The PRINTYOURFOOD project is concerned with manufacturing of personalized foods with varying macronutrients and textures using 3D printing technology, which is an emerging technology. In extrusion-based food printing, many aspects such as rheological paste behavior, geometric product design, and post processing are crucial for the resulting printed product. Current approaches to handle complex viscoelastic formulations and steer texture design in food printing are relying on trial-and-error which makes personalized food printing extremely challenging. The PRINTYOURFOOD project focuses on understanding the relationships between composition & rheology of food inks, printing/postprocessing conditions and the texture of the product.
In this project, the PhD student will focus on the development of a digital twin for personalized 3D food printing by combining multiscale rheology models, data driven texture models, printer operations and design specification in a structured way. It is expected that the PhD student will collaborate with other researchers within the project and will interact with a number of Dutch SME’s and industrial partners in the food industry.
• a Masters Degree in Systems & Control, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or in any related fields from top universities
• strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency
The research mission of the Control Systems Group is to master complexity present in mechatronics, power systems, automotive systems and industrial processes. The group focuses on fundamental research in model reduction, spatial temporal systems, Lyapunov methods for real-time control and distributed systems, and system identification. Furthermore, many industrial projects are being carried out in the area of automotive, process control, wireless sensor networks, power systems. The group actively participates in the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC). For more detailed information on the activities of the group please check http://tue.nl/cs/
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dr. Leyla Özkan, l.ozkan[a]tue.nl.
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