DR.ÖĞR.ÜYESİ BERNA TOPUZ    
Name : BERNA
Surname : TOPUZ
E-Mail : topuzb@ankara.edu.tr, bernatopuz@gmail.com
Phone Number : 03122033555
Title : DR.ÖĞR.ÜYESİ
Unit :
Department : Chemical Engineering Department
Personal Information

EDUCATION

Ph.D, Chemical Engineering Department, İzmir Institute of Technology, İzmir, Turkey, 2009

Thesis: Gas Permeation through Sol-gel Derived Alumina and Silica Based Membranes

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Muhsin Çiftçioğlu 

M.Sc.,Interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering Programme, İzmir Institute of

Technology, İzmir, Turkey, 2002


Thesis: The Use and Characterization of Composite Alumina, Silica, Titania Ceramic

Membranes in Gas Separation


Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Muhsin Çiftçioğlu 

 

B.S., Chemical  Engineering Department, EGE University, İzmir, Turkey, 1999



Post-Doctoral Associate, Chemical Engineering Department, Middle East Technical 

University, Ankara, Turkey, 2010-2012

Supervisors: Prof. Halil Kalıpçılar and Prof.  Levent Yılmaz


Post-Doctoral Associate, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, University of

Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 2012-2014                                                                                                        

Supervisor: Prof. Michael Tsapatsis


EMPLOYMENT


Assistant Professor,  2014-present                                                                                                    

Chemical Engineering Department, Ankara  University, Ankara, Turkey 

Visiting Professor,        06/2015-09/2015

Chemical Engineering and Material Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA,

Research Assistant,     2002-2009                                                                                                                  

Department of Chemical Engineering, İzmir Institute of Technology, İzmir, Turkey

Research Assistant,     1999-2002                                                                                                                         

Materials Science and Engineering Programme, İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey



PUBLICATIONS


Şahin F.Topuz B., Kalıpçılar H., “Synthesis of ZIF-7, ZIF-8, ZIF-67 and ZIF-L from Recycled Mother Liquors”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 261 (2018), 259-267. Impact Factor: 3.66


Topuz B., Önder A., Bowen T., Kalıpçılar H., “Synthesis of ZSM-5 and SAPO-34 Membranes in a High Temperature-Pressure Recirculating Flow System”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 117, (2017), 746-755. Impact Factor: 3.349


Shete M., Kumar M., Kim D., Rangnekar N., Xu D., Topuz B., Agrawal KV., Karapetrova E., Stottrup B., Al Thabaiti S., Basahel S., Narasimharao K, Rimer JD., Tsapatsis M.* ”Nanoscale Control of Homoepitaxial Growth on a 2-Dimensional Zeolite” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56 (2) (2017), 535-539 (evaluated as very important paper). Impact Factor: 11.26


Zhang H., Xiao Q., Guo X., Li N., Kumar P., Rangnekar N., Jeon MY., Al-Thabaiti S.,  Narasimharao K., Topuz B., Onorato FJ., Macosko CW., Mkhoyan KA., Tsapatsis M.* “Open-pore 2-dimensional Zeolite MFI Nanosheets and Their Use for the Fabrication of Hydrocarbon Isomer-selective Membranes on Porous Polymer Supports” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, (2016), 7184-7187 (cover article). Impact Factor: 11.26


Agrawal K.V+., Topuz B+., Pham T.C.T., Sauer N.,  Rangnekar N., Zhang H., Narasimharao K., Basahel S., Francis L.F., Macosko C. W., Al-Thabaiti S., Tsapatsis M.*, Yoon K.B.*“Oriented MFI Membranes by Gel-less Secondary Growth of sub-100 nm MFI-nanosheet Seed Layers”, Advanced Materials, 27 (2015), 3243-3249 ( +co-first author, inside back cover article). Impact Factor: 15.409


Rangnekar N., Shete M., Agrawal K.V., Topuz B., Kumar P., Guo Q., Ismail I., Alyoubi A., Basahel S., Francis L.F., Narasimharao K., Macosko C. W., Mkhoyan A.,  Al-Thabaiti S., Stottrup B., Tsapatsis M*., “2D Zeolite Coating: Langmuir Trough Deposition of 3 nm-thick MFI Zeolite Nanosheets”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54 (2015), 6571-6575 (evaluated as hot paper). Impact Factor: 11.261


Topuz B.*, Şimşek D., Çiftçioğlu M.,”Preparation of Monodisperse Silica Spheres and Determination of Their Densification Behaviour” , Ceramics International, 41 (2015) 43-52. Impact Factor: 2.758


