New generation of sustainable foods: the protein case

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Biosciences


The sustainable supply of affordable and nutritious foods is recognised as a major global challenge.

This doctoral training programme aims to enable the development of novel, sustainable and nutritious protein foods. You will undertake multidisciplinary research with projects specialising in the interconnected areas of technological and engineering challenges, design rules and implementation of sustainable protein foods.

Design rules for the manufacture of sustainable protein foods will be developed through new knowledge. This knowledge will be created by understanding the material functionalities of protein ingredients, without purification, after exposure to typical and novel food processing regimes.

These design rules will allow the development of mechanistic models to accelerate and predict functionality of complex matrices. They will also allow the exploration of new manufacturing systems. New sustainable proteins foods must be eaten and adopted by consumers. As such, the programme will also offer projects investigating the use digital technologies to construct consumer archetypes and enable design of products for personalised experiences.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R513283/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2274998 Studentship EP/R513283/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2022 Emma Barber