ITU Faculty of Chemical Metallurgical Engineering

To be the 6th faculty established in the history of ITU, our faculty aims to make scientific and applied research in the fields of chemistry, metallurgy, food and bioengineering fields by pursuing developments in the tomorrow’s key technologies and interdisciplinary engineering opportunities to become a center of advanced solutions in national and international levels.

Our Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Food Engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by ABET (EAC).


TUBITAK KUTUP 1001 Project Support to Our Faculty Members

by Sezgin Sarışen | Jul 04, 2022
Our faculty members, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif Genceli Güner and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Funda Karbancıoğlu Güler were entitled to receive TÜBİTAK KUTUP 1001 Project support.

The project "Microorganisms and Cold-Active Enzyme Production Potentials of Antarctic Glacier Ice Cores" was entitled to be supported within the scope of the call of TÜBİTAK KUTUP-1001 under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Genceli Güner, one of our faculty members from the Department of Chemical Engineering. Our faculty members, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Funda Karbancıoğlu Güler, Research Assistant Dilara Nur Dikmetaş, Research Assistant Dilara Devecioğlu from the Department of Food Engineering, and Research Assistant Gamze Neşe Özcan from the Department of Chemical Engineering, will be participating as researchers in this project.

Within the context of the project proposal, microorganism isolation will first time be carried out in 7 ice cores, collected by Turkish Antarctic researchers from Horseshoe, Nansen and Hovgaard Islands via ice core drilling and brought to Turkey for the first time by cold chain. Potential of cold-active enzyme production of these isolated microorganisms will be examined and optimum conditions of these enzymes important for the detergent industry will be investigated.

We congratulate our faculty members and research assistants and wish them lots of success.