RESEARCH ASSISTANT İFFET IŞIL GÜRTEN İNAL    
Name : İFFET IŞIL
Surname : GÜRTEN İNAL
E-Mail : igurten@eng.ankara.edu.tr
Phone Number : +90 203 35 04/ 34 60
Title : RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Unit : FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Department : CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Personal Information

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2008- 2016    PhD 

                      Chemical Eng. Dept. Ankara University

2005-2008     Masters

                      Chemical Eng. Dept. Ankara University

2001-2005    Bachelor 

                      Chemical Eng. Dept. Ankara University

 

THESIS

 

Master of Science

Production of Adsorbent from Waste Tea and Investigation of Adsorption Properties of the Adsorbent Produced

 

PhD

Use of Biomass Based Activated Carbons as Electrode Materials in Electrochemical Double-Layer Capacitors

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2005-… Research Assistant, Chemical Eng. Dept. Ankara University


January 2011-January 2012 Maternity leave


September 2014-September 2015  Visiting Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences, The University of Manchester



COURSES ASSISTED


  • KYM 202 Thermodynamics
  • KYM 136Technical Drawing
  • CHE 236 Numerical Methods
  • KYM 306 Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • CHE 309 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • KYM 312 Mass Transfer
  • CHE 332 Chemical Engineering Mathematics
  • KYM 342 Instrumental Analysis
  • KYM351 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
  • KYM 453 Chemical Engineering LaboratoryII
  • KYM 454 Chemical Engineering LaboratoryIII
  • KYM 415 Process Design-I
  • KYM 416 Process Design-II



RESEARCH FIELDS

 

Porous solid particle production 

Production of biomass based activated carbons

Particle characterisation

Adsorption 

Microwave energy and applications

Energy materials

Energy storage

Supercapacitors



PUBLICATIONS

 

Articles


1. Prabhuraj Balakrishnan, I. Isil Gurten Inal, Emily Cooksey, Anthony Banford, Zeki Aktas, Stuart M. Holmes, Enhanced performance based on a hybrid cathode backing layer using a biomass derived activated carbon framework for methanol fuel cells, Electrochimica Acta, 251, 2017 51-59. 


2. Gurten Inal I.I, Holmes S., Banford A., Aktas Z. The performance of supercapacitor electrodes developed from chemically activated carbon produced from waste tea, Applied Surface Science 357 2015 696–703.


3. I.Isil Gurten, Meryem Ozmak, Emine Yagmur, Zeki Aktas, Preparation and characterisation of activated carbon from waste tea using K2CO3, Biomass and Bioenergy, 37, 2012 73-81.


4. Gurten Inal I.I, Holmes S., Ermumcu N., Banford A., Aktas Z The supercapacitor performance of hierarchical porous activated carbon electrodes synthesised from demineralised (waste) cumin plant by microwave pre-treatment (under review)


5. E. Yagmur, I.Isil Gurten, Y. Gokce, T. Aktar, G. Ulusoy, Z. Aktas Examination of gas and solid products during the preparation of activated carbon using phosphoric acid (under review)



International Presentations


1.  I.Isil Gurten Inal,  Yavuz Gokce, M. Erdem Akbulut, Emine Yagmur, Zeki Aktas Supercapacitor performance of the activated carbons produced from waste tea and lignite mixtures, International Porous and Powder Materials Symposium&Exhibition, 12-15/09/2017, Kusadası, Turkey.


2. I. Isil Gurten Inal, Yavuz Gokce, Zeki Aktas, Waste tea derived activated carbon/polyaniline composites as supercapacitor electrodes, 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), 20-23/11/2016 Birmingham, UK.


3. I.Isil Gurten Inal, Prabhuraj Balarkisnian, Stuart Holmes and Zeki Aktas, Evaluation of the use of tomato plant and waste tea based activated carbons as electrode materials for supercapacitors, 12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12), 20-23/07/2015 University of York, UK.


4. Prabhuraj Balarkrishnan, I.Isil Gurten Inal, Zeki Aktas and Stuart Holmes, Activated Carbon prepared from waste tea as anode gas diffusion layer in Direct Methanol fuel cells (DMFCs), 12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12), 20-23/07/2015 University of York, UK.


