Leeds signs Memorandum of Understanding with Jiangsu University (JSU)
The two universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding during a recent visit from JSU’s President Yuan Shouqi to the University’s School of Food Science and Nutrition.
A new collaboration between the University and Jiangsu University in China aims to establish a joint research centre for food reassurance which will seek to accelerate the development and application of food safety and sensing technologies and solutions.
Professor Malcolm Povey, who is leading the collaboration at the University, says: We aim to establish a UK-China joint laboratory on remote and non-invasive, non-destructive sensing for food quality and safety, which will enable us to maximise the resources and facilities in both universities.
This is a key strategic activity for the University, as we have many internationally recognised experts in areas related to food sensing including ultrasound, passive acoustics, microwave, terahertz, medical diagnostics, robotics, and optical techniques. Together with our engineering expertise, we also have leading exponents of the data analysis necessary to deal with data from multiple sources and modalities, and supply chain control. In addition to the academic leverage it gives us, the collaboration with JSU also offers greater investment and capacity in industrial or commercial strength engineering.
The visit coincided with a Food Sensing Technology event which brought together food manufacturers, retailers and technology providers to discuss how improved food sensing technologies can better address food safety and quality.
More information can be found on the Food Hub website.Posted in: University news