I am working on sustainable packagign with the focus of preventing seal integrity issues that occur during sealing and closing of food packaging and cause food waste.

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 issuesoccur during the heat sealing of flexible packaging and impact quality of food products negatively through their shelf life.

Research areas:

  • Seal integrity in flexible films
  • Dynamic modified atmosphere packaging
  • Extending the shelf life of fresh produce


  • Material Science

    • Film
    • Polypropylene
    • Mechanical Strength
    • Filler
  • Engineering

    • Seals
  • Physics

    • Polyethylene
    • Heat
    • Temperature




Research profiles

Courses academic year 2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.


University of Twente

Horst Complex (building no. 20)
De Horst 2
7522 LW Enschede

Navigate to location


Additional contact information

Room W238

Scan the QR code or
Download vCard