Kemal Aganovic

Kemal Aganovic is head of research platform “Advanced technologies” at the German Institute of Food Technologies – DIL e.V..

KEMAL AGANOVIC

Kemal Aganovic is head of research platform “Advanced technologies” at the German Institute of Food Technologies – DIL e.V.. Kemal has a degree in Food Science and Technology from University of Natural Resources and Life Science in Vienna – BOKU (Austria), and PhD in Bioscience Engineering from the KU Leuven (Belgium) pursued as a Marie Curie ITN fellow of FP7 “HST FoodTrain” European project. The focus of the PhD was in new preservation technologies for juices and chemometrics. Since 2018 he is an associate lecturer at the University of applied science Osnabrück in courses Food Process Engineering, Advanced Food Processing Techniques and scientific coordinator of the International Summer Lab – Special Food Technologies, organised by the university and DIL.

The main focus of Kemal’s research is on impact of emerging technologies on food quality, their scale-up possibilities and new industrial applications, sustainability along with increasing process efficiency and process optimisation. He is an author of 11 scientific publications, 2 patents, 4 book chapters and has received 3 awards.

Fields of interest

  • Impact of alternative technologies on food characteristics
  • Food safety and preservation
  • Sustainability of food processing and environment
  • Process efficiency, improvement and optimisation

Professional Experience

01/2018 – present
German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) e.V., Quakenbrück, Germany
Head of Advanced Technologies                                           

01/2017 – 12/2017
German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) e.V., Quakenbrück, Germany
Group leader Alternative Technologies and Advanced Research deputy manager                                            

12/2011 - 12/2016
German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) e.V., Quakenbrueck, Germany
Research associate (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher) and PhD candidate at KU Leuven

08/2011 - 11/2011
Kelly GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Project fellow: "Waste reduction in potato and snack production”

12/2007 – 03/2009
Sarajevska pivara (Sarajevo Brewery), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Process technologist for beer, water, non-alcoholic beverages and juices;

Education

10/2012 – 02/2017
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Laboratory of Food Technology, Leuven, Belgium
Degree: Doctor of Bioscience Engineering (PhD)

09/2009 – 11/2011
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, Austria
Degree: Dipl.-Ing. Food Science and Technology

10/ 2002 – 11/2007
Agricultural and Food science Faculty, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

Awards

  • Julius Maggi Research Award 2nd Place, 10th European Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology, April 28th – 29th, 2016 at Bühler AG, Switzerland.
  • Feeding tomorrow scholarship for academic 2014/2015, the foundation of Institute of Food Technologies.
  • One-month journey “Students travel in Europe 2007” organised by Centres for civic initiatives for the most successful students in Bosnia and Herzegovina; financed by Balkan Trust for Democracy, July-August 2007.