Faculty Members

Assist. Prof. Dr. A. Can KIZILKAYA
Co-Head of Department

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2007

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2010

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2014

Research Interests

  • Surface Science (Physical chemistry of surfaces, surface characterization, spectroscopy)
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis (Investigation of structure-activity relationships)
  • Experimental and Theoretical Reaction Modelling (Development of model catalysts, Density Functional Theory (DFT) and kinetic modelling)
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies (Development of active and selective catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS))
  • Corrosion (Investigation of relationships between substrate surface structure and performance of organic coated (painted) metals)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aslı Yüksel ÖZŞEN

Educational Background

B.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University,  2006

M.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumamoto University, 2008

Ph.D. :  Department of Chemical Engineering,  Kumamoto University,  2011

Research Interests

  • Biomass Degradation in Hot-Compressed Water
  • Bio-Oil Production
  • Supercritical Fluid Technologies
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Electrolysis in Subcritical Water

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayben TOP

Educational Background

B.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 1997

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology,  2001

Ph.D. :  Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Delaware, 2011

Research Interests

  • Materials via Self-Assembly
  • Bioconjugation Methods
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Hydrogels
  • Theranostic Nanostructures
  • Photocatalytic Materials

Prof. Dr. Aysun SOFUOĞLU

Educational Background

B.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University,

M.Sc. :  Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Ph.D. :  Department of Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Air Quality/Air Pollution (Toxic air pollutants transport in the interfaces of environmental media / Indoor air pollutants)
  • Water Quality (Enzymatic degradation of chemicals)
  • Clean Production ( Pollution prevention / Recycle/ Reuse)

Prof. Dr. Ekrem ÖZDEMİR

Educational Background

B.Sc. :    Department of Chemical Engineering, Hacettepe University, 1990

M.Sc. :  Drexel University, 1997

Ph.D. :  University of Pitsburgh, 2004

Post Doktora :  University of Pitsburgh, 2005

Research Interests

  • Synthesis of Nano Particles 
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Microbubble for Ultrasound Imaging
  • Development of Heat Insulating Materials
  • Production of Nano Composite Polymeric Materials
  • Adsorption on Non-Rigid Solids
  • CO2 Sequestration

Assist. Prof. Dr. Erdal UZUNLAR
Co-Head of Department

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, 2008

M.Sc. :  Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koç University, 2010

Ph.D. : School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical Technologies for Materials and Energy
  • Supercritical Fluids: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Applications
  • Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Processes
  • Microelectronic Fabrication Processes

Prof. Dr. Erol ŞEKER (Head of Department)

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University,

M.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University,

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 

Research Interests

  • Hydrogen, Renewable/Alternative Fuels and Biofuels (biodiesel, aviation biofuels)
  • Production
  • Fuel Processing
  • Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers
  • Catalytic Combustion
  • Catalytic NOx and VOC Abatement

Prof. Dr. Fehime ÖZKAN

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University,

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University,

Ph.D. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University,

Research Interests

  • Water Vapor and Gas Adsorption on Microporous Materials
  • Adsorption Energy
  • Adsorption Kinetics (Diffusion)
  • Adsorbents: Zeolites, Natural Zeolite Mineral (Clinoptilolite),  Modification Methods Of Clinoptilolite, Metal Organic Frameworks
  • Development of Adsorbents, Separation/Purification Of Gas Via Adsorption
  • Removal of Pollutants via Adsorption,
  • Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants
  • Chemical Sensor
  •  Photocatalysts

Prof. Dr. Fikret İNAL

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Ankara University

Ph.D. : University of California Los Angeles

Research Interests

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Combustion 
  • Fuel and Fuel Additives 
  • Air Pollution
  • Detailed Chemical Kinetic and Artificial Neural Network Modeling 

Prof. Dr. Funda TIHMINLIOĞLU

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 1990

M.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 1993

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University , State College , 1998

Research Interests

  • Polymer Processing and Characterization: Structure-Property Development
  • Polymer Based Micro & Nanocomposites: Interfacial Enhancement
  • Plastic Recycling & Product Development
  • Biomaterials for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering Applications: Development of Functional Scaffolds for Hard and Soft Tissue Engineering.
  • Barrier Coatings & Films

