Sensory Analytics

Our interdisciplinary research field involves food chemistry, food technology, physiology, and human sensory analytics and studies the various sensory perceptions that are experienced when eating foods and the resulting physiological and psychological processes that are triggered in humans.

Focus is also put on the interaction of people with everyday products such as cosmetics and textiles. Odor, taste, color, texture, and the interplay between the different senses are characterized individually and also in multisensory studies. A particular emphasis of our research is the development, optimization, and analysis of odors and tastes, including evaluation of their perception and effects in people.

We also evaluate exposure to physiologically harmful volatile substances.

 

Key areas of research

Sensory Analytics

 

Sensory analysis of foods: Flavor, mouth-feel, texture, appearance

Multisensory perception and consumer behaviour

 

Odors and off-odors in non-food products