Juan Pablo Fernández Trujillo

  • Teaching area: Tecnología de Alimentos
  • Food technology / Food packaging, preservation and processing / Non-genetically modified uses of biotechnology

Juan Pablo Fernández Trujillo




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  • Teaching area: Tecnología de Alimentos
  • Food technology / Food packaging, preservation and processing / Non-genetically modified uses of biotechnology
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About

Juan Pablo Fernández Trujillo

PhD in PhD Agronomical Engineering from Polytechnic university of Valencia (SPAIN) - 1997
Master in Environmental Management from The Open University (UK) - Ecological Institute of Malaga (SPAIN) - 1996
Graduate in Agronomical Engineering from Polytechnic university of Valencia (SPAIN) - 1992

Juan Pablo Fernández-Trujillo is full professor in Technical University of Cartagena at the Department of Agronomical Engineering since 1999. He obtained his degree in Agronomical Engineering for Technical University of Valencia (UPV) in 1992. He obtained a MSc degree in Environmental Managements (Instituto de Investigaciones Ecológicas & The Open University-UK) in 1996. He obtained his PhD in UPV in 1997 working on postharvest in CEBAS-CSIC (Murcia, Spain). His two year´s postdoc was conducted in Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). He works on postharvest fruit quality, disorders and treatments, and also in quality-oriented breeding from a postharvest point on view (mainly melon), as a member of the Postharvest & Refrigeration Group and researcher of Institute of Plant Biotechnology in UPCT. He is also member of other two groups dedicated to tropical fruit in Colombia. His teaching activities include official BSc courses (always as prof responsible) of postharvest biology and technology (15 courses), food extractive industries (18 courses), food process technology (10 courses), unit operations of food engineering (1 course),food byproducts (1 course) and cereal derivates (1 course). In MSc he also teach applied biotechnology (responsible of the course) postharvest biology and technology, gas chromatography and in the past was the responsible and organizer of the fresh-cut course eight years. He was the principal investigator in several national, regional and other projects. He has published papers in journals (58 in SCI, 70% of them Q1), books or book chapters (24), other journals (16), and scientific conferences (>165 in total, 49 of them published in Acta Horticulturae). Species more frequently studied during his research were melon, peach, sweet pepper, and some tropical fruit (araza). He was the supervisor of 2 PhD students and co-supervisor of 3 more, and 1 more is underway. Also, he directed/codirected 27 BSc final projects in UPCT, 1 project in UPV, 3 MSc thesis, 8 projects of students of Univ.Autónoma Chapingo (México), and 8 to students of Univ.Quimper. He supervised 14 students during practical trainings in companies, and several more for BSc international mobilities from Iberoamerica and other countries. He directed and was teacher of the I international postharvest trainining for Syngenta in 2003. He was profesor of three courses in the past of postharvest technology, and two international ones organized in the present at UPCT (one of them online), His H index is 18 and obtained his fourth six-year periods recognized by CNEAI in 2016. He reviewed 25 projects to the Spanish Agency of Evaluation, 2 projects for FONCYT-Argentina, 142 papers of 33 journals (25 of them indexed scientific journals such as PBT, JAFC, JASHS, LWT, FRI, etc.), and also was the reviewer of several international institutions (Colciencias, ARO, FONCYT, ) and editorials (Blackwell-Wiley). In 2001 he was awarded as young PhD researcher by SECH. He is a member of the editorial board of 4 scientific journals. He has experience in the organization of five international scientific conference in his area (e.g. secretary of international ISHS postharvest congress ) and was the co-convener of one symposium in IHC2010. He is editing melonquality.blogspot.com.com

Office Hours

Location
Day
Schedule
EDIFICIO de ETSI AGRONÓMICA, Floor 2, Office 2-32
A partir del 30/1/2024 la tutoría pasa a martes 11-13:30 h y miércoles 10-13:30 h. Se ruega contactar por correo electrónico en caso de querer otra hora o no disponibilidad del profesor.
Monday
08:15 — 11:15
EDIFICIO de ETSI AGRONÓMICA, Floor 2, Office 2-32
Wednesday
08:15 — 11:15
Tutorials will by carried out by request of the student sending a mail to juanp.fdez@upct.es

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
PLANT AND FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
Master's degree in Advanced Techniques for Agricultural Alimentary Research and Development
Type
O
Duration
1Q
ECTS
4
EMERGING AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES TO OPTIMISE POST-HARVEST FRUIT AND VEGETABLE QUALITY AND
Master's degree in Advanced Techniques for Agricultural Alimentary Research and Development
Type
O
Duration
1Q
ECTS
4
TECHNIQUES IN CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Type
O
Duration
1Q
ECTS
4
REFRIGERATION AND COADJUTANTS FOR OPTIMIZING QUALITY AND SAFETY DURING POSTHARVEST HORTICULTURAL LIF
Master's degree in Agronomic Engineering
Type
O
Duration
1Q
ECTS
4
TECHNOLOGY OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES
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