Senay Simsek Research Website




Dr. Simsek was highlighted in Fargo Forum. Read the full article!

Mihiri's paper is most viewed at AACC-I website. Read the full article!



Dr. Simsek was named the first Bert L. D'Appolonia Cereal Science and Wheat Technology Endowed Associate Professor. Read the full article!

Mihiri Mendis received the prestigious AACCI Raymond J. Tarleton Graduate Fellowship for the 2013-2014 year. Read the full article!

Dr. Simsek was featured in a research profile by NDSU Agricultural Experiment Station. View the profile!

The wheat lab received new QTOF equipment which will improve food safety and disease research on wheat and barley. Read the full article!

Dr. Simsek received the AACCI Young Scientist Research Award. Read the full article!

Senay Simsek receives 2013 AACCI Young Scientist Research Award
(Photo courtesy of AACCI)



Meliza Abeyratne received an Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach Academic Achievement Award at the annual NDSU Green and Golden Globe Diversity Awards.

Congratulations to Mihiri Mendis, whose abstract to AACCI has been selected as one of the finalists for the “2012 Best Student Research Paper Competition." Read the article from AACCI!

Graduation 2012 - Meliza Abeyratne and Kimberly Burgess were among the graduates. Click here for pictures!

Dr. Simsek gave "Basics of Wheat Quality" seminars in the Philippines.
Read the article in Dakota Gold Magazine.
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Dr. Simsek gave "HRS Wheat Crop Quality" seminars in Central America. Click here for pictures!



Dr. Simsek received the "NDSU College of Agriculture, 2011 Larson/Yaggie Excellence in Research Award." Read the full article!

2011 Larson Yaggie Award
(Photo courtesy of NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources)


Dr. Simsek was awarded the "NC213 Andersons Cereal and Oils Seeds, 2011 Early-in Career Award of Excellence." Read the full article!

2011 NC213 Early in Career Award of Excellence


Cereal Science paper is Cereal Chemistry Editor's Pick! Read the full article!



Dr. Simsek was part of a Wheat Quality Improvement Team that was sponsored by U.S. Wheat Associates. We visited Europe and North Africa during January 9-19, 2010. Click here for pictures!



Bridget Mendoza, 2009 summer STEM intern, won first place for her presentation on July 23, 2009.

Dr Simsek's work on Food Hydrocolloids was featured in Food Navigator Magazine. Read the full article!

The Wheat Quality Lab was featured in an article in Dakota Gold Magazine. Read the full article!

Yu Zhang received 3rd place in the 2009 IFT Carbohydrate Division Paper Competition. Read more here!

Yu Zhang 2009 IFT Award



Yu Zhang received 2nd place in the 2008 IFT RFFD Al Schwan Paper Competition.

Article published - Y. Zhang, S. Simsek, O. H. Campanella. Rheological Changes in Refrigerated Dough during Storage. Institutes of Food Technologists (IFT), 2008, New Orleans, LA.


Wheat Quality & Carbohydrate Research
Department of Plant Sciences
NDSU Dept. 7670
PO Box 6050
Fargo , ND 58108-6050
166 Loftsgard Hall
(701) 231-7737
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