MATERIALS SCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT SEMINAR
A Journey from Macro to Nano through Extractive Metallurgy
Dr. Ahmet TURAN
21 December 2020 11:00
Seminar is open to all participants.
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Classical definition of extractive metallurgy spans the production of metals and their alloys/compounds from ores and concentrates. However, it is currently possible to extend this definition by the addition of recycling and recovery operations of metals as secondary metallurgical processes (under a popular term ‘‘urban mining’’) to meet sustainable development requirements of the humankind. Moreover, once we understand the fundamentals of extractive metallurgy such as reduction, oxidation, calcination, leaching/precipitation etc., it is possible to implement those fundamental operations to the synthesis and the production of advanced materials in both macro and nano scale. In this presentation, the results of studies, conducted by Dr Ahmet Turan during his academical carrier, will be shared with respect to the scale of developed products from macro scale like ferro alloys and mass produced metals to nano scale like nanosize ceramic powders and PVD coatings.
Ahmet Turan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yalova University, where he has been since 2015. During 2017-2018 he was a post-doctoral researcher at Heriot-Watt University, Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS). He received a B.Sc. from Sakarya University in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2006, and a M.Sc. from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2014. From 2006 to 2007, he worked in natural stone industry (Akaray-UK) as a project engineer in London. Between 2007 and 2010, he worked as a researcher at ITU, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department. in research projects sponsored by private companies. From 2010 to 2015, Ahmet Turan was a lecturer at Yalova University. His research interests span extractive metallurgy, pyrometallurgy, recycling of industrial wastes, sustainable metallurgy, synthesis and sintering of advanced ceramics and CO2 capture. He has more than 120 publications including research articles, short communications, book chapters and conference proceedings.
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