|Mailing Address:||Middle East Technical University Environmental Engineering Department Inonu Bulvari 06531 Ankara / Turkey|
|Telephone:||+90 312 210 58 71|
|+90 312 210 12 60|
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|March 1985||Ph.D. in Nuclear Analytical and Environmental Chemistry University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.|
|September 1978||M.Sc. in Chemical Oceanography Middle East Technical University, Marine Science, Ankara, Turkey|
|August 1976||B.Sc. in Chemistry Middle East Technical University, Chemistry Department, Ankara,Turkey|
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1976-1980 Graduate Research Assistant at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
1980-1985 Graduate Research Assistant at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.
1985-1987 Research Associate at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.
1987-1988 Assistant Professor at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
1988- Associate Professor at Administrative positions held Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
1988-1990 Assistant Chairman at Middle East Technical University, Department of Environmental Engineering.
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RESEARCH / INTEREST AREAS
Long range transport of pollutants in the atmosphere To use trace elements as markers of transport. To determine types and quantities of pollutants that are transported from Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea basins. To identify source regions in the Europe which contribute to the observed concentrations of pollutants in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.
Precipitation chemistry: To determine chemical composition of wet and dry deposition. To investigate factors affecting acidity and chemical parameters in precipitation. To identify reactive contributions of in-cloud and below-cloud processes on pollutant concentrations in precipitation. To study wet and dry deposition of pollutants, including acidic species and toxic trace elements, to water and forest ecosystems.
Receptor Modelling: To use receptor modelling approach to determine sources and their contributions on atmospheric aerosol in urban and industrial areas.Environmental Analytical Chemistry: To develop contamination free aerosol and precipitation sampling techniques. To improve sample handling procedures for determination of trace elements in precipitation and aerosols. To standardise available analytical techniques for routine analysis of large number of environmental samples.
Trace metal chemistry in sediments: To study the changes in the trace element composition of the suspended particles in rivers when they flow into the sea. To find trace element markers in marine sediments that can be used to monitor discharges from specific sources.
Wastewater Pollution Assessment and Waste Management. Funded by the NATO Science for Stability Programme (1988)
Study of the land based sources affecting the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. Funded by the Turkish Ministry of Environment (1989)
Studies on the control of the marine and air pollution from land based sources. Funded by the Turkish Ministry of Environment (1990)
Environmental Impact Assessment for the Aliaga Thermal Power Plant. Funded bythe EPDC Corp. (Japan) (1991)
Study of the contribution of motor vehicles on the atmospheric particles in Ankara. Funded by the Turkish National Research Council (1991)
Determination of the current state of the environment in Kaymaz Gold mine. Funded by the TUPRAG Corp (1992).
Environmental impact assessment studies of the Marmara oil-fired power plant. Funded by the Trakya Electric Power Generation Co. (1993)
Environmental impact assessment studies of the Bursa oil-fired power plant. Funded by the Turkish Electrical Authority (TEK) (1993)
Preparation of the environmental management plan for the Mogan and Eymir lakes. Funded by the Ankara Municipality (1993)
Environmental Impact assessment studies of the Gumushane gold mine. Funded by the Eurogold Company (1994)
Distribution of trace elements in Izmir Bay sediments, Funded by the TUBITAK, (1995)
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"Biogeochemistry of Mercury - Development of Analytical Methods" Thesis supervisor: Dr. Turgut I. Balkas
"Particles at the South Pole Atmosphere: Temporal Variations and Sources"
Thesis supervisor: Dr. William H. Zoller
Trace elements in Ankara Atmosphere: Receptor modelling approach. Funded by: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (1988)
Determination of heavy metal pollution in the Black Sea and Golden Horn Sediments. Funded by the University Research Fund (1988)
Long range transport of trace elements to the Black Sea Atmosphere. Funded by the Turkish National Research Council (TUBITAK) (1989).
Air quality monitoring in the Aliaga airshed. Funded by the EPDC Corp (Japan) (1991)
Monitoring of marine pollution along the Black Sea coast of Turkey. Funded by the Turkish Ministry of the Environment (1992)
Monitoring of the marine pollution in the Izmir Bay. Funded by the Turkish Ministry of the Environment (1992)
Monitoring of air-borne pollution in the MED POL programme. Funded by the Turkish Ministry of the Environment (1992)
Transport and Transformation of Air Pollutants for Europe to the East Mediterranean Region. Funded by the European Union (1993)
Long-Range Atmospheric Transport of Pollutants to the Eastern Mediterranean Basin. Funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (1993)
Long-range atmospheric transport of pollutants to the Black Sea Basin. Funded by the Turkish National Research Council (1993)
Long range transport of pollutants to the eastern Mediterranean basin. Funded by the University Research Fund (1994)
Air pollution transport and its role in the pollution of the Mediterranean Sea, Funded by the Turkish Ministry of the Environment (1995)
NO and NO2 concentrations around the Cayirhan thermal power plant, Funded by the TEAS, (1996)
The Environmental survey for the master plan study for the ports development at the Sea of Marmara. Funded by NIPPON KOEI ltd, Japan (1997)
The preliminary investigation to establish air quality monitoring network for the Bursa Municipality. Funded by the Municipality of Bursa (1997)
MED-POL phase II, Monitoring of airborne pollution in the Mediterranean region. Funded by the Ministry of the Environment (1998)
Mediterranean Atmospheric Mercury Cycle Project, Funded by the European Union (EU) (1998)