Background and activities

Toktam received her M.Sc. in Food Science from University of Tehran (UT). Her research at UT focused on functional properties of whey proteins. Toktam joined NTNU in September 2020 and is now pursuing a PhD degree in Food Science with a focus on microencapsulation of fish oil. She is investigating how proteins obtained from byproducts can be best utilized as wall materials for fish oil microencapsulation. Her PhD program is part of OPTiMAT project with the general aim of optimizing the utilization of marine food resources. Toktam is supervised by Prof. Eva Falch and Prof. Ida-Johanne Jensen.


  • Ph.D., Food Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2020-Present
  • M.Sc., Food Science, University of Tehran (UT), 2015
  • B.Sc., Food Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM)