Ph.D. GPA 3.8/4.0.                                                                                                     (1997 – 2000)

University of Florida,

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering                             Gainesville, Florida

Dissertation Title: Simultaneous Optimization of Quality Retention in Conduction-heated Foods of Different Geometries.

Master of Engineering, GPA 3.9/4.0.                                                                     (1995 – 96)

University of Florida,

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering                             Gainesville, Florida

Minor in Food Science and Human Nutrition

Thesis Title: Modeling of Temperature Distribution in Shrimp, and Measurement of its Effects on Texture, Shrinkage and Yield Loss

Master of Science, GPA 3.8/4.0.                                                                               (1992 – 94)

Hacettepe University, Department of Food Engineering                                    Ankara, Turkey

(Transferred to the University of Florida)

Bachelor of Science, GPA 3.3/4.0. (Highest among the graduates)                 (1987 – 92)

Hacettepe University, Food Engineering Department                                        Ankara, Turkey