Alfredo Palop Gómez

  • Teaching area: Tecnología de Alimentos
  • Food safety, traceability, certification and authenticity / Food packaging, preservation and processing

Alfredo Palop Gómez




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  • Teaching area: Tecnología de Alimentos
  • Food safety, traceability, certification and authenticity / Food packaging, preservation and processing
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About

Alfredo Palop Gómez

PhD in Veterinary from University of Zaragoza (SPAIN) - 1995

Alfredo Palop Gómez is a Full Professor in the Food Technology area of the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT). Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zaragoza (1995), he performed postdoctoral stays at Unilever Research Colworth Laboratory, in Bedford, United Kingdom (1995), at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, United States (1996-97) and at the University of Zaragoza (1998-99). In 1999 he joined the UPCT, where he has remained since, first as Professor and, subsequently, since 2010, as Full Professor. 

His main interest is in the area of food microbiology, in aspects related to heat treatments and heat resistance of vegetative and spore-forming bacteria, use of antimicrobial compounds for food preservation, mechanisms of resistance and inactivation of microorganisms and predictive microbiology.  

He has leaded 8 funded research projects and 19 contracts with companies and has participated in about 60 projects and contracts with companies. As a result of these investigations he has published about 60 articles in journals included in the Science Citation Index (index H: 24) and three book chapters and has presented more than one hundred communications to congresses. 

He has patented two pieces of equipment, a thermoresistometer and an automatic and hygienic evaporative cooler, and has supervised nine doctoral theses. 

He regularly carries out evaluations of articles for journals included in the Journal of Citation Reports and is an evaluator of scientific projects for ANEP, also collaborating with other international evaluation agencies. He has been coordinator of the Agricultural and Food Technology PhD Program of the UPCT (2002-2004), vicedirector of Postgraduate and Institutional Relations of the School of Agricultural Engineering between 2006 and 2010, and member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Agency for Food Consumption, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN), between 2015 and 2019. Currently is member of the editorial board of the journal Food Microbiology, since 2020, and has been recently invited to join the editorial board of the International Journal of Food Microbiology. He is currently responsible for the Microbiology and Food Safety Unit of the Plant Biotechnology Institute of the UPCT since 2014 and Academic Director of the Specific Master in Food Safety: Regulation, Certification and Audits, which is taught at the UPCT in collaboration with the College of Chemists of the Murcia Region, since 2015, and member of the Comittee on Research Ethics of the UPCT, since 2018. 


Office Hours

Location
Day
Schedule
EDIFICIO de ETSI AGRONÓMICA, Floor 2, Office 2.25
Para cualquier tutoría, contactar previamente por correo electrónico
Monday
10:00 — 10:00

Teaching

Course
Degree
Type
Duration
ECTS
TECHNIQUES IN CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Master's degree in Advanced Techniques for Agricultural Alimentary Research and Development
Type
O
Duration
1Q
ECTS
4
RISK ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY
Master's degree in Advanced Techniques for Agricultural Alimentary Research and Development
Type
O
Duration
1Q
ECTS
4
PRODUCTION ENGINEERING IN FOOD FACTORIES
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Type
B
Duration
2Q
ECTS
4
TECHNIQUES IN CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Type
O
Duration
1Q
ECTS
4
PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY AND IMPROVEMENT OF FOOD SAFETY
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Type
O
Duration
1Q
ECTS
4
FOOD QUALITY, SAFETY AND TRAZABILITY
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Type
O
Duration
A
ECTS
7.5
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Type
O
Duration
1Q
ECTS
4.5
TECHNOLOGY OF MEAT AND DAIRY PRODUCTOS
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Type
O
Duration
2Q
ECTS
4.5

Abbreviation list

  • BS: Basic course
  • B: Required course
  • O: Elective course
  • A: Year-long
  • 1Q: 1st half
  • 2Q: 2st half

Teaching evaluation

Year
Course
Degree
Class
Survey respondent
Average (*)
2023-24
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
518103017
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
6
Average
4.17
2022-23
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
518103017
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
4
Average
4.75
TECHNOLOGY OF MEAT AND DAIRY PRODUCTOS
518109016
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
5
Average
4.8
PRODUCTION ENGINEERING IN FOOD FACTORIES
229101013
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
6
Average
4.83
PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY AND IMPROVEMENT OF FOOD SAFETY
229102008
203301008
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Master's degree in Advanced Techniques for Agricultural Alimentary Research and Development
Class
1
Survey respondent
3
Average
5
2021-22
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
518103017
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
4
Average
4
FOOD QUALITY, SAFETY AND TRAZABILITY
518103012
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
4
Average
4.25
PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY AND IMPROVEMENT OF FOOD SAFETY
229102008
203104003
Máster Universitario en Técnicas Avanzadas en Investigación y Desarrollo Ag
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
4
Average
4.5
2020-21
FOOD QUALITY, SAFETY AND TRAZABILITY
518103012
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
9
Average
4.89
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
518103017
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
5
Average
4.4
PRODUCTION ENGINEERING IN FOOD FACTORIES
229101013
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
6
Average
4.5
TECHNIQUES IN CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
229102004
203101001
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Máster Universitario en Técnicas Avanzadas en Investigación y Desarrollo Ag
Class
1
Survey respondent
3
Average
5
2019-20
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
518103017
Bachelor's degree in Agri-food and Biological Systems Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
15
Average
4.13
PRODUCTION ENGINEERING IN FOOD FACTORIES
229101013
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Class
1
Survey respondent
8
Average
4.38
PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY AND IMPROVEMENT OF FOOD SAFETY
229102008
203104003
Máster Universitario en Técnicas Avanzadas en Investigación y Desarrollo Ag
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Class
2
Survey respondent
3
Average
4.67
TECHNIQUES IN CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
229102004
203101001
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Máster Universitario en Técnicas Avanzadas en Investigación y Desarrollo Ag
Class
2
Survey respondent
4
Average
4.5
(*) Average over a maximum of 5

Projects

Date
Title
09/2023 — 08/2028

LINKING SOIL BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES IN DIFFERENT LAND USES: FROM THE IDENTIFICATION OF DRIVERS, PRESSURES AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE TO THEIR ECONOMIC VALUATION

I.P.: / Raúl Zornoza Belmonte
Financial Entity: Commission Of The European Comunities
09/2021 — 08/2024

Descontaminación y tratamiento durante el procesado con antimicrobianos naturales en nanoemulsión para garantizar la seguridad de bebidas vegetales y smoothies pasteurizados

Ref: PID2020-116318RB-C32
I.P.: Pablo Salvador Fernández Escámez / Alfredo Palop Gómez
Financial Entity: Agencia Estatal de Investigación
03/2022 — 12/2023

Mediterranean Researchers' Night

Ref: 101061179
I.P.: José Luis Serrano Martínez
Financial Entity: European Commission
03/2022 — 12/2023

Mediterranean Researchers' Night (GEMELO)

I.P.: José Luis Serrano Martínez
Financial Entity: Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena
01/2019 — 12/2021

Planta piloto de encapsulación por atomización

Ref: EQC2019-006059-P
I.P.: Antonio López Gómez
Financial Entity: Agencia Estatal de Investigación. Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
01/2018 — 06/2021

Validación de nuevas herramientas y procesos para el análisis y la mejora de la seguridad alimentaria microbiológica

Ref: AGL2017-86840-C2-1-R
I.P.: Alfredo Palop Gómez / Pablo Salvador Fernández Escámez
Financial Entity: Agencia Estatal de Investigación
01/2019 — 12/2019

Marcado CE del termorresistómetro Mastia

Ref: 20526/PDC/18
I.P.: Alfredo Palop Gómez
Financial Entity: Fundacion Seneca
07/2017 — 06/2019

Desarrollo de la estructura necesaria para llevar a cabo una priorización y evaluación de riesgos biológicos cuantitativa en España

Ref: AGL2016-82014-REDT
I.P.: Pablo Salvador Fernández Escámez
Financial Entity: Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad
01/2017 — 12/2018

El aturdido y sacrificio de peces de acuicultura con aceite esencia de clavo nanoencapsulado embebido en cristales de hielo disminuye el sufrimiento animal y mejora la calidad y vida útil del pescado

Ref: Premio Jacumar_2017
I.P.: Antonio López Gómez
Financial Entity: Ministerio de Agricultura Pesca y Alimentación
01/2017 — 12/2018

Nueva caja de cartón activa antimicrobiana para alargar la vida útil de tomates y pimientos frescos envasados a granel

Ref: 2I16SAE00006
I.P.: Antonio López Gómez
Financial Entity: Carm. Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
01/2014 — 06/2018

Validación de tratamientos térmicos suaves de conservación de alimentos: establecimiento de la seguridad microbiológica

Ref: AGL2013-48993-C2-1-R
I.P.: Pablo Salvador Fernández Escámez / Alfredo Palop Gómez
Financial Entity: Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
10/2016 — 09/2017

Premio del Consejo Social UPCT Isaac Peral y Caballero 2016 - Modalidad B (Transferencia tecnológica)

Ref: PREMIO ISAAC PERAL TRANSF
I.P.: Antonio López Gómez
Financial Entity: Carm
09/2015 — 08/2017

Esterilización de alimentos y desechos animales (sandach) mediante energía microondas con tecnología de calentamiento uniforme

Ref: DPI2014-61857-EXP
I.P.: Juan Luis Pedreño Molina
Financial Entity: Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
12/2010 — 06/2015

Aplicación de tratamientos combinados de calor y antimicrobianos naturales en flujo continuo a alimentos líquidos: optimización, validación y valoración del riesgo asociado

Ref: AGL2010-19775
I.P.: Alfredo Palop Gómez
Financial Entity: Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad
01/2009 — 12/2013

Optimización de las condiciones de procesado mínimo de alimentos garantizando la seguridad microbiológica

Ref: 08795/PI/08
I.P.: Paula María Periago Bayonas
Financial Entity: Fundacion Seneca
11/2008 — 06/2011

Depuración de efluentes porcinos con macrófitos

Ref: CAyA 14_08
I.P.: Ángel Faz Cano
Financial Entity: Carm
01/2008 — 01/2010

OPTIMIZACIÓN EN PLANTA PILOTO DE LAS OPERACIONES DE PRETRATAMIENTO Y FERMENTACIÓN DE LOS SUBPRODUCTOS CÍTRICOS PARA LA PRODUCCIÓN DE BIOETANOL

Ref: SUE-TA 07/02-0012
I.P.: Antonio López Gómez
Financial Entity: Carm
08/2007 — 08/2009

Depuración de efluentes porcinos mediante filtros verdes en humedales artificiales: perspectivas medioambientales de futuro

Ref: PET2006_0075
I.P.: Ángel Faz Cano
Financial Entity: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
01/2005 — 12/2007

Evaluación de riesgos microbiológicos emergentes en alimentos vegetales mínimamente procesados, para determinar objetivos de seguridad alimentaria (FSOS).

Ref: 00469/PI/04
I.P.: Pablo Salvador Fernández Escámez
Financial Entity: Fundacion Seneca
01/2004 — 12/2006

MODELIZACIÓN Y ANÁLISIS DE DATOS DE INACTIVACIÓN POR CALOR Y ANTIMICROBIANOS DE ORIGEN VEGETAL LIBRES E INMOVILIZADOS: APLICACIÓN A LA CONSERVACIÓN DE ALIMENTOS

Ref: PC-MC/4/00068/FS/02
I.P.: Arturo Esnoz Nicuesa
Financial Entity: Fundacion Seneca
01/2002 — 12/2004

Aplicación agrícola de residuos fecales de la ganadería porcina en la comarca del Guadentín.

Ref: AGR/9/FS/02
I.P.: Ángel Faz Cano
Financial Entity: Fundacion Seneca
01/2002 — 12/2003

Ánalisis de datos de inactivación y desarrollo de microorganismos esporulados de interés en la consevación de alimentos mediante distribuidores de frecuencia.

Ref: PI-23/00859/FS/01
I.P.: Pablo Salvador Fernández Escámez
Financial Entity: Fundacion Seneca
11/2000 — 10/2002

Aplicación de un integrador tiempo temperatura en la evaluación de condiciones de esterilización para alimentos infantiles.

Ref: PTR1995-1448-OP-02-02
I.P.: Pablo Salvador Fernández Escámez
Financial Entity: Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia

Contracts

Date
Title
09/2022 — 09/2025

Nuevas tecnologías de enfriamiento, descontaminación y envasado para incrementar la seguridad alimentaria y la vida útil de la carne fresca de cerdo

Ref: 8039/24IA-P
I.P.: Antonio López Gómez
07/2023 — 10/2023

Validación microbiológica de un proceso de esterilización de alimentos previo al envasado

Ref: 7737/23IA
I.P.: Alfredo Palop Gómez
09/2021 — 08/2023

Nuevos tipos de vinagres con funcionalidad tecnológica mejorada

Ref: 7170/22IA-P
I.P.: Antonio López Gómez
02/2021 — 01/2023

Investigación y desarrollo de un nuevo simbiótico y de su proceso de fabricación industrial como complemento alimenticio

Ref: 6710/21IA-P
I.P.: Antonio López Gómez
09/2021 — 12/2021

Validación microbiológica de un equipo de envasado aséptico

Ref: 6856/21IA
I.P.: Alfredo Palop Gómez
06/2019 — 05/2021

Nuevas Tecnologías de proceso para productos empanados saludables (CDTI)

Ref: 6062/19IA-P
I.P.: Antonio López Gómez
12/2017 — 11/2018

Caracterización microbiológica de una línea de procesado de Hot soups

Ref: 5113/17IAEA
I.P.: Pablo Salvador Fernández Escámez