Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Palzer



Chief Technology Officer: Head of Innovation, Technology and R&D


Head of Nestlé Research Center (600 staff), Vers-Chez-Les Blancs/CH


Global R&D Director Strategic Business Unit Beverage, Vevey/CH


Managing Director Nestlé Product Technology Centre for Confectionery, York/GB


Department Head Food Science & Technology and Manager of Food Science & Technology Expert Networks, Nestlé Research Center, Vers-Chez-Les Blancs/CH


Manager Technology Department, Nestlé Product Technology Centre for Culinary, Singen/DE


Team Leader, Nestlé Product Technology Centre  for Culinary, Singen/DE


Project Manager, Nestlé Product Technology Centre  for Culinary, Kemptthal/CH


  Professor Process Engineering (Technical University Hamburg/DE)

  Honorary Professor Food Technology (University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim/DE)

  Visiting Professor Chemical Engineering (The University of Sheffield/GB)

  Habilitation/venia legendi Chemical Engineering (Technical University Munich/DE)

  MBA/Industrial Engineer (focus Marketing, University Hagen/DE)

  PhD Process Engineering (Technical University Munich/DE)

  Dipl.-Ing./M.Sc. Food Technology (Technical University Munich/DE)

  Apprenticeship beverage industry


  NESTLÉ Fellow (2015), Ambassador University Hamburg (2015), Delegate Future Leaders Forum, Davos (2002); Award for best dissertation (Association of milk Scientists and Food Technology; 1997), DECHEMA Student Award (German Soc. For Chem. & Biotechn.; 1997), Max Kettner Award for best final grades (Technical University of Munich; 1995),
5 scholarships (Technical University of Munich; 1996, 1995/96, 1995, 1994/95, 1994), Award for best A-levels (German Chemical Industry Fonds; 1987).


  Advisory Board Competence Cluster Nutritional Research Berlin-Potsdam (2014-2017)

  Advisory Board for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering studies - EPFL (since 2015-2016)

  Executive Board of European Academy of Food Engineering (since 2014)

  Counsel of Association Française des Chimistes, Ingénieurs et Cadres des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires (2014-2017)

  Chairman of the Board of the European Master in Food Technology (2007-2013)

  Scientific Committee of Research Association German Food Industry (2006-2010)

  Board of Working Party on Agglom. - European Federation of Chemical Eng. (2009-2017)

  Scientific Committees of German society for Process & Chemical Eng. (2006-2016)


English (fluent), French (fluent), German (mother tongue)