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Food Innovation and Product Design – FIPDes

FIPDes is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programme in Food Innovation and Product Design scheduled over two academic years. The overall objective of FIPDes is to provide top-level and up-to-date education that qualifies the graduates to cope with the huge challenges in the sector of food innovation along with product design and packaging. It is a joint programme coordinated by a consortium of four universities:

  • France, Paris, AgroParisTech, founding member of Université Paris-Saclay
  • Ireland, Dublin, Technological University Dublin
  • Italy, Naples, University of Naples Federico II
  • Sweden, Lund, Lund University

Studies are conducted in two or three universities depending on student interests. Students from all over the world can apply for the FIPDes scholarships. At Lund University the students gain in-depth knowledge about food packaging design and logistics. More detailed information about how to apply, scholarships, partners and members, courses, and practical information are found on the FIPDes official webpage.

FIPDes is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Scholarships are awarded for certain top quality Master's programmes in Europe.

Master's theses

The FIPDes students' master's theses are made in close collaboration with industry, municipalities, and cluster organisations. Please find below links to previous students' theses from Lund University.

Theses by cohort 10 (2021-2023)

DuoQuan Blunt: The Fair Circularity Principles in the Informal Waste Sector: PepsiCo Case Study in Vietnam's Informal Waste Sector

Natchaya Hanprerakriengkrai: Mouthfeel Assessment of Tetra Pak Paper Straws: Exploring the Correlation between Instrumental Measurements and Sensory Evaluation

Kyriaki-Eirini Moschou: Properties & Stability of Hybrid Pea-Dairy Protein Formulas

Zagipa Mustafina: Relationship between food shelf life and environmental impact of Tetra Pak packages

Uvejs Preza: Environmental tool evaluation and databased benchmarking of sustainable packaging materials for Micvac technology

Antonios Stamatakis: Improving the sensorial properties of pea protein through fermentation

Nisha Sunil David: Varnishing of Fiber-based Closures

Tirouvaasavy Tirougnanassambandamourty: Exploring the industrial packaging of components for complex electrical products and its sustainability and circularity

Theses by cohort 9 (2019-2021)

Can Feng: The discoloration of polyethylene obtained from chemical separation of laminates: Investigating additives and other potential causes

Irineos Georgiou: Development and examination of liquid plant-based young child formulae

Uli Nicol and Hosse Pastor: Exploring the opportunities of reducing the environmental impact of ready meal trays

Nusara Intharakasedt: Evaluation of post-consumer recycled materials for folding cartons: A sustainable packaging study

Elsa Safira Kinanti: Dynamically predicted shelf-life label in minced meat product: A consumer-driven design and analysis

Maria Fransisca Njoman: Packaging and E-commerce: An exploration of needs and potential innovations

Ramyashree Srinath: Investigating the influence of moisture and temperature on adhesion and barrier properties in laminates

Ratchadetch Termpitipong: Banana by-products in Thailand - Exploring its feasibility as bioplastics feedstock for food packaging

Theses by cohort 8 (2018-2020)

Nalaputi Basoeki: Evaluation of bagged lettuce quality stored in different packaging and fridge conditions

Nawapan Boonchum and Roxanne Mae Targa: Predicting fillability of viscoelastic product in Tetra Recart

Lukas Luggin: Evaluation of alternative packaging for solid oral dosage forms

Sonika Singh: Recyclability by design for multilayer plastic flexible packaging

Elif Tiryakioglu: Development and evaluation of a sustainable paper straw wrap: A packaging design project for Tetra Pak

Theses by cohort 7 (2017-2019)

Elena Araujo Soto: Exploring the product development process of a dairy based UHT drink: A public-private partnership targeting the Base of Pyramid market in Zambia

Mathieu Casanovas: Extending the shelf-life of fruits and vegeatables in retail stores - Assessment of an innovative controlled atmosphere solution

Kyriaki Chanioti: Developing dog biscuits from industrial by-product

Manava Bhushan Dhamodharan: Performance of frozen meal packaging system in the cold supply chain

Fernando Guardiola Ramírez: Towards paper insulation packaging: Evaluation of thermal and logistics performance. A case study at HelloFresh

Nuti Hutasingh and Jan Roland Molina: Effect of unit operations on food particles - evaluated by image analysis and correlated with mechanical tests

Ashri Nugrahini and Sonam Lhamo: Understanding product build up at packaging material surface to address food waste

Theresa Stolberg: Applicability of bio-based polymer packaging in the meal kit context - A case study with HelloFresh

Theses by cohort 6 (2016-2018)

Anna Beauxis-Aussalet: Towards a hybrid agile-stage-gate process to support innovation: Exploring challenges and opportunities in the dairy industry

Rafael Ferrándiz Martinez: Recyclability by design of flexible packaging

Clémentine Muller: Paper-based flexible laminates tendency to curl - Investigating the effect of humidity and temperature

Emma Pignères: Integration of transparency into packaging design - Impact of light and oxygen on fermented products

Jue Song and Siqi Zhang: Critical factors for shelf life prediction of commercial fruit product

Zhuxuezi Zhao: Improvement areas for packaging and logistics: A study of long shelf-life products in Danone Nutricia

Theses by cohort 5 (2015-2017)

Elena Baixauli Marin: Towards a bottle weight reduction - Evaluation in a selected milk plant in the United Kingdom

Brendan Crosse: An explorative study into growth strategies used for developing a large-scale niche dairy industry in Ireland

Wally Garcia Castillo: Folding carton and internal printing: A technical approach to consumer differentiation and food safety

Júlia Krammer: Exploring the last phases of product development: From kitchen to plant production

Divya Mohan: Evaluating the behaviour of Lactobacillus plantarum 299v in non-dairy oat based yogurt using two different packaging materials

Yoga Putranda: Impact of biobased packaging materials on quality of fully-baked frozen bread

Muhamad Syahir Suhaimi: Evaluation of the corrugated box strength performance in supply chains - A case study of Duni AB

Theses by cohort 4 (2014-2016)

Amy Bredehoft: Alternative packaging insulation material solutions for a meal kit subscription box industry leader

Monica Castaneda: Packaging solutions to reduce discolouration of spices due to light exposure

Santika Chenderasa: Development of new easy to open cheese packaging for elderly in Sweden - A design thinking approach

Anna Kim: Investigation of high-barrier materials development for long shelf-life dairy-based products with enhanced properties

Andrew Vasina: Characterization of casein micelles and sodium caseinate in dense suspensions

Theses by cohort 3 (2013-2015)

Silvia D'Alesio and Rémi Vandichel: A secondary packaging solution development suitable for e-groceries through the identification of food product and logistics requirements - A case study at

Silvia Garcia Gonzalez: Creating a new food category - Insights from stakeholders in the Swedish market

Thuan Anh Thu Hua: The value of rib design in food packaging: From packaging company and consumer perspectives

Vita Jarolimkova: Preparation and characterization of antimicrobial packaging films from cricket chitosan enriched with Schisandra Chinensis extract

Gerald Perry Marin: Carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals extraction from kraft pulp using ammonium persulfate as low cost source & sustainable method for high quality flexible packaging bio-coating

Priyanka Meena: Investigating product behaviour during storage in packaging materials - A study on freshly baked croissants

Elisabete Oliveira: Food packaging trends for the refrigerator - The perspective of packaging professionals

Anindyaningrum Chrisanth Rystiasih: Retail and consumer perceptions on paper packaging for flour in Indonesia - With insights on perceptions of environmental sustainability

Theses by cohort 2 (2012-2014)

Yessica Dwi Ariesta: Exploratory case study of wheat flour and rice packaging in Indonesia - Proposals to develop paper-based packaging system

Mustafa Bombaywala: Collaboration and innovation in food industry - Study on collaboration of packaging and process equipment industry with food manufacturing

Mena Hanna: Packaging development process for cardboard packages with direct food contact

Zyra Mae Oliman: Scanfill sheet as alternative material in the thermoforming industry in the Philippines - An explorative study

Theses by cohort 1 (2011-2013)

Zeynep Birsen: Communication of environmental innovations to consumers - A case of renewable packaging for Tetra Pak

Chun-Ning Chen: Market trends and product development of tray-sealed single serving ready meals in Sweden, Taiwan and China

Ivi Kalyvioti: A market research on non-sticking carton packaging material for yoghurt based products for Tetra Pak

Carolina Mendoza: Sustainable development and food - Reinventing the school meal through public procuremenat practices: The case of Malmö

Hoyeon Park: Need of the market information in the B2B packaging industry - Insights into the milk formula market in the Asia-Pacific region at A&R Carton AB

Karla Marie Paredes: Food in tubes: A "retro cool" Swedish innovation - Industrial history and consumers' perspectives

Viridiana Pineda Casique: Study of the key success factors in early stages of innovation at a global scale

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Students' testimonials

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Erik Andersson

Research Coordinator

Jenny Schelin

Associate Professor

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