Dr Alain Strasser is Engineer in Nuclear Physics and has got a PhD in Radiation Physics from the University of Strasbourg (France). He has especially worked on the optimization of industrial X-ray targets. He was part of the team that created, 35 years ago, the French Technology Resources Centre Aerial.
As General Manager, he led this interdisciplinary institute to the highest level of international recognition as excellence center for radiation processing.
He has got, through many industrial and academic collaborations, a large experience in various technical aspects of radiation processing and its multipurpose applications.
Aerial has been designated, in 2016, as IAEA collaborating Centre on the topic “Multidisciplinary applications of electron beam and X ray technologies and related dosimetry, especially for food irradiation”.
What can be achieved with food irradiation ?
This introductory speech will present the different positive effects sought by the food irradiation technology, as well as the potential limits with regard to the intrinsic properties of food products.
The keys to the success of such a treatment, based on the concept of absorbed dose by the product, will also be discussed.