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Dear graduate candidates for Fall 2023, please complete the online application form given in the following link (Fall 2023 CHBE 492 Project Topics) according to your preferences for the CHBE 492 – Engineering Project topics listed below.

You have to use your student mail account (...@std.yeditepe.edu.tr) in order to fill the selection form.


Applications will be accepted until October 4, 6:00 pm. 


  1. Forced Convection Heat Transfer Applications of Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles 
  • Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Cem Levent Altan
  • Literature Survey (1 or 2 Students)


  1. Tissue Adhesives Based on Natural, Synthetic and Bioinspired Polymeric Materials   

Review and analysis of studies on natural, synthetic and bioinspired tissue adhesives and a look into commercial tissue adhesives.

  • Supervisor: Prof.  Erde Can Şafak 
  • Literature Survey (1 or 2 Students)

  1. Reaction Pathway Analysis of CO2 Adsorption over Cyclic Amine-Based Mesoporous Silica using DFT 
  • Supervisor: Prof.  Tuğba Davran Candan
  • Computational (1 or 2 Students)


  1. Nerve Agents: Detoxification and Decontamination 
  • Supervisor: Prof. Nihan Çelebi
  • Literature Survey (1 or 2 Students)


  1. The role of the nitrogen-oxygen bond in the construction of complex natural products with the study on the N-O bond cleavage and possibilities for its prevention. (Literature /experimental study with a selected reaction))
  • Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Funda Oğuz
  • Experimental + Literature Survey (1 or 2 Students)


  1. Nonlinear Dynamics of Chemically Reacting Systems - A Computational Exploration 

Knowledge (or willingness to learn) about numerical solutions of differential equations and Matlab is a must. The study will also require reading the related literature such as manuals, book chapters and scientific articles. Keywords: stability of fixed points, bifurcations, oscillations, patterns, chaos. Rules: Attendance will be taken (max. absence: 6 hrs). You should be the driving force for your progress. The deadline for the first complete version of the project report for a general review and feedback is the last day of the classes.

  • Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Levent Organ
  • Computational (1 or 2  Students)


  1. Cryogenic Distillation Process for Biogas Upgrading 
  • Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Betül Ünlüsü
  • Literature + Computational (1 or 2 Students)


  1. Comparative Analysis of Reverse Osmosis Unit Performance Based on Water Feed Type

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification process that employs a semi-permeable membrane to remove impurities from water. RO is highly effective in removing a wide range of impurities, including minerals, salts, dissolved solids, bacteria, and some larger organic molecules. It is widely used in various applications, from producing drinking water from seawater or brackish water to purifying water for industrial processes and pharmaceutical production. There are different types of water feeds (e.g., well water, Softened Water, Surface Water, Sea Water). This project aims to assess the impact of different water feed types on the unit costs and overall efficiency of a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water purification system. The effectiveness of RO units in producing clean and potable water is well established, but their performance can vary significantly based on the source water's characteristics. The study will involve evaluating three distinct water feed types: seawater, brackish water, and municipal tap water. Each type presents unique challenges and opportunities for RO unit operation. Seawater, for instance, has higher salinity levels, while brackish water contains a moderate concentration of dissolved solids. Municipal tap water typically contains lower levels of impurities.

The project will focus on two key aspects: 

Process Design and Conditions: The RO unit's design and operating conditions will be modified according to the specific characteristics of each water feed type. This includes selecting appropriate membranes and pressure vessels tailored to the unique properties of seawater, brackish water, and tap water. 

Cost Variations: The fabrication costs of the RO unit, including the membranes and pressure vessels, will be influenced by these modifications. Additionally, the utility costs associated with running the RO unit will be analyzed and compared across the different water feed types.   

  • Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Hamed Yousefzadeh
  • Computational (1 or 2 Students)