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Franco Pedreschi Plasencia

Franco Pedreschi Plasencia

Technological Chilean Program for Food Innovation


Franco Pedreschi Plasencia graduated from Fisheries Engineer in the year 1994, at the Universidad Agraria La Molina (Lima, Peru). Then he traveled to Chile in February 1994 to start his studies in the Master of Engineering Sciences of the Catholic University of Chile and obtained the corresponding degree in 1996. Later he completed his studies to achieve the degree of Doctor of Science Engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 2000. Finally, in September 2000 he started his post-doctorate in the Department of Food Engineering at the University of Lund (Lund, Sweden) for almost a year. In October 2001, he was hired as Associate Researcher at the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH) being categorized by my educational background as Assistant Professor. His academic activity began in 2001 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology at USACH. Later in 2008, he was appointed as Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology at USACH. In March 2009 he started working as part-time Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocess (DIQB) of the PUC of Chile as a result of having a vacancy of excellence awarded in 2008. In August of 2009, he joined as an Associate Professor of plant full time to DIQB at PUC of Chile. In 2016, he got the Titular Professor Position and has been the Head of DIQB of PUC since 2010. Currently, he is also the Director of the CeTA Program

Research Interest

His Research interest are Micro structure and physical properties of foods, Application of computer vision for objective quantification of food quality, Generation and mitigation of neo-pollutant formed by high temperature processing of starchy foods