I am working on sustainable packagign with the focus of preventing seal integrity issues that occur during sealing and closing.
After my bachelor's degree in Food Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, my interest in food loss and waste prevention drove me to work on novel food packaging solutions in my master's. I synthesized shape memory polyurethane films for dynamic packaging applications that can reduce postharvest losses in modified atmosphere-packaged fresh fruits and vegetables. Since the success of modified atmosphere applications depends on seal quality, in my Ph.D. research at the University of Twente, I focused on understanding the reasons behind seal integrity issues occur during the heat sealing of flexible packaging and impact quality of food products negatively through their shelf life.
- Seal integrity in flexible films
- Dynamic modified atmosphere packaging
- Extending the shelf life of fresh produce