Dr. Perihan Aysal Adun started to her career at Turkish Atomic Energy Authority as a researcher in the field of food preservation by irradiation in 1984, and then continued with determination of pesticide residues in food and environment, especially fate of pesticides in Turkish food and environment by using radio tracer technique and other related chromatographic techniques. This was a Technical Cooperation Project supported by IAEA. She was also involved in many Coordinated Research Projects supported by IAEA between 1990-2002.
Dr. Adun left her business in Turkey upon assignment of previous position as analytical chemist at the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2003. She has been assisting in research, service, training and administrative activities of the Agrochemicals Unit; performing research and analysis of agrochemicals based on the principles of analytical quality assurance, using radio tracer and related analytical techniques; training fellows and staff on above mentioned techniques and procedures; maintaining analytical instruments; delivering lectures in training workshops and conferences and preparing publications to enhance IAEA Member States capabilities for implementing good agricultural and manufacturing practices to reduce food safety hazards and to protect environment. She has gained many skills related to her career in the Agency.
She has joined Near East University in 2014.