PROF.DR. MEHMET ÇETİN KOÇAK    
Name : MEHMET ÇETİN
Surname : KOÇAK
E-Mail : mckocak@ankara.edu.tr
Phone Number : +90 312 203 34 38
Title : PROF.DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Department : CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Personal Information
 

(Updated on 02.03.2014) 

 

(Under re-construction)

 

Scopus author ID: 7005150102                      Researcher ID: D-6105-2011

 

I was born in Antakya on 4th of August, 1951. I finished Antakya Lycee and entered Chemical Engineering Department of Istanbul University in 1968. Winning a scholarship for higher education from the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency in 1969, I went to Britain where I earned my B.Sc, M.Sc., and  Ph.D before returning home in 1980. I worked as a researcher at Ankara Nuclear Research and Training Center for about six years. Subsequently, I moved to Chemical Engineering Department of Ankara University to start an academic career as an assistant professor.  I received my associate professorship in 1991 and full professorship in 2009.

 

I did my vacation training at Bristol factory of Commonwealth Zinc Company in the summer of 1974. I have been an associate member of IChemE since 1977.

 

Higher Education

1975    B.Sc.    Chemical Engineering     Birmingham University, U.K.
1976    M.Sc.   Chemistry                         Salford University, U.K.
1980    Ph.D.   Chemical Engineering     Aston University, U.K.

 

My theses

·       Koçak M Ç 1976 M.Sc. dissertation, A radiochemical study of manganese self-diffusion in synthetic faujasites, Salford University, U.K.

·       Koçak M Ç 1980 Dynamic simulation of chemical plant,Ph.D. thesis, Aston University, U.K.

This doctoral work culminated in a CSSL-type, Fortran-based package ACES which achieved truly simultaneous modularity via the novel twice-round execution.

Research interests

·       Process modelling, simulation, control, design, and optimisation

·       Experimental design

·       Numerical methods, computer programming, Matlab and Simulink

Projects

·       Joint project of State Ministry and Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council 1982-1983 , 1983 Turkey R&D Inventory

·       Koçak M Ç, Özkazanç O 1989-1990, Response of a packed column to a step change in reboiler heat load Ankara Uni. Res. Fund, No. 89-25-00-20

·       Koçak M Ç, Karagöz A R 1991-1992,  On-line computer control of a batch polymerisation reactor, Ankara University Research Fund, No. 91-25-00-16

·       FP6 co-ordination action project 2009-2011, INNOVA-MED, Innovative processes and practices for wastewater treatment and re-use in the Mediterrenean region, No.INCO-CT-2006-517728

Invited lecture

·       Koçak M Ç 2008, Convergence Acceleration, Chem Eng Dept, Coimbra University, Portugal

Theses I supervised

·       Karagöz A R 1991 PID control of a batch polymerisation reactor with on-line computer, M.Sc. thesis, Ankara University

·       Ünal İ 1995  Application of dynamic matrix control to a polymerisation reactor, M.Sc. thesis, Ankara University

·       Kocaoğlu M A 2010 Minimisation of transportation cost of a fuel distribution system via linear programming,  M.Sc. thesis, Ankara University

·       Erşan A 2010 Temperature control of a batch polymerisation reactor, M.Sc. thesis, Ankara University

Undergraduate courses I teach

·       Numerical Methods

·       Chemical Engineering Mathematics

·       Introduction to Dynamic Simulation

·       Process Control

·       Process Design

·       Optimisation

·       Research Techniques

Graduate courses I teach

·       Applied Numerical Analysis

·       Multicomponent Distillation

·       Process Control

 

PUBLICATIONS, REFERENCES, and CITATIONS

·       Koçak M Ç 1975 The role of nuclear power in the present energy crisis with particular reference to the light water reactors, Technical report, Chem Eng Dept, Birmingham University, U.K.

·       (K1) Koçak M Ç 1976 A radiochemical study of manganese self-diffusion in synthetic faujasites, M.Sc. dissertation, Salford University, U.K.

           Ref > R1-R48

·       (K2) Koçak M Ç 1980 Dynamic simulation of chemical plant, Ph.D. thesis, Aston University, U.K.

This doctoral work culminated in a CSSL-type, Fortran-based package ACES which achieved truly simultaneous modularity via the novel twice-round execution.

Ref > R49-R113

Cit < C1-C3, K4, K18-K20

·       (K3) Fletcher J P, Gay B, Kocate C M* 1982 A dynamic simulation package for chemical engineering, 9th Annual Research Meeting of IChemE, Imperial College, London, U.K., Trans  IChemE,  60(4) 253-254                                         (* author name misprinted)

          Cit < C4                                                                     

·         Tarımcı Ç, Koçak M Ç 1983 Data generation at national level: 1983 Turkey R+D Inventory (in Turkish), Tübitak TÜRDOK National Information System I. National Symposium, Ankara

·  Koçak M Ç 1986 RT-11 and Class language user manual (in Turkish), Türkiye Atom Enerjisi Kurumu, ANAEM, Ankara

·  Tarımcı Ç, Koçak M Ç, Mutlu 1986 Measurement of scientific and  technical activities  – Frascati  manual 1980 (Translated from English), DeğişimYayınları, Verso, Ankara

·         Koçak M Ç, Gay B, Fletcher J P 1988 A modular dynamic simulation package: ACES (in Turkish), Chemistry 88 V. Chemistry and  Chemical Engineering Symposium, Ankara, Extended summaries , Pişkin E (Ed), 26-27

·         Koçak M Ç 1988 Modular approach in distillation column design (in Turkish), Chemistry 88 V. Chemistry and  Chemical Engineering Symposium, Ankara, Extended summaries, Pişkin E (Ed), 28-29

·         Koçak M Ç 1988 Newton’s method in calculating minimum reflux ratio in distillation (in Turkish), Chemistry 88 V. Chemistry and  Chemical Engineering Symposium, Ankara, Extended summaries, Pişkin E (Ed), 30-31

·         Gülşen S, Mehmetoğlu Ü, Koçak M Ç 1988 Investigation of dynamics of a packed column producing ethyl alcohol via immobilised Z. Mobilis (in Turkish), Chemistry 88 V. Chemistry and  Chemical Engineering Symposium, Ankara, Extended summaries, Pişkin E (Ed),157-159

·       (K4) Koçak M Ç 1992 Letter to the editors, Comput Chem Engng 16(9) 817

Ref > K2, R66, R114

Cit < K20

·         (K5) Mehmetoğlu Ü, Çiçek S, Koçak Ç 1993 Dynamics of a column reactor fermenting glucose via Immobilised Z. Mobilis to produce ethyl alcohol, Chem  and Biochem Eng Quarterly, 7 (2) 97-100     (ISSN:0352-9568)

Ref > R115-R124

Cit < C5

·         Koçak M Ç,  Ünal İ, Abilov A 1996 Modelling of a batch rector in which free radicalic addition polymerisation of styrene occurs and simulation of its dynamic matrix control applications, UKMK-2 Second National Chemical  Engineering Congress, Istanbul, Proceedings, (Eds) Türkay S, Tantekin-Ersolmaz Ş B, Yardım M F, Vol. 1, 564-569

·         Abilov A, Koçak M Ç 1997 A multi-source database and an experimental design method for determining the best operating conditions for a batch polymerisation process and optimisation application, XI. National Chemistry Congress, Van, Abstracts, p.127

·         Abilov A, Koçak M Ç 1998 Optimal control of alkyne hydrogenation with a nonlinear model, XII. National Chemistry Congress, Edirne, Abstracts, p.649, Kaçan M (ed)

·         (K6) Abilov A., Koçak M Ç 1998 Real-time optimization and control of industrial alkyne hydrogenation, DYCOPS-5, 5th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, 8-10 June, 1998, Corfu, Greece. Preprints (Ed. C. Georgakis), pp.508-510

Ref > R125-R133

Cit  < K8

·         (K7) Doğan A Ü, Koçak M Ç 1998 EDS x-ray microanalysis program (in Fortran) for off-line materials characterization, Third Int Turkish Geology Symposium, Middle East Technical University, 31 August-4 September, 1998, Ankara, Turkey, p. 41

·         (K8) Abilov A G, Koçak M Ç 2000 An optimal control application to an industrial hydrogenation reactor, Chemical engineering research and design, 78( A4)630-632

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263876200719320

Ref > K6, R127, R129, R131, R132, R134-R137, K6

Cit < C6, C7

·         (K9) Karaduman A, Şimşek E H, Koçak M Ç, Bilgesü A Y 2002 Use of cyclohexane as solvent in thermal degradation of low density polyethylene wastes, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 41(4)767-776

Ref > R138-R152

Cit < C8-C12

·         (K10) Alibeyli R, Yeniova H, Koçak M Ç, Karaduman A  2003 Kinetic peculiarities of benzene production from benzene-toluene-xylene fraction of pyrolysis gasoline by catalytic hydrodealkylation at high temperature, Petroleum Science and Technology, 21(5,6)789-803

Ref > R153-R176

Cit < C13

·         (K11) Karaduman A, Koçak M Ç, Bilgesü A Y 2003 Flash vacuum pyrolysis of low density polyethylene in a free-fall reactor, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 42(2)181-191

Ref > R139, R140, R142-R145, R147, R148, R151, R177-R191

Cit < K13, C8, C14-C18

·         (K12) Koç A., Bilgesü A Y, Alibeyli R, Koçak M Ç 2004, A Factorial Experimental Design for Oxidative Thermal Decomposition of Low-density Polyethylene Waste, J Anal Appl Pyrolysis, 72(2)309-315

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165237004000816

Ref > R142, R145, R148, R192-R207

Cit < C19-C25

·       (K13) Bilgesü A Y, Koçak M Ç, Karaduman A 2006, (Invited) Chapter 23. Waste Plastic Pyrolysis in Free-Fall Reactors, Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics (Eds. J. Scheirs and W. Kaminsky), John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 

Ref > K11, R138-R148, R177-R191, R208-R243

Cit < C18, C26

·         (K14) Koçak M Ç 2006, A new iterative method created and applied to equilibrium calculations, Chisa 2006 17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, 27-31 August 2006, Prague, Czech Republic. Summaries 4, Systems Engineering, pp. 1229-1230

Ref > K16, R66,R677, R244

Cit < K16

·       (K15) Koçak M Ç 2006, Acceleration of equilibrium calculations via a new technique, Chisa 2006 17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, 27-31 August 2006, Prague, Czech Republic. Summaries 6, Supplement, pp. 1891-1892

Ref > K16, K17, R66, R677, R244

Cit < K16, K17, K21

·       (K16) Koçak M Ç 2008, A class of iterative methods with third order convergence to solve nonlinear equations, The Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics (ICCAM2006), 10-14 July 2006, Leuven, Belgium. Eds.. Goovaerts M J, Vandewalle S, Van Daele M, Wuytack L, J. Comput.Appl.Math , 218(2)290-306.     (DOI:10.1016/j.cam.2007.02.001)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377042707000738

Ref > K14, K15, K17, R67, R244-254

Cit < K14, K15, K17, .K21, C27-C33

·         (K17) Koçak M Ç 2008, Simple geometry facilitates iterative solution of a nonlinear equation via a special transformation to accelerate convergence to third order, The Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics (ICCAM2006), 10-14 July 2006, Leuven, Belgium. Eds.. Goovaerts M J, Vandewalle S, Van Daele M, Wuytack L, J. Comput.Appl.Math,  218(2)350-363     (DOI:10.1016/j.cam.2007.02.036)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377042707001318

Ref > K15, K16, R66, R67, R244-247, R250-253, R255

Cit < K15, K16, K21-K24, K25, C31-C34

·         (K18) Koçak M Ç 2008, Simulation optimises feedback control on the temperature of a heterogeneous batch reactor, ChemPor 2008, 10th International Chemical and Biological Conference, 4-6 September 2008, Braga, Portugal. Book of abstracts (ed. E.C. Ferreira) pp.762-763

Ref > K2, R66, R256

Cit < K20

·         (K19) Koçak M Ç 2008, Ostrowski's fourth order method applied to flash calculations, ChemPor 2008, 10th International Chemical and Biological Conference, 4-6 September 2008, Braga, Portugal

Ref > K2, R66, R253

·         (K20) Koçak M Ç 2009, Use of Simulink’s non-linear S-function to Simulate Feedback Temperature Control of a Heterogeneous Batch Reactor,  Chemical Product and Process Modeling 4 (4), art. no. 15     (DOI: 10.2202/1934-2659.1358)

Ref > K2, K4, R66, R256-R258

·         (K21) Koçak M Ç 2009, Acceleration of iterative methods, in Reports of the Third Congress of the World Mathematical Society of Turkic Countries, Zhumagulov, B.T. (ed) Almaty, June 30–July 4, 2009, Kazakhstan, pp.103-11     (ISBN: 978-601-240-063-2)

Ref > K15-K17, R66, R67, R244, R245, R253, R259

Cit < K22, K24, K25

·         (K22) Koçak M Ç 2011, Simple, Robust, and Fast Iterative Solution of Underwood's Equation for Minimum Reflux, Chemical engineering research and design, 89(2011) 197–205     (DOI:10.1016/j.cherd.2010.05.006)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263876210001681

Ref > K17, K21, R66, R67, R244, R245, R253, R259-R273

Cit < C35-C36

·         (K23) Koçak M Ç 2011, Ostrowski’s fourth-order iterative method speedily solves cubic equations of state, J Comput.Appl.Math  235(16)pp. 4736-4741

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377042710005042

Ref > K17, R66, R67, R244, R245, R253, R268, R274

·         (K24) Koçak M Ç 201, Second Derivative of an Iterative Solver Boosts Its Acceleration by Koçak’s Method, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 218 (3) pp. 893-898,  DOI:10.1016/j.amc.2011.04.046

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0096300311006163

Ref > K17, K21, R66, R67, R244, R245, R253, R268

Cit < K25

·       (K25) Koçak M Ç 2013, Koçak’s method shows that an unwittingly exaggerated convergence order is in fact 2,  Applied Mathematics and Computation, 219 (2013) 10053-10058     (DOI:10.1016/.j.amc.2013.03.034)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0096300313002877

Ref > K17, K21, K24,  R253

Citations

·       (C1) Bidin A R 1981 A Study and Application of  ACES, M.Sc. Thesis, Aston University, U.K.

          Cit > K2

·         (C2) Ogbonda J E 1988, Dynamic Simulation of Chemical Plant, Ph.D. Thesis, Aston University, U.K

Cit > K2

·         (C3) Fletcher J P, Ogbonda J E 1988 A Modular Equation-oriented Approach to Dynamic Simulation of Chemical Processes, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 12(5)401-405

Cit > K2

·       (C4) Cera D 1989 Parallel dynamic simulation of a distillation column on the BNN butterfly parallel processor computer, Comput. Chem. Engng., 13(7)737-752

Cit > K3

·         (C5) Özcengiz G 1996 Biotechnological Developments in Turkey, Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 16(1)53-94     (ISSN: 0738-8551)

Cit > K5

·         (C6) Borodzinski A, Bond G C 2008 Selective hydrogenation of ethyne in ethene-rich streams on palladium catalysts, Part 2: Steady-state kinetics and effects of palladium particle size, carbon monoxide, and promoters, Catalysis Reviews - Science and engineering, 50 (3) 379-469     (DOI:10.1080/01614940802142102)

Cit > K8

·         (C7) Felpin F-X, Fouquet E 2010  A useful, reliable and safer protocol for hydrogenation and the hydrogenolysis of o-benzyl groups: The in situ preparation of an active Pd O/C catalyst with well-defined properties, Chemistry – A European Journal, 16(41)12440-12445     ( DOI: 10.1002/chem.201001377)

Cit > K8

·         (C8) Aguado J, Serrano D P, Vicente G, Sánchez N 2006 Effect of decalin solvent on the thermal degradation of HDPE, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 14(4)375-384

Cit > K9, K11

·         (C9) Vicente G, Aguado J, Serrano D P, Sánchez N 2009 HDPE chemical recycling promoted by phenol solvent, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 85(1,2)366-371

Cit > K9

·       (C10) Baraniec-Mazurek I, Mianowski A 2010 Liquid fuel from waste polyolefins part I: Thermal and pressure degradation of waste polyolefins in tetralin as H-donor model system, Chemical Engineering Journal, 163(3)284-292

Cit > K9

·         (C11) Dimov M, Tasheva Y,  Petkov P 2013 Utilisation of protect vulcanates by thermal destruction, Oxidation Communications,  35(1)221-227

Cit > K9

·         (C12) Andreikov E I, Amosova I S, Yu A, Pervova M G 2013 Pyrolysis of polyolefins in high boiling solvents, Solid Fuel Chemistry, 47(4)209-219

Cit > K9

·         (C13) Karaduman A, Alp E, Yeniova H, Alibeyli R 2007 Poly-functional catalyst development for benzene production from alkyl-aromatic mixture via hydrodealkylation, Petroleum Science and Technology 25 (4) 479-490

Cit > K10

·       (C14) Bilgesü A Y, Altın S 2006 Hydrogenation of liquid pyrolysis products of polyethylene waste, Chisa 2006 17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, 27-31 August 2006, Prague, Czech Republic.

Cit > K11

·         (C15) Serrano D P , Aguado J, Vicente G,   Sánchez N 2007 Effects of hydrogen-donating solvents on the thermal degradation of HDPE, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 78(1)194-199

Cit > K11

·         (C16) Sezer M, Karaduman A, Bilgesü A Y 2007 Pyrolysis of Silopi asphaltee in the semi-batch reactor, Journal of  the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University, 22(2)307-313

Cit > K11