Cookie Dough Characterization - BachelorMaster Project with Industrial Cooperation Fall 2019




Greater Copenhagen area

Would you like to make a difference in the world of cookies and cakes? And learn about industrial production of cookies on high end machines?

Then why not put your skills to the test and help us finding out how we best can characterize dough?

We need you to help us learning how various dough parameters impact our dough treatment and cookie/biscuit molding/forming processes and ideally recommend off-the-shelf laboratory equipment.

The Project

When specifying and designing new machines the dough plays a huge role. Dough consists of water, flour, sugar, fat and minor components. Flour varies depending on origin and can vary considerably from region to region.

The objective is to investigate mechanical dough characterization parameters and how they relate to various machine properties such as capacity and power requirements. Furthermore determining and testing capabilities of suitable laboratory equipment will be of direct interest.


The project can be a bachelor project or a masters project.

We offer you

The chance to work with industrial cookie production together with the number one brand in the business.

You will work together with our scientists to discover and measure different machine parameters.

At DTU you will assess different dough characterization methods and the impact of the chemical composition (recipe).

In Skovlunde, Denmark, you will have access to two full baking lines for cookie and cracker test production enabling your experiments.

You are …

Looking for a bachelor/masters project or looking for an internship. You enjoy investigating parameters via experimental work and data analysis. Putting the pieces together and working with both small and large scale equipment is just the kind of challenge you like.

Would you like to know more?

You are very welcome to contact Assistant Professor Aberham Hailu Feyissa at National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, building 227 room 140. E-mail: Telephone: +45 45 25 27 72.


About Bühler

In Late 2017 Bühler acquired Haas-Meincke in Skovlunde. Meincke produces complete high-end cookie baking lines including highly specialized dough forming machinery and ovens. Bühler has continuous focus on R&D and university cooperation paving the way for high end machines and future employment possibilities.

In collaboration with

Technical University of Denmark

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Company / Organization

DTU Fødevareinstituttet


Aberham Hailu Feyissa




Supervisor info

MSc in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering


Aberham Hailu Feyissa


Mohammad Amin Mohammadifar


BSc project, MSc thesis

MSc in Food Technology


Aberham Hailu Feyissa


Mohammad Amin Mohammadifar


BSc project, MSc thesis

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

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Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Tlf. (+45) 45 25 25 25

CVR-nr. 30 06 09 46

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