Yagmur Yegin, a doctoral student in Food Science and Technology, received multiple awards in 2018. Yagmur initially received our department`s “Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Research”. Then, she received 2018-2019 Texas A&M University Academic Excellence Award, followed by KANEKA Scholarship from the Polymer Technology Center of Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.
Furthermore, her research was chosen as a finalist in Withycombe-Charalambous Graduate Student Competition in American Chemical Society – Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (ACS AGFD). She will attend the National Spring Meeting in April 2019 to present her research, and her travel expenses will be covered by the ACS organization committee.
Yagmur is currently working under supervision of Dr. Alejandro Castillo in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Dr. Mustafa Akbulut in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Yagmur`s research interests are focused on various fields including nanotechnology applications in food safety, controlled release of active ingredients in food systems, synthesis and characterization of antimicrobial nanoparticles, surface science, mechanism of action of sanitizers, and effect of surface chemistry and topography on bacterial attachment.