Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Aksoy

 Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Aksoy
 
Interest Areas
Environmental systems engineering
Soil and ground water pollution control
Water quality modeling and management
Environmental remote sensing
E-mail: aaksoy {at} metu.edu.tr
Phone: +90-312-210-5874  Fax: +90-312-210-2646 

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, August 2000
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, July 1994
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, July 1991

Research Areas

  • Environmental systems engineering
  • Soil and ground water pollution control
  • Water quality modeling and management
  • Environmental remote sensing

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Awards

  • TUBİTAK 2219 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2015-2016.
  • GIWEH Outstanding Contribution Award for the Best Scientific Research Paper, Third International Conference on Water Resources and Environmental Management (ICWRE 2014).
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Education and Research Foundation M.S. Thesis Award in Engineering, 1995
  • NATO - TUBİTAK Doctoral Fellowship, 1995-2000

Positions Held

Academic Positions Held

  • 2015 -            Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University
  • 2015 – 2016   Visiting Scholar, NSF ERC ReNUWIt, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
  • 2007 – 2015   Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University
  • 2003 - 2007   Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University
  • 2002 - 2003   Instructor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University
  • 2001 - 2001   Post Doctoral Research Associate, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of California at Davis, CA, USA
  • 1999 - 2000   Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • 1996 - 1999   Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • 1992 - 1995   Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University

Other Positions Held

  • 2014 -           Member, METU Center for Image Analysis, Middle East Technical University
  • 2012 - 2015   Vice Chair, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University
  • 2011 - 2012   Chair, Graduate Program of Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies 
  • 2006 - 2009   Vice Chair, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University
  • 2004 - 2012   Representative of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences in the South Anatolian Project Research Center at METU.
  • 2003 - 2012   Steering committee member, Department of Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies at the Middle East Technical University.
  • 2002 - 2005   Course developer, United Nations Train-Sea-Coast Black Sea Unit.
  • 1996 - 1997   President, vice-president of the Turkish Student Association, University of Virginia

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate

  • ENVE 312 Water supply urban drainage, METU
  • ENVE 322 Transport Phenomena for Environmental Engineers
  • ENVE 412 Solid waste management, METU

Graduate

  • ENVE 539 Environmental systems engineering, METU
  • ENVE 504 Pollutant transport in rivers, METU
  • ENVE 740 Heuristic optimization and modeling of environmental systems

