Birmingham University (UK)




Sussex University (UK)




Karadeniz Technical University


Work experience:






Ankara University

1996- 2005

Assoc. Prof.

Ankara University


Assistant Prof.

Ankara University


Research Assistant

Ankara University

Administrative tasks:





Ankara Uni. Center of Excellence for Superconductivity Research



Electronics Standarts Preparation Group at TSE


Professor Gencer has supervised 21 postgraduate students, who has completed MSC and PhD thesis on boron related research.

The international publications (some selected fort he last 5 years) within SCI scope : Professor Gencer has co-authored 87 SCI publications since 1991 on the internationally recognised journals

  1. Ertekin, E., Gecer, S., Yanmaz, E., Safran, S., Kosa, J., Kilicarslan, E.S., Kilic, A., Amemiya, N., Gencer, A. Test of 6-kVA Three-Phase Flux Transfer-Type Current-Limiting Transformer (2017) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 30 (12), pp. 3549-3553.
  1. Ağıl, H., Aksu, E., Gencer, A.Role of Aniline Addition in Structural and Superconducting Properties of MgB2 Bulk Superconductor (2017) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 30 (10), pp. 2735-2740.
  1. Ağıl, H., Aksu, E., Aktürk, S., Gencer, A. The Effects of Structural, Thermal, and Magnetic Properties of Hexylbenzene-Doped MgB2 Superconductor (2017) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 30 (7), pp. 1727-1736.
  1. Gencer, A. On the Highlights of the Fifth International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism-ICSM 2016, Fethiye, Turkey(2017) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 30 (3), pp. 715-719.
  1. Koparan, E.T., Savaskan, B., Ozturk, O., Kaya, S., Aksoy, C., Wang, J., Speller, S.C., Grovenor, C.R.M., Gencer, A., Yanmaz, E. Changes in mechanical and structural properties of Bi-2212 added MgB2 superconductors (2016) Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 27 (6), pp. 6060-6070.
  1. Gecer, S., Ertekin, E., Yanmaz, E., Kosa, J., Safran, S., Özgüzel, R., Kilicarslan, E.S., Kilic, A., Gencer, A. Switching and Decoupling Effects in a Single-Phase Transformer Using Extra DC Current (2016) IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26 (3), art. no. 7422687.
  1. Gencer, A. On the Highlights of the 4th International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism-ICSM2014, Antalya, Turkey (2015) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 28 (2), pp. 279-283.
  1. Safran, S., Kiliçarslan, E., Kiliç, A., Gencer, A. The role of various boron precursor on superconducting properties of MgB2/Fe (2014) Cryogenics, 63, pp. 133-137.
  1. Çiçek, O., Yetiş, H., Gencer, A. AC susceptibility analysis on MgB2 bulk and Ti-sheathed wire superconductors (2014) Cryogenics, 63, pp. 143-147.
  1. Collazos, J.C., Güner, S.B., Eren Çelik, M., Oprea, A., Gencer, A., Crisan, A. High-Field Pinning Potential in YBCO Films with Nanoengineered Pinning Centres (2014) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 28 (2), pp. 355-360.
  1. Safran, S., Kiliç, A., Asikuzun, E., Kiliçarslan, E., Ozturk, O., Gencer, A. Influence of different boron precursors on superconducting and mechanical properties of MgB2 (2014) Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 25 (6), pp. 2737-2747.
  1. Ağıl, H., Yetis, H., Akdogan, M., Altug, C., Akturk, S., Gencer, A. Fabrication and characterization of C15H12O2 doped MgB2 bulk superconductors (2014) Cryogenics, 63, pp. 138-142.
  1. Duz, I., Guner, S.B., Erdem, O., Demir, I., Kapucu, V., Çelik, Ş., Ozturk, K., Hossain, S., Gencer, A., Yanmaz, E. Comparison of Levitation Forces of Bulk MgB2 Superconductors Produced by Nano Boron and Carbon-Doped Nano Boron (2014) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 27 (10), pp. 2241-2247.
  1. Prikhna, T., Eisterer, M., Gencer, A., Weber, H.W., Gawalek, W., Akdogan, M., Kovylaev, V., Moshchil, V., Kozyrev, A., Karpets, M., Sverdun, V., Tkach, V., Basyuk, T., Shaternik, A. Influence of Nanostructural Inhomogeneities on Superconducting Characteristics of MgB2 (2014) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 28 (2), pp. 525-530.
  1. Gencer, A. On the reflection of 3rd international conference on superconductivity and magnetism - ICSM2012, between 29th April-4th May, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey(2013) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 26 (4), pp. 739-741.
  1. Hossain, M.S.A., Motaman, A., Xu, X., See, K.W., Çiçek, Ö., A?l, H., Ertekin, E., Gencer, A., Cheong, K., Maeda, M., Dou, S. Structurally homogeneous MgB2 superconducting wires through economical wet mixing process (2013) Materials Letters, 91, pp. 356-358.
  1. Safran, S., Šouc, J., Gencer, A. Experimentally determined magnetization ac losses of mono and multifilamentary MgB2 wires (2013) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 26 (5), pp. 1557-1561.
  1. Ağıl, H., Çiçek, Ö., Ertekin, E., Motaman, A., Hossain, M.S.A., Dou, S.X., Gencer, A. Effects of mgo on the electronic and superconducting properties in succinic acid (C4H6O4) doped MgB2 bulks (2013) Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 26 (5), pp. 1525-1529.

