Food science PhD students Arda Tuhanioglu and Surabhi Wason win IFT competitions


Arda Tuhanioglu (top) and Surabhi Wason, both Ph.D. food science students, won their oral presentation division competition at the Institute of Food Technologists conference.

Arda Tuhanioglu and Surabhi Wason, both graduate food science students, won awards at the recent Institute of Food Technologists premier event and trade show in Chicago.

Tuhanioglu, a Ph.D. student advised by assistant professor Ali Ubeyitogullari, won the Sustainable Food Systems division oral competition.

Wason, a Ph.D. student advised by Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science Jeyam Subbiah, won the non-thermal processing division oral competition.

Tuhanioglu’s research is “A green integrated approach to extract bioactive and high-value compounds from sorghum bran via supercritical carbon dioxide”.

Wason’s research is “Efficacy of Chlorine Dioxide Gas on Salmonella Enterica and Enterococcus Faecium NRRL B-2354 in Chia Seeds.”

“The Institute of Food Technologists is a professional scientific society in the field of food science and its annual meeting has brought together more than 15,000 attendees from around the world,” Subbiah said. “Having two of our graduate students receive top prizes at this international event speaks volumes about the scientific rigor of our faculty and graduate students. ranks ninth in the nation for research productivity, according to Academics Analytics.”

Ubeyitogullari and Subbiah are both faculty members at the U of A’s Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, and researchers and scientists at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the U of A System. Division of Agriculture. Ubeyitogullari also has a shared appointment with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

The IFT is a forum for food science professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn and contribute with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of people around the world. The expo provides opportunities to access the latest food trends from IFT partners with over 700 exhibitors showcasing, demonstrating, educating and sampling trending ingredients, machinery and food and science intelligence.

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