At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right. We will lead the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.
The majority of product formulations involve combining dry granular ingredients with liquids to create materials that are often non-newtonian and are in states that cannot be fully described by single computational mechanics method. Furthermore, the created materials are only understood at the macro-scale, thus the role that individual ingredients play is not fully understood. Therefore, an understanding of how the ingredients combine at a molecular and meso scale would enable the effect new ingredients on the macro-behavior to be tested completely in-silico.
We aim to gain competitive advantage with innovation and speed to market (underpinned by fundamental understanding of ingredient properties and behavior, along with the corresponding modelling capabilities).
KEY SUCCESS CRITERIA
- Fast methodologies (results in hours/days instead of weeks or months)
- Ability to predict macro-scale properties when a given ingredient is changed
- MD to determine the interaction between ingredients and how that results in meso and macro scale behavior that can be then used in CFD, DEM, SPH, LBM methods as material input. Leveraging 1D behavioral models based on model order reduction where possible.
WHAT WE AREN'T INTERESTED IN
- Animation style simulations that sacrifice physics for computational speed.
What's in it for you?
A successful collaboration could mean, for individuals, becoming part of the wider Mondelēz International group, while for organisations, forming a potential partnership with one of the world’s most iconic brands to co-develop and co-launch the idea to market.
These are global challenges and Mondelēz International are willing to collaborate with both individuals/freelancers and other industry participants/universities etc. At this stage, we're open to various types of mutually-beneficial partnerships but looking for ready-to-commercialize or late phase development solutions.
If you have or are developing solutions, or if you have expertise in the above, please click "Apply" to submit your solution/expertise to the Network.