Vural Gökmen, BSc, MSc, PhD is professor in the Food Engineering Department at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. His responsibilities include to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise MSc and PhD theses, to conduct research projects, and to give consultancy to food industry through knowledge and technology transfer.
He graduated in 1990 with food engineering degree and gained his PhD degree in 1998. In 2004, he has been awarded as outstanding young scientist by the Turkish Academy of Sciences, and in 2007 he gained science incentive award by The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey. He has founded Food Quality & Safety Research Group in 2004, Food Research Center in 2010 at Hacettepe University, and The National Food Technology Platform of Turkey in 2011. In 2022, he was awarded the Science Award by The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey for his outstanding work in the field of Food Science and Engineering.
Prof. Gökmen carried out national and international research projects related to different aspects of food science and engineering. He has lectured nationally and internationally. He had collaborations with the research groups in Italy, Spain, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, USA, Czechia, Slovakia, Serbia, UK and Denmark. As one of the leading experts on food science, Prof. Gökmen has contributed greatly to the understanding of process-derived effects on the quality and safety of foodstuffs. Also, he has developed chromatography, mass spectrometry, and computer vision based advanced analytical techniques to monitor food quality and safety.
To his credit, Prof. Gökmen has published over 280 articles, which includes over 270 peer reviewed manuscripts based on original research, 22 book chapters, and edited a book. As of Jan 2023, his publications have been cited more than 10,000 times in Web of Science (h-index 55), 10,700 times in Scopus (h-index 57) and 15,800 times in Google Scholar (h-index 71). Prof. Gökmen is currently associate editor in Food Chemistry (IF 9.231).