Prof. Dr. Mehmet POLAT

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Mining Engineering, Dokuz Eylül University,

M.Sc. : Mineral Processing,Dokuz Eylul University –  Mineral Processing, The Pennsylvania State University

Ph.D. : Mineral Processing, The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Mineral Preparation / Processing
  • Nano-Micro Particle Synthesis and Characterization
  • Hydrometallurgy And Leach Processes
  • Solid-Liquid Waste Treatment
  • Surface And Colloid Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Muhsin ÇİFTÇİOĞLU

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University,1979

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1982

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1987

Research Interests

  • Ceramic Processing and Powder Characterization
  • Biomaterials, Scaffolds and Bone Cement Preparation 
  • Preparation and Characterization of Ceramic Nano/Ultra/Microfiltration Membranes
  • The Utilization of Ceramic Membranes in Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • Artificial Photosynthesis and Photocatalysis
  • Processing and Characterization and Rheological Behavior of Nanosized Ceramic Powders and Their Suspensions

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özgenç EBİL

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Hacettepe University,

M.Sc. : Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology,  

Ph.D. :  Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware,

Research Interests

  • Energy Storage /Conversion Technologies (Flow batteries, metal-air batteries, gas diffusion electrodes, NiZn batteries, Grid Scale Electrochemical Energy Storage, Thin-Film Solar Cells)
  • CO2 Capture Technologies
  • Thin-Film Devices and Nanofabrication
  • Organic / Inorganic Hybrid Devices via iCVD
  • Protective Coatings for Electronic and Photonic Devices

Prof. Dr. Sacide ALSOY ALTINKAYA

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 1991

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 1993

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998

Research Interests

  • Development and Characterization of Various Novel Membranes
  • Membrane Surface Modification for Fouling Control in Water & Wastewater Treatments
  • Development of chemically resistant membranes
  • Development of Antibacterial Membranes
  • Development of Thin Film Composite Membranes
  • Modeling of Membrane Formation by Phase Inversion

Prof. Dr. Selahattin YILMAZ

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1987

M.Sc. : Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Sheffield, 1990

Ph.D. :  Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Sheffield, 1995

Research Interests

  • Development of Heteregeneous Catalysts for Production of Bulk and Fine Chemicals (e.g,,ısomerisation, hydrogenation, esterification)
  • Biomass Conversion to Chemicals and Fuels (e.g,, cellulose hydrolysis, glucose dehydration, hmf production)
  • Fatty Oils and Esters Conversion to Speciality and Fine Chemicals (e.g,, oleochemicals, epoxides, polyols, resins, lubricants)
  • Catalytic Reaction Engineering
  • Nano, Micropore and Mesopore Material Synthesis and Characterisation (e.g,, zeolites, sba-15, carbon nano tube)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Sevgi KILIÇ ÖZDEMİR

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Hacettepe University, 

M.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 

Ph.D. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Pitsburgh, 

Research Interests

  • Microbubbles as Ultrasound Contrast Agents
  • Ultrasound-Assisted Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Treatment
  • Colloidal Nanoparticles
  • Inorganic Nanoparticles
  • Design and Characterization of Functional Polymers
  • Polymers Soluble in Carbon Dioxide
  • Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül BATIGÜN (Emeritus)

Educational Background

B.Sc. :  

M.Sc. 

Ph.D. : 

Research Interests

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Prof. Dr. Devrim BALKÖSE (Emeritus)

Educational Background

B.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University,

M.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University,

Ph.D. : Physical Chemistry,  Ege University

Research Interests

  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Process Development
  • Lubricants
  • Polymer Additives
  • Composite Materials

Prof. Dr. Semra ÜLKÜ (Emeritus)

Educational Background

B.Sc. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1969

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1971

Ph.D. :  Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1975

Research Interests

  • Clean Energy Technologies
  • Utilization of Natural Resources for Medical Purposes
  • Utilization of Natural Resources in Pollution Control
  • Engineering Education for Sustainable Development
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media and in Biological Systems
  • Zeolites, Adsorption
  • Heat Pumps, Energy Storage
  • Composite Materials
  • Engineering Education