ASSOC.PROF.DR. ŞEBNEM ARSLAN    
Name : ŞEBNEM
Surname : ARSLAN
E-Mail : sarslan@eng.ankara.edu.tr, sebnem_okten@yahoo.com
Phone Number : 03122033416
Title : ASSOC.PROF.DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Department : Department of Geological Engineering
Personal Information


Sebnem Arslan, Ph.D.

Ankara University Faculty of Engineering

Department of Geological Engineering TR-06580 Gölbaşı Ankara/ Türkiye

Phone: +90-312-203-3416, +90-507-881-6444

E-mail: sarslan@eng.ankara.edu.tr, sebnem_okten@yahoo.com

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D.          September 2004- February 2008, on Hydrogeology

Department of Geological Engineering, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences

Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey

Thesis title: Investigation of recharge and discharge mechanisms of a multi-aquifer system using environmental isotopes.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hasan Yazıcıgil (METU) Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Schlosser (Columbia University, USA)

M.Sc.           September 2001- July 2004, on Hydrogeology

Department of Geological Engineering, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences

Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey

Thesis title: Investigation of the Safe and Sustainable Yields for the Sandy Complex Aquifer System in Ergene River Basin.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hasan Yazıcıgil

B.Sc.           September 1996- June 2001

                    Department of Geological Engineering, Middle East Technical University,

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

04.2018-present

Lecturer, Ankara University, Department of Geological Engineering  

 

06.2010-present

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,  Columbia University (with Prof. Dr. Peter Schlosser and Prof. Dr. Martin Stute)

 

03.2010-04.2018   

Hydrogeology Specialist, Ankara University, Department of Geological Engineering (maternity leave between 03.2013-08.2013)

 

11.2012               

Erasmus Trainee, Heidelberg University, Institute of Environmental Physics (with Prof. Dr. Werner Aeschbach-Hertig)

 

03-04.2012        

Visiting Research Scientist, Brooklyn College- The City University of New York (with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zhongqi Cheng)

 

05.2011                  

Erasmus Trainee, Department of Earth Sciences, New University of Lisbon

 

04.2011                

Visiting Research Scientist, Brooklyn College- The City University of New York (with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zhongqi Cheng)

 

08.2009-03.2010    

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geochemistry Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University (with Prof. Dr. Peter Schlosser and Prof. Dr. Martin Stute)

 

08.2009-01.2010    

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College- The City University of New York

 

01.2009-12.2009    

Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island- The City University of New York

 

01.2008-03.2008

Engineer, General Directorate of Water Management, Ministry of Forestry and Water Management (unpaid leave between 03.2008-03.2010)

 

08.2006-06.2007    

Fulbright Scholar, Geochemistry Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University  

 

12.2001-01.2008       

Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Engineering, Middle East Technical University


 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. Hydrogeochemical and mineralogical investigation of the recharge and discharge relation of the Pınarbaşı karst spring (Seydisehir) Ankara University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit Project No: BAP-16B0443007. Researcher (Principal Investigator: M. Çelik, Ankara University) (08.11.2016-08.07.2018).

2. Determination of spatial distribution and hydrochemistry of subaquaous thermal springs at the bottom of Köyceğiz, Alagöl, Sülüngür, Kocagöl lakes and Fethiye-Göcek Bay. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Project No: 112Y137). Researcher, (Principal investigator: Ö. Avsar, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University). (10.2012-10.2014)

3. Bathymetry measurements and inventory studies of the lakes in Sakarya Basin. Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs General Directorate for Water Management. Consultant (Principal Investigator: N. Demir- Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture) (10.2014-12.2014)

4. A pilot project in agricultural water management: Golbasi Special Environmental Protection Area, British Council (2012 UK-Turkey Knowledge Partnership Program). Researcher (Turkish Team Leader: G. Capar- Ankara University Water Management Institute) (4.2012-4.2014)

5. Investigation and modeling of the climate change records around Eymir and Mogan Lakes (Ankara). General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) Project No: 2012-30-14-08-3. Consultant, (Principal investigator: C. Küçükuysal, MTA) (01.2012-01.2014)

6. Development of a conceptual model for the coastal aquifer of Goksu Delta (Silifke, Mersin). Ankara University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit Project No: BAP-12B4343008. Principal Investigator (01.2012-01.2015)

7. Investigation of the arsenic contamination in the surface and ground waters of the Köprüören Basin (Kütahya) by using hydrogeochemistry and environmental isotopes. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Project No: 110Y225), Principal Investigator (05.2011-10.2013).

