BIO

Education, Awards and Academic Positions

EDUCATION


  • Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 2009 Dissertation: Accelerating Development of Metal Organic Framework Membranes Using Atomically Detailed Simulations. Advisor: Prof. David Sholl, Michael Tennenbaum Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Energy Sustainability
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006. Ranked 1st, Thesis: Cleaning of Contaminated Soils Using Ionic Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Advisors: Prof. Öner Hortaçsu and Prof. Uğur Akman
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004. Ranked 1st, Concentration: Process System Engineering

AWARDS


Elected to Global Young Academy as the representative of Turkish engineers, 2018.


Koç University Outstanding Faculty President’s Special Award, 2017.


ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant, 2017. This the first award given in the field of Chemical Engineering in Turkey and also the first award given to a woman engineer in Turkey.


FABED Eser Tümen Outstanding Achievement Award, 2016.


ODTÜ-Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award, 2015.


Scientist of The Year Award, Bilim Kahramanları Derneği, 2014.


Young Scientist Award  (BAGEP), The Science Academy , 2014.


Koç University Outstanding Faculty Award in Engineering, 2013.


TUBITAK Encouragement Award in Engineering, 2013.


Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Distinguished Young Scientist Award (TÜBA-GEBİP), 2012.


TUBITAK Career Award, 2011.


Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Supported L’Oreal Young Women in Science Award, 2011.

 


TUBITAK Grant Encouragement Award, 2010.


European Commission, FP7 PEOPLE, Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, 2010.


Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, The Scientific Research Society, 2010.


Outstanding PhD Thesis, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010.


Fast Breaking Paper in Engineering 2010′, Thomson Reuters, 2010.


Marie Curie Scholarship, NanoMemPro-The European Network of Membrane Technologies, 2008.


Georgia Institute of Technology Graduate Scholarship, 2008.


Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Assembly Conference Funding Award, 2007.


Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Fellowship, 2006.


TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Funding Award for Supporting Young Scientists in Overseas Scientific Activities, 2004.


High Honors, Faculty of Engineering, Boğaziçi University, 2004.


1st Place Award, Chemical Engineering Department, Boğaziçi University, 2004.


Prof. Dr. Turgut Noyan Special Award, Boğaziçi University, 2004.


BORUSAN Scholarship, 1999-2004.


ACADEMIC

  • Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koç University,  Turkey (Dec. 18-continues)
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator, Koç University, Turkey (Nov.15-Feb.18)
  • Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koç University,  Turkey (May.13-Dec.18)
  • AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Student Chapter Advisor, Koç University, Turkey (Apr.12-Apr.14)
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator, Koç University, Turkey (Jan.12-Apr.14)
  • Computational Sciences and Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator, Koç University, Turkey (Jan.12-Jan.13)
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Best Senior Design Project Advisor, Koç University, Turkey (Jun.11)
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Newcomer Students Advisor, Koç University, Turkey (Jan.11-continues)
  • Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koç University,  Turkey (Jan.10-May13)
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (Jan.08-Dec.09)
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (Aug.06-Dec.07)
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Boğaziçi University, Turkey  (Aug.04-Jul.06)

Koç University, Chemical and Biological Engineering