Neutrons & Food 7

June 10-14, 2024

STAR Tower, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Neutrons & Food biannual workshops help identify the future scientific needs in the application of neutron scattering to Food Science, fostering new collaborations and developments.

Neutrons and Food is a biannual event to identify and address current and future scientific needs in the application of neutron research to Food Science.

The first in-person meeting since the pandemic finds the global food system and consumers worldwide under unprecedented pressures, with evolving consumer demands, climate change, food security and population growth. Promoting and strengthening neutron applications to food science and research is a major goal of the meeting. The challenge of developing healthier, sustainable food that tastes and looks appealing can no longer be met by empirical approaches. Understanding food from the atomic level to its macroscopic properties is fundamental to respond to fast evolving needs and transform the global food system.

Invited contributions from oral presentations at the Neutrons and Food 7 meeting will be considered for a Special Section of the JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESS AND ENGINEERING (Open Access optional). JFPE is an international journal specifically devoted to the engineering aspects of food processing. The submission deadline is September 15, 2024; for more information see the author guidelines on the special section webpage. You can contact the guest editors (Susana Teixeira and Elliot Gilbert) if you have any further questions.

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE: Susana Teixeira (Chair, USA), Elliot Gilbert (Australia), Tommy Nylander (Sweden), Hideki Seto (Japan), Wim Bouwman (Netherlands), Alejandro Marangoni (Canada), Christopher Garvey (Germany), Amy Xu (USA), Ken Littrell (USA), Stefan Baier (USA).

LOCAL COMMITTEE: Norman Wagner, Abraham Lenhoff, Brian Paul, Vicky Tosh-Morelli, Christy Boylan (University of Delaware); Paul Butler, Kathleen Weigandt and Maria Vega Martinez (NIST); Yimin Mao (University of Maryland/NIST).


Please be aware that there is an email scam targeting conference attendees, claiming to be working with NF7 organizers to plan travel and/or hotel accommodation and asking for personal information. The NF7 webpage suggests hotel options but we will not organize hotel/travel bookings for you, nor are we working with any third party for this purpose.


Center for Neutron Science

The CNS is a cooperative agreement between the University of Delaware and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).

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