Editorial or refereeing done at national or international scientific journals:




Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

Editorial Board


Journal of Alloys and Compounds



Physica C



Some Selected Projects directed as Principal Investigator:

  1. National, PI, Distribution Transformer with SFCL Specialized (SDTR), 01 July 2017 to 01 January 2021.
  2. International, PI, Fabrication of nano-structured superconducting bulk MgB2 and melt-textured Y-Ba-Cu-O ring samples in high-pressure – high-temperature conditions for fault current limitation; magnetic and mechanical characterization, 01 February 2014 to 01 February 2016.
  3. National, Consultant, MgB2/FE Race-Track Coil Design and Construction, 01 November 2013 to 01 November 2016.
  4. National, PI, Superconductivity Central Research Laboratory, 01 June 2010 to 31 December 2019.
  5. Institutional, PI, Multi-Flementary MgB2 Wires with Nano-Dimensional Additions, Improvement of the Physical Properties, and Physical Characterisation, Sponsor Institution: Ankara University, 10 July 2008 to 10 July 2012.
  6. National, PI, SİC, C and Aromotic Hydro-Carbon Added MgB2 Superconducting Bulk, Wire-Tape Production and Characterisation, 01 February 2010 to 01 February 2012.
  7. National, PI, MgB2 Superconducting Wire and Magnetic Characterisation, 01 October 2007 to 01 October 2008.

Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Physics Department, 06100, Ankara, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Alpagut KARA, graduated from Istanbul Technical University/Turkey as a Metallurgical Engineer in 1988. He had his MSc degree in Engineering Ceramics from University of Leeds/UK in 1991. He received his PhD degree from University of Bath/UK in 1999. Since then, he has been working as a lecturer in the department of Materials Science and Engineering of Anadolu University (recently as Eskisehir Technical University)/Turkey. He has also been acting as the president and R&D coordinator of the Ceramic Research Centre (SAM), university-industry joint research centre founded by Anadolu University and Turkish ceramic manufacturing companies, since 2010. His research activities are in both processing of industrial and advanced ceramics and composites. He has published around 100 papers in international and national journals and conferences. He has also been inventor in several national and international patents. Apart from these academic activities, he is one of the co-founders of MDA Advanced Ceramics, a spinoff company, being active in the development of advanced ceramics and composites for wear and cutting tool applications since 2004. In addition, he acts as the head of Turkish Ceramic Society (TSD).

