Dr. Atıf Can SEYDİM is a Professor of Food Engineering at Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ankara University in 1990. In 1993, he earned his first M.Sc. degree with his thesis titled “Shelf-life determination of Sour cherry Juice and Peach Nectar packaged in aseptic cartons” from the same University. In 1994, he won a government scholarship to continue his education in the United States. He completed his second Master’s degree with his thesis “Styrene monomer migration into liquid food simulants” and Ph.D. degree with “Shelf-Life Evaluation of Ostrich Meat” in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University, Clemson, SC. His area of interests are Food Packaging Systems; Edible films, the use of nanomaterials in biodegradable and polymer films, packaging of probiotic products, MAP of food products, fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, packaging systems in retort pouches, sous-vide processing, and Quality Changes in Food Products (Shelf-life of Foods); antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of functional food components, quality characteristics of packed foods.
He has number of peer-reviewed articles and given presentations at number of conferences both national and international level. He is also Editorial Board Member of Food Packaging and Shelf Life, Journal published by Elsevier. In addition to writing scholarly publications, he has served in many administrative positions in academia, and local community. Dr. Seydim spent 14 years teaching and doing research in both the University and in the Food Industry. He is also instructor for Packaging Academy of Packaging Manufacturing Association of Turkey.
He enjoys hiking and taking pictures, and riding his bike. He currently resides in Isparta with his wife and two children.