• Dr. Natalie Riediger, assistant professor with the department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    205 Ellis Building
    13 Freedman Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada

    T: 204-474-6486



  • BSc (Food Engineering), Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • MSc (with distinction, Food Engineering), Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • PhD (Food Science), University of Manitoba, Canada


  • FOOD 3210 Introduction to Food Engineering
  • FOOD 4010 Food Processing II
  • FOOD 7240 Advanced Food Extrusion


Research interests

Dr. Koksel's research focuses on processing of plant-based foods. Her research interests include:

  • Electromagnetic and mechanical analyses of foods
  • Empirical and fundamental food rheology
  • Microstructure of aerated puffed foods
  • Processing of plant-based meat and dairy-alternatives

Current research projects

  • In-line structural, textural and nutritional quality monitoring and manipulation during processing of plant-based meats
  • Understanding the mechanisms associated with quality creation in protein rich plant based aerated foods during processing
  • Effects of extrusion cooking and the use of oxidizing/reducing agents on the techno-functional properties of pulse flours