Publications

Publications in Refereed International Journals

  • Düzgün, H.Ş., Uşkay, S.O., Aksoy, A., "Parallel hybrid genetic algoritm and GIS-based optimization for municipal solid waste collection routing”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 30(3): 04015037, 2016.
  • Kurt, M., Aksoy, A., Sanin, F.D., “Evaluation of solar sludge drying alternatives by costs and area requirements”, Water Research, 82:47-57, 2015.
  • Polat, S., Aksoy, A., Unlu, K., "A fuzzy rule based remedial priority ranking system for contaminated sites", Groundwater, 53(2): 317-327, 2015
  • Görgüner, M., Sanin, D.F., Aksoy, A., "A transport cost-based optimization for recyling of municipal sludge through application on arable lands", Resources, Conservation, and Recycling, 94(1): 146-156, 2015.
  • Yenilmez, F., Düzgün, Ş., Aksoy, A., "An evaluation of potential sampling locations in a reservoir with emphasis on conserved spatial correlation structure", Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(1): makale 4216, 2015.
  • Yuzugullu, O., and Aksoy, A., "Generation of the bathymetry of a eutrophic shallow lake using WorldView-2 imagery", Journal of Hydroinformatics, 16(1): 50-59, 2014.
  • Golge, M., Yenilmez, F., and Aksoy, A., "Development of pollution indices for the middle section of the Lower Seyhan Basin (Turkey)", Ecological Indicators, 29(2013): 6-17, 2013.
  • Yenilmez, F., and Aksoy, A.,  "Comparison of phosphorus reduction alternatives in control of nutrient concentrations in Lake Uluabat (Bursa, Turkey): Partial versus full sediment dredging", Hydrobiologica, 43(1): 1-9, 2013.
  • Keser, S., Duzgun, H.S., and Aksoy, A., “Application of spatial and non-spatial data analysis in determination of the factors that impact municipal solid waste generation rates in Turkey”, Waste Management, 2011,32(3): 359-371, 2012.
  • Gungor-Demirci, G., and Aksoy, A., "Change in optimal pump-and-treat remediation design and costs for different correlation lengths of spatially variable hydraulic conductivity field", Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 44(4), 469-480, 2011.
  • Yenilmez, F., Kuter, N., Emil, M.K., and Aksoy, A., "Application of GIS in determination of pollution level at an abandoned coal mine site in Turkey", International Journal of Coal Geology, 86(1): 12-19, 2011.
  • Kentel, E., Aksoy, A., Büyüker, B., Dilek, F., Girgin, S., Ipek, M.H., Polat, S., Yetis, U., Unlu, K., Challenges in development and implementation of health risk-based soil quality guidelines: Turkey's experience, Risk Analysis, 31(4): 657-667, 2011.
  • Güngör-Demirci, G., and Aksoy, A., "Variation in time-to-compliance for pump-and-treat remediation of mass transfer-limited aquifers with hydraulic conductivity heterogeneity", Environmental Earth Sciences (formerly Environmental Geology) , 63(6): 1277-1288, 2011.
  • Yenilmez, F., Keskin, F., and Aksoy, A.,  "Water Quality Trend Analysis in Lake Eymir, Ankara", Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 36(5-6): 135-140, 2011.
  • Gungor-Demirci, G., and Aksoy, A., Evaluation of the genetic algorithm parameters on the optimization performance: a case study on pump-and-treat remediation design, TOP, 18(2): 303-320, 2010.
  • Moral, H., Aksoy, A., and Gokcay, C.F., "Modeling of the activated sludge process by using artificial neural networks with automated architecture screening", Computers & Chemical Engineering, 32(10): 2471-2478, 2008.
  • Bulut, E., and Aksoy A., "Impact of fertilizer usage on phosphorus loads to Lake Uluabat", Desalination, 226(1-3): 289-297, 2008.
  • Goktas, R.K. and Aksoy, A., "Calibration and verification of QUAL2E using genetic algorithm optimization", Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management – ASCE, 133(2): 126-136, 2007.
  • Aksoy, A., and Culver, T.B., "Comparison of continuous and pulsed pump-and-treat for mass transfer-limited aquifers", Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, 28(5): 307-316, 2004.
  • Aksoy, A., and Culver, T.B., "Impacts of Physical and Chemical Heterogeneities on Aquifer Remediation Design", Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management - ASCE, 130(4): 311-320, 2004.
  • Aksoy, A. and T. B. "Culver, Effects of sorption assumptions on the aquifer remediation designs", Ground Water 38(2): 200-208, 2000.

Book Chapters

  • Chan Hilton, A. B., A. Aksoy, and T. B. Culver. Dynamic optimal design of groundwater remediation using genetic algorithms. Physical and Chemical Remediation of Contaminated Aquifers, J. A. Smith, and S. Burns, eds., Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, pp.1-21, 2001.
  • Atimtay, A. T., and A. Aksoy, Cleaner Energy Production Technologies for Fossil Fuels, Cleaner Technologies and Cleaner Products for Sustainable Development, H. M. Freeman, Z. Puskas, and R. Olbina, eds. NATO ASI Series, Vol.2, Springer-Verlag: Berlin, pp.279-289, 1995.

Publications in Refereed National Journals

  • Kurt, M., Aksoy, A., Sanin, F.D., Cost-based evaluation of combined use of greenhouse dryer and solar panels for sludge drying, , Çevre Bilim ve Teknoloji, 1(2): 106-124, 2016.
  • Güngör-Demirci, G. and Aksoy, A., “Impact of fraction of time dependent sorption sites on optimal pump-and-treat design, Çevre Bilim ve Teknoloji, , 4(1): 1-12, 2012.
  • Göktaş, R.K. and Aksoy, A.,, Model calibration using genetic algorithms: Lower Seyhan River Case”,  3(3): 169-186, 2011.
  • Yenilmez, F., Keskin, F., and Aksoy, A., “Impact of meteorological conditions on the water quality of Mogan Lake”, BİBAD – Biological Sciences Research Journal, 3(2): 33-38, 2010.

