Topic: Postharvest quality and preservation: a crucial link in the value chain of lignicolous mushrooms
Dimitrios Argyropoulos is currently working as senior researcher and project manager at the University of Hohenheim, being responsible for the conception, coordination and implementation of EU-funded projects in the agri-food sector. He was born in Athens (Greece), completed his BSc studies in Biosystems Engineering (Agricultural Machinery & Irrigation) and moved to Stuttgart (Germany) for an MSc in Environmental Protection & Agricultural Food Production with a fellowship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). After obtaining his MSc, he joined the group of Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics, a leading group working on renewable energy supply systems and post-harvest technology. He has a PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Hohenheim for research on post-harvest technologies and quality of agricultural products. His research interests include moisture sorption, drying and air flow experiments, renewable energy applications in postharvest processing, vitamin D enrichment of mushrooms with natural or artificial UV-light and non-destructive measurements of quality by means of ICT-enabled and automated sensors.