EDUCATION

  • Jan 2016 - Jul 2021
    Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering
    Konya Technical University, Konya, Türkiye
    Field of study: Environmental Protection Technology
    Thesis: Removal of Air Pollutants Originating from Stack Gas with Photocatalytic Oxidation
    1. Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
      Erasmus Mobility (funded by EU)
      Hochschule Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany
  • Sep 2023 - Ongoing
    M.Sc. in Clean Inexhaustible Energies
    Hacettepe University, Ankara, Türkiye
  • Sep 2023 - Ongoing
    M.Sc. in Occupational Health and Safety (without thesis)
    Ahmet Yesevi University, Ankara, Türkiye (Online)
  • Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
    M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering
    Selçuk University, Konya, Türkiye
    Field of study: Environmental Modeling
    Thesis: Modelling of Atmospheric SO2 Pollution in Seydişehir Town by Artificial Neural Networks
  • Sep 2007 - Jun 2013
    B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering
    Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Türkiye
  • Sep 2020 - Aug 2022
    Associate Degree in Web Design and Coding
    Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Türkiye (Online)

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Environmental Engineer ~ Minister of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change, Directorate Of Climate Change, Ankara, Türkiye
    Jun 2024 - Ongoing

    Department: Department of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies

    1. To determine the reduction policies for the sectors in the national and annual National Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat, with the contributions of the institutions and organizations represented in the Coordination Board, in line with the net-zero emission target and the circular economy principle.
    2. To prepare the Long Term Climate Strategy and periodic National Contribution Statements by updating them when necessary, or submitting them to the Coordination Board for approval.
    3. To monitor and evaluate the implementation of the National Declaration of Contribution at the national level and to report the results to the Coordination Board.
    4. To coordinate the activities of the reduction and related working groups to be established under the Coordination Board.
    5. Preparing or getting prepared legislation and guides on mitigation.
    6. To follow the negotiation processes within the scope of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement on mitigation, to contribute to the development of policies in this field, and to fulfill its duties as a national focal point.
    7. To follow the studies carried out by international organizations regarding reduction, coordinate these studies at the national level, give opinions, participate and contribute.
    8. Participating in the studies carried out at the national, regional, or local level, represented in the Coordination Board or other relevant institutions and organizations regarding reduction, giving opinions, and contributing.
    9. To make or have made national and international projects to support reduction activities.
    10. Carrying out or getting work done for training, raising awareness, and raising public awareness for reduction.
  • Post–Doctoral Researcher - BIDEB ~ (Science Fellowships and Grant Programs) Scholar under the scope of the 2218 TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye)
    Nov 2022 – Ongoing

    Project: Estimation of Deficiency in the Data Monitored in the Chimneys of Energy Production Facilities Using Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Methods.

    1. Data Analysis (six years hourly data of energy production facilities)
    2. Data Selection and Categorization (SPSS and MS Excel)
    3. Model development (SPSS and MATLAB)
    4. Application of Models to New Data
  • Research Assistant ~ Konya Technical University, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Türkiye
    Sep 2018 - Jun 2024

    Responsibilities:

    1. Teaching assistant in Air Pollution Analysis Laboratory, Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Unit Operations Laboratory.
    2. Supporting assistant in various courses and student projects.
    3. Educational manager, assisting students in course selections and other problems.
    4. Conducting studies about air pollution modeling with Artificial Intelligence.
    5. Conducting studies about the removal of air pollutants with photocatalytic oxidation and nano photocatalyst production.
    6. Worked on four research projects funded by University and Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye as an assistant researcher.
    7. Intern Commission Member, Erasmus Commission Member, Department Automation Commission Member, Department Career Center Representative.
  • Assistant Manager ~ Konya Technical University, Technology Transfer Office Research and Application Center, Konya, Türkiye
    Oct 2021 – Oct 2022

    Responsibilities:

    1. Writing academic projects.
    2. Establishing and assisting university-industry cooperation.
    3. Project support.
    4. Organizing events and meetings to inform students and academicians related to national and international project support.
  • Research Assistant ~ Selçuk University, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Türkiye
    Feb 2015- Sep 2018
  • Environmental Engineer/Consultant ~ Ençev Energy Environment Investments and Consultancy, Ankara, Türkiye
    Jun 2013 – Jan 2014
    Responsibilities:
    1. Preparation of structured Environmental Impact Assessment Reports.

COURSES TAUGHT

2021/2022 Academic Year – 1st Semester and 2nd Semester

  • Course Name: Occupational Health and Safety (2 year undergraduate)
    Affiliation: Konya Technical University
    Language: Turkish
    Role: Instructor

COMPLETE LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications with Peer Review

  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2024) Photocatalytic Reduction of VOCs with Ag/Ni-Doped Photocatalyst in Different Temperature and Humidity Environments. Atmosphere, 15(1): 70.
  • Kunt, F., Ayturan, Z. C., Yümün, F., Karagönen, İ., Semerci, M., & Akgün, M. (2023). Modeling and assessment of PM10 and atmospheric metal pollution in Kayseri Province, Türkiye. Atmosphere, 14(2), 356.
  • Kunt, F, Köpüklü, B.N., Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2023) A Review Investigation Of The Usage Artificial Neural Networks On Air Pollution Modeling, International Journal of Ecosystems and Ecology Science, Vol. 13 (1): 215-218.
  • Dursun, S., Ayturan Z.C., (2022) Simultaneous Removal of Gaseous Benzene and Toluene with Photocatalytic Oxidation Process at High Temperatures under UVC Irradiation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29, 38232–38247.
  • Kunt, F., Ayturan, Z. C., Yümün, F., Karagönen, İ., Semerci, M., & Akgün, M. (2021). Measurement and evaluation of particulate matter and atmospheric heavy metal pollution in Konya Province, Türkiye. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 193.
  • Kunt, F., Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2021) Statistical Analysis and Evaluation of PM Concentrations During the Dust Storms at May 2020 for Selçuklu District of Konya City, Türkiye. Uludağ University Journal of The Faculty of Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 2, 527-546.
  • Ayturan Y.A., Ayturan Z.C., Altun H.O., Kongoli C., Tuncez F.D., Dursun S. and Ozturk A. (2020), Short-term prediction of PM2.5 pollution with deep learning methods, Global NEST Journal, 22(1), 126-131.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2020) Effect of Preparation Technique to Attachment of Ag and Ni Nanoparticles on Glass Surface. Düzce University Journal of Science and Technology, 8 (1): 765-782.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2018) Usage of Photocatalytic Oxidation for The Removal of Air Pollutants. International Journal of Ecosystems and Ecology Science, Vol. 8(4), 711-716.
  • Dursun, S, Ayturan, Z.C. (2018) Chromium Phytotoxicity Test of Metal Coating Wastewaters. International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling, 1(2), 50-57.
  • Ayturan Y.A., Ayturan, Z.C., Altun, H.O. (2018) Air Pollution Modelling with Deep Learning: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling, Vol. 1(3): 58-62.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Kunt, F., Dursun, Ş. (2018) Metal Bioaccumulation/Toxicity Test for Metal Industry Wastewaters. International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling, 1(1), 1-5.
  • Ayturan, Y.A., Öztürk, Ali., Ayturan, Z.C. (2017) Modelling of PM10 Pollution in Karatay District of Konya with Artificial Neural Networks. Journal of International Environmental Application and Science, 12(3), 256-263.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2017) Soil Contamination in Gartlage Area, Germany. Journal of International Environmental Application and Science, 12(2), 180-185.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Cay, T., Dursun, S. (2016) Konya City Urban Sprawl and Environmental Pollution Relation. International Journal of Ecosystems and Ecology Science, Vol. 6 (4), 559-564.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2016) Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure. Scientific Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 6 (4), 251-257.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2016) Modelling of SO2 Pollution in Selçuklu District of Konya with Artificial Neural Networks. International Journal of Ecosystems and Ecology Science, 543-550.
  • Kunt, F., Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2016) Used Some Modelling Applications in Air Pollution Estimates, Journal of International Environmental Application & Science, Vol. 11(4), 418-425.
  • Ozturk, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2016) Modelling of Atmospheric SO2 Pollution in Seydişehir Town by Artificial Neural Networks. Journal of International Environmental Application and Science, Vol. 11(1), 1-7.
  • Dursun S., Kunt, F., Ozturk, Z.C., Vrenozi, B. (2015) The Effects of Global Climate Change on Ecology, Journal of Bahri Dagdas Crop Research 4(2), 50-54.

