Semra Ülkü

Prof. Dr.

+(90) 232 750 6653
Room 155
  • B.S: Middle East Technical University, 1969
  • M.Sc: Middle East Technical University, 1971
  • PhD: Middle East Technical University, 1975
  • Assoc. Prof:1980
  • Prof:1987
National and International Professional Memberships

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE),International Adsorption Society, International Energy Foundation, International Zeolite Association, Turkish Chamber of Chemical Engineers, Turkish Society of HVAC & Sanitary Engineering, Society of Thermal Science and Technology


Fellowships and Awards

Honour and High Honour student during all educational life, Rotary Service Award 2004, Middle East Technical University Tarık Somer Award 2001, Middle East Technical University Alumni Association Service Award 2000, Fullbright Fellowship 1996, British Council Academic Co-operation Project 1994-1999, British Council Fellowship 1984.


Research Interest
Clean Energy Technologies, Utilization of Natural Resources for Medical Purposes, Utilization of Natural Resources in Pollution Control, Engineering Education for Sustainable Development, Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media and in Biological Systems,Zeolites, Adsorption, Heat Pumps, Energy Storage, Composite Materials, Engineering Education.
Research Projects
Selected Publications
  1. Gonen , M.; Balkose, D.; Inal, F.; Ulku, S.; “ Zinc Stearate Production by Precipitation and fusion Processes”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res , 44 (6); 1627-1633(2005).
  2. Demir, H.; Arkış, E.; Balköse, D.; Ülkü, S.; “ Synergistic effect of natural zeolites on flame retardant additives ”, Polymer Degradation and Stability , 89,478-483 (2005).
  3. H.Pehlivan, D.Balköse, F.Tihminlioğlu, S.Ülkü, “Characterization of pure and silver exchanged natural zeolite filled polypropylene composite film”, Composites Science and Technology , 65,2049-2058 (2005).
  4. Metin, D., Tıhmınlıoğlu, F., Balköse, D., Ülkü, S., “ The effect of interfacial interactions on the mechanical properties of polypropylene/natural zeolite composites”, Composites Part A , 35, 23-32 (2004).
  5. Top, A., Ülkü, S., “Silver, zinc, and copper Exchange in a Na-clinoptilolite and resulting effect on antibacterial activity”, Applied Clay Science , 13-19 (2004).
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