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Academic Biography

Dr Maria Dimopoulou is a Lecturer in Food Science and Technology, 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 Product Design and Manufacturing Process Development (FPL4026-N-CF1)

2) Food Safety & Law (PCI2033-N-CF1)

3) Food Science and Nutrition (SCI1020-N-GJ1)

She is also a module tutor in several other modules including the "Food Sustainability", "Advanced Practice in Science".

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, 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 Sep 201930 Jun 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Huddersfield

4 Jun 201731 Jul 2019

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