New chair in sustainable food processing

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) is establishing a new assistant professorship in sustainable food processing. The Swiss-based enterprises Bühler and Migros will be donating five million Swiss francs to finance the new professorship.

A new assistant professorship in sustainable food processing is being established at ETHZ. The new chair will undertake research into novel methods to make food production and processing more environmentally friendly and sustainable. In addition to addressing the food production process, research will also be aimed at improving individual products, for instance to increase their nutritional value or make food more digestible. The Swiss-based enterprises Bühler and Migros will be providing a total of five million Swiss francs to finance the new professorship. Dr Alexander Mathys will be taking up the professorship in January 2016. He will be attached to the Department of Health Sciences and Technology.