The FSRC established at IYTE is a multi-disciplinary
research Centre. The Centre includes 20 faculty members, 1 lecturer
and 3 research associates. Faculty comes from several departments
including Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
and Biology Departments.
The Centre management team consists of centre
director, assistant centre director, board of directors, centre
advisory board, quality assurance manager (QAM), academic and
administrative staff. The responsibilities of each position
are explained below:
Centre Director: The everyday management activities
of the FSRC are administrated by a director. The Centre director
is responsible for:
Representing the Centre and directing the board of directors.
Executing the decisions of meeting with board of directors,
planning the budget of the Centre, reporting to the President
Preparing the instructions for the laboratories of the Centre
and procedures for the instruments.
Coordinating the regular operations of personnel and infrastructure
of the Centre.
Preparing annual written report based on the insights and
advice from the board of directors and presenting to the president
Assistant Director of Centre: Assistant Director
of Centre is assigned by the Centre Director among the faculty
members who have experience and academic background in food
engineering and/or food science and/or food technology subjects
and related disciplines. The assistant director is responsible
for representing the Centre Director in case of need in meetings
with the board of directors and for being a consultant of the
Board of Directors: Including the Centre Director,
the board of directors consists of 5 members who have experience
and academic background in the above indicated areas. The board
of directors gathers every 3 months at least. The board of directors
is responsible for:
Scheduling Centre activities based on the objectives of the
Preparing the annual activity report.
Allocating the Centre resources amongst the centre projects
and preparing the budget.
The Centre Advisory Board: The advisory board
is composed of the faculty of IYTE and related departments of
other universities, food related industries and government organizations.
The Centre advisory board has minimum 5 members. At least one
meeting a year is carried out with advisory board and board
of directors to state the insights about the ongoing research
and other activities in the Centre and to suggest possible research
areas, which will fit the national and international needs.
Quality Assurance Manager: QAM is assigned by
the Centre Director among the faculty members. The manager is
responsible for assuring scientific, technical and administrative
management of all quality related issues. Tracking and following
up the quality during the implementation of projects is another
role of QAM.
of the FSRC
Academic Staff: The responsibilities
of the academic staff are conducting the researches and reporting
the results of the projects to the Centre Director on time.
Administrative Staff: Administrative staff
are responsible for the office work of the FSRC.