Prof. Dr. Farhan Alfin

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Food Engineering

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Food engineering is a multidisciplinary field of applied physical science which combines science, microbiology, and engineering education for food and related industries. It is a technical discipline involved in manufacturing and processing, preservation, packaging, storage and distribution of food materials. It process raw material into finished products. Food engineers control the health and safety of food production by designing and operation food processing plants. Physics, chemistry, and mathematics are fundamental to understanding and engineering products and operations in the food industry.

This website was created to provide you with a wide range of resources in food engineering. Many of these topics are based on teaching experience, research, my undergraduate students graduate projects and postgraduate students thesis.

You will find papers and presentations on topics such as food unit operation, heat and mas transfer and modeling of food processes. If you are a student or an instructor engaged in learning and teaching food engineering, this site includes lecture materials for typical courses taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will find useful links to departments of food engineering and association and books.

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Farhan Alfin
Professor of Food Engineering
Yomra. Trabzon. Turkey

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My biography summary

I got a chemical engineering degree in 1989, from Albaath University,

I worked at Al-Baath University as a computer programmer during 1989-1991.

During this period, I accomplished the following:

A software to manage the database of scholarship students at Al-Baath University using Turbo Basic and Turbo Access (Borland Software Corporation).

A software for salary calculation for General Sugar Company.

A software for salary calculation for Al-Waleed Metallurgical Industries Company.

Accounting software for tourism companies.

A software to archive reports for clinics.

Teaching Turbo Pascal language at training course for teachers at the Informatics Center of the Directorate of Education.

I got my PhD in Food Engineering from Ege University in 2000.

Faculty member at Al-Baath University - Department of Food Engineering 2000-2015.

Assistant Professor since 2007.

Head of Food Engineering Department 2006-2010.

Providing various training courses in the field of grain milling and statistical evaluation of laboratory results.

Providing a course for managers of public sector bakeries (in partnership with Dr. Mustafa Satouf, author of a book Bread and pastry technology).

Technical advisor during the construction of the Middle East Mill and then Executive Director during the period 2009-2015.

Head of the Department of Food Engineering at Eurasia University - Trabzon - Turkey between 2015-2019.

Consultant for Darica Mill - Trabzon - Turkey 2019-2020.