Oliver Schlüter is the coordinator of the research program on “Quality and safety of food and feed” at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB). The ATB is a European center of agricultural engineering research at the nexus between biological and technical systems. The research targets a knowledge-based bioeconomy by developing highly innovative and efficient technologies for the use of natural resources in agricultural production systems - from basic research to application.
Dr. Schlüter is also head of the ATB working group on food safety and vice-head of the Department of Horticultural Engineering. His research work focuses on emerging technologies in primary food production (fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, edible insects) and fresh food processing (high pressure, ozone, plasma etc.), optimisation and innovation of processing steps along the food chain of perishables including quality and safety monitoring. He is supervising PhD students, Master students and Bachelor students and was a lecturer at the Technische Universität Berlin (Fruit and Vegetable Processing), Leibniz University of Hannover, and at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil (Innovative Food Processing).
Among others, Dr. Schlüter is member-at-large of the IFT Food Engineering Division, member of the Executive Committee of EFFoST, Secretary of the Technical Board of CIGR Section VI: Bioprocesses, and German representative of IFA (ISEKI Food Association) and GHI (Global Harmonization Initiative). He is member of the editorial board of Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, International Journal of Food Science and Co-Editor of the book entitled “Cold Plasma in Food and Agriculture”, Academic Press, Elsevier.