People

Academics 

Prof. Dr. Figen Korel
(Chair of Department)

Education

Ph.D. :University of Florida ,USA, 2000

M.S. :Clemson University ,USA, 1996

B.S. :Ege University, İzmir, 1992

Research interest​

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food quality control
  • Layer by layer food packaging
  • Sensory evaluation
  • figenkorel@iyte.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Sebnem Harsa

Education​

Ph.D. :The University of Reading, UK, 1992

M.S. :Ege University,Izmir, 1987

B.S. :Ege University,Izmir, 1983

Research interest​

  • Food Engineering and Nutritional Health
  • Bioseparation
  • Characterization of protein structures
  • Production, immobilization and downstream processing of enzymes
  • Bioprocesses
  • sebnemharsa@iyte.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yemenicioglu

Education

Ph.D. : Ankara University, Ankara, 1998

M.S. : Ankara University, Ankara, 1996

B.S. :  Ankara University, Ankara, 1994

Research interest

  • Active and bioactive edible films, coatings and gels
  • Extraction, purification and characterization (kinetic, bioactive, functional and molecular) of food enzyme
  • ahmetyemenicioglu@iyte.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Figen Tokatli

Education

Ph.D. :Illinois Institute of Technology, A.B.D, 2000

M.S. :Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara,1991

B.S. :Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 1989

Research interest​

  • Multivariate data analysis (chemometrics)
  • Kinetic modelling of biological systems
  • Use of statistical process monitoring and quality control techniques for the improvement of productivity and quality
  • Use of design of experiments in process improvement and media optimisation
  • figentokatli@iyte.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Banu Ozen

Education

Ph.D. : Purdue Universtiy,A.B.D, 2000

M.S. : Delaware Universtiy, 1996

B.S. :  Middle East Technical University (METU), 1992

Research interest​

  • Food Chemistry
  • Food analysis with infrared spectroscopy
  • Determination of food adulteration
  • banuozen@iyte.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Sevcan Unluturk

Education

Ph.D. : Illinois Institute of Technology, A.B.D. , 2002

M.S. :Illinois Institute of Technology, A.B.D. , 1995

B.S. :Ege University, İzmir, 1992

Research interest​

  • UV-light systems
  • Rheological behavior of food materials
  • The biocrystallizaton method and image processing technique for  evaluation of the food quality
  • sevcanunluturk@iyte.edu.tr

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Efe Sezgin

Education

Ph.D. : Stony Brook University, USA, 2005

B.S. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 1998

Research interest​

  • Nutrigenomics

  • Nutritional genetics

  • Genetical reasons of complex diseases

  • Genetic mapping

  • Epidemiology

  • Statistical modelling

  • Molecular genetics

  • Drosophila experiment model

  • efesezgin@iyte.edu.tr

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cagatay Ceylan

Education

Ph.D. : Middle East Technical University (METU),Ankara,2005

 M.S. :Univeristy of Virginia, A.B.D, 1998

 B.S. : Hacettepe University, Ankara, 1993

Research interest​

  • Lipid peroxidation that occurs during food processing and preventing the formation of carbonyl compounds that forms as a result of lipid peroxidation

  • Investigation of lipid production/metabolism and oxidation in cancer cells

  • The use of hydrogels ain biotechnology and their characterisation

  • cagatayceylan@iyte.edu.tr

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayse Handan Baysal

Education

Ph.D. :Ege University, İzmir, 2002

 M.S. :Ege University, İzmir, 1996

 B.S. :Ege University, İzmir, 1993

Research interest​

  • Determination of food related microbiological risk exposure

  • Risk evaluation

  • Development of method, technology and strategy for prevention and reduction of risks (alternative decontamination/ detoxification techniques)

  • Microbial ecology

  • Molecular microbiology

  • Fermented foods

  • Effect assessment of antimicrobial and hygienic materials

  • handanbaysal@iyte.edu.tr

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oguz Buyukkileci (Vice chairperson)

Education

Ph.D. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2007

M.S. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), İzmir, 2000

B.S. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 1997

Research interest​

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • oguzbuyukkileci@iyte.edu.tr

Assist. Prof. Dr. Beste Bayramoglu

Education

Ph.D. :University of California, USA, 2012

M.S. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2007

B.S. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 1994

Research interest​

  • Nanotechnology applications in food industry

  • Investigation of the interactions of food materials with low bioavailability with molecular dynamic simulations

  • bestebayramoglu@iyte.edu.tr

Assist. Prof. Dr. Sukru Gulec
(Vice Chairperson)

Education

Ph.D. : Florida University, ABD, 2013

M.S. : Ankara University, Ankara, 2006

B.S. : Ankara University, Ankara, 2004

Research interest​

  • Nutrient metabolism and their interaction about metabolic diseases in cell culture and animal models
  • sukrugulec@iyte.edu.tr

Retired Academics

Prof. Dr. Canan Tari

Education

Ph.D. : Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), USA, 1998

M.S. :  Ege University, Izmir, 1994

B.S. : Ege University, Izmir, 1991

Lecturer Huriye GOKSUNGUR

Education

M.S. : Ege University, Izmir

B.S. : Ege University, Izmir

Lecturers

Dr.Burcu Okuklu

Education

Research interest

  • burcuokuklu@iyte.edu.tr

Dr.Ilknur Sen

Education

Research interest

  • ilknursen@iyte.edu.tr

Research Assistants

Res. Assist. Cansu Ozel Tascı

Education

M.S. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir

B.S. : Ege University, Izmir

Research interest

  • cansuozel@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Elif Erez

Education

B.S. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2016

Research interest

  • Functional Foods
  • eliferez@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Busra Erol

Education

B.S. : Ankara University, Ankara

Research interest

  • busraerol@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Cagrı Cavdaroglu

Education

M.S. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2017

B.S. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2014

Research interest

  • cagricavdaroglu@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Pelin Baris Kavur

Education

M.S. : Ege University, Izmir

B.S. : Celal Bayar Unversity, Manisa

Research interest

  • pelinbaris@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Ezgi Evcan

Education

M.S. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, 2012

B.S. : Ege University, Izmir, 2010

Research interest

  • ezgihoser@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Gozde Seval Sozbilen

Education

Ph.D. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, 2019

M.S. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, 2013

B.S. : Ankara University, Ankara, 2009

Research interest

  • gozdekarsli@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Oguz Uncu

Education

M.S. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, 2014

B.S. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2011

Research interest

  • oguzuncu@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Kevser Sabanci

Education

M.S. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, 2016

B.S. : Ege University, Izmir, 2013

Research interest

  • kevserdogru@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Elif Cavdaroglu

Education

M.S. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2016

B.S. : Hacettepe University, Ankara, 2013

Research interest

  • elifakbas@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Miray Buyuk

Education

B.S. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, 2018

Research interest

  • miraybuyuk@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Merve Hadimioglu

Education

M.S. : Akdeniz University, Antalya, 2019

B.S. : Ege University, Izmir, 2016

Research interest

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • mervehadimioglu@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Yadigar Seyfi

Education

B.S. : Hacettepe University, Ankara

Research interest

  • yadigarsayfi@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Duygu Buyuktas

Education

M.S. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, 2012

B.S. : Ege University, Izmir

Research interest

  • duygubuyuktas@iyte.edu.tr

Res. Assist. Filiz Baser

Education

B.S. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir

Research interest

  • filizbaser@iyte.edu.tr

Administrative Staff

Arzu Ozerli Ongul

Secretary of Department

Phone: 

  • arzuozerli@iyte.edu.tr

Technicians

Sibel Basut

Education

Research interest

  • sibelbasut@iyte.edu.tr