Speakers

Prof. Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller is a professor of soil mechanics and soil management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden, and a scientist with the Agroscope research institute in Zürich, Switzerland.

His research interests include:

  • Soil structure and soil structure dynamics: Soil structure and soil functions; Interactions between soil biota and soil structure; Soil structure dynamics shaped by climatic forces, biological activity, and disturbance in the form of soil tillage and compaction by field traffic
  • Soil compaction: Stress transmission in soil and tyre/track-soil contact properties (stress distribution, contact area); Soil mechanical behaviour; Impact of soil compaction on soil functions; Recovery of compacted soil; Development of decision support tools for risk assessment of soil compaction.
  • Soil tillage: Impacts of soil conditions and tillage implement properties on soil breakup during tillage (soil structure produced by tillage) and draught requirement.
  • Soil management: Impacts of soil management and soil tillage on physical functions and carbon and nutrient distribution and storage.

Prof. Alexander Jäger

Prof. Alexander Jäger is Professor in Brewing Technology and Bioenergy. Founder and Head of the Research Brewery of University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria. His most inspired research is done on beer as a functional food. He is also one of the mentors of the european craft beer scene, a consultant to many breweries and developer of innovative recipes. He is a recipient of Honorary medal of the European beer consumers union. He has also been engaged in bioenergy research since his doctoral thesis in 1983. He graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in microbiology and has a doctoral degree in biotechnology. His research is focused on bioethanol production from lignocellulose, biogas production and production of value added products from algae. He has conducted research at US Forest Products Laboratory, Madison WI, at Helmholtz Institute in Juelich, Germany, also in Vienna and Salzburg and received a professorship in Biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences in Wels / Austria in 2003.

Prof. Petras Rimantas Venskutonis

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.

Prof. Enn Lust

Prof. Enn Lust (M) is Director of The Institute of Chemistry at The University of Tartu, PI of the Estonian Centre of the Excellence of Science in the field of sustainable energetics. He is also a full member of Academy of Science of Estonia. His main research areas are development of nanoporous materials with high specific surface area, solvents, electrolytes and membranes for non-aqueous electrical double layer capacitors and PEM, development of the medium-temperature (500…700°C) solid oxide fuel cells, investigations of various materials with thin protective films, and development of novel in operando surface analysis methods. He has published over 300 Web of Science papers (H-index 31).

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Institute of Technology

Estonian University of Life Sciences

Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 56

51006 Tartu

Estonia

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