EFFoST Student of the Year award winners 2023


We would like to proudly congratulate the six MSc and PhD students who have received the Student of the Year award 2023. In collaboration with our sponsor, Cargill, EFFoST recognizes the outstanding food science research from students from all over Europe.

These individuals were celebrated during the EFFoST2023 in Valencia for their dedication, innovation, and commitment to advancing the field of food science and technology.

The European Federation of Food Science and Technology, along with our partner Cargill, is dedicated to supporting the next generation of food scientists. And as every year, we want to highlight their academic achievements through the EFFoST Student of the Year Awards.

An international group of experts from the scientific and business world carefully reviewed many excellent applications. The assessment focused on criteria such as scientific quality, ingenuity, and the potential business impact of the candidates' research.

Now, let's meet the winners of the EFFoST Student of the Year Awards 2023:

PhD Student of the Year Award

1st Prize: Gabriele D’Oria

Research title: From rough to smooth: impact of soft shell encapsulation on sensory perception of pea fibers

2nd Prize: Maximilian Kannapinn

Research title: Digital twins for autonomous thermal food processing: critical role of conjugate heat and mass transfer

3rd Prize: Mohsen Ramezani

Research title: Effect of plant proteins on the lipid digestibility and beta-carotene bioaccessibility of oleogels

MSc Student of the Year Award

1st Prize: Shay Moguiliansky

Research title: Novel plant-based protein biphasic gel

2nd Prize: Franziska Knuf

Research title: Screening of bioactive peptides from winemaking industry by-products: protein hydrolysis optimization and antihypertensive effects

Popular Vote 2023

Every year, the best entries in the EFFoST Student of the Year competition get a chance to compete for the Popular Vote Award for the top student poster presentation. The winner was picked by the conference attendees at EFFoST2023.

Popular vote award 2023: Magdalena Trusińska

Research title: Vacuum impregnation combined with ultrasound or pulsed electric field for designing sustainable and nutritious food

All winners were honored with both an award and prize money, with their travel expenses and conference registration fees fully covered. In spring 2024, they will have the opportunity to showcase their research at Cargill's European R&D Centre.

Spread the word: The EFFoST Student of the Year Awards are making a comeback in 2024! Make sure to tell your friends and colleagues that application will be open in April.