PhD student Nur Alim Bahmid
Alim is a Guest PhD student at Food Quality and Design, under the supervision of Matthijs Dekker and Jenneke Heising. He is born in Pare-Pare, Indonesia and graduated from Bogor Agricultural University for the MSc study and from Hasanuddin University for the BSc study. After that he was working in West Sulawesi University, Indonesia.
At FQD Alim will investigate 'Antimicrobial packaging by using Isothiocyanate derive from mustard seed as antimicrobial agent incorporated into packaging material'.
The objectives of the research is mainly to design an antimicrobial packaging in which, when it is exposed to temperature abuse during transportation or elevated water activity, the release of isothiocyanate can be activated, thereby inhibiting the growth rate of spoilage and pathogenic bacteria in order to enhance the shelf-life of food.
During the research, activities will consist of investigation of controlled release of Isothiocyanate incorporating into packaging material, design of the antimicrobial packaging, and isothiocyanate effect in Packaging towards microorganism activities on food and sensorial properties.