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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute

Areas of Expertise

Physiology (Dr. rer. nat. Werner B. Herppich): 

  • Physiological product properties of fruit, vegetables and ornamentals
  • Water relations of horticultural products in post harvest
  • Stress physiology

Precision Horticulture (Dr. rer. hort. habil. Manuela Zude): 

  • Physical properties of fresh fruit
  • in-situ assessment of optical and mechanical product properties
  • Precision Fruticulture

Packaging systems (Dr.-Ing. Pramod Mahajan): 

  • Influence of modified and controlled atmosphere on quality of horticultural produce
  • Process control and quality assurance in fresh produce supply chain
  • Process optimization of packaging, storage, handling and transportation of horticultural produce
  • Physiological and thermodynamic properties of fresh produce
  • Applications of mathematical modelling in postharvest handling, packaging, freshness and keeping quality of fresh produce

Process engineering (Dr. agr. Martin Geyer): 

  • Production engineering in horticulture (irrigation, cutting) 
  • Mechanical harvest of horticultural products (white asparagus, pickling cucumbers)
  • Process quality; conditioning of horticultural products
  • Characterization of mechanical loads during harvesting and processing
  • Washing water management for vegetables and potatoes

Food safety (Dr.-Ing. Oliver Schlüter): 

  • Flow cytometry
  • Biosensors for online detection of pahtogenic bacteria
  • Hygienic Design
  • Physico-chemical preservation techniques of perishables
  • High pressure processing and non-thermal plasma treatment

Workplace design (Dr. rer. agr. Martina Jakob): 

  • Ergonomics and work science in agricultural and horticultural production processes

    • objective evaluation of work load using 3-D-motion analysis
    • time studies
    • video analysis



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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