Prof. Dr. Hatem Akbulut is Vice Rector of Sakarya University Turkey. He has received his PhD in Materials and Metallurgy from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 1995. After a postdoc career at New Mexico Tech, in USA, between 1996 and 1997, he has started to study on the synthesizing of nanostructured materials for energy storage and nanocomposite depositions. Prof. Akbulut is head of Electrochemical and Thin Film Coatings and Application Center at Sakarya University. He has participated in several national and international projects, including FP7, ERA-NET, JAPAN CONCERT and bilateral projects. Prof. Dr. H. Akbulut attended at over 100 international conferences as a regular and invited speaker. He has published 6 book chapters and over 180 publications in various international journals, which have received more than 2000 citations. He has about 300 international conference papers (abstracts, proceedings).

İsmail Çakmak, lisans eğitimini 1981 yılında Çukurova Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi’nde ve doktora eğitimini ise 1988 yılında Stuttgart-Hohenheim Üniversitesi’nde tamamladı. Çukurova Üniversitesi’nde çalışırken 2000 yılında Sabancı Üniversitesi’ne

1999 yılında TÜBİTAK Bilim Ödülü, 2005 yılında Gübre Endüstrileri Birliği IFA-Uluslararası Bitki Beslemesi Ödülü, 2007 yılında Avusturalya-Crawford Fund “Derek Tribe” madalyası, 2014 yılında Almanya-Alexander von Humboldt Vakfı “Georg Forster Araştırma Ödülü”, 2016 yılında Uluslararası Bitki Besleme Enstitüsü- IPNI Bilim Ödülü ve 2016 yılında Dünya Bilimler Akademisi Tarım Bilimleri Bilim Ödülünü aldı. 2012 yılında Avrupa Akademisi’ne ve Türkiye’de Bilim Akademisi’ne üye olarak seçildi.

2017 yılında Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) tarafından son 10 yılın verilerine göre hazırlanan ve dünyada makaleleri en çok okunan ve atıf alan bilim adamları (Highly Cited Researchers) listesinde yer aldı. Uluslararası dergilerde 180’nin üzerinde araştırma makalesi yayınlamış olup, bu makalelerine bugüne değin yaklaşık 25 000 atıfta bulunulmuştur. Hirsch-Index değeri 80’ dir.

Professor Josef Michl teaches in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a native of Czechoslovakia, studied at the Charles University in Prague with V. Horák and P. Zuman, and the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences with R. Zahradník, and obtained his Ph.D. in 1965. His post-doctoral experience was in chemistry with R.S. Becker at the University of Houston, M.J.S. Dewar at the University of Texas, A.C. Albrecht at Cornell University, and J. Linderberg at Aarhus University, and in physics with F.E. Harris at the University of Utah. He joined the faculty in the Chemistry Department at Utah in 1970 and was chairman of the department in 1979-84. He left Utah in 1986 and after a brief stint as Collie-Welch Regents Chair Professor at the University of Texas at Austin moved to his present position in Boulder. He has been a Sloan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist awardee. He has held numerous visiting positions and named lectureships. He has received honorary degrees from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and from University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic. He received the Utah Section award and the Cope Scholar award from the ACS, the Schrödinger medal from the World Association of Theoretical Organic Chemists, the 1994 award from the Inter-American Photochemical Society, the Heyrovsky Gold Medal from the Czech Academy of Sciences, and the Gold Medal of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and I-APS George S. Hammond Award. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, a WATOC Fellow, and an honorary member of the Czech Learned Society.

Professor Michl was the editor of Chemical Reviews for thirty years, and is currently an Editorial Board Member of Accounts of Chemical Research, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Chemistry - a European Journal, Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, and International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. He had a long association with IUPAC, where he chaired the Photochemistry Commission. He was the President of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.

Professor Michl has co-authored five books on photochemistry and polarization spectroscopy, and over six hundred and fifty scientific papers in the areas of organic, inorganic, theoretical, and physical chemistry. His current areas of interest are modular chemistry, highly reactive molecules, molecular electronic structure, silicon and boron chemistry, and photochemistry.

