R&D Director, Alland & Robert
Dr. Isabelle Jaouen is the Research & Development Director at Alland & Robert since 1992 . In this capacity, she provides leadership and guidance for improving and advancing innovation and NPD at Alland & Robert. She oversees laboratory quality controls, and manages applied and fundamental research.
Dr. Isabelle Jaouen leads a team of 4 specialists working in the Alland & Robert physicochemical and microbiological laboratories and on a technological platform for customer training. She also manages the research & development partnerships with internationally recognized universities, including an ambitious collaborative program about acacia gum with the University of Montpellier (France). This program, launched by Alland & Robert, aims at developing scientific projects and fundamental research about natural gums and includes a team of 15 to 20 scientists.
Dr Isabelle Jaouen also provides her technical leadership and strong experience in the food and ingredient industry to Alland & Robert’s customers. She is considered an industry expert in the area of hydrocolloids, and has extensive technical knowledge of natural gums production and applications.
Prior to her work at Alland & Robert, Dr. Isabelle Jaouen has served for 5 years in flavor and ingredient industries in innovation and research and in quality control.
She is the holder of a PhD about food chemistry and an engineer in food science.
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