Ozan Nazim Ciftci

Ozan Nazim Ciftci

Ozan Nazim Ciftci
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, Division of Bioresource and Food Engineering
University of Alberta, Canada


I completed my BSc and MSc in food engineering. I received my PhD in Food Engineering in 2009. I completed my first postdoctoral training in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge between 2009 and 2010. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta.

Research Interest

Bioresource and Food Engineering- Development of green processes for the production of food, biofuel and biomaterials from agricultural products, design of novel bioactive and drug delivery systems, enzymatic structuring lipids to produce functional products.
Biorefining for food applications- Application of the biorefinery concept for the processing agricultural products and by-products for the separation of bioactives and production of several high value food products using green extraction, reaction, and separation processes.
Particle Formation (Food nanotechnology)- Use of supercritical carbon dioxide technology to produce novel micro- and nanoparticles as controlled delivery systems of bioactives and drugs, development of a novel method for the production of solid lipid nanoparticles as advanced delivery systems to be used in foods.
Biocatalytic Conversions- Enzymatic conversion of lipids to value-added food, biofuel and biomaterials in supercritical carbon dioxide, structuring lipids to produce functional foods.