Keser N., Topuz B., Yılmaz L, Kalıpçılar H.*, “Synthesis of ZIF-8 from Recycled Mother Liquors”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 198 (2014) 291-300. Impact Factor: 3.349


Topuz B., Oral E.E., Kalıpçılar H.*, “Synthesis of Sapo-34 at Low Temperatures from Stagnant and Recirculating-Flow Mixtures”, Journal of Porous Materials, 20 (6) 2013, 1491-1500. Impact Factor: 1.385


Agrawal K.V., Topuz B., Rojas M.N., Jiang Z., Nguenkam K., Elyassi B., Francis L.F., Tsapatsis M*., Solution–Processable Exfoliated Zeolite Nanosheets Purified by Density Gradient Centrifugation,  AIChE Journal, 59 (9) (2013) 3458-3467. Impact Factor: 2.748 (Invited article in the special issue of AIChE J. Founders Tribute to Neal R. Amundson.)


Topuz B., Yılmaz L., Kalıpçılar H.*,”Development of Alumina Supported Mixed Matrix Membranes for Separation of H2/Light-Alkane Mixtures”, Journal of Membrane Science, 415-416 (2012) 725-733. Impact Factor: 5.557


Topuz B.*, Çiftçioğlu M., ”Preparation and Characterization of Diphasic Sol-gel Derived Unsupported Mullite Membranes”, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 58 (1) (2011) 6-11. Impact Factor: 1.473


Topuz B.*, Çiftçioğlu M., ”Sol-gel Derived Mesoporous and Microporous Alumina Membranes”, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 56 (3) (2010) 287-299. Impact Factor: 1.473


Topuz B.*, Çiftçioğlu M., “Preparation of Particulate/Polymeric Sol-gel Derived Microporous Silica Membranes and Determination of Their Gas Permeation Properties”, Journal of Membrane Science, 350 (1-2) (2010) 42-52. Impact Factor: 5.557


Topuz B.*, Çiftçioğlu M., “Permeation of Pure Gases through Silica Membranes with Controlled Pore Structures”, Desalination, 200 (2006) 80-82. Impact Factor: 4.412


Topuz B., Çiftçioğlu M., Özkan F., “Effects of Processing on the Properties and Permeability of Pure Gases through Sol-gel Silica Membranes”, Key Engineering Materials, 264-268 (2004) 2187-2190. 


Topuz B., Çiftçioğlu M., Özkan F., “Investigation of the Permeability of Pure Gases in Sol-gel Derived Al2O3 Membrane”, Key Engineering Materials, 264-268 (2004) 399-402. 


Journal Articles Covered by TUBITAK ULAKBIM:

Yurtsever HA., Satık E., Topuz B.*The Effect of Synthesis Conditions and Zinc Precursor on the Gas Permeation Properties of Zif-L Membranes”, DEU Journal of Science and Engineering, 18, 54(3) (2016).

Yurtsever HA., Akgünlü MA., Kurt T., Yurttas AS., Topuz B.*” Photocatalytic Activities of Ag+ Doped Zif-8 and Zif-L Crystals, JOTCS-A, 3 (3) (2016), 265-280.

Topuz B.*, Yılmaz L., Kalıpçılar H., “Preparation and Characterization of Supported PES Membranes”, accepted, Gazi Üniversitesi Journal of Science and Engineering.


Conference Abstracts:

Yurttaş A.S., Yurtsever H.A., Altunsoy A., Topuz B.*, Preparation of Alumina Supports forthe Fabrication of High Flux Thin Membranes, 15th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, 2017, July 9-13, Budapest, Hungary.

Topuz B., Tsapatsis M., “Fabrication of High Performance Zif-8 Membranes for Gas Separation, International Membrane Science and Technology Conference, 2016, December 5-8, Adeleide, South Australia.

Sahin F., Topuz B., Kalıpçılar H., “Solvent Recovery by PDMS/ZIFs Mixed Matrix Membrane”, Euromembrane 2015, 6-10 September, 2015, Aachen, Germany.

Rangnekar N., Agrawal K.V., Topuz B+., Pham T.C.T., Sauer N., Zhang H., Narasimharao K., Basahel S., Francis L.F., Macosko C. W., Al-Thabaiti S., Tsapatsis M., Yoon K.B. “Oriented MFI membranes by gel-less secondary growth of sub-100nm MFI-nanosheet seed layers” 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. 

Agrawal K.V, Topuz B., Francis L.F., Tsapatsis M., “Purification of MFI-Nanosheets by Density Gradient Centrifugation and Their Application as Ultrathin Zeolite Membranes”, 17th International Zeolite Conference, 2013, July 7-12, Moscow, Russia.

