Nurhan Dunford, PhD.

Professor and Oil/Oilseed Specialist
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center

Education

Research Interests

Dunford’s research focuses on improving existing and developing new bioprocessing technologies; examining potential of non-food biomass as biofuel and bioproduct feedstocks; and advancing utilization of by-products/waste streams for biofuel production and value-added product development.

“Biofuels and bioproduct development research requires a multidisciplinary approach. This center brings together a group of researchers who possess diverse expertise. My goal is to contribute to the advancement of the research carried out in Oklahoma.”

Teaching Responsibilities

BAE 5030 Fundamentals of Bioproduct Engineering
BAE 5030-352 Advanced Bioproduct Process Engineering
BAE 4400.001 &
BAE 5030.001
Biofuels & Bioproducts (Team-Taught Course)
BAE 4001 Professional Practice

Key Publications

Nurhan Turgut Dunford (Ed.). 2012. Food and Industrial Bioproducts and Bioprocessing. Wiley-Blackwell Food Science Books, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. UK.

Zhu, Y., Dunford, N.T. and Goad, Carla. 2014. Flocculation Characteristics of Picochlorum Oklahomensis. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 9(2):317-324.

Nurhan Turgut Dunford. 2012. Co-products from cereal and oilseed biorefinery systems. In “Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals, Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing”. Chapter 5, pp. 93-115. Chantal Bergeron, D. Julie Carrier and Shri Ramaswamy (Eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, UK.

Zhu, Y., Dunford, N.T. and Goad, Carla. 2013. Harvesting Nannochloropsis Oculata by Flocculation. Biological Engineering Transactions. 6(3):173-182.

Nurhan Turgut Dunford. 2012. Advancements in Oil and Oilseed Processing. In “Food and Industrial Bioproducts and Bioprocessing”, Nurhan Turgut Dunford (ed.). Chapter 4, pp. 115-143. Wiley-Blackwell Food Science Books, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. UK.

Zhu, Y., Dunford, N.T. and Goad, Carla. Growth and Biomass Characteristics of Picochlorum Oklahomensis and Nannochloropsis Oculata. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. (2013) 90:841–849

Nurhan Turgut Dunford. 2012. Traditional and Emerging Feedstocks for Food and Industrial Bioproduct Manufacturing. In “Food and Industrial Bioproducts and Bioprocessing”, Nurhan Turgut Dunford (ed.). Chapter 1, pp. 1-354, Wiley-Blackwell Food Science Books, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. UK

Wanda Septiano, Nurhan Turgut Dunford, Mark Wilkins and Jeff Edwards. 2010. Ethanol Production from Winter Hulless Barley. Biological Engineering, 2(4): 211-219.

Dunford, Nurhan T. and Su, Aihua. 2010. Effect of Canola Oil Quality on Biodiesel Conversion Efficiency and Properties. Trans ASABE, 53(3):993-997.

Fact Sheets: FAPC-149: Biodiesel Glossary, FAPC-150: Biodiesel Production Techniques, FAPC-153: Oil and Oilseed processing I: Oilseed Handling, Storage and Pre-treatment, FAPC-159: Oil and Oilseed processing II: Oil Extraction Techniques, FAPC-160: Oil and Oilseed processing III: Crude Oil Refining and Preparation for Biodiesel Production., FAPC-177: Diesel Fuels from Renewable Sources.