Book Chapters with Peer Review

  • Dursun, S., Ayturan, Z.C. (2018). Phytoremediation of Metal Industry Wastewaters: A Review. In: Kallel, A., Ksibi, M., Ben Dhia, H., Khélifi, N. (eds) Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions. EMCEI 2017. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70548-4_134
  • Dursun, S., Ayturan, Z. C., Dinc, G. (2017, September). Removal of wastewater treatment sludge by incineration. In WASTES–Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities II: Selected Papers from the 4th Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Porto, Portugal, 25-26 September 2017 (p. 147). CRC Press.

Conference Proceedings with Peer Review (Full Paper Published)

  • Kunt, F, Köpüklü, B.N., Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S., Mankolli, H. (2022) A Review Investigation of The Usage Artificial Neural Networks on Air Pollution Modeling. International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2022), 149-153.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun Ş. (2022) Cleaner Production Solutions For Abrasive Waterjet Cutting System. 9th International Marmara Sciences Congress (IMASCON 2022 Spring), 161-168.
  • Öztürk, E.G., Ayturan, Z.C. (2022) Life Cycle Impact Assessment and Economic Evaluation of Material Cutting Technologies. 5th International Conference on Energy and Environment: bringing together Engineering and Economics, 532-537.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2020) Determination of Priority Classes in Water Protection Zones of Lechtingen Area By GIS. International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER2020), 107-114.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun Ş. (2020) Determination of Seepage Water Rate and Potential Nitrate Leaching Risk of Wallenhorst Area Germany with GIS. 10th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2020), 164-171.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Anlauf, R., Dursun Ş. (2019) Prognosis of Seepage Water Quality and Solute Transport in The Groundwater at A Site Contaminated with Benzene and Naphthalene. International Marmara Science and Social Sciences Congress (Autumn) 2019, 149-159.
  • Dursun, Ş., Mankolli, H., Symochko, L., Ayturan, Z.C. (2019) Ambient Particle Matter Pollution Near University Region of Konya City. 2 Cilicia International Symposium on Engineering and Technology, 64-69.
  • Dursun, Ş., Mankolli, H., Symochko, L., Sapuric, Z., Kongoli, C., Kunt, F., Ayturan, Z.C. (2019) Comparison of Environmental Pollution Control Via Biological Remediation Methods. 6 th International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, 625-630.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Ayturan, Y.A., Dalkılıç, E., Dursun, Ş. (2019) Homemade Dip Coating Machine for Thin Films. International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER 2019), 109-117.
  • Karahanlı, B., Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2019) Photocatalytic Cr (VI) Removal with Nanomaterial Coated on Natural Stone. International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER 2019), 371-383
  • Kunt, F., Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş., Mankolli, H. (2019) Indoor Formaldehyde Emission in Air and Health Impacts. International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER 2019), 384-386.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun Ş. (2019) Preparation of Ag-Ni Doped TiO2 Nanomaterials Coated on Glass Surface with Sol-Gel Method. 8th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2019), 66-72.
  • Çiftçi, Ç., Dursun, Ş., Kunt, F., Ayturan, Z.C. (2018) The Examination of Three Different Housing Regions in Konya Interms of The Ecological Sustainable Design Criteria. 8th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2018), 306-313.
  • Ayturan, Y.A., Ayturan, Z.C., Altun, H.O. (2018) Air Pollution Modelling with Deep Learning. 8 International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2018), 301-305.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2018). Usage of Photocatalytic Oxidation for The Removal of Air Pollutants. 8 International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2018), 221-226.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2017) Solid Waste Recycling from Industrial Facilities in Türkiye. 4th International Conference: Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 155-157.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, S. (2017) Soil Contamination in Gartlage Area, Germany, 7th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2017), 34-35.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2017) Heavy Metal Pollution from Mining Activities in Konya. 7th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2017), 129-132.
  • Dursun, Ş., Ayturan, Z.C. (2016) Reduction of Unwanted Products in Incineration Processes. 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, 201-205.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2016) Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure. Asian Conference on Civil, Material and Environmental Sciences, 374-380.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2016) Modelling of SO2 Pollution in Karatay District of Konya with Artificial Neural Networks. 6th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2016), 31-36.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Çay, T., Dursun, Ş. (2016) Environmental Effects of Urban Sprawl in Konya City. 6th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2016), 37-41.
  • Ozturk, Z.C., Kunt, F., Dursun, S. (2015) Application of Artifıcial Neural Network in Environmental Engineering Problems. 5th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2015), 368-375.
  • Dursun S, Kunt, F., Ozturk, Z. C., Vrenozi, B. (2015) Global Climate Change Effects on Ecology. 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment (ICSAE 2015),

Conference Proceedings with Peer Review (Abstract Published)

  • Dursun, Ş., Ayturan, Z.C. (2021) Removal of VOCs with Photocatalytic Oxidation Method by Using Doped TiO2 Photocatalyst. International Marmara Sciences Congress (Autumn) 2021, 6.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun Ş. (2021) The Parameters Affecting Forced Convective Mass Transfer of Liquid Benzene and Toluene. International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER2021), 259.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2019) Effect of Preparation Technique To Attachment of Ag and Ni Nanoparticles on Glass Surface. International Marmara Science and Social Sciences Congress (Spring) 2019, 91.
  • Çiftçi, Ç., Dursun, Ş., Kunt, F., Ayturan, Z.C. (2018) Evaluation of Urban Heat Island Interaction with Urbanization in Konya City. International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER2018), 50.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2018) Modifications on TiO2 for Improving Photocatalytic Activity, International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER2018), 89.
  • Dursun, Ş., Ayturan, Z.C. (2017) Chromium Phytotoxicity Test of Metal Coating Wastewaters. International Congress of Health and Environment, 170.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Dursun, Ş. (2017) Soil Properties and Problems in Konya Region. International Congress of Health and Environment, 140.
  • Vrenozi, B., Dursun, Ş., Ayturan, Z.C. (2017) Biological Control Methods for Pest Management in Vineyards. International Congress of Health and Environment, 98.
  • Ayturan, Z.C., Kunt, F., Dursun, Ş. (2017) Metal Bioaccumulation/Toxicity Test for Metal Industry Wastewaters. International Congress of Health and Environment, 283.
  • Kunt, F., Ozturk, Z. C., Dursun, S. (2015) Used Some Modelling Applications in Air Pollution Estimates. 5th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2015), 82.

Journal Papers Submitted to Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Ayturan, Z.C., Kongoli, C., Kunt, F. Investigation of the Effects of Tree Species on Air Quality Using i-Tree Software: A Case Study in California, USA (submitted to CERNE)

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITES

Oral Communications in International Conferences

  • 9th International Marmara Sciences Congress (IMASCON 2022 Spring)
    Paper Presentation, Kocaeli, Türkiye
    May 13-14, 2022
  • International Marmara Sciences Congress (Autumn) 2021
    Abstract Presentation (Online)
    Dec 10-11, 2021
  • International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER2021)
    Abstract Presentation (Online)
    Jun 11-13, 2021
  • International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER2020)
    Paper Presentation (Online)
    Jul 04-05, 2020
  • 10th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2020)
    Paper Presentation (Online)
    Jun 25-26, 2020
  • International Marmara Social Sciences Congress (Autumn 2019)
    Paper Presentation, Kocaeli, Türkiye
    Nov 01-03, 2019
  • International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER 2019)
    Paper Presentation, Konya, Türkiye
    May 25-27, 2019
  • International Marmara Science and Social Sciences Congress (Spring) 2019
    Abstract Presentation, Kocaeli, Türkiye
    Apr 26-28, 2019
  • 8th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2018)
    Paper Presentation, Tirana, Albania
    Jun 22-25, 2018
  • International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (ISESER2018)
    Abstract Presentation, Konya, Türkiye
    May 11-12, 2018
  • International Congress of Health and Environment
    Abstract and Poster Presentation, Adana, Türkiye
    Oct 23-25, 2017
  • 4th International Conference: Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities
    Paper Presentation, Porto, Portugal
    Sep 25-26, 2017
  • 7th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2017)
    Paper Presentation, Tirana, Albania
    Jun 02-05, 2017
  • Asian Conference on Civil, Material and Environmental Sciences
    Paper Presentation, Hokkaido, Japan
    Jul 19-21, 2016
  • 6th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2016)
    Paper Presentation, Tirana, Albania
    Jun 02-05, 2016
  • 5th International Conference of Ecosystems (ICE2015)
    Paper Presentation, Tirana, Albania
    Jun 02-05, 2015

