Chair and Professor
Department of Food Engineering
Celal Bayar Üniversitesi
Özlem Tokuşoğlu (Associate Professor Dr.) was born in Izmir, Turkey, completed her bachelor’s (1992) and master’s (1996) at Ege University in the Department of Chemistry and also completed her PhD from Ege University in the Department of Food Engineering (2001), Izmir, Turkey. She worked as a researcher at Ege University from 1993 to 2001. She professionally officiated at the Food Science and Nutrition Department at the University of Florida-Gainesville, Florida, USA as a research associate during 1999–2000. Dr.Tokuşoğlu has worked on the faculty staff as an assistant professor at Celal Bayar University, Manisa during 2002–2007, Turkey. Tokuşoğlu, is currently also working as associate professor, faculty member in the Department of Food Engineering of Celal Bayar University from 2007 to now. She’ll be full professor at December Tokuşoğlu was a visiting professor at the Food Science and Nutrition Department at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA during 1999–2000 and at the School of Food Science, Washington State University, Pullman, in the State of Washington, USA during April–May 2010. Her study focusses on food quality control, food chemistry, food safety and toxicology, shelf-life of foods and innovative food processing technologies on foods, beverages, and functional products. Her specific study areas are phenolics, phytochemicals, bioactive antioxidative components, food additives, bioactive lipids, their determinations by instrumental techniques, their effects on quality of food and beverages, oil-fats and functional food technologies and the novel food processing effects on food bioactives, food toxicants, and shelf-life of foods and beverages. Tokuşoğlu has conducted academic research studies, keynote addresses, and academic presentations at Geneva, Switzerland in 1997; Gainesville, Florida, USA in1999; Anaheim–Los Angeles, California, USA in 2002; Sarawak, Malaysia in 2002; Chicago, Illinois, USA in 2003; Szczyrk, Katowice, Poland in 2005; Ghent, Belgium in 2005; Madrid, Spain in 2006; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA in 2008; Athens, Greece in 2008; Anaheim–Los Angeles, California, USA in 2009; Skopje/Üsküp, The Republic of Macedonia in 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA in 2010; Munich, Germany in 2010; Jamshoro, Sindh-Hyderabad, Pakistan in 2011; New Orleans, Louisana, USA in 2011; Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2011; Natick, Massachusetts, USA in 2011; Damghan, Tehran, Iran in 2011; Osnabrück, Germany in 2011, Otsu, Kyoto, Japan in 2012; Chicago, Illinois, USA in 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,USA in 2013, Las Vegas,Nevada,USA in 2014, SanFrancisco-Albany,California, USA in 2014. She has professional affiliations at Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) in USA and has a professional responsibility with Turkey National Olive and Olive Oil Council (UZZK) as research & consultative board member. As conference chair, she organized and directed the International Congress titled ANPFT2012 (Advanced Nonthermal Processing in Food Technology: Effects on Quality and Shelf-Life of Food and Beverages in 07–10 May 2012 at Kusadasi-Aegean, Turkey (www.anpft2012.org). She served as Organizing Committee Member at 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Nutritional Science & Therapy Conference in July 2013 at Philedelphia-USA and Co-Chair at Food Technology 2014 Conference (3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Food Processing and Technology) in July 2014 at Las Vegas-USA. She is currently Chair at Food Technology 2015 Conference in August 10-12 at London-UK. Professor Tokuşoğlu is the editorial board member of the International Journal of Food Science and Technology (IJFST) by Wiley Publisher,USA and Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences (PJFNS) in Thomson Reuters. Tokuşoğlu has several editorial and reviewer assignments in Science Citation Index (SCI) and international index covered journals. Tokuşoğlu has published a scientific edited book titled Fruit and Cereal Bioactives: Chemistry, Sources and Applications by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA and the book titled Food By-Product Based Functional Food Powders by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA is also in progress. She has many research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals covered by the SCI and by the international index covered journals, international book chapters, international presentations (as oral and posters) presented at international congresses and other organizations. She was the principal administrator and advisor for the theses of four masters’ students; also one doctorate student and one masters’ students are in progress from 2014.
Food Chemistry & Quality Control & Novel Processing & Nutrition Food Bioactives (Food Phenolics, Food Antioxidants, Anticarcinogens, Bioactive Lipids, Food Additives And Toxicology (Carcinogenics , Mycotoxigenics, Allergenics) Innovative Food Technologies (Novel Processing/Hhp/Pef & Functional Food Technologies) Oil & Fats & Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals & New Food Development Advanced Food Analyses & Chromatographic /Analytical Techniques