Dr. Ziynet Boz is working as an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at University of Florida and serves as the current Chair of the IFT Food Packaging Division. Her background includes a diverse combination of food engineering, processing, and packaging. Dr. Boz currently focuses on enabling more sustainable food systems and reducing food loss and waste through food and packaging engineering solutions. She obtained her Ph.D. as a Fulbright Scholar from the Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida, and her B.Sc., and M.Sc. in Food Engineering from Mersin University with an exchange program at the Institute of Chemical Technology (VSCHT), Prague, Czech Republic.