Invited Presentation and Papers

  • Aksoy, A., Water Management in Turkey, Chance Project- Change Management, EU Water Acquis Training the Trainer Programme in the Candidate Countries”, 24-25 November, Seville, 2008.
  • Aksoy, A., and T. B. Culver, Impact of physical and chemical heterogeneities on optimal remediation design and costs, World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, EWRI, May 20-24, Orlando, 2001.

Conference Proceedings

International Conferences

  • Aksoy, A., Lee, J., Kitanidis, P.K., Determination of the spatial distribution in hydraulic conductivity using genetic algorithm optimization, AGU Fall Meeting 2016, 12-16 December, San Francisco, (abstract on internet), 2016.
  • Aksoy, A., Polat, Ş., Ünlü, K., Ranking of the remedial priority of contaminated sites using a fuzzy rule based system, NGWA Groundwater Summit 2016, 24-27 April, Denver, (abstract on internet), 2016.
  • Çelebi, E.B., Aksoy, A., Sanin, F.D., Effects of anaerobic digestion on the combustion of sewage sludge, 8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, 6-10 June, Houston, 2016.
  • Celebi, B.E., Aksoy, A., Sanin, D.F., Effects of ultrasound pretreatment on biogas generation from anaerobic digestion and fuel properties of municipal sludge, Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2015, Water and Energy, WEF/IWA, 7-10 June, Washington DC, in CD, 2015.
  • Öğün, E., Aksoy, A., Sanin, S.L., “Seasonal CH4, N2O and NH3 fluxes from air-water interface of eutrophic Central Anatolia lake, Turkey”, IWA World Water Congress, 21-26 September, Lisbon, on internet, 2014.
  • Kucuk, E., Aksoy, A., “Investigation of non-point source pollution potential in the watershed of Porsuk Reservoir”, IWA World Water Congress, 21-26 21-26 September, Lisbon, (poster on internet), 2014.
  • Pilevneli, T., Aksoy, A., Sanin, S.L., “Sediment-water dynamics and phosphorus release potential in a lake”, IWA World Water Congress, 21-26 September, Lisbon, (extended abstract on internet), 2014.
  • Gorguner, M., Aksoy, A., Sanin, F.D., “GIS-based area determination for land application of municipal sludge of a metropolitan wastewater treatment plant, Proceedings of 4th European Conference on Sludge Management, 26-27 May, İzmir, Turkey, in CD, 2014.
  • Yenilmez, F., Aksoy, A. Evaluation of pollution control alternatives to improve the water quality in Porsuk Dam Reservoir, ICWRE 2914, 13-15 May, Antalya, Turkey, (abstract), 2014.
  • Aksoy A., Yenilmez, F., Düzgün, S. Determination of geostatistically representative sampling locations in Porsuk Dam Reservoir (Turkey), AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 December, San Francisco, USA, (abstract), 2013.
  • Yenilmez, F., Aksoy, A. Determination of the vulnerable areas for diffuse pollution transport within the watershed of the Porsuk Dam Reservoir using ArcGIS, IPWE 6th International Perspective on Water Resources & The Environment, January 7-9, Izmir, Turkey, (abstract), 2013.
  • Yenilmez, F., Aksoy, A., “Assessment of long term pollution loads in Porsuk River, Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region (MESAEP), September 28 - October 1, 2013, Istanbul – Turkey, p. 251 (abstract), 2013.
