Keynote Speaker: M. Mehmet Ak, Assoc. Professor (Aromsa, Turkey)

Keynote Speaker: M. Mehmet Ak, Assoc. Professor (Aromsa, Turkey)

M. MEHMET AK
Education:
Ph.D. – Biological Systems Engineering – University of Wisconsin, Madison (1993)
(supervisor: Prof. Sundaram Gunasekaran)
M.Sc. – Food Engineering – University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1989)
(supervisor: Prof. Micha Peleg)
B.Sc. – Food Engineering – Middle East Technical University, Ankara (1987)
Worklife:
Director of New Technologies and Investment, AROMSA AŞ, (2000-present).
Associate Professor, İstanbul Technical University, Department of Food Engineering (1997-2000).
Assistant Professor, İstanbul Technical University, Department of Food Engineering (1994-1997).
Visiting Researcher, Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, 1995, 1997, 1998.
Honors and awards:
Honorary mention in poster presentation competition, Novel Approaches in Food Industry, 2014 (with A. Can Karaça, H. Başkaya, Ö. Güzel).
2nd place award in poster presentation competition, 4th International Conference on Agro and Food Physics, 2000 (with N. Şahin, F. Lokumcu, A. Karaali).
Young Scientist Award, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2000.
Honorary mention, Graduate student oral presentation competition, IFT Dairy Technology Division, 1992.
Graduate study scholarship, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 1987.
Graduate study scholarship (partial), Turkish Education Foundation, 1987.
Graduate research assistantship, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1987.
First ranking in class, Middle East Technical University, Department of Food Engineering, 1987.
Publications:
A book entitled Cheese Rheology and Texture. Co-authored with Sundaram Gunasekaran. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2002.
A book chapter in English and a book chapter in Turkish.
16 articles in peer reviewed journals in English.
3 articles in Turkish.

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