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