  • Yenilmez, F., Aksoy, A., “Evaluation of Water Quality within the Watershed of Porsuk Dam Reservoir”, Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region (MESAEP), September 28 - October 1, 2013, Istanbul – Turkey, p. 255, (abstract) 2013
  • Yuzugullu, O., and Aksoy, A.,  “Determination of secchi disc depths in Lake Eymir using remotely sensed data" Proceedings of GEOMED 2010, June 2-5, Kemer, in Procedia 19(2011): 586-592, 2011.
  • Gungor Demirci, G., and Aksoy, A., "Impact of hydraulic conductivity heterogeneity on time-to-compliance", Proceedings of the IAHR International Groundwater Symposium, June 18-20, Istanbul, in CD, 2008.
  • Gungor Demirci, G., and Aksoy, A., "Impact of crossover and decision variable coding forms on the performance of genetic algorithm optimization: a case study on pump and treat remediation design", Proceedings of the 20th EURO Mini Conference: Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Technologies, EurOPT’2008, May 20-23, Neringa, Lithuania, pp. 36-41, 2008.
  • Bulut, E., and Aksoy, A., "Impact of fertilizer usage on phosphorus loads to Lake Uluabat", Proceedings of the 10th International Specialized Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Sustainable Basin Management, IWA, September 18-22, Istanbul, in CD, 2006.
  • Gungor-Demirci, G., and Aksoy, A., "Effect of heterogeneity correlation scale on pump-and-treat remediation design", Proceedings of World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2006, ASCE, May 21–25, Omaha, in CD, 2006.
  • Goktas, R.K., and Aksoy, A., "The impact of objective function formulation on the optimal calibration of QUAL2E", Proceedings of World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2005, ASCE, Raymond Walton, ed., May 15–19, Anchorage, Alaska, in CD, 2005.
  • Aksoy, D., and Aksoy, A., "Satellite-Linked Sensor Networks for Planetary Scale Monitoring", Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2004-Fall, September 26-29, Los Angeles, 2004
  • Göktaş, R. K. ve Aksoy, A., "Calibration and verification of QUAL2E for the reaeration coefficient using genetic algorithms", Proceedings of the 13th Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, 10-11 June, İzmir, pp. 201-207, 2004
  • Göktaş, R.K. "Application of genetic algorithms for calibration and verification of QUAL2E Model", Proceedings of the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, June 27-July 1, 2004, Salt Lake City, UT: ASCE, 2004
  • Aksoy, A. and T. B. Culver. "Analysis of pulsed pumping under mass transfer limitations". Proceedings of the 26th annual conference on water resources planning and management, June 6-9, 1999, Tempe, AZ: ASCE, 1999
  • Aksoy, A. and T. B. Culver, "The effect of mass transfer limitations on the optimization of groundwater remediation strategies", Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management (E. D. Loucks, ed.), ASCE, June 6-10, 1998, Chicago, 1998
  • Aksoy, A. and A. T. Atimtay, "Development of a novel regenerable zinc ferrite sorbent for hot gas desulfurization", Proceedings of the 10th World Clean Air Congress, Vol.1, paper 038, May 28-June 2, Espoo-Finland, 1995.

