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Research associate

Field of work

Özge Mutlu received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 2017 from Istanbul Technical University, where she worked as a research assistant for more than five years. In her studies she focused on the slow and fast pyrolysis of biomass using different experimental and modeling approaches. During her studies, she was awarded as Jean Monnet scholar and worked as a “guest researcher” between 2016 and 2017 in the “Sustainable Process Technology” at the University of Twente group. In the Netherlands, she focused on the production and upgrading of biofuel in a fast pyrolysis pilot plant with an integrated guard bed reactor. Her doctoral thesis was recognized as one of the best dissertations of the year at Istanbul Technical University.

In 2018, she joined in the working group demand-based cogeneration in thermochemical conversion department of DBFZ as research associate. In various international and national research projects, she works on issues of thermo-chemical conversion of solid biomasses, plant and process modeling, and process development.

Curriculum vitae

since 2018Research associate in working group of “Demand-based Combined Heat and Power” at DBFZ in Thermo-chemical Conversion department
2017Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey with thesis titled as “Different approaches in biomass pyrolysis: Artificial Neural Network Application & Guard bed Reactor Integration”
2016 - 2017Guest researcher as Jean Monnet scholar in the working group of “Sustainable Process Technology” at University of Twente in the Netherlands with project titled as “The Role of Guard-Bed Reactor in the Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass”
2012 - 2017Research assistant in chemical engineering department at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey
2011M.Sc. in chemical engineering from Anadolu University in Turkey with thesis titled as “Co-pyrolysis of biomass-plastic blends by thermogravimetric analyzer & fixed-bed reactor: The characterization of the products”
2009B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Anadolu University in Turkey