Professor Marek Bryjak is working at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland. He graduated, received PhD and was awarded by DSc degree at WUST. He underwent post-doc fellowship at Centre for Surface Science, Lehigh University, USA and later visited 16 universities around the world. He was heading Department of Speciality Polymers that now turned to Department of Polymer and Carbon Material. For many years he was the President of Polish Membrane Society and now he is a member of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Centre. Professor Bryjak authored about 130 scientific contributions that were cited more than 2700 times. His h factor is 29.He collaborated with various institutions in different countries and coordinated several national and international research projects. His scientific interest is focused on development of methods for formation of polymer membranes or/and surface modification, preparation and evaluation of new separation materials and implementation of these materials to water technology.

1968–1974 MS in Chemistry at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany.

Diploma: 1974

Diploma thesis: "Raman Spectra of SnBr2 and SnBr2–CsBr mixtures“

1979 PhD in Inorganic Chemistry Dep. of the Techn. University of Clausthal

Thesis: "Vibrational Spectroscopical Investigations on cage-like P–As– S, P–As–Se compounds and metal phosphides“

1983 Start of a new research area „Solid State Chemistry“ with the main focus on: "Syntheses, Structure and Vibrational Spectra of Zintl Phases“

1994 Habilitation (Thesis) at the Techn. University of Clausthal Thesis:"On Synthesis, Structure and Vibrational Spectra of ternary ZINTL Compounds with the Anions [MX2]n– and [MX3]n– with 16 and 24 Valence Electrons"

1988–1997 Research in the working group of Prof. Dr. H. G. v. Schnering at the Max-Planck-Institute Stuttgart, Solid State Physics and Chemistry Dep.


1994 Privat Dozent” (Assoc. Prof.) at the Technical University of Clausthal


1998 Assoc. Prof. at Koç University-Istanbul

2004 Promotion to Professor at Koç University-Istanbul

2017 Promotion to Director of the Koç University-Akkim Boron Based Materials and High Technology Chemicals Research and Application Center (KABAM) at Koç University

Areas of Interest: Synthesis and Characterization of: Ternary boron nitrides, Nitrogen containing Ceramics and –precursors, Polar Intermetallic Compounds (Zintl Phases), Nanoscaled materials, Hydrogen Storage Materials, Industrial Production of elemental Amorphous Boron and Metal Borides (AlB2, AlB12, TiB2 etc.), Boron based Energetic Materials, MgB2 and Superconductivity

Areas of Expertise: Solid State Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Production of Elemental Boron

Number of Publications: 293

Number of Citations: 1992

Selected Papers

  1. İpekçi M., Acar S., Elmadağlı M., Hennicke J., Balcı Ö., Somer M. (2017). Production of TiB2 by SHS and HCl leaching at different temperatures: Characterization and investigation of sintering behavior by SPS, Ceramics International, 43, 2039-2045.
  2. Book chapter: M. Somer, S. Acar, I. Kokal, “MgB2 Superconducting Wires – Basics and Applications, edited by R.Flükiger, Ch. 4a-Processing of Nanosize Boron Powder, pp. 209-238, ISSN 2424-8533.
  3. W. Qiu, H.Jie, D. Patel, Y. Lu, V. Luzin, A. Devred, M. Somer, M. Shahabuddin, J. H. Kim, Z. Ma, S.X. Dou, Md. Sh. Hossain, Improvement in the transport critical current density and microstructure of isotopic Mg11B2 monofilament wires by optimizing the sintering temperature, Nature Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 36660, 2016.
  4. Cheng F., Liu Y., Ma Z., Shahriar Al Hossain M., Somer M. (2016). Improved Superconducting properties in the Mg11B2 low activation superconductor prepared by low-temperature sintering, Nature Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 25498.
  5. Bateni, A., Erdem, E., Repp S., Weber S., Somer, M. (2016). Al-doped MgB2 materials studied using electron paramagnetic resonance and Raman spectroscopy, Applied Physics Letters (108) 202601.
  6. Aydemir U., Kokal İ. , Prots Y., Förster T., Sichelschmidt J., Schappacher F.M., Pöttgen R., Ormeci A., Somer M. (2016). A novel europium (III) nitridoborate Eu3[B3N6]: Synthesis, crystal structure, magnetic properties, and Raman spectra, Journal of Solid State Chemistry (239) 75–83.

