Prof. Hami Alpas

Prof. Dr. Hami Alpas


Middle East Technical University

Department of Food Engineering


06800 Ankara - TURKEY

E-mail: imah@metu.edu.tr

Tel: +90 (312) 210 56 18

Fax: +90 (312) 210 27 67




PhD. Middle East Technical University, Department of Food Engineering, 2000.
M.Sc. Middle East Technical University, Department of Food Engineering, 1995.
MBA. Middle East Technical University, Department of Management, 1996
B.S. Middle East Technical UniversityDepartment of Food Engineering, 1992.

Research Interest

  • Nonthermal Food Processing Technologies (High Hydrostatic Pressure)
  • Unit Operations in Food Engineering
  • Food Security, Safety and Food Defense,
  • Climate Change Effects on Food Systems


Recent Publications

1. (Dec. 2019) Evaluation of the Effect of Different Extraction Techniques on Sour Cherry Pomace Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity and Determination of Phenolic Compounds by FTIR and HPLC 
Okur, Ilhami; Baltacioglu, Cem; Agcam, Erdal; et al. 
WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION   Volume: 10   Issue: 12   Special Issue: SI  Pages: 3545-3555   Published: DEC 2019

2. (Oct. 2019) Effect of high hydrostatic pressure in physicochemical properties and in vitro digestibility of cornstarch by nuclear magnetic resonance relaxometry 
Okur, Ilhami; Ozel, Baris; Oztop, Mecit H.; et al.
JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING   Volume: 42   Issue: 6     Article Number: e13168   Published: OCT 2019

3. (Nov. 2018) Predictive modeling for 5-hydroxymethylfurfural formation by some application conditions of high hydrostatic pressure, namely glucose concentration and application temperature, in high glucose containing model beverages 
Altuner, Ergin Murat; Alpas, Hami
JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING   Volume: 41   Issue: 7     Article Number: e12852   Published: NOV 2018

4. (Jul. 2018) High hydrostatic pressure induced changes on palm stearin emulsions
Sevdin, Sezen; Ozel, Baris; Yucel, Umut; et al. 
Conference: 2nd Congress on Food Structure Design (FSD) Location: Antalya, TURKEY Date: 2016
JOURNAL OF FOOD ENGINEERING   Volume: 229   Pages: 65-71   Published: JUL 2018

5. (Mar. 2018) Effect of high hydrostatic pressure on background microflora and furan formation in fruit pur,e based baby foods 
Kultur, Gulcin; Misra, N. N.; Barba, Francisco J.; et al.
JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE   Volume: 55  Issue: 3   Pages: 985-991   Published: MAR 2018

Presentations on FOOD DEFENSE





                            Food Chain Security

               by Hami Alpas & Beyazıt Çırakoğlu



 Strategies for Achieving Food Security in Central Asia

by Hami Alpas, Madeleine Smith & Asylbek Kulmyrzaev


         Environmental Security and Ecoterrorism

by Hami Alpas, Simon M. Berkowicz & Irina Ermakova 



Plant and Food Biosecurity - Network of Excellence


International Joint-degree Program

Detailed resume of Prof. Dr. Hami Alpas can be found here.