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Sema
Sirin
Ph.D

Areas of expertise

Green engineering
biological water treatment
water treatment
water quality
algal technologies;harvesting
wastewater
clean technologies

Biography

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D, Dec.2008-June.2013
Chemical, Environmental and Process Engineering,University of Rovira I Virgili, SPAIN
Thesis: Pre-concentration Strategies for Microalgae Harvesting as Biorefinery Process Chain
Supervisor: Prof. Joan Salvado
  • MSc, Sep.2005-Aug.2007
Chemical Engineering Department of Ege University, TURKEY
Thesis: 2.4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and Biological Contamination in the Adsorption Phenomena
Supervisor: Prof. Bikem Övez

  • BSc, Sep.1998- Sep.2003
Chemical Engineering Department of Ege University, TURKEY
Dissertation: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Pulp and Paper Industry
Supervisor: Assoc.Prof. Zehra Özçelik

Teaching


  • Teaching assistant of the course “Operacions Basiques I Technologia d´Aliments” in Agri-Food Engineering Department, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain ; 2009-2011
  • Teaching assistant of the course“Laboratori d` Enginyeria Quimica 1”  in Chemical Engineering Department, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain ; 2009-2010
  • Calculus II course in Bioengineering and Food Engineering Department, Adana Science Technology University, Turkey; 2015-2017
  • Engineering Stoichiometry, and Fluid Mechanics in Bioengineering Department, Adana Science Technology University, Turkey; 2016-2017
  • Microalgae: Biotechnology and Microbiology course for M.Sc students in Bioengineering Department, Adana Science Technology University, Turkey; 2015-2016
  • Organization & planification of 3rd year Engineering Laboratory course programme in Bioengineering Department, Adana Science Technology University, Turkey; 2017-2018
 

Research

I am working as a senior researcher with my academic background in algal technologies & water treatment at the NordAqua Nordic Centre of Excellence which is a research network focusing on blue bioeconomy, in particular on developing algae for applied biotechnology purposes. NordAqua consists of 10 academic partners and several industrial and societal partners from Finland, Sweden and Norway.

I have executed several process design based waste water treatment projects through my doctorate and post-doctorate studies funded by Spanish and Finnish funding bodies.

Publications

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Wastewater treatment by microalgae (2021)

Physiologia Plantarum
Plöhn Martin, Spain Olivia, Sirin Sema, Silva Mario, Escudero-Oñate Carlos, Ferrando-Climent Laura, Allahverdiyeva Yagut, Funk Christiane
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)