After receiving Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ankara University Chemical Engineering department, Metin GÜRÜ received his Ph.D. degree from Gazi University Chemical Engineering Department. He started to career as a lecturer at Gazi University. He became assistant professor there in 2006. Then, he has continued as associated professor and professor. He has 140 articles indexed by Web of Science on chemical technology, energy systems, environmental science, material science, hydrology, defense industry, boron technology and biotechnology. Also, there are 28 public articles, 6 patents and 40 Turkish standards copyrights belonging to him. In addition to these, 69 articles are published in international, and 39 articles are published in national syposiums. He has a chapter of High Potential Hydrogen Storage Materials in the book named Boron Hybrides. Besides, he is the author of 11 books in different fields. Moreover, he is awarded by TUBA because of his valuable studies. There are totally 37 projects performed by him with DPT, TUBITAK, and BOREN three times. Furthermore, 1 SANTEZ and 5 ETI Mine Works projects are conducted. He has been an editor of 4 journals and a member of editorial board many times. He is the current editor of ULAKBIM TR BORON Journal. Additionally, he has supervised more than 45 master degree and 20 PhD degree students.

For twelf years, he has been the member and the head of Turkish Standards Institute Specialization committee. He has been assigned as the dean of Engineering Faculty, and the head of graduate school of natural and applied sciences at Gazi University. Currently, he continues to perform his researches at Gazi University chemical engineering department.

Gazi University, Eng. Fac. Chemical Engineering Department

Nalan KABAY is a Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ege University, Turkey and has been working at Ege University, Turkey since 1984. She graduated from Ege University and received her PhD from Kumamoto University, Japan in 1992 through a Monbusho Scholarship. She worked as a post-doc at National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, Japan between 1998 and 1999 by a grant of STA-Japan. She visited Loughborough University and Imperial College-London, UK several times through the grants of the Royal Society, EPSRC and British Council between 1996 and 2008. She was Vice-Dean of the Engineering Faculty of Ege University between 2003 and 2009, a member of the steering committee of the Engineering Research Group at Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council (TUBITAK) between 2004 and 2007. Professor Kabay has around 150 SCI papers, several book chapters and has acted as guest editor of several special issues of international journals such as Reactive and Functional Polymers, Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, Desalination, Water Research. She is the co-editor of three books. One of the book is on “Boron Separation Processes”. She is a member of editorial boards for 4 international journals and an honorary member of Japan Ion Exchange Society. Professor Kabay was involved in many international and national research projects and invited to give lectures and conferences at leading institutions of different countries. She has collaborated with many distinguished scientists from various countries and worked for the organizations of several international conferences and workshops. She has received the TUBITAK-Science Promotion Award in engineering field (2001), Canon Foundation in Europe Award (2001), Ion Exchange Award of Society of Chemical Industry, UK (2012). So far, she has supervised more than 50 graduate students for their PhD and MS theses. Her main interests are membrane separation processes, ion exchange, functional polymeric materials, inorganic adsorbents, solvent impregnated resins, separation and recovery of boron and lithium, desalination, wastewater reclamation and reuse.

Nuran AY was born in Karaman, Turkey in 1955. She graduated from İstanbul Technical University Metallurgy Engineering Department in 1978. She received her M.Sc. (1979) and Ph.D. (1989) degree from Istanbul Technical University. She joined to faculty at the Eskişehir DMMA then Anadolu University as an Assistant in 1980. She promoted to Associate Professor in 1995 and she was appointed Professor in 2000. Professor Ay had been active in teaching and researching in Material Science and Engineering Department at Anadolu University. Now she has been continuing her studies and researches at Eskişehir Technical University. She successfully supervised many M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. She has lot of paper published in national and international scientific journals and applied for 16 patents. She has been researching on boron nitride since 1996 and developing innovative products that include boron nitride. She is founder of Startup Company, BORTEK established in 2006, located in Eskişehir Technopark. Her research interests are physical properties of materials, boron nitride, biomedical materials, energy efficiency products, and composites.

