Dr. Gunes obtained his B.S. degree in Food Engineering department at Middle East Technical University in 1993. He received his M.S and Ph.D. degree in Food Science from Cornell University in 1997 and 2001, respectively. After working as a Postdoct. in Horticulture department at Cornell University for a year he started working as a research assistant at Kocaeli University. Since August 2002 he has been working as a faculty member in Food Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University.