Laboratory of Physical Properties and
Advanced Techniques in Agri-Food
The research Group (GI) is an entity of the (Poli)Technical University Madrid. The mission of the group is to produce relevant contributions to Engineering in Agriculture; to contribute to eradicate famine and poverty; to improve health and welfare of people, and to work for a better environment, in the scope of the present Sustainable Developent Objectives.
The objectives of LPF-TAGRALIA are to generate knowledge and professional vocations, and to develop new technologies, in collaboration with social actors: farmers, food producers, specialised industries and the pertinent civil and official entities.
Scientific areas of activity are: Enginering, agriculture, food production technologies, post-harvest, environmental, automation, energy, statistical modelization.
Their actions are centered in: research, higher education, cooperation, innovation and transfer.
Founder of the group is Professor Margarita Ruiz-Altisent, and their successive coordinators / PRs Pilar Barreiro Elorza and at Belen Diezma Iglesias.
Terms which describe some of our present research lines:
Objective measurement of quality of agrifood products, by the use of non-destructive technologies
Sensing and advanced statistical modeling in agri-food
Energy in Agriculture ( renowable), in rural sector
Electro-mechanical systems for agro-industrial machinery
Transfer and innovation to production sectors: field crops, horticulture, animal husbandry (swine, fish)