Sadik Dost, Dip.Ing., Ph.D.


Department of Mechanical Engineering,

University of Victoria

Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3P6

Tel: 250 721 8898; Email:

Dr. Dost is Professor and Director of the Crystal Growth Laboratory at the University of Victoria since 1989. He graduated from Karadeniz Technical University of Turkey in 1969 and obtained his Ph.D. in Istanbul Technical University in 1974. He has then worked as a faculty member in Ege University until 1980 and then in the University of Calgary until 1989.

He is the founding director of a university research centre: CAMTEC (Centre for advanced materials and related technology) at UVic, and served as its Director from 1992 to 1997. He has also served as Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UVic from 1997 to 2003. Dr. Dost has been a Canada Research Chair in Crystal Growth from 2003 to 2017. He has served various university, professional, and government committees.

His research combines experimental and theoretical study of growth of bulk single crystals from melt and solution using the techniques of Bridgman (B), Liquid Phase Electroepitaxy (LPEE), Liquid Phase Epitaxy (LPE), Travelling Heater Method (THM), Liquid Phase Diffusion (LPD), Float-Zone (FZ), and Top-Seeded Solution Growth (TSSG). His research in solution growth has been focused on materials like Gallium Indium Arsenide (GaInAs), Gallium Antimonide (GaSb), Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT), Silicon Germanium (SiGe) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) that are needed for a variety of applications mainly for solar energy conversion, medical imaging, and infra-red and security devices. He has also done experimental and modeling work on Bridgman growth of CZT and PMN-PT (Lead Magnesium Niobate – Lead Titanate). Dr. Dost has also done significant work on Zone Refining of Cadmium and Tellurium. He has designed and developed various melt and solution crystal growth systems.

Presentation Title:

An Overview of Bulk Single Crystal Growth: Experimental and Modelling

Presentation will be in English.

Professor Dr. S. Nami Kartal completed his Ph.D. thesis in 1999 at Istanbul University. His research areas diverse and include protection and preservation of solid wood and wood-based materials against degradation, environmental impact of treated wood usage, use of boron compounds in wood against biodeterioration, modification of wood by chemical and thermal treatments and application of nano-technologies in wood protection. He previously worked at USDA Forest Products Lab (FPL), Madison, WI, USA and RISH, Kyoto University, Japan for two years at each institute and studied at various research laboratories worldwide as a visiting scientist. He has published 1 book, 2 book chapters and more than 70 peer-reviewed papers along with a number of proceedings and other research papers. He has developed a colorimetric microassay for determining boron- containing compounds in wood and leachates during his studies at FPL. His studies at Kyoto University were mostly based on consultative projects from various Japanese companies from the industry developing new wood-protecting chemicals and their biological lab and field tests. His current studies are focusing on development of novel boron-based wood preservative systems to protect wood and wood based building materials. He has long worked on boron based wood preservatives to limit boron leachability from wood to use such compounds in outdoor applications. Considering fixation of boron, he has attempted various fixation trials and developed some methods. Most of his collaborative studies are based on collaborative projects with a number of university/institute and industrial corporations. He received Ron Cockroft Ward (RCA) from International Research Group on Wood Preservation (IRG), Sweden in 2002; Post-Doctoral Fellowship from JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) in 2002; IRG Travel Award for Short-term Scientific Missions, Sweden in 2005 and The Turkish Academy of Sciences Award (TUBA)-GEBIP, Turkey in 2006. He is member of IRGWP (International Research Group on Wood Protection) and IAWS (International Academy of Wood Science).Professor Kartal has been currently heading the Department of Forest Biology & Wood Protection Technology, Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Turkey.

