Maria Dimopoulou


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Dr Maria Dimopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Food Science and Technology and the Course Leader of MSc Food Science and Biotechnology as well as of MSc Food Processing Engineering. She joined the School of Health & Life Sciences in August 2020. Maria received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2017) at Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece), which was aimed to provide a fundamental understanding of the relationship between the structure and physicochemical properties of biopolymers and finding innovative and functional applications. In 2017 she joined the University of Huddersfield as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in collaboration with Lucozade Ribena Suntory and AB Agri company, where she focused on food wastes and sustainable resources. In 2019 she worked as a Part-time Lecturer in BSc, Food Nutrition and Health at the University of Huddersfield.


Summary of Research Interests

  • Extraction of Food Biopolymers
  • Scale up extraction protocols
  • Physicochemical Characterisation
  • Food Sustainability
  • Self-assembly of Colloidal Systems
  • New Product Formulations
  • Food Technology

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Maria is currently the module leader of the following modules:

1) Food Technology

2) Food Sustainability

She is also a module tutor in several other modules including ''Food Product Design and Manufacturing Processing'', Advanced Food Manufacturing'', ''Food Processing Manufacturing'', "Advanced Practice in Science".

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Bachelor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Master, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

External positions

Part-time Lecturer, University of Huddersfield

1 Sept 201930 Jun 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Huddersfield

4 Jun 201731 Jul 2019


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