Zhang H., Agrawal K.V., Jeon M.Y., Topuz B., Macosko C., Francis L., Tsapatsis M., “Zeolite Membranes Supported by Porous Supports With MFI Nanosheets as Building Blocks”, 6th International Zeolite Membrane Meeting, 2013, June 15-19, JeJu Island, Korea.

Agrawal K.V., Topaz B., Rojas M.N., Jiang Z., Nguenkam K.,  Francis L.F., Tsapatsis M., “Solution–Processable Exfoliated Zeolite Nanosheets Purifıed by Density Gradient Centrifugation”, 6th International Zeolite Membrane Meeting, 2013, June 15-19, JeJu Island, Korea.

Agrawal K.V., Topuz B., Rojas M.N., Jiang Z., Francis L.F., Tsapatsis M., “Purification of Zeolite Nanosheets by Density Gradient Centrifugation and Sub-100 nm Thin Zeolite Film”, 2012 AICHE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.


Önder A., Topuz B., Kalıpçılar H., Yılmaz L., “Synthesis of MFI Membranes through Recirculated Flow at Elevated Temperatures”, International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, (ICOM-2011) July 23-29, 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Topuz B., Çiftçioğlu M., “Preparation and Characterization of Alumina-Silica Membranes”, 5th International Zeolite Membrane Meeting -IZMM 2010, 23-26 May, 2010, Loutraki, Greece. 


Topuz B., Çiftçioğlu M., “Sol-Gel Derived Alumina-Silica Membranes”, 6th Chemical Engineering Conference for Collaborative Research in Eastern Mediterranean Countries, (EMCC-6), 7-12 March, 2010, Antalya, Turkey.


Topuz B., Çiftçioğlu M., “Determination of Gas Permeation Properties of Microporous Silica Membranes with Controllable Pore Structure through 2-structural Sol-gel Processing”, Euromembrane 2009, 6-9 September, 2009, Montpellier, France.


Topuz B., Çiftçioğlu M., “Permeation of Pure Gases through Silica Membranes with Controlled Pore Structures”, Euromembrane 2006, 24-28 September, 2006, Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Italy.


Topuz B., Çiftçioğlu M., “Effects of Processing on the Properties and Permeability of Pure Gases through Sol-gel Derived Ceramic Membranes”, Application of Nanotechnologies for 

Separation and Recovery of Volatile Organic Compounds from Waste Air Streams (ANVOC), 30 May-1June, 2005, Istanbul, Turkey.


Topuz B., Çiftçioğlu M., Özkan F., “Investigation of the Permeability of Pure Gases in Sol-gel Derived Al2O3 Membrane”, 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, (8th ECERS), 29 June-3 July, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey.


Topuz B.Çiftçioğlu M., Özkan F., “Effects of Processing on the Properties and Permeability of Pure Gases through Sol-gel Silica Membranes”, 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, (8th ECERS), 29 June-3 July, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey.


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


Development of Thin Nanosheet based Hydrophobic MFI Membranes, Berna Topuz (PI), TUBITAK 214M165, 2015-2017.

 

Preparation and Characterization of ZIF-filled PDMS Mixed Matrix Membarnes for Recovery of Volatile Organic Compounds, Berna Topuz (Researcher), TUBITAK 116M438, 2016-2018.

 

Preparation and Characterization of Organosilica Membranes, Berna Topuz (PI), Ankara University BAP, 17L0443001, 2017-2019.

 

Fabrication of 2-D Nanosheet based Films, Berna Topuz (PI), Ankara University BAP, 17H0443002, 2017-2017.

 

Development of High Performance ZIF-8 Membranes for Gas Separation, Berna Topuz (PI), TUBITAK 204M012, 2014-2016.

 

p-xylene Enrichment using Membranes, Exxon Mobil, Prof. Michael Tsapatsis (PI), Berna Topuz (Researcher), Kumar Varoon Agrawal (Researcher) 2012-2014.

 

SAPO-34 Membranes Synthesized using Circulating Flow, UOP-Honeywell, USA, Prof. Halil Kalıpçılar (PI), Berna Topuz (Researcher), 2010-2012.

 

Synthesis of Zeolite Membranes in Pressurized Recirculating Flow Systems at High Temperatures, TUBITAK, Project no: 110M402, Researcher, 2010-2011.

 

Preparation of Silica Membranes by Sol-Gel and Determination of Their Gas Permeabilities, (2003 İYTE 37), Researcher, İYTE, 2005.

 

The Use and Characterisation of Composite Alumina, Zirconia, Silica, Titania Ceramic Membranes in Gas Separation (2001 MÜHYL 06), Researcher, İYTE, 2003.