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Prof. Dr. Selçuk Yildirim

Prof. Dr. Selçuk Yildirim

Prof. Dr. Selçuk Yildirim
ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Centre for Food Production and Packaging
Einsiedlerstrasse 34
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 56 31
selcuk.yildirim@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Center for Food Processing and Packaging

www.zhaw.ch/ilgi

Professional development teaching

EU/CH and China Food Contact Material World

Expertise and research interests

Innovative Packaging Materials: Development of inoative packaging materials
-Active packaging
-New packaging materials
-High barrier materials

Biopackaging:Developemt of sustainable and innovative biopackaging and development of processes for the applications
-Biobased materials
-Biodegradeable materials
-Sustainable packaging

Development and Optimization of Food Packaging Processes
-Applying existing processes to new applications
-Optimising packaging processes to better preserve the quality of food
-Developing new packaging processes for existing or new products

Shelf Life Simulation: Development of a shelf life simulation programme to simulate the shelf life of various packaged food products
-Optimisation of packaging materials
-Evaluation of alternative packaging materials
-Definition of suitable packaging for a targeted shelf life
-Definition of packaging for new products
-Optimisation of packaging process and storage conditions

Educational background

2017 Conflict Management, ZHAW, Wädenswil, Switzerland

2015 Leadership, ZHAW, Switzerland

2013 CAS Didactics, PHZH, Zurich, Switzerland

2004 Dr. sc. ETH Zurich, Institute of Biotechnology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

1999 Master of Science in Process Engineering, Department of Process Engineering, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany

1997 Bachelor of Science in Food Engineering, Department of Food Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Professional milestones

2018 - Head of Center for Food Processing and Packaging, Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil, Switzerland

2018 - Head of Research Group Food Packaging, Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil, Switzerland

2017 - Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2013 – Professor, Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil, Switzerland

2010 - 2017 Head of Center of Food Technology, Proces Engineering and Cosmetic, Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil, Switzerland

2010 – Dozent, Food Packaging, Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil, Switzerland

2007 – 2009 Project Leader “Active Packaging” at European Research and Development Centre, Alcan Packaging, Neuhausen, Switzerland

2006 – 2007 Group Leader at the Laboratory of Food Biotechnology, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2005 – 2006 Post-Doc at the Laboratory of Food Biotechnology, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications

Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed Books and monographs, peer-reviewed Book parts, peer-reviewed Conference contributions, peer-reviewed Other publications Oral conference contributions and abstracts