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Research Overview

Prof. Yavuz's research interests focus on developing sustainable nano & porous materials chemistry to address global challenges in the environment, particularly those related to CO2, water, and methane. His current projects include dry reforming of methane for circular carbon economy, CO₂ capture with tethered amines, CO₂ conversion to cyclic carbonates, water capture from air, methane storage in porous polymers, electrocatalytic water splitting, electronic waste recycling, seawater mining, and micro pollutant removal from water.

Key Research Areas

Chemical and Biological Engineering; Chemical Science

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education

Chemistry, Ph.D., Rice University

2008

Chemistry, B.S., Middle East Technical University

2001

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