Raquel Rodriguez AZTI

Raquel Rodríguez

Senior Researcher. New Foods

Food processing technologies, food texturization, microstructure creation



Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia Astondo Bidea. Edificio 609 48160 - Derio (Bizkaia) Spain


Raquel joined AZTI as research project manager in 2005. She obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering “Development of new drying processes at Low temperature by the use of microwaves” in the University of Basque Country in Spain. She is senior researcher in the New Food Department. She has managed and participated in several projects in the field of innovation in Food Processes by the use of new technologies. She has more than 15 years of experience in improvement, development, optimization, control and validation of processes in agro-food companies. I have large experience in this field from the conceptualization of new innovative prototype until reaching the market of the new product. Co-author in 10 peer-reviewed papers and more than 40 contributions to congress (9 of them orals). Co-author in 5 patents, all of them transfered to the industry. Experience with start-ups by being judge in the FAN program (EIT-FOOD) and being mentor in the SEEDBED program (EIT-FOOD).