REVIEWER FOR PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS AND CONFERENCES

  • IEEE Access
  • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
  • CHEMOSPHERE
  • Journal of International Environmental Application and Science
  • International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research
  • International Conference of Ecosystems

PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS

Scientific Research Projects (Selçuk University)

  • Project Name: Modeling of Atmospheric SO2 Pollution in Seydişehir District with Artificial Neural Networks (Thesis Project M.Sc. -15101016)
    Executive: Prof. Dr. Sukru DURSUN
    Assistant Researcher: Z. Cansu Öztürk
  • Project Name: Determination of Ambient PM2.5 Level in Indoor and Outdoor Areas of Selçuk University Campus (Research Project - 16401091)
    Executive: Prof. Dr. Sukru DURSUN
    Assistant Researcher: Z. Cansu Öztürk
  • Project Name: Removal of Flue Gas Sourced Air Pollutants by Photocatalytic Oxidation Method (Thesis Project Ph.D. - 18101004)
    Executive: Prof. Dr. Sukru DURSUN
    Assistant Researcher: Z. Cansu Ayturan

TUBITAK Projects (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye)

  • Project Name: Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Flue Gas Using Ag-Ni/TiO2 Photocatalyst by Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Oxidation Method (3001 Initial R&D Project – 118Y080)
    Executive: Prof. Dr. Sukru DURSUN
    Assistant Researcher: Z. Cansu Ayturan
  • Project Name: Estimation of Deficiency in the Data Monitored in the Chimneys of Energy Production Facilities Using Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Methods (2218 Postdoc Project - 122C059)
    Executive: Z. Cansu Ayturan
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Merih Aydınalp Köksal and Prof. Dr. Gülen Güllü

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Nov 2015 | Occupational Safety Expertise Certificate Class C Specialization Certificate (Document No.123203)

NETWORKS AND MEMBERSHIP

  • Aug 2013 – Ongoing |Chamber of Environmental Engineers (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects)

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office
  • AutoCAD
  • SPSS
  • MATLAB
  • ArcGIS
  • Hydrus
  • PMWIN
  • C#

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Assistant Editor of the National Environmental Sciences Research Journal (UCBAD). (Journal Founded: 2018- continued)
  • Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modeling (IJEPEM). (Journal Founded: 2018- continued)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee Member of the International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research 2023 (Oct 18-21, 2023) and the editor of the book of proceedings.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee Member of the International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research 2021 (June 11-13, 2021) and the editor of the book of abstracts and the book of proceedings.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee Member of the International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research 2020 (July 04-05, 2020) and the editor of the book of abstracts and the book of proceedings.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee Member of the International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research 2019 (May 25-27, 2019) and the editor of the book of abstracts and the book of proceedings.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee Member of the International Symposium for Environmental Science and Engineering Research 2018 (May 11-12, 2018) and the editor of the book of abstracts.
  • Secretariat at the International Health and Environment Symposium (23-25 October 2017).
  • Member of the organizing committee memeber of the 1st National Environmental Engineering Students Symposium (30-31 May, 2016) and co-editor of the book of proceedings.
  • Member of the event organization commission in METU R&D Community. (2012-2013)