Dr. Evi Paximada

Dr. Evi Paximada


Evi Paximada graduated with a PhD in Physical Properties of Foods from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece in 2017. After obtaining her PhD, she moved to Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK for a post-doctoral position. She worked as a lecturer at Harper Adams University, Newport, UK for two years. Evi joined the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds in May 2021 as a Lecturer in Food Innovation.

During her career, she has collaborated with various companies (such as Arla), universities (Wageningen University), research institutes in Greece, Netherlands, Spain, and the UK. Evi has worked with UK research councils and EFSA.

Research interests

  • Food colloids/emulsions and the relationship between the structure and function
  • Accessing the physical properties of foods by controlling fat, protein, or polysaccharides
  • Novel drying techniques such as electrospinning and electrospraying: phenomena responsible for the dynamics of product formation during drying (e.g. particle structure formation)
  • New product development such as creating low-fat dressings, dairy products.
  • Food processing
  • Encapsulation of bioactives/vitamins/minerals in different matrices (emulsions, powders)
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • BSc

Research groups and institutes

  • Food Colloids and Processing
  • Novel Food Design and Processing
  • Food Colloids and Soft Matter at Interfaces

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1083-development-of-new-biopolymers-and-incorporation-in-food-emulsions">Development of new biopolymers and incorporation in food emulsions</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1091-high-internal-phase-pickering-emulsions-as-templates-for-biofunctional-materials">High-internal phase Pickering emulsions as templates for biofunctional materials</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1195-mildly-refined-fractions-of-legumes-as-novel-sustainable-food-ingredients-">Mildly refined fractions of legumes as novel sustainable food ingredients </a></li>