Sait Sofuoğlu Araştırma Grubu


Sait C. Sofuoglu


PhD in Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

MSc in Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

BSc in Environmental Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University



24 years of research and teaching, 12 of which as faculty member at Izmir Institute of Technology, Dept. of ChE (2002- ) and Suleyman Demirel University,  Dept. of EnvE (2001-2002)


Research Area(s):

Indoor air quality

Sick Building Syndrome

Indoor air quality and pollution indices

Ambient air pollution

Dry deposition

Environmental exposure assessment

Environmental risk assessment

Ecological risk assessment





CHE 222 Fluid Mechanics

CHE 226 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

ENG 301 Technical Writing and Communication

CHE 421 Engineering Design

CHE 435 Fundamentals of Air Pollution and Control

CP 362 Urban Infrastructure Systems


CHE 538  Environmental Exposure and Risk Assessment

CHE 539  Indoor Air Pollution

CHE 555  Stats for the Analysis of Measurement Systems and Experimental Data

EM 505 Statistics for Engineers

Graduate Students:

Pınar Kavcar

Dilek Turan

Funda Çolak

Publication List (peer reviewed, SCI):

Sofuoglu, S.C., Güzelkaya, H., Akgül, Ö., Kavcar, P., Kurucaovalı, F., and Sofuoglu, A., “Speciated arsenic concentrations, exposure, and associated health risks for rice and bulgur”, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Vol. 64, pp.184–191, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.11.029

Sofuoglu, S.C., Yayla, B., Kavcar, P., Ates, D., Turgut, C., and Sofuoglu, A., “Olive Tree, Olea europaea L., Leaves as a Bioindicator of Atmospheric PCB Contamination”, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 20, pp.6178–6183, 2013. doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-1640-y


Sofuoglu, S.C., Sofuoglu, A., Holsen, T.M., Alexander, C.M., Pagano, J.J., “Atmospheric Concentrations and Potential Sources of PCBs, PBDEs, and Pesticides to Acadia National Park”, Environmental Pollution, Vol. 177, pp. 116–124, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.02.015

Ocak, Y., Kılıçvuran, A., Eren, A.B., Sofuoglu, A., and Sofuoglu, S.C., “Exposure to particulate matter in a mosque”, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 56, pp. 169–176, 2012. DOI:  doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.04.007

Turan, D., Kocahakimoglu, C., Kavcar, P., Gaygısız, H., Atatanir, L., Turgut, C., and Sofuoglu, S.C., “The Use of Olive Tree (Olea europaea L.) Leaves as a Bioindicator for Environmental Pollution in the Province of Aydın, Turkey”, Environmental Research and Pollution Research, Vol. 18, pp. 355–364, 2011. DOI:  doi: 10.1007/s11356-010-0378-z

Sofuoglu, SC., Aslan, G., Inal, F., Sofuoglu, A., “An assessment of indoor air concentrations and health risks of volatile organic compounds in three primary schools” International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Vol. 214, pp. 36-46, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2010.08.008

Sofuoglu, A., Kiymet, N., Kavcar, P., Sofuoglu, SC., “Polycyclic and Nitro Musks in Indoor Air: a Primary School Classroom and a Women’s Sport Center” Indoor Air, Vol. 20, pp. 515-522, 2010, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0668.2010.00674.x

Inal, F., Yetgin, S., Aksu G.T., Simsek, S., Sofuoglu, A., Sofuoglu, S.C., “Activated Carbon Adsorption of Fuel Oxygenates MTBE and ETBE from water” Water Air Soil Pollution, Vol. 204, pp. 155-163, 2009. doi:10.1007/s11270-009-0034-8

Kavcar, P., Sofuoglu, S.C., “A Health Risk Assessment for Exposure to Trace Metals Via Drinking Water Ingestion Pathway” International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Vol. 212, pp. 216-227, 2009. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2008.05.002

Baytak, D., Sofuoglu, A., Inal, F., Sofuoglu, S.C., “Seasonal variation in drinking water concentrations of disinfection by-products in IZMIR and associated human health risks” Science of the Total Environment,  Vol. 407, pp. 286-296, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.08.019

Sofuoglu, SC, Kavcar, P. “An exposure and risk assessment for fluoride and trace metals in black tea” Hazardous Materials, Vol. 152, pp. 392-400, 2008.  doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.01.086

Sofuoglu, SC, “Application of artificial neural networks to predict prevalence of building-related symptoms in office buildings” Building and Environment, Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 1121-1126, 2008.    doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2007.03.003

Kavcar, P., Odabasi, M., Kitis, M., Inal, F., Sofuoglu, S.C., “Occurrence, oral exposure and risk assessment of volatile organic compounds in drinking water for İzmir” Water Research, Vol.40, pp. 3219-3230, 2006. Link

Sofuoglu, S.C., Tayfur, G., Birgili, S., Sofuoglu, A., “Forecasting Ambient Air SO2 Concentrations Using Artificial Neural Networks” Energy Sources Part B, Vol.1, pp.127–136, 2006. Link

Moschandreas, D.J. and Sofuoglu, S.C., “The Indoor Environmental Index and Its Relationship with Symptoms of Office Building Occupants,” Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, Vol.54, No.11, pp.1440-1451, 2004.  Abstract

Sofuoglu, S.C. and Moschandreas, D.J. “The Link between Symptoms of Office Building Occupants and in-Office Air Pollution: The Indoor Air Pollution Index” Indoor Air, Vol.13, No.4, pp. 332-343, 2003.  DOI

Sofuoglu, S.C., Moschandreas, D.J., Lebowitz, M.D., O’Rourke, M.K., and Robinson, G.L.”Exposure and Risk Estimates Associated with Drinking Water in Arizona” Journal of American Water Works Association Vol.95, No.7, pp. 67-79, 2003.  Abstract

Yi, S.M., Shahin, U., Sivadechathep, J., Sofuoglu, S.C., and Holsen, T.M. “Overall Elemental Deposition Velocities Measured Around Lake Michigan” Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 1133-1140, 2001  DOI

Paode, R.D., Sofuoglu, S.C., Sivadechathep, J., Noll K.E., Holsen, T.M., and Keeler, G. “Dry Deposition Fluxes and Mass Size Distributions of Pb, Cu, Zn Measured in Southern Lake Michigan During AEOLOS” Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 32, No 11, pp.1629-1635, 1998   DOI

Sofuoglu, S.C., Paode, R.D., Sivadechathep, J., Noll K.E., Holsen, T.M., and Keeler, G. “Dry Deposition Fluxes and Atmospheric Size Distributions of Mass, Al, and Mg Measured in Southern Lake Michigan During AEOLOS” Aerosol Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No 4,  pp. 281-293, 1998  Abstract