5. Yavuz Gokce, I. Isil Gurten Inal, Emine Yagmur and Zeki Aktas, Nitric acid modified activated carbons as electrode materials for supercapacitors, 12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12), 20-23/07/2015 University of York, UK


6. B. Ozdincer, K. K. Maniam, I. I. G. Inal, Z. Aktas, S. M. Holmes, Graphene-activated carbon hybrid material as a catalyst support for low temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cells, Proceeding of Advanced Materials World Congress, 23-26 August 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.


7. Kranthi Kumar Maniam, Prabhuraj Balakrishnan, I.Isil Gurten Inal, Zeki Aktas, Stuart Martin Holmes, A Biomass based Activated Carbon as the Cathode Gas Diffusion Layer in Low Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technical Conference 2015, 19 – 21 May 2015, Birmingham, UK.


8. T. Aktar, I.I.G. Inal, E. Yagmur, N. Sych, V.V. Strelko, Z. Aktas, Preparation and characterisation of activated carbon from dogwood stone with microwave pre-treatment, 9th International Symposium on Characterisation of Porous Solids (IX COPS 2011), 5-8 June 2011Dresden/ Germany,1, 205, 2011.


9. I.I. Gurten Inal, M. Ozmak, E. Yagmur , Z. Aktas, Examination of Adsorptive Behaviour of Activated Carbon from Waste Tea by Chemical Activation with Microwave Energy,  6th Chemical Engineering Conference for Collaborative Research in Eastern Mediterranean Countries (EMCC-6), 7-12/03/2010, Antalya/Turkey.

 

10. M. Ozmak, E. Yagmur, E. Demirkan,I.I. Gurten, Z. Aktas Microwave pre-treatment in activated carbon production from biomass, 15th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region, MESAEP, October 7-11 2009 Bari-Italy.

 

11. M.Asim Ozkan, I.I. Gurten, M. Ozmak, E. Yagmur, Z. Aktas  Adsorption of methylene blue from aqueous solution on activated carbon produced from waste tea, 15th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region, MESAEP, October 7-11 2009 Bari-Italy.


12. Gurten I.I, Ozmak M, Yagmur E, Aktas Z. Preparation and characterization of activated carbon from waste tea by chemical activation with K2CO3, 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering 24-28/08/2008, Prague/Czech Republic.

 


National Presentations

 

1. I.I. Gurten Inal, Deniz Yigit, Mustafa Gullu, Zeki Aktas, The usage of the activated carbons developed from waste tea as electrode materials in EDLCs  

International Participated Electrochemistry Workshop, 23-28/06/2013 Muğla, Turkey

 

2. I.I. Gurten Inal, M. Ozmak, E. Yagmur , Z. Aktas, Comparison of the surface properties of the activated carbons produced from waste tea with different chemical activation agents,  X. National Congress of Chemical Engineering (UKMK-10), 3-6/09/2012, İstanbul, Turkey.

 

3. I.I. Gurten Inal, M. Ozmak, E. Yagmur , Z. Aktas, Characterisation of the activated carbons prepared in different heat treatment, IX. National Congress of Chemical Engineering (UKMK-9), 22-25/06/2010, Ankara, Turkey.


4. M. Ozmak, I.I. Gurten Inal, E. Yagmur, Z. Aktas, Production of activated carbon from waste tea and its usage in adsorption processes, IX. National Congress of Chemical Engineering (UKMK-9), 22-25/06/2010, Ankara, Turkey.


5. Gurten, I.I., Ozmak, M., Yagmur, E., Aktas, Z. Production and characterisation of activated carbon from used tea with K2CO3 activation, VIII. National Congress of Chemical Engineering (UKMK-8), 26-29/08/2008, Malatya, Turkey.



PROJECTS


1. 2013-2015 Ankara University, Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit -13B4343001


Feasibility of biomass based activated carbons as electrode material in electrochemical double layer capacitors


2. 2010-2011 The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-109M400


Preparation and Characterization of Low-Cost High Porous Active Carbons from Agricultural by-Products and Their Adsorption Capacities


3. 2007-2009  The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey--107M306


The Effect of Microwave Energy on the Production of Activated Carbon from Tea Factory Wastes



JOURNAL AFFILIATIONS (REFEREE and REVIEWER)


  • Ceramics International
  • Gazi University Journal of Science


GRANTS and BURSARIES


  • International Research Fellowship Programme-The Scientific Research Council of Turkey, September 2014-September 2015,  The University of Manchester, UK.
  • Erasmus Staff Training Mobility Programme,  14-26 July 2014, Department of Biology, Chemistry,Pharmacy/Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Berlin Freie University.