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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 

Welcome our newest Ph.D. students Purlen and Farhad joining our group!

Dr. Ciftci has been tenured and promoted to Associate Professor.

Felipe and Jessica’s project entitled “Development of a processing method to obtain high-value products from sorghum and corn distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS)” has been selected to receive the 2019 Distillers Grains Technology Council (DGTC) Graduate Student Research Scholarship!                            

Jessica won the 2019 AOCS Honored Student Award. Congrats Jessica!

Jessica won the 1st place at the IFT19 Student Research Poster Competition. Congrats Jessica!              

Ali won the 1st place at the IFT18 Student Research Paper Poster Competition. Congrats Ali!

Jessica's paper has been published in the  Food & Function.

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

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

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