8. Helium Isotopes in Groundwaters as an Indicator of Geothermal Energy Potential: Testing Concepts in the Northeastern United States. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University Post-doctoral Researcher (08.2009- 03.2010)

9. Investigation of recharge and discharge mechanisms in multi-aquifer systems using environmental isotopes. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Project No: 106Y301), Researcher (Principal Investigator: H. Yazıcıgil). (04.2007- 01.2008)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Engineering, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey Courses Include: Hydrogeology; Well Hydraulics; Field Geology, Soil Mechanics, Engineering Geology; Geographical Information Systems, Design in Geological Engineering

2. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Physics, The City University of New York- College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY, USA Courses Include: Historical Geology Laboratory, Environmental Geology

3. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, The City University of New York- Hunter College, New York, NY, USA Courses Include: Fundamentals of Geology Laboratory

4. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey Courses Include: Geology for Civil Engineers; Introduction to Geological Engineering; Elements of Geology; Sedimentary Petrology; Hydrogeology; Hydrogeochemistry and Water Quality; Geological Engineering Design II; Groundwater Contamination.

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

1.      Arslan, Ş., Yücel, Ç., Çallı, S.S., Çelik, M., 2017, Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in the groundwater of the northern Develi Closed Basin, Kayseri, Turkey, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 99 (2): 244-252

2.      Avşar, Ö., Avşar, U., Arslan, Ş., Kurtuluş, B., Niedermann, S., Güleç, N., Subaqueous hot springs in Köyceğiz Lake, Dalyan Channel and Fethiye-Göcek Bay (SW Turkey): locations, chemistry, and origins, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 345: 81-97.

3.      Arslan, Ş., 2017, Assessment of groundwater and soil quality for agricultural purposes in Köprüören Basin, Kütahya, Turkey, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 131: 1-13.

4.      Arslan, Ş., 2016, Investigation of the water resources in Köprüören Basin (Kütahya) with environmental isotopes, Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration, 153:169-183.

5.      Çapar, G., Coşkun Dilcan, Ç., Akşit, C., Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., Kodal, S., 2016, Evaluation of Irrigation Water Quality in Gölbaşı District, Tarım Bilimleri Dergisi- Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 22 (3): 408-421.

6.      Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., 2015, Assessment of the pollutants in soils and surface waters around Gümüşköy silver mine (Kütahya, Turkey), Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 95(4): 499-506.

7.      Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., Stute, M., Schlosser, P., Smethie W.M., 2015, Analysis of groundwater dynamics in the complex aquifer system of Kazan Trona, Turkey, Hydrogeology Journal, 23(1):175-194.

8.      Çelik M., Dokuz, U.E., Türköz, P.E., Güllü, O., Arslan, Ş., Hydrogeochemical and isotopic investigation of Nasrettin Hoca springs, Eskişehir, Turkey, Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration, 146: 93-104.

9.      Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., Stute, M., Schlosser, P., 2013, Environmental Isotopes and Noble Gases in the Deep Aquifer System of Kazan Trona Ore Field, Ankara, central Turkey and links to Paleoclimate, Quaternary Research, 79(2): 292-303

10.    Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., 2012, Environmental Isotopic Evaluation of the Springs Located in Kazan Trona Basin in Central Turkey, Journal of the Geological Society of India, 80(5): 707-714.

11.    Ökten, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., 2005, Investigation of Safe and Sustainable Yields for the Sandy Complex aquifer system in the Ergene River Basin, Thrace Region, Turkey, Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 14(2): 209-226.


 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1.   Yücel, Ç., Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., 2018, Determination of heavy metal contamination in the groundwater of northern Develi Basin and the precautions taken against contamination, Hidro’2018- National Symposium on Hydrogeology and Water Resources, Proceedings book,  214-221, Ankara, Turkey

2.    Avşar, U., Avşar, Ö., Ankut, Z., Arslan, Ş., Kurtuluş, B., Güleç, N., 2015, Geochemical Traces of Subaqueous Hydrothermal Activity on the Sediments of Fethiye-Göcek Gulf, 3rd Geothermal Resources Symposium and Expo, 323-332, ODTÜ, Ankara, Turkey.

3.    Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., Stute, M., Schlosser, P., 2015, Investigation of groundwater dynamics in the shallow aquifer system of Kazan Trona Ore Field, Turkey, using environmental isotopes and Noble Gases, Proceedings of the Fourth National Isotope Techniques in Hydrology Symposium, State Hydraulic Works, 57-62, October 2015, İstanbul

4.    Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., Dokuz, U.E., Berhe, B.A., 2013, Antropogenic water contamination in the Köprüören Basin (Kütahya), 2nd workshop on Medical Geology Proceedings book 213-220, Antalya, Turkey

5.    Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., Stute, M., Schlosser, P., 2008, Paleowaters in the deep aquifer system of Kazan soda-ash (Trona) ore field and links to Paleoclimate, Proceedings of the Third National Isotope Techniques in Hydrology Symposium, State Hydraulic Works, 95-106, İstanbul, Turkey.

6.    Ökten, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., 2006, A Finite Difference Groundwater Flow Model for the Sandy Complex Aquifer in North-Western Turkey, A short paper published in the proceedings of the MODFLOW and MORE 2006: Managing Groundwater Systems, 288- 292, Golden, Colorado, USA.

       7.  Ökten, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., 2004, Investigation of safe and sustainable yields for a complex aquifer system in Turkey. FEM_MODFLOW and more: Solving Groundwater Problems, 313-316, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

1.      Arslan, Ş., Yücel, Ç., Çallı, S.S., Çelik, M., 2018, Evaluation of the pollution level in the groundwater of northern Develi Closed Basin by using heavy metal pollution index, 8th Geochemistry Symposium Abstracts book, 222-223, Antalya, Turkey.

2.      Demirkıran, G., Çallı, S.S., Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., 2017, Irrigation Water Quality in the Eastern Part of The Göksu Delta (Silifke, Mersin), Turkey. Proceedings of International Congress of Agriculture and Environment, 92, Antalya, Turkey.

3.      Çallı, S.S., Arslan, Ş., Karakaş, Z.S., Çelik, M., 2017, An Approach to identify Karstification Basement: Analysis Of Spring Sediments Mineralogy, Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-306306

4.      Yucel, Ç., Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., 2017, Geogenic Trace Element Enrichment in the Northern Develi Closed Basin (Kayseri, Turkey), Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-305210

5.      Avşar, Ö., Arslan, Ş., 2017, Heavy Metal Pollution in Köyceğiz-Dalyan Coastal Lagoon Watershed (Muğla) SW Turkey: an indexing approach, Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-295397

6.      Karakaş, Z.S., Çallı, S.S., Çelik, M., Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., 2017, An example of a mineralogical study  in a karst aquifer system, Seydişehir, Konya, Proceedings of 17th National Clay Symposium, 185-187, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla.

7.      Arslan, Ş., 2017, Irrigation Water Quality in Kopruoren Basin, Kutahya, Turkey, 44th International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Congress, 249, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

8.      Arslan, Ş., Niedermann, S., Avşar, Ö, Avşar, U., 2017, Gas geochemistry studies in geothermal and mineral waters of Muğla (SW Turkey), 44th International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) congress, 431, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

9.      Arslan, Ş., Avşar, Ö., Niedermann, S., Avşar, U., Kurtuluş, B., Güleç, N., 2016, Noble gas isotopes and gas compositions of on-land and subaqueous thermal springs in the Koycegiz Lake and Dalaman plain area, Turkey, 43rd International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) congress, Montpellier, France

10.   Arslan, Ş., Yücel, Ç., Çelik, M., Geogenic arsenic and other trace elements in the groundwater system of Develi Closed Basin, Kayseri, Turkey 43rd International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) congress, Montpellier, France

11.   Arslan, Ş., 2016, Utilization of Noble Gases dissolved in groundwater in paleoclimate studies, Turkish Quaternary Symposium, İstanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Abstract book 58-59.

12.   Dokuz, U.E., Çelik, M., Arslan, Ş., Engin, H., 2016, Groundwater flow model of Göksu Delta Coastal Aquifer System, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vol.18, EGU2016-7475, Vienna

13.   Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., Stute, M., Schlosser, P., Smethie W.M., 2015, Leakage of Mantle Helium into Groundwater Of Kazan Trona Basin, Ankara, Turkey, 42nd International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) congress, Rome, Italy

14.   Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., Schlosser, P., Stute, M., 2015, Investigation of recharge and discharge mechanisms of a multi-aquifer system using environmental isotopes, 4th annual G@GPS International Workshop, Paleogroundwater from past and present glaciated areas, Tallinn, Estonia, Abstract book p.8-9

15.   Avşar, Ö., Avşar, U., Arslan, Ş., Kurtuluş, B., Ture, O., Gulec, N., 2014, Discovery of a subaqueous hot spring by a new method in Fethiye-Göcek Bay (SW Turkey), 8th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, Mugla, Abstract book p. 124

16.   Arslan, Ş., Dokuz, U.E., Çelik, M., Berhe, B.A., 2014, Assessment of the pollutants in soils and surface waters around Gumuskoy silver mine (Kutahya, Turkey), 8th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, Mugla, Abstract book p. 104

17.   Capar, G., Aksit, C., Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., Kodal, S., Yilmaz, L., Yetis, U., 2014, Water Quality For Human Consumption And Agricultural Use In Golbasi District Of Ankara-Turkey, IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Lisbon

18.   Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., Stute, M., Schlosser, P., 2014, Environmental Isotopes and Noble Gases in the Deep Aquifer System of Kazan Trona Ore Field, Ankara, Turkey and links to Paleoclimate, 41st International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) congress, Marrakech

19.   Dokuz, U.E., Çelik, M., Arslan, Ş., Engin, H., 2014, Hydrogeochemical view of Goksu Delta Lakes (Akgol and Paradeniz, Southern Turkey), QuickLakeH 2014, An International Workshop on Lakes and Human Interactions, Ankara, Abstract book p. 35

20.   Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., Dokuz, U.E., Berhe, B.A., 2014, Surface and Ground Water Quality in Köprüören Basin (Kütahya), Turkey, Proccedings of European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Vol. 16, EGU-2014-725

21.   Avşar, Ö., Avşar, U., Kurtuluş, B., Arslan, Ş., Gulec, N., 2014, Subaqueous hot springs in Köyceğiz Lake and Dalyan Channel (SW Turkey), Proccedings of European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Vol. 16, EGU-2014-10985

22.   Avşar, Ö., Avşar, U., Kurtuluş, B., Arslan, Ş., Gulec, N., 2014, Spatial distribution of thermal springs at the bottom of Köyceğiz lake and Dalyan channel 67th Geological Congress of Turkey, Proceedings book p. 386-387, 14-18 April 2014, Ankara

23.   Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., Dokuz, U.E., Berhe, B.A., 2014, Arsenic contamination in the surface waters and groundwaters of Köprüören basin (Kütahya), 67th Geological Congress of Turkey Proceedings book p. 342-343 , 14-18 April 2014, Ankara

24.   Dokuz, U.E., Arslan, Ş., Çelik, M., Engin, H., 2014, Recent hydrogeological evidences in the right side of Göksu delta coastal aquifer, 67th Geological Congress of Turkey, Ankara Proceedings book p. 336-337, 14-18 April 2014, Ankara

25.   Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., Stute, M., Schlosser, P., 2014, Characterization of the hydrogeological framework of Kazan Trona ore field by isotope techniques, 67th Geological Congress of Turkey, Ankara Proceedings book p. 334, 14-18 April 2014, Ankara

26.   Avşar, Ö., Kurtuluş, B., Avşar, U., Arslan, Ş., Güleç, N., 2013, Determination of spatial distribution and hydrochemistry of subaqueous thermal springs in the lacustrine and nearshore environments in southwest Anatolia, Proccedings of European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Vol. 15, EGU-2013-10087.

27.   Arslan, Ş., Yazıcıgil, H., Stute, M., Schlosser, P., 2013, Noble Gas Thermometry in Groundwater: An application to the multi-aquifer system of Kazan Trona Ore Field, Ankara- Turkey, Baki Canik Water Civilization Symposium abstracts, page 32, October 2013, Aksaray University.

28.   Dokuz, U.E., Çelik, M., Arslan, Ş., Engin, H., Songur, D., 2013, Development of a Conceptual Model for the right part of Göksu Delta (Silifke, Mersin), Baki Canik Water Civilization Symposium abstracts, pages 30-31, October 2013, Aksaray University.

29.   Çelik, M., Dokuz, U.E., Engin, H., Arslan, Ş., Soysal, T., Güleçyüz, A., 2013, Water Resources of Göksu Delta (Silifke, Mersin): past, present and future, Baki Canik Water Civilization Symposium abstracts, pages 27-28, October 2013, Aksaray University.

30.   Güllü, Ö., Çelik, M., Arslan, Ş., 2013, The quality of waters in İnönü plain (Eskişehir) and evaluation of pesticide pollution, Baki Canik Water Civilization Symposium abstracts, pages 58-59, October 2013, Aksaray University.

31.   Avşar, Ö., Kurtuluş, B., Avşar, U., Arslan, Ş., Gulec, N., 2013, Determination of spatial distribution and hydrochemistry of subaqueous thermal springs in the lacustrine and nearshore environments in southwest Anatolia, Proccedings of European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Vol. 15, EGU-2013-10087.

32.   Dokuz, U.E., Çelik, M., Arslan, Ş., Engin, H., 2013, Hydrochemical and isotopic evaluation of the groundwater quality in the northern part of Goksu Delta (Silifke, Mersin) due to anthropogenic activities, 66th Geological Congress of Turkey, Ankara.

33.   Arslan, Ş., Dokuz, U.E., Çelik, M., Cheng, Z., 2012, Groundwater arsenic contamination in Kopruoren Basin (Kutahya), Turkey, American Geophysical Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

34.   Çelik, M., Dokuz, U.E., Turkoz, P.E., Gullu, O., Arslan, Ş., 2012, Hydrogeochemical and isotopic investigation of Nasrettin Hoca springs (Sivrihisar, Eskisehir), Proceedings of the V. Geochemistry Symposium, Denizli, Turkey.

35.   Dokuz, U.E., Çelik, M., Arslan, Ş., Engin, H., 2012, Hydrochemical zonation of the western part of Goksu Delta aquifer system, Southern Turkey, Proceedings of European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, 9930.

36.   Arslan, Ş., Güllü, O., 2010, Helium Isotopes in Groundwaters as an Indicator of Geothermal Energy Potential, Proceedings of the 35th Anniversary Geology Symposium, Konya, Turkey, 140-141.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018- To be supported by INQUA to attend “Groundwater age and multiple signals from isotopes and noble gases” workshop and field trip in People’s Republic of China (November 2018)

2018- Ankara University Incentive Award for 2018

2016- Supported by the Solidarity Fund given by the Organizing Committee to attend 43rd IAH Congress in Montpellier/France

2015- Supported by INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research) to attend G@GPS International workshop in Estonia

2014- Coolest Paper of 2013 award by Early Career Hydrogeologists Network/International Association of Hydrogeologists 

2006- 2007 Fulbright Scholarship

2000- 2001 High Honor and Honor Certificates, Middle East Technical University

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Hidroder (Hydrogeological Engineers and Water Resources Research Association) (2014- present)

International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) (2012- present)

Steering Committee member of Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network of IAH (2014-present)

“Executive Committee member” of Turkish Fulbright Alumni Association (2015-2017)

Geological Society of America (2017)

European Geosciences Union (2014)

American Geophysical Union (2012)

 

SEMINARS

2011 Multi-tracer (18O, 2H, 3H, 13C, 14C, CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113) and Noble Gas (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe)  Study of Ground Water from Kazan Soda-Ash (Trona) Ore Field, Ankara, Turkey. New University of Lisbon, Earth Sciences department seminar. Lisbon.

2007 Environmental Tracers and Arsenic in an aquifer system near Ankara, Turkey. LDEO Special seminar. New York.

 

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Associate Editor of Hydrogeology Journal (2018- present)

Acted as a reviewer for journals including: Hydrogeology Journal, Journal of Earth System Science, Water Quality Exposure and Health, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Groundwater for Sustainable Development, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Geologia Croatica, Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration.

Acted as a reviewer/ external consultant for Czech Science Foundation and The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey to review project proposals.

Acted as a reviewer for South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) in evaluating the quality of the research outputs and standing of a researcher.

Session co-convenor @ IAH2015 42nd IAH Congress- Rome Session 4.3 The challenges of source apportionment and managing contamination at complex field sites with Hans Richnow (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany)

Session co-convenor @IAH2016 43rd IAH Congress- Montpellier Session 8.08: Mineral and Thermal water: an indicator of deep processes and source of economically valuable minerals with Werner Balderer (ETH Zurich, Department of Earth Science, Swiss Geotechnical Commission, Switzerland) and Jim Lamoreaux (PE Lamoreaux & Associates, Inc.)

Session co-chair @IAH2017 44th IAH Congress- Dubrovnik Session 8.3. Hydrogeochemistry of thermal and mineral waters with Staša Borović (Croatian Geological Survey)

Session co-convenor in the upcoming congress of International Union for Quaternary Research INQUA 2019 to be held in Dublin, Ireland. Session title: Global Palaeoclimatic Signals in groundwater and use of groundwater in adaptation to climate change with Jianyao Chen (Sun Yatsen University) and Rein Vaikmäe (Tallinn University of Technology)