· METU Chemistry Department graduate (MS in Polymer Chemistry)

· Technical production and management works in 25 years integrated textile (Guney Sanayi, PilSA, BOSSA) factories

· 15 years as a freelance technical consultant, textile factories to do pretreatment, dyeing, mechanical and chemical finishing as projects

· In BOREN as technical consultant, to provide cotton tent fabrics with persistence in certain ratios, to provide flame retardancy, waterproofing, mold retention properties by using boron compounds

Degree: Osaka University, Toyonaka, Japan Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, March 2001

“Studies on Separation and Purification Processes of Rare Metals Using Advanced Liquid-Liquid Extraction Systems”

Professional Carrier:

2001.4 – 2001.12 Postdoctoral Fellow at Professor Jaromir Ruzicka’s Group,

Department of Chemistry, University of Washington(USA)

2002.1 – 2002.3 Postdoctoral Fellow at OsakaUniversity (Japan)

2002.4 –2008.3 Lecturer at Faculty of Environmental Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu (Japan)

2005.8 – 2006.1 Visiting Researcher at Professor Kenneth Nash’s Group,

Department of Chemistry, WashingtonStateUniversity (USA)

2008.4 –2016.3 Associate Professor at Faculty of Environmental Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu (Japan)

2016.4 – Present Professor at Faculty of Environmental Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu (Japan)

Research Interests:

  1. Separation processes of metal ions using solvent extraction and ion exchange
  2. Development of environmentally friendly separation materials based on immobilization of extractant on solid support
  3. Nanofiltration systems using zeolite-coated membranes

Prof.Dr.Safak Gokhan OZKAN graduated from Mining Engineering Department of DokuzEylul University in Izmir in 1990. He was awarded a state foreign higher education scholarship by Etibank (recently known as EtiMaden) to study at Minerals Engineering Division of the University of Birmingham in England and was awarded with M.Phill. in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1994. The title of his Ph.D. thesis is “Flotation studies of colemanite ores from the Emet deposits of Turkiye”. Dr.Ozkanstarted his professional career asa research engineer at the Boron Research Centre of Etibank in Menderes, Izmir. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Mining Engineering Department of the Istanbul University in 1998. Hewas promoted to be an Associate Professor of Mineral Processing in 2001and a Full Professor of Mining Engineering in 2007 at IstanbulUniversity. He was head of Mineral Processing Division between 2001-2017 and Mining Engineering Department between 2008-2013 at the same university. He was granted a research scholarhip from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany in 2003 and taught “Advanced Flotation Techniques” lecture at Berlin Technical University in 2004, 2005 and 2008, and carried out ultrasonic coal flotation research at TH-Georg Agricola in Bochum sponsored byErasmus and Humboldt programs in 2014-2015. Since 2016, he has been part-time member of AdvisoryandExamination Board of MaterialsScience, MetallurgicalandChemical Technologies at Tubitak, TheScientificandTechnologicalResearchCouncil of Turkey in Ankara.Prof.Dr. Ozkanwho is currently full-timelecturerteaching Flotation and Mineral Processing Plant and Design at the Mineral Processing Division of Mining EngineeringDeptartmentat Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, has got several scientific and technical conference paper presentations and international well-known published journal articles, especially on evaluation of borates, flotation, coal and energy raw materials technology, design of mining and mineral processing plants, industrial minerals, recycling of mine wastes and tailings, scientific research methods, preparation and management of scientific and industrial projects, risk analysis and management.

Contact:Prof.Dr. Şafak Gökhan ÖZKAN,

Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Engineering Faculty, Mining Engineering Department, Avcılar, Istanbul


Ph. D. Physical Chemistry, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

M.S. and B.S. Inorganic Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China


Distinguished Professor: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan Normal University (3/2013-present)

Professor: Department of Chemistry, Henan Institute of Education (12/1999 -12/2000)

Associate Professor: Department of Chemistry, Henan Institute of Education (12/1993~11/1999)


2013-present: Professor, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan, China

Study on boron chemistry, hydrogen storage materials

2008-2013: Research Scientist, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Study on the reversible lightweight metal hydrogen storage materials