National Conferences

  • Çelebi, E.B., Aksoy, A., Sanin, F.D, Effects of ultrasound pretreatment and anaerobic digestion on biogas production and fuel characteristics of municipal sludge, Proceedings of the 11th National Environmental Engineering Congress,  Chamber of Environmental Engineers, 15-17 October, Bursa, full paper in CD, 2015.
  • Öğün, E., Sanin, S.L., Aksoy, A., Measurement of greenhouse gas emissions in a eutrophic lake using field column, Proceedings of the 11th National Environmental Engineering Congress,  Chamber of Environmental Engineers, 15-17 October, Bursa,   full paper in CD, 2015.
  • Kurt, M., Aksoy, A., Sanin, F.D., Cost-based evaluation of greenhouse drier and solar panels for sludge drying, Proceedings of the 11th National Environmental Engineering Congress,  Chamber of Environmental Engineers, 15-17 October, Bursa, full paper in CD, 2015.
  • Aksoy, A., İmamoğlu, "Thoughts on the future of environmental engineering", Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Environmental Engineering Education and Developments in the Field, 25-26 March, Chamber of Environmental Engineers, pp. 113-125, 2011.
  • Aksoy, A., Demirer, G.N., Ergüder, T.H., İmamoğlu, İ., Sanin, D.F., Tuncel, G., "Evaluation of the scientific studies in environmental engineering departments in Turkey", Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Environmental Engineering Education and Developments in the Field, 25-26 March, Chamber of Environmental Engineers, pp. 83-111, 2011.
  • Aksoy, A., Demirer, G.N., Ergüder, T.H., İmamoğlu, İ., Sanin, D.F., Tuncel, G., "Evaluation of the environmental engineering programs”, Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Environmental Engineering Education and Developments in the Field, 25-26 March, Chamber of Environmental Engineers, pp. 9-27, 2011.
  • Yenilmez, F., Keskin, F., Aksoy, A., “Impact of environmental conditions on the water quality of Lake Eymir”, Proceedings of the 8th National Environmental Engineering Congress,  11-14 November, pp. 459-468, 2009.
  • Keser, S., Düzgün, Ş.H., Aksoy, A., “Relationship of solid waste generation rates in Turkey with the socio-economic variables”, Proceedings of the 8th National Environmental Engineering Congress,  11-14 November, pp. 402-416, 2009.
  • Küçük, E., Malkaz, Z., Özkal, Ş., Aksoy, A., “Assessment of various water quality parameters in Eymir Lake”, Proceedings of the 8th National Environmental Engineering Congress,  11-14 November, pp. 565-571, 2009.
  • Unlu, K., Guvener, M., Girgin, S., Yetis, U., Dilek, F.B., Aksoy, A., Buyuker, B., Polat, S. "Environmental management system for sites contaminated with industrial sources", Proceedings of the 11th Industrial Pollution Control Symposium, 11-13 June, Istanbul, pp. 19-26, 2008.
  • Girgin. S., Guvener, M., Polat, S., Buyuker, B., Yetis, U., Dilek, F.B., Aksoy, A., Unlu, K., "Development of a decision support system for sites contaminated with industrial sources", Proceedings of the 11th Industrial Pollution Control Symposium, 11-13 June, Istanbul, pp. 27-34, 2008.
  • Gungor-Demirci, G., and Aksoy, A., "Remdiation of contaminated sites with pump-and-treat: Technical problems, cause and solutions", Proceedings of the 11th Industrial Pollution Control Symposium, 11-13 June, Istanbul, pp. 503-506, 2008.
  • Gungor-Demirci, G., and Aksoy, A., "Impact of heterogeneity in hydraulic conductivity on time-to-compliance: analysis with simulation-optimization approach, Proceedings of the Environmental Probelms Symposium, 14-17 May, Kocaeli, 2008.
  • Yenilmez, F., and Aksoy, A., "Assessment of water quality in Lake Uluabat using WASP 7.2", Proceedings of the 7th National Environmental Engineering Congress, 24-27 October, İzmir, 2007.
  • Bulut, E., and Aksoy, A., "Determination of the agricultural pollution loads into Uluabat Lake", Porceedings of the 6th Ulusal Çevre Mühendisliği Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, ÇMO, 24-26 Kasım, İstanbul, 23-30, 2005.
  • Moral, H., Gokcay, C.F., and A. Aksoy, "Aktif Çamur Prosesinin Yapay Sinir Ağları Kullanılarak Modellenmesi", 6th National Environmental Engineering Congress, 24-26 November, Istanbul, pp.376-383, 2005.
  • G. Gungor Demirci and A. Aksoy, "Impact of physical heterogeneity on pump-and-treat remediation design", BMYS 2005, Proceedings of the Current Trends in Science Symposium, 16-18 November, Kocaeli, pp.636-643, 2005.
  • Aksoy, A., and T.B. Culver, Comparison of remediation of mass transfer limited aquifers by continuous and pulsed pumping, Proceedings of 2. National Environmental Pollution Control Symposium, 22-24 October 2003, METU, Ankara, pp. 299-306
  • Aksoy, A. and A. T. Atımtay, Development of a regenerable sorbent for the removal of hydrogen sulfide gas, Proceedings of the Control of Combustion and Air Pollution- II. National Symposium, pp.447-459, September 1993, Eskisehir.

