The Organising Committee is delighted to announce that Professor Petras Rimantas Venskutonis has agreed to give a keynote speech at Biosystems Engineering 2018 plenary session.
Prof. Dr. Petras Rimantas Venskutonis is a leader of research team ‘Functional Food Materials’ at the Department of Food Science and Technology of Kaunas University of Technology. The main topics of his research have been in the area of development of new natural functional ingredients for foods and nutraceuticals from various plant origin materials. Currently his research is focused on development of biorefining technologies for the separation of valuable substances from agro-food raw materials, processing by-products and waste using multistep supercritical fluid, pressurized liquid, enzyme assisted, chromatographic and other extraction/fractionation methods. He is an author and co-author of over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 8 book chapters. His articles were cited >4250 times, hi=32. He has been national delegate in various international scientific organizations and EU research programs; he is a member of several international professional organizations. Lithuanian National Science Award winner in 2004.