2012 IFT Fellows
, Associate Professor and Chief Research Scientist of the Food Institute at TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Centre in Turkey, was honored for his research activities in the areas of nutraceutical, functional food, and phytochemistry.
Alasalvar is a leading international researcher in bioactive components from marine resources as well as plant materials, especially hazelnuts. He is recognized for his impact in identifying bioactives and phytochemicals present in foods and plantbased products. He has published over 60 refereed publications and has co-edited four books. He is a leader in Turkey in this area of research. Alasalvar has been active in IFT programs for many years, and has played a leadership role in the Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Division. He served as a past chair of the Division and serves as the editorial board member of Food Chemistry and as receiving editor of Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology. Alasalvar has also been a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Turkish Government and Higher Education on research and development projects and as a Panelist for European Funded Projects. Alasalvar is widely recognized as a role model for young scientists.