Dr. Kaan Yetilmezsoy
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 34220, Davutpasa, Esenler, Istanbul, TURKEY
Dr. Kaan Yetilmezsoy is an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering Department, Civil Engineering Faculty, at Yildiz Technical University, Davutpasa Campus, Esenler, Istanbul, TURKEY. He received BSc in both Environmental Engineering (First Rank Graduate in both Department of Environmental Engineering and Faculty of Civil Engineering, 2002, GPA: 3.86/4.00) and Civil Engineering (graduated as High Honor Student, 2004, GPA: 3.60/4.00) from Yildiz Technical University. He also obtained MSc (Numerical Analysis Approach to Absorption Tower Design, 2004, GPA: 3.79/4.00) and PhD (Treatability of Poultry Manure Wastewater Using Anaerobic Sludge Bed Reactor, 2008, GPA: 3.90/4.00) in Environmental Engineering from Yildiz Technical University.
His areas of interest include design of water and wastewater treatment plants, environmental modeling, linear/non-linear regression analysis-based modeling, artificial neural networks, experimental design, RSM-based optimization techniques, fuzzy-logic methodology, statistical analysis, verification and validation methods, parametric and non-parametric tests, numerical analysis, anaerobic digestion processes, adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems (ANFIS), post-treatment technologies, MAP precipitation, Fenton's oxidation, composite desirability functions, empirical modeling, absorption tower (packed tower) design, kinetic modeling, fluid mechanics and hydraulic and multi-objective optimization.
He has served as the Peer Reviewer of 45 Journals (total peer reviews: 95) including Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), Water and Environment Journal (Wiley), Environmental Technology (Taylor & Francis), Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water (Wiley), Environmental Engineering Science (Mary Ann Liebert), Biochemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), Fluid Phase Equilibria (Elsevier), Bioresource Technology (Elsevier), Applied Mathematical Modelling (Elsevier), Neural Computing & Applications (Springer), and Applied Clay Sciences (Elsevier). He has also served as the Ad Hoc Reviewer for two project proposals submitted to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program (Small and Mid-Size Farms, Phase I and II).
He has 55 publications including refereed international and national journal papers, conference proceedings and a course book entitled Water Supply and Sewerage Applications (Turkish Water Foundation Publications, ISBN: 975-6455-16-0, 1st Edition, 2004, and ISBN: 978-975-6455-16-6, 2nd Edition, 2008). His papers got 318 citations (except self-citations) including peer-reviewed journal papers (234 citations, except self-citations), conference proceedings, thesis and scientific books.
In the last 7 years, he has performed research in the areas of anaerobic digestion technology artificial intelligence-based modeling and computation in Environmental Engineering. He has been Supervisor for 14 theses including graduate (MSc) and undergraduate degrees. He also developed two new courses (Graduate Degree: Application of Prediction Models in Environmental Engineering – 0416126 and Undergraduate Degree: Projection and Application in Environmental Engineering – 0412071) and taught at Department of Environmental Engineering, Yildiz Technical University. He also developed seven new empirical equations (prediction models) dealing with optimum body diameter of air cyclones, required retention time in hindered settling, volume of completely mixed activated sludge reactor, packed tower design in physical ammonia absorption, and dimensionless kinetic coefficient (inhibition parameter) for poultry wastes.
Dr. Yetilmezsoy teaches undergraduates (Wastewater Treatment Plant Hydraulics, Water Supply and Sewerage, Wastewater Treatment Plant Design, Water Treatment Plant Design, Biological Unit Operations, Projection and Application in Environmental Engineering, Technical Drawing and Design Geometry, Advanced Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Computer Applications in Environmental Engineering, Materials in Environmental Engineering) and graduates (Application of Prediction Models in Environmental Engineering, Optimization Applications in Environmental Engineering, Filtration) of Environmental Engineering Department at Yildiz Technical University. A total of 1189 students including both graduate and undergraduate students took his courses in the period of 2008-2013.
He has been a Researcher of 1001 Turkish Scientific and Technologic Research Association (TUBITAK) Project and Yildiz Technical University KAP and GEP Projects. He has headed the Quality and Strategic Planning Committee of Department of Environmental Engineering, Yildiz Technical University since September 2009. He has served as a member of the Committee of Continuous Quality Improvement Education Project (EKSIP Project), Revolving Fund Team, Accreditation Committee, Inspection Committee, MUDEK Committee, Dicipline Investigation Committee, and the Committee for inspection of historical water galleries and cisterns in Davutpasa Campus at Yildiz Technical University. He has also served as the Panel Examiner and the External Adviser in the Turkish Scientific and Technologic Research Association (TUBITAK) for examining of the Scientific Reseach Project Proposals submitted to TUBITAK-CAYDAG, and the External Examiner in the Examining Committee for Doctoral Proficiency and MSc Thesis Defence Examinations.
He is a recipient of 39 major awards from Turkish Scientific and Technologic Research Association (TUBITAK), Rectorship of Yildiz Technical University and other institutions.
Personal web site: http://www.yarbis.yildiz.edu.tr/yetilmez
Associate NONPROFIT PeerReviewed Journals
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