyme inactivation. Best Student Poster Award. International Nonthermal Food Processing Workshop FIESTA 2012, 16-17 October 2012, Melbourne, Australia. 

Grzegorzewski, F. (2012) Gerhard-Billek-Preis der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker für die beste Dissertation im Bereich Lebensmittelchemie für die Arbeit zum Thema “Influence of Non-thermal Plasma Species on the Structure and Functionality of Isolated and Plant-based 1,4-Benzopyrone Derivates and Phenolic Acids“, 12. Sept., Lebensmittelchemikertag. Münster, Germany.   

SUROWSKY, B.; ZÜLICKE, F.; JÄGER, H.; SCHLÜTER, O.; KNORR,  D. (2011). Best poster presentation with the original paper entitled: Enzyme inactivation by non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma. iFood Conference, Nonthermal Processing Division Workshop 2011, October 12-14,  Osnabrück, Germany.  

BAIER, M.; HERPPICH, W.; EHLBECK, J., KNORR, D.; SCHLÜTER, O. (2011) 2nd GNT Poster Award for Young Scientists – Second Best Presentation  with the original paper entitled: Quality aspects and critical process parameters in plasma treatment of fresh produce. (2011) 2nd ISEKI_Food Conference, 31st August – 2nd September, Milan, Italy. 

Poster Presentation Award – FRÖHLING, A., BAIER, M., KLOCKE, S., EHLBECK, J., KNORR, D., SCHLÜTER, O. (2010). Evaluation of  physico-chemical impact on bacteria by means of flow cytometry.  BerlinFood2010, September 8th – 10th, 2010, Berlin, Germany. Funded by the Commission of the European Communities, Framework 6, Priority 5 ‘ Food Quality and Safety’, Integrated Project NovelQ FP6-CT-2006 015710.

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