Directed Thesis Studies

Completed

  • Ph.D.
  • Spatial data analysis for monitoring and prediction of selected water quality parameters in reservoirs: Porsuk Dam Reservoir case, Firdes Yenilmez, 2014 (co-supervised with Prof. Dr. Şebnem Düzgün).
  • Analysis of scale effects on the remediation design for heterogeneous aquifers, Gamze Güngör Demirci, 2009.
  • M.S.
  • Assessment and prediction of water quality parameters in Lake Köyceğiz using artificial neural networks, Oya Özçelik Gedik (co-supervised with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emre Alp), 2015. 
  • Effects of ultrasound pretreatment and anaerobic digestion on the energy potential of sludge, Emrehan Berkay Çelebi (co-supervised with Prof. Dr. Dilek Sanin), 2015.
  • Evaluation of BTEX concentrations in selected industries producing and applying paint based on human health risks through inhalation, Gizem Naz Dölek (co-supervised with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elçin Kentel), 2015.
  • Evaluation of solar sludge drying alternatives on costs and area requirements, Mayıs Kurt (co- supervised with Prof. Dr. Dilek Sanin), 2015.
  • A transport cost-based optimization for arable land application of municipal sludge in Ankara, Merve Görgüner (co- supervised with Prof. Dr. Dilek Sanin), 2014.
  • Investigation of non-point source pollution potential in the watershed of Porsuk Dam Reservoir, Elif Küçük, 2014.
  • Interactions of water and sediment phosphorus in Lake Eymir, Tolga Pilevneli (co-supervised with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selim Sanin), 2013.
  • Investigation of light attenuation in Lake Eymir, Selen Atiker (co-supervised with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selim Sanin), 2012.
  • Determination of chlorophyll-a distribution in Lake Eymir using regression and artificial neural network models with hybrid inputs, Onur Yüzügüllü, 2011.
  • Optimization and cost minimization in route planning using genetic algorithms, Onur Uşkay- GGIT, 2010 (co-supervised with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şebnem Düzgün).
  • Development of an environmental pollution index for the middle section of Seyhan Basin, Mehmet Gölge, 2010.
  • Relation of solid waste generation rates in Turkey to socio-economic variables, Saniye Keser, 2010 (co-supervised with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şebnem Düzgün)
  • Development of a fuzzy rule based remedial priority system for contaminated sites, Şener Polat, 2009 (co-supervised with Prof. Dr. Kahraman Ünlü)
  • Modeling the water quality of lake eymir using artificial neural networks (ANN) and adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system (ANFIS), Muhittin Aslan, 2008.
  • Modeling of the water quality in Uluabat Lake, Firdes Yenilmez, 2007
  • Inspection of algae distribution in Eymir Lake using site measurements and remotely sensed data, Tarek Elahdab, 2006
  • Assessment of management policies for Lake Uluabat Basin using AVSWAT, Elif Bulut, 2005
  • Application of genetic algorithms to calibration and verification of qual2e model, Recep Kaya Göktaş, 2004.
  • Modelling of activated sludge process by using artificial neural networks, Hakan Moral, 2004 (co-supervised with Prof. Dr. Celal Gokcay)

On going

  • Ph.D.
  • M.S.
  •  

Research Projects

Projects coordinated

  • Development of a model that uses hybrid inputs composed of in-situ and remotely sensed data for determination of the spatial distribution of chlorophyll-a in Eymir Lake, (TUBITAK CAYDAG-109Y201), 2009-2010.
  • Application of genetic algorithms for calibration and verification of QUAL2E Model, METU Research Fund (BAP-2003-03-11-01), 2003-2004.
  • Analysis of the algae distribution in Eymir Lake using in-situ measurements and remote sensing, METU Research Fund (BAP- 2004-03-11-03), 2004-2005.
  • Development of a phosphorus index for the Uluabat Lake Watershed, METU Research Fund (BAP-2004-03-11-02), 2004-2005.
  • Analysis of scale effects on the remediation design for heterogeneous aquifers, METU Research Fund (BAP-08-11-DPT2002K120510-DK17), 2003-2007.
  • TMDL development for Uluabat Lake Watershed, (TÜBİTAK-103Y122), 2003 - 2005.

Consulting

  • GEOSYS, Feasibility study on the national water resources information system, the Ministry of Forestry and Water Works, 2013-2013.
  • GEOSYS, Strategy development and feasibility study for informatics demands of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, 2012-2012.
  • AKS Engineering, Development of watershed management plan for the Porsuk Dam Reservoir,2010-2012.

Projects Contributed

  • Action planning for management of treatment plant sludge in Turkey (Ministry of Urbanization and Environment), 2016-2018.
  • Management of domestic/municipal treatment sludges (TUBİTAK KAMAG-108G167), 2010-2013.
  • Measurement of nitrogeneous species in different media (air, water, sediment) and determination of their fluxes  (TUBİTAK ÇAYDAG-108Y116), 2009-2012.
  • Development of a methodology for reclamation planning of abandoned mine sites (BAP- 07.02.2009.07) 2009-2010.
  • Development of a management system for sites contaminated with hazardous point sources (TUBITAK, KAMAG-106G008) 2004-2009.
  • MEDAWARE - Development of Tools and Guidelines for the Promotion of the Sustainable Urban Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in the Agricultural Production in the Mediterranean Countries, European Commission, Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, 2003-2006.
  • Course development on nutrients load reduction, United Nations Train-Sea-Coast, 2002-2005.