16 December 2020 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Photonics for the Food and Beverage Industry
Online Event

Soon we all will be enjoying our Christmas dinner, but how much do we know about the composition of the food we eat and beverages we drink? This meeting will discuss how photonics technologies can help manufacturing, quality control, testing of new formulations and even growth of our future treats. The whole supply chain of photonics technologies will come together to discuss the current status and how  photonics can contribute to the future of the food industry.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships.


A physicist with 28 years of experience providing R&D for the food industry. Specialties include cereal science and technology, imaging technologies for food characterization, and online sensing.

Principal Scientist, Product Innovation at Campden BRI

He gained experience as Business Unit Manager Automotive & Aviation for an Engineering firm. Paul has extensive experience in forming technology, material behavior, wear, corrosion, and seven years in Surface Engineering for the food industry.

Innovation Category Management at Marel

Extensive experience as R&D and as Corporate Operation/Business on Food, Product Safety, Risk, Quality and Regulatory Management system services with focus on Food processing lines, beverage systems, and packaging.

Food Contact Material Global Business Head at TUV

He is an electronic engineer working in the field of photonics, with a large experience in the development of solutions based on machine vision, optical spectroscopy, and biosensors in the food sector.

Head of Intelligent Automation Department at AINIA

Joined Teledyne DALSA as a Research Analyst, since 2018 has served as Product Manager for the Linea SWIR series, and the soon-to-be-released Linea2 line scan cameras. Passionate professional and drives a product strategy that resonates with the market.

Product Manager at Teledyne DALSA

Forms a bridge between high-end photonics and sensing technology companies and the real-world food production and manufacturing industries. His main interest is the translation of PAT to the food production and manufacturing industries.

Researcher Computer Vision at Wageningen University & Research

3 degrees in optics & lasers, has worked in various photonics & laser sectors, is the inventor of 36 U.S. patents, and creator of 9 product lines. Self-made entrepreneur who learned skills through Silicon Valley’s ‘real-world’ working practices.

William Yang
Principal Technologist & Co-founder at BaySpec

Has got a PhD in Physics. His work results were published in multiple articles and patents on the development of IR-optical materials, fibre optics, laser medicine, fibre spectroscopy, optical diagnostic, etc. In 1998 he has founded art photonics.

President at art photonics

Broad experience in global markets, strategic management & technology innovation 30 years of experience in technology space, including patents in food printing and laser cooking.

Co-founder & CEO at Natural Machines
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Elena Beletkaia, PhD
Elena Beletkaia, PhD
Technology Specialist
Dr. Jose Pozo
Dr. Jose Pozo
Director of Technology and Innovation
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