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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute


Dr. Pramod Mahajan
Department: Horticultural Engineering
Senior Scientist & Group Leader (Packaging Systems) 

Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 615

Research programs

Areas of research

  • Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and Controlled atmosphere (CA) storage for fresh horticultural produce
  • Quantification of respiration and transpiration rates and model development
  • Humidity regulation in fresh produce packaging (MAHP)
  • Ethylene measurement and removal techniques
  • Non-invasive sensors for quantification of respiration rate
  • Bio-based lidding films and trays for fresh produce packaging
  • Quality and shelf-life assessment and development of kinetic models
  • Mathematical modelling for gas/water-vapour transfer process
  • Gas/water exchange properties of packaging materials and model development


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FRUTIC Symposium together with FruitLogistica, Berlin

The goal of this symposium is to provide a concerted platform that brings together academics and all the role players from fresh produce industry, to interact with each other for the purpose of information dissemination, sharing practical experience and developing road maps for the most effective way to reach the common goals.

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Further publications

Curriculum Vitae


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Nov 16, 2017: Closing the Sustainability Circle - 11th Round Table of the Cofresco Forum at ATB

The Cofresco Forum’s 11th Round Table on 16 November 2017 entitled “Closing the Sustainability Circle: Protection of Food with Biobased Materials – How Consumers Benefit from New Materials and Researc

Press information

Grundstein für Forschungsneubau am ATB gelegt

15. September 2017: Brandenburgs Ministerpräsident Dr. Dietmar Woidke legte heute gemeinsam mit MinDir Bernd Udo Hahn, Abteilungsleiter im BMEL, Leibniz-Präsident Prof. Dr. Matthias Kleiner und ATB-Direktor Prof. Dr. Reiner Brunsch in Anwesenheit zahlreicher Gäste aus Wissenschaft und Politik am...

Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail