Physics is critically important to supporting the Food Manufacturing Sector in addressing the challenges it faces which include health and nutrition concerns, minimising waste and environmental impact, improving food security, responding to population growth and globalisation and improving productivity and developing and manufacturing successful products. A multidisciplinary approach is vital to solving these problems and physics has a crucial role to play.

The first annual meeting of the Physics in Food Manufacturing Group will address themes in which physics and academia–industry collaborations are likely to make the greatest impact on challenges currently facing food manufacturing. The meeting will bring together physicists from industry and academia to share progress and discuss challenges in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, in which Physics plays an important role.

Invited speakers include:

Prof Mike Cates, University of Cambridge

Dr Tim Foster, University of Nottingham

Dr Bill Frith, Unilever R&D

Dr Becky Smith, Mondelez


Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    10 November 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    19 December 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    4 January 2018