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B.Sc.: Agricultural Engineering –Food Science & Technology, Tehran University, Karaj, Iran, 22/09/1990.

M.Sc.: Agricultural Engineering –Food Science & Technology, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran, 8/02/1995.

Certificate of Competency for Teaching at University: Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran, 8/02/1995.

Training course:

"Food Packaging", World Bank course at Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO ), Tehran, Iran, 09/01/1998 for a Week.

"Production in Greenhouse", Innovation Practical & Training Center (IPC), EDE, The Netherlands, 4 Sep. - 6 Oct. 2000 .

Ph.D.: Packaging Engineering, Food Process & Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Dec. 2009.


Food Packaging in general,

Packaging materials,

Packaging methods (especially MAP),

Edible and non-edible films and coatings,

Biocomposites and Biopolymers,

Nanocomposites and Nanopolymers.



1.      Food Canning Syndicate Award by the First Food Industry Congress for Honor of Student, 08/O3/1990.

2.      Ag ricultural Research, Education Organization (AREO) Cash Award by AREO for Honor of Student, 22/12/1995.

3.  Bronze Medal in "Pameran Reka Cipta, Penyelidikan Dan Inovasi" (PRPI) 2009 Exhibition for presenting research paper of thesis ( Characterization and Preparation of Biocomposite from Kenaf Cellulose and Low Density Polyethylene for Food Packaging Application) , UPM, Malaysia.


1. Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) of Apple, Agricultural Research, Education and Extention Organization (AREEO), No.77/53, 1998. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

2. Determination of Important Factors in Walnut Packaging, AREEO, No. 77/654, 1999. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

3. Quality and Quantity Comparison of Varieties of Potato in order to Using in Food    Processing, AREEO, No. 82/155, 2003. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

4. Theoretical Study of Various Methods of Grape Drying and Determination of Most Suitable Retail Package for Raisin, AREEO, No. 82/504, 2004. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

5. The effect of fertilizer on the physical and chemicals properties, and phytoestrogen content of commercial pomegranate cultivars in Yazd province, AREEO, No. 83/1550, 2004. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

6. Evaluation courts of Iran in order to improvement quality and marketing raisin in Takestan, AREEO, No. 42390, 2012. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

7. Feasibility Study of Producing of Wheat Straw/Polyethylene Biodegradable Composites, as a Packaging Food Material and Study its Various Features, AREEO, No. 42840, 2013 (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

8. Study on the Possibility of Reducing or Elimination of SO 2 during Red Fakhri Grape Storage, AREEO, No. 43898, 2013 (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

9. The effect of a chitosan-based nano-emulsion on extending the shelf life of apricot, AREEO, No. 44007, 2013. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

10. Studying the effect of chitosan-based nano-emulsion coating on extending the shelf life of apple var. Golab, AREEO, No. 44008, 2013. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

11. Production of snack by using wheat germ, AREEO, No. 45872, 2013. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).

12. Investigation of the possibility of eliminating the natural flavor (color and smell) of wheat straw/LDPE biocomposite for packaging application, AREEO, No. 45874, 2014. (Abstract in English, Details in Persian).



1. Tajeddin, Behjat . 2002. Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Foods, Authors: B.Ooraikul and M.E.STILES. 1990. Alberta University, Canada. Translated from English to Persian; 401 pages.

2. Behjat. T. , Russly, A.R., Luqman, C.A., Yus, A.Y., and Nor Azowa, I. 2009. Effect of PEG on the biodegradability studies of kenaf cellulose-polyethylene composites. International Food Research J., 16, 243-247.

3. Tajeddin, B. , Russly, A.R., Luqman, C.A. 2009. Mechanical and morphological properties of kenaf cellulose/ LDPE biocomposites. American-Eurasian Journal Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 5 (6), 777-785.

4. Tajeddin, B. , Russly, A.R., Luqman, C.A., Nor Azowa, I., and Yus, A.Y. 2009. Thermal properties of low density polyethylene-filled kenaf cellulose composites. European Journal of Science Research, 32 (2), 223-230.

5. Tajeddin, B. , and L.C. Abdulah. 2010. Thermal properties of HDPE-kenaf cellulose composites. Polymers & Polymer Composites, 18 (5), 2010), 195- 199.

6. Tajeddin, B. , Abdul Rahman, R., and Chuah Abdulah, L. 2010. The effect of PEG on the characteristics of kenaf cellulose/LDPE biocomposites. I nternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 47 (2), 292-297.

7. Tajeddin, B . 2011. Principles of Food Quality Control. Iran Agricultural Science Press, 134 pages. (in Persian)

8. Tajeddin, B . 2013. Chocolate Science (Chocolate Industry, Past and Present) . Entekhab Press, 126 pages. (in Persian)

9.Asgari, P., Moradi, O., and Tajeddin, B . 2014. The effect of nanocomposite packaging carbon nanotube base on organoleptic and fungal growth of Mazafati brand dates. International Nano Letters, 4:98, Springer.

10. Tajeddin, B . 2014. Cellulose-Based Polymers for Packaging Appli cations (Chapter 21), in " Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites ", Vijay Kumar Thakur (Ed.). 477–498, Scrivener Publishing LLC .

11. T ajeddin, B . 2014. Toxicology and Food Poisoning. Iran Agricultural Science Press, 217 pages. (in Persian)

12. Tajeddin, B. 2015. The comparison of MAPE and PEG effects on the mechanical characteristics of wheat straw/LDPE biocomposites for packaging application. Polymers & Polymer Composites, Vol.23, No.9, 589-594.

13. Tajeddin, B. , and Ramedani, N. 2015. Thermal Properties and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Results for Carboxymethyl Cellulose /Polyvinyl Alcohol /Clay Nanocomposite Packaging Films. Jacobs Journal of Agriculture, 1(1), 1-6.

14. Tajeddin, B ., Rezaei, M., and Mohammadi Sani, A. 2015. The Effect of different compatibilizing agents on thermal properties of wheat straw/low density polyethylene biocomposites. Lignocellulose, 4 (2), 79-87.

15. Tajeddin, B . 2015. Natural Nano-Based Polymers for Packaging Applications (Chapter 8), in " Eco-Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites: Chemistry and Applications ", Vijay Kumar Thakur and Manju Kumar Thakur (Eds.), Springer India, Pages 239-277.


16. Haji Bagher Naeeni, M., Tajeddin, B. , Asadi , G.H., and Ghiasi Tarzi, B. 2016. The effect of MAPE and PEG compatibilizer on the physical and mechanical properties of wheat straw- low density polyethylene biocomposite. Iranian Food Science and Technology Research Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, 98- 108. (in Persian)

17. Tajeddin, B. , and Ansari, H. 2016. Thermal and colorimetry properties of bleached wheat straw/LDPE biocomposites. Iranian Journal of Wood and Paper Industries, Vol. 7, No. 2, 283- 295. (in Persian)

18. Tajeddin, B , and Ramedani, N. 2016 . Preparation and characterization (mechanical and water absorption properties) of CMC/PVA/clay nanocomposite films. Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Vol. 35, No. 3, 9-15 .

19. Ta jeddin, B . 2016. Packaging Composite Materials from Renewable Resources (Chapter 19), in "Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials- Volume 3: Physico-Chemical and Mechanical Characterization ", Vijay Kumar Thakur , Manju Kumar Thakur, and Michael R. Kessler (Eds.), being in publish .