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Cavit Akin

Cavit Akin, American biotechnologist, research scientist. Achievements include patents in field. Fulbright scholarship, University Illinois, 1957-1961. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Food Technologists, Society Industrial Microbiology, American Society Microbiology, American Chemical Society.

Background

  • Akin, Cavit was born on February 28, 1931 in Nigde, Turkey. Arrived in United States, 1957. Son of Ahmet and Fatma Kenan (Yuceeren) Akin.

  • Education

    • Mark Scheme, university Ankara, 1954. Master of Science in Food Technology, University Illinois, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1961.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Massachusetts, 1962.

    Career

    • Research scientist Sugar Research Institute, Turkey, 1956—1957. Senior bioengr. Falstaff Research Laboratory, St. Louis, 1962—1967. Senior research engineer American Oil Corporation, Whiting, Indiana, 1967—1970, Standard Oil Corporation, Naperville, Illinois, 1971—1973, research associate, supervisor biotechnology research, 1979—1987.

      Research supervisor Amoco Chemicals, 1973—1977. Manager foods exploratory research Amoco Foods, 1978—1979. Associate director biotechnology research Institute Gas Technology, Chicago, 1987—1991, associate instructor biotechnology, 1991—1994.

      Principal C.A. Biotechnology, Naperville, since 1994. Lieutenant Signal Corps, Turkish Armed Forces, 1955-1956.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field.

    Works

    • Author: Gas, Oil and Coal Biotechnology, 1990, Gas, Oil, Coal and Environmental Biotechnology volunteer II, 1990, vols. III & IV, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Muslim

    Membership

    Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Food Technologists, Society Industrial Microbiology, American Society Microbiology, American Chemical Society.

    Connections

    • Married Ingeborg Katharina Tange, February 24, 1978. Children: Deniz Leyla, Suzan Sema, Tulin Selma, Aylin Neva.
    • father: Ahmet Akin
    • mother: Fatma Kenan (Yuceeren) Akin
    • spouse: Ingeborg Katharina Tange
    • children: Deniz Leyla Akin
    • Suzan Sema Akin
    • Tulin Selma Akin
    • Aylin Neva Akin
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    Born February 28, 1931
    Nationality
    • 1954
      University Ankara
    • 1959
      University Illinois
    • 1961
      University Illinois
    • 1962
      University Massachusetts
    • 1956 - 1957
      Research scientist, Sugar Research Institute
      Turkey
    • 1962 - 1967
      senior, bioengr. Falstaff Research Laboratory
    • 1967 - 1970
      senior, research engineer American Oil Company
      Whiting, Indiana, United States
    • 1971 - 1973
      senior, research engineer American Oil Company
      Naperville, Illinois, United States
    • 1973 - 1977
      research supervisor Amoco Chemicals
    • 1978 - 1979
      manager, foods exploratory research Amoco Foods
    • 1987 - 1991
      associate, director biotechnology research Institute Gas Technology
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1994
      principal C.A. Biotechnology
      Naperville, Illinois, United States
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