Maria’s research focuses on the development of novel techniques to study foods, their biophysical behavior, and stability. She couples these techniques with predictive tools and computational methods.
The end goal of her research is to provide accurate estimations of food attributes in real time to increase food safety through the development of early warning steps, improve food accessibility and sustainability through a decrease in food waste and optimization of food distribution, and enhance nutrition through the consumption of foods at their peak quality.
Maria joins the Department of Food Science from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst where she was an assistant professor. Maria has previously worked at Rutgers University and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.
She has authored or coauthored more than 95 research articles and 15 book chapters. She has also co-developed an educational kit on photophysics for middle school students.
Day 1: Apr 24, 2024
PANEL: FUTURE OF FOOD SAFETY
Chart Emerging Trends and Innovations in Food Safety
Stay ahead in the continually evolving realm of food safety by exploring the latest trends, innovations, and strategies that will shape the industry’s future. Take away specific solutions to:
- Tackle emerging challenges and capitalizing on opportunities that are reshaping food safety, from blockchain technology to AI-driven inspections
- Understand the comprehensive adaptation of the entire food supply chain to new demands, ensuring the maintenance of the highest safety standards at each stage
- Embrace cutting-edge technologies and approaches that are driving food safety into the future
Advance your knowledge and tools to stay ahead of the competition and thrive in this dynamic landscape.
Day 2: Apr 25, 2024