Ali Demirci, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Bioprocess and Food Safety Engineering
Ali Demirci, Ph.D.
221 Agricultural Engineering Building
Shortlidge Road

University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-1098
Fax: 814-865-6178

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioprocess Engineering/Fermentation: Bioconversion of agricultural raw and waste commodities into value added products including bioenergy/biofuels, microbial enzymes, organic acids, polysaccharides, antimicrobial agents; optimization; novel bioreactors; downstream processing.
  • Food Engineering/Food Safety : inactivation of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms by using novel non-thermal processing technologies including pulsed UV light, electrolyzed oxidizing water, and ozone.


  1. Iowa State University, Ph.D.


  • B E 308  Engineering Elements of Biochemistry and Microbiology (3)
  • B E 468  Microbiological Engineering (3)
  • A B E 568  Food Safety Engineering (3)
  • A B E 888 Conversion Technologies for Bioenergy Production (3, online)

For information about courses please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog.