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Areas of expertise

Background

Dr Natalia Falagan graduated from the Technical University of Valencia (Spain) as Agricultural Engineer. She then studied for an MSc in Advanced Techniques in Agricultural and Food Research and Development at Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT, Spain). She obtained her PhD in Food Engineering in 2015 form the UPCT, conducting her research work in two centres of excellence: University of California (Davis, USA) and Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, Bordeaux, France). She was awarded the PhD extraordinary award in 2015. During this period, Dr Falagan gained extended experience in both controlled-atmosphere storage and modified atmosphere packaging, analytical methods such as physico-chemical and microbial analyses, sensory evaluations, spectrophotometry analysis, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and gas and liquid chromatography (GC, HPLC and UPLC) measurements with special mention to LC-MS/MS Q-TOF for the targeted and untargeted analysis of secondary metabolites as well as vitamins and sugars in numerous matrices. Dr Falagan was then appointed Research Fellow in 2016 by Cranfield University.

Current activities

We are working on the project “Next generation modified atmosphere materials to extend farm storage & reduce waste”. We will focus on delivering gaseous conditions at the optimum time in the packaging environment for prolonged storage life and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.

Clients

Johnson Matthey, BBSRC, IUK

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

Books

  • Falagán N, Calero F & Aguayo E (2016) Peaches and nectarines: Properties, deficit irrigation strategies and postharvest management. In: Apricots and Peaches: Nutritional Properties, Post-Harvest Management and Potential Health Benefits, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 25-72, ed. UK ed..
  • Falagán N, Calero F & Aguayo E (2016) Peaches and nectarines: Properties, deficit irrigation strategies and postharvest management. In: Apricots and Peaches: Nutritional Properties, Post-Harvest Management and Potential Health Benefits, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 25-72.