Keynote Speaker

October 18 - 20, 2021 | Sheraton Hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia

The Importance of Food-Grade Recyclates for the Circular Plastics Economy

 

Professor Dr. Horst-Christian Langowski

Dr. Horst-Christian Langowski kicks off the 2021 European PLACE Conference on Monday, 18 October in Bratislava, Slovakia. Dr. Langowski is widely respected for his research and vast knowledge in the areas of food packaging and processing. As global awareness increases on the future of both consumables and packaging, Dr. Langowski will share his insight and experience through his presentation "The Importance of Food-Grade Recyclates for the Circular Plastics Economy" that will both inform and inspire you.

Curriculum Vitae

1973 - 1980         Studies of Physics at the University of Hannover
1981 - 1991   Industrial activity in the field of optical data storage (CD, CD-ROM, CD-R) at a company of the Philips Group
1985 - 1989   In parallel: Doctorate at the University of Hannover (Degree: Dr. rer. nat.)
Since 1991   Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Freising, Germany
1992   Head of department at Fraunhofer IVV, Freising
2003   Appointed to the Chair of Food Packaging Technology at the TU Munich (TUM), until 2020
2004   Acting Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Freising
2006 - 2019   Dean of Studies for Brewing and Food Technology at TUM
2007 - 2020   Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Freising
2017 - 2020   Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences (VLS) and member of the Presidential Council of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

 

Other functions:    
Board member of the Center for Food and Packaging Technology e. V., Kempten
Chairman of the Association of Weihenstephan Dairy, Bio and Food Technologists e.V.
Member of the Bavarian Bioeconomy Expert Council (until end of 2020)

Publications:
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