Vural Gökmen

Vural Gökmen

Since Aug 2011, Professor Gökmen has been serving as founding president of the National Food Technology Platform of Turkey. He is a leading expert on food science and has contributed greatly to the understanding of process-derived effects on quality and safety of foods. He has also contributed to the development of advanced analytical methodologies for the determination of processing contaminants in foods. He has lectured nationally and internationally. Professor Gökmen has published over 200 articles, which includes 145 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 8 book chapters. He is currently associate editor in Elsevier journal Food Research International. Professor Gökmen graduated in 1990 with food engineering degree, and gained his PhD degree in 1998. In 2004, he was awarded as outstanding young scientist by the Turkish Academy of Sciences, and in 2007 he received the science incentive award by Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey. In his career Professor Gökmen has carried out national and international research projects related to different aspects of food science. He has collaborated with research groups in Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Netherland, USA, UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Belgium, and Denmark. Professor Gökmen has founded Food Research Center at Hacettepe University in 2010, and he served as founding director until Feb 2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Food Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey