Research Assistants

Res. Assist. Aybike Nil OLCAY KURT

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, 2011

M.Sc. : Department of Environmental Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, 2014

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

Colloid and surface chemistry

Res. Assist. Azime ARIKAYA

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ankara University, 2015

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ankara University, 2018

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Microbial enzyme production
  • Enzymatic/catalytic reactions (esterification, transesterification, ring opening reactions)
  • Biochemical reactions kinetic
  • Solid catalysts development
  • Synthesis of fine chemicals
  • Biomass conversion/Green chemistry

Res. Assist. Burcu SIRMA

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, İstanbul University, 2015

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 2018

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and characterization of polymer-based biomaterials
  • Development of peptide-based hydrogels
  • Development of new functional hydrogels for different applications
  • Design of liquid crystal polymer coatings
  • Light-sensitive smart polymeric materials

Res. Assist. Dildare METİN BAŞALP

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 1999

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2002

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, 2017

Research Interests

  • Processing and characterization of polymer composites
  • Synthesis and characterization of lactide ve caprolactone based biopolymers

Res. Assist. Damla TAYKOZ

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Hacettepe University, 2011

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2014

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Drug delivery systems
  • RAFT polymerization
  • Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) and Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)
  • Biosensor chip development

Res. Assist. Elif GÜNGÖRMÜŞ DELİİSMAİL

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2012

M.Sc. : Department of Environmental Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology,  2015

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Development of acid resistant membrane
  • Development of antibacterial membrane
  • Development of antifouling membrane
  • Polymerization

Res. Assist. Emre DEĞİRMENCİ

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2016

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2018

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Multifunctional composite nanomaterials
  • Carbon nanoparticles
  • Combustion modeling
  • Detailed chemical kinetic modeling

Res. Assist. Gizem CİHANOĞLU

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Yıldız Techical University, 2010

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2014

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Investigation of the performance of gas diffusion electrode fot metal-air battery
  • Development of thin film via Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
  • Preparation of Zinc and Nickel electrodes for Nickel-Zinc battery and investigation of their electrochemical performance

Res. Assist. Gizem SAYGI

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Gazi University, 2012

M.Sc. : Department of Environmental Sciences,  Ege University, 2015, 

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Ege University, 2016

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Photocatalytic degradation
  • Adsorption
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Air purification

Res. Assist. Günsev DİZOĞLU

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 2017

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Ege University, 2019

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • The usage, synthesis and characterization of  heterogeneous catalysts
  • Conversion of biomass to valuable chemicals
  • Esterification and acetylation reactions and product analysis

Res. Assist. Merve ÖZPİRİN

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2014

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2016

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Production of polymeric thin film coatings via Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) technique
  • Development of protective polymeric coatings for Electro-Optical systems
  • Sensor Technologies
  • Production of functional polymeric coatings

Res. Assist. Oğuzhan AKIN

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2018

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Ph.D. : 

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and characterizations of heterogenous catalysts 
  • Biomass conversion

Res. Assist. Özgün DELİİSMAİL

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2011

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2014

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Biofuels
  • Heterogeneous catalysts
  • Mathematical modelling and process design 
  • Catalytic gas phase reactions

Res. Assist. Selin ŞEN

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2016

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2019

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Drug delivery systems
  • Peptide synthesis
  • Self-assembly
  • Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
  • Photocatalyst
  • Zinc oxide

Res. Assist. Şefika Çağla GÜNDOĞAN

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 2010

M.Sc. : Department of Energy Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, 2013

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Adsorption
  • Energy recovery and storage systems / adsorption heat pumps,
  • Graphene and graphene oxide synthesis
  • Determination heat transfer properties (Thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity measurements)

Res. Assist. Vahide Nuran MUTLU

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2011

M.Sc. : Department of Materials Science and Engineering,  Izmir Institute of Technology,  2014

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Reaction engineering
  • Synthesis of catalytic materials
  • Characterization of catalytic materials 
  • Synthesis of valuable chemicals from biomass

Res. Assist. Yaşar Kemal RECEPOĞLU

Educational Background

B.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Ege University, 2015

M.Sc. : Department of Chemical Engineering,  Ege University, 2017

Ph.D. : Department of Chemical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology – (Cont’d)

Research Interests

  • Adsorption/ıon exchange
  • Functional material synthesis from natural polymers and characterization of them
  • Recovery of lithium from water resources
  • Wastewater treatment