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Dr. Mehmet Tulbek


Dr. Mehmet Tulbek is the President of Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre. Mehmet has been a research, technology, and innovation leader with over 20 years of pulses, cereals, oilseeds and plant-based foods’ global research & development, technical services, business development, international technical education, and management experience.

Mehmet completed his B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering with emphasis in Food Science and Technology at Ankara University, and his M.Sc. in Food Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. He then moved to the United States to pursue his Ph.D. in Cereal Science at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Before joining Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre, Mehmet served as the Director of Research and Development at AGT Food and Ingredients in Saskatoon, Canada, and worked at Northern Crops Institute (NCI) as Crop Quality Specialist and then as Technical Director.

Mehmet is a sought-after presenter at global industry and academic gatherings, and has authored several journal articles, book chapters, proceedings and two provisional patents. Mehmet is a member of multiple organizations including IFT, AOCS, CIFST, CNS, and Cereals & Grains Association (former AACC). He currently serves as Adjunct Professor at the University Of Saskatchewan Department Of Food and Bioproduct Sciences and the University of Manitoba Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences.