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Research in the Ciftci Lab is focused on developing novel green approaches to enhancing the health benefits and quality of the food lipids. To achieve this, we are using approaches based on nanoscale science and engineering, and supercritical fluid technology. We are also interested in the fundamentals associated with the novel process development. Our research is focused on two key areas:

  • Lipid particle formation
  • Green extraction of bioactive lipids


Ciftci Lab is looking for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers and graduate students (Ph.D.) . If you are interested in our research, please contact Dr. Ciftci at

RECENT NEWS                                              

We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers and graduate students (Ph.D.). If you are interested, please contact Dr. Ciftci at 

Lingyi won the 3rd place poster award at the COFE22 poster competition! Congrats Lingyi!

Farhad's paper has been published in the Food Hydrocolloids.

Lingyi won the 2nd place at 2022 AOCS Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division Poster Competition. Congrats Lingyi!

Lingyi won the 2022 AOCS Honored Student Award and Manuchehr (Manny) Eijadi Award. Congrats Lingyi!

Farhad's paper has been published in the  Carbohydrate Polymers.

Ali's paper has been published in the  Current Research in Food Science.

Felipe and Jessica's paper has been published in the  Journal of American Oil Chemists' Society.

Lingyi's paper has been published in the  Journal of Food Engineering.

Watch our laser scanning confocal microscopy video of a hollow solid lipid microparticle loaded with essential oil using SC-CO2