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).