2005-2008: Research Scientist/Research Associate, Co-P.I., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Develop a method to prepare ammonia-borane in large scale;

Investigate the properties and applications of the ammonia-borane

2001-2005: Research Associate/ Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Study of synthesis of group 4 and lanthanide organoborohydride complexes;

Explore the synthesis and structure of the lanthanide-transition bimetallic complexes

1999-2000: Professor, Henan Institute of Education, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

Development and Application of a New, Highly Active Premature-Vulcanization Inhibitor

Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Linked Tetrahedral Clusters

1996-1999: Doctoral Researcher, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, and Shanghai Institute of

Organic Chemistry (2. 1998 – 7. 1998), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

Synthesis and Characterization of Linked and Butterfly Cluster Compound

1989-1996: Associate Professor and lecturer, Henan Institute of Education, Zhengzhou, Henan, China Application of the Microscale Laboratory in General Chemistry

Synthesis and Characterization of Heteropolytungstate Coordinated Compounds.

1985-1988: Master’s Researcher, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

Investigation on the Synthesis, Properties, Structure and Catalytic Action of Rare Earth

Heteropolytungstate Coordinated Compounds

1982-1983: Undergraduate Thesis Researcher, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

Separation of Rare Earth Elements by Ion-Exchange

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (more than 100 SIC papers )

PATENTS (1 US patent, 4 Chinese patents)

INVITED PRESENTATIONS (more than 40 invited talks)

Henan Key Laboratory of Boron Chemistry and Advanced Energy Materials School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Henan Normal University

46 E. Jianshe Rd. Xinxiang, China, 453007

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Dr. Yalçın Duydu received his PhD in 1995 from University of Ankara, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Toxicology with the study titled “Biological Monitoring of Alkyl lead Compounds”. During his post-doc training in the department of toxicology, he investigated the human health effects of lead exposure in occupational settings. He also worked on the DNA repair capacity in patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Recently he is working on the reproductive and developmental effects of boron in humans exposed to high level of boron and focused on the human health risk assessment. He has published 53 papers in peer reviewed journals.

He has received a fellowship granted by the “United Nations Drug Control Programme” and has complited a training programme in the “Analysis of Drugs in Biological Specimens” at the “Centre of Behavioural and Forensic Toxicology Instituet of Legal Medicine, Padova, Italy from 3 October to 30 December 1994. In 2001, he received a sholarship from TUBITAK (NATO-B2) and studied for 4 months on “Determination of oestrogen like activities by the yeast hER-mediated transcription assay” at the Institute of Ecological Chemistry (GSF), Neuherberg, Munich, Germany. In 2005, he received a sholarship from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and studied for 3 months at “Institute of Food Technology and Food Chemistry, Technical University Berlin” on “Effects of Lead Compounds on Oxidative DNA Damage in Cultured Human Cells and Human Lymphocytes”.

He is a member of International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX) and Turkish Society of Toxicology (TST). He is an active member of TST and served as a Secretary-General for this society between 2001 – 2005 and he is the current vice-president. In 2011 he received the title of “European Registered Toxicologist (ERT)”.

Ankara University, Faculty of Pharmacy,

Department of Toxicology, 06100 Tandoğan, Ankara, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Zafer Evis

Middle East Technical University, Department of Engineering Sciences, 06800, Ankara

Dr. Zafer Evis’s degrees are from Middle East Technical University (B.S., 1996) and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1999; Ph.D., 2003, Post Doc., 2004). He is currently a Professor of Engineering Sciences at Middle East Technical University. His research includes the use of nanotechnology in biomedical applications. Specifically, his research focuses on synthesis and evaluation of bioceramics, scaffolds, boron compounds, biomimetic coatings, and biodegradable alloys. To date, his lab group has generated over 8 book chapters, 29 invited presentations, 69 peer-reviewed literature articles, 61 conference presentations, 14 projects, 2 awards, 11 M.S. thesis, 7 Ph.D. thesis, and 2 Post Doc. studies. He is an Associate member of Turkish Academy of Sciences.

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