Assist Prof Dr . Ceren Orak | Hydrogen production| Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr.Ceren Orak ,Sivas University of Science and Technology,Turkey

Dr. Ceren Orak is an Assistant Professor at Sivas University of Science and Technology in Turkey. She holds a Ph.D. in [Your Field of Study], and her research focuses on [Your Research Interests]. Dr. Orak has published numerous papers in prestigious journals and has presented her work at international conferences. Her contributions to the field have been recognized through various awards and grants. In addition to her research, Dr. Orak is dedicated to teaching and mentoring students, fostering the next generation of scholars in her field.


Professional Profiles:



Dr. Ceren Orak is a dedicated researcher in the field of chemical engineering with extensive experience in wastewater treatment, energy generation, and sustainable development. Her work has been widely recognized through numerous scholarships, publications, and international collaborations. Dr. Orak’s innovative approach integrates photocatalytic and hybrid systems to address environmental and energy challenges, reflecting her commitment to advancing chemical engineering research.

Education :

Dr. Orak completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the İzmir Institute of Technology in 2021, with a thesis focused on valorizing wastewater for hydrogen production through photocatalytic oxidation. She holds a Master’s degree from Ege University, where she developed innovative methods for treating micropollutants using monolith structured perovskite catalysts. Her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering is also from Ege University. Additionally, Dr. Orak participated in Erasmus programs at Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy, where she conducted research on photocatalytic removal of pollutants.

Research Focus:

Dr. Orak’s research is centered on sustainable chemical processes, particularly wastewater treatment and energy generation using photocatalytic methods. She has worked on managing boron in geothermal fluids, valorizing wastewater for hydrogen production, and developing hybrid photocatalytic fuel cells for simultaneous wastewater treatment and energy generation. Her interdisciplinary approach leverages advanced materials and innovative catalytic systems to address critical environmental issues.

Awards and Honors:

Dr. Orak has received several prestigious scholarships, including the TÜBİTAK 2218 National Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and the TÜBİTAK-British Council Project Scholarship. She has also been awarded the TÜBİTAK 2211/C National PhD Scholarship in the Priority Fields in Science and Technology and the YÖK PhD Scholarship Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.


Dr. Orak has held postdoctoral positions at Ege University and İzmir Institute of Technology, where she led projects on hybrid photocatalytic fuel cells and boron management in geothermal fluids. She has also interned at Università degli Studi di Salerno, Petkim PetroKimya Holding Co., and Dyo Paint Factories, gaining practical experience in chemical engineering processes.

Publications :

  • Orak C., Öcal B., Yüksel Özşen A. (2023). Treatment of Sugar Industry Wastewater by Using Subcritical Water as a Reaction Media. ChemistrySelect, 8, e202203300.
  • Altınbaş B.F., Orak C., Ökten H.E., Yüksel Özşen A. (2022). Novel Hybrid Adsorption-Electrodialysis (AdED) System for Removal of Boron from Geothermal Brine. ACS Omega, 7(49), 45422–45431.
  • Orak C., Yüksel Özşen A. (2022). Box–Behnken Design for Hydrogen Evolution from Sugar Industry Wastewater Using Solar-Driven Hybrid Catalysts. ACS Omega, 7(46), 42489-42498.
  • Orak C., Yüksel Özşen A. (2022). Comparison of Photocatalytic Performances of Solar-Driven Hybrid Catalysts for Hydrogen Energy Evolution from 1,8–Diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU) Solution. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 47(14), 8841-8857.
  • Orak C., Sapmaz A., Yüksel Özşen A. (2022). Selective Catalytic Hydrogenation of Cellulose into Sorbitol with Ru-based Catalysts. Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 46(2), 434-445.
  • Orak C., Yüksel Özşen A. (2021). Photocatalytic Hydrogen Energy Evolution from Sugar Beet Wastewater. ChemistrySelect, 6(43), 12266-12275.
  • Orak C., Yüksel Özşen A. (2021). Graphene‐supported LaFeO3 for photocatalytic hydrogen energy production. International Journal of Energy Research, 45, 12898–12914.
  • Orak C., Yüksel Özşen A. (2020). Electrolytic oxidation of 1,8- diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene in hot-compressed water on a titanium electrode. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59(43), 19153-19161.
  • Orak C., Atalay S., Ersöz G. (2017). Photocatalytic and photo-Fenton-like degradation of methylparaben on monolith-supported perovskite-type catalysts. Separation Science and Technology, 52(7), 1310-1320.
  • Orak C., Atalay S., Ersöz G. (2016). Degradation of ethylparaben using photo-Fenton-like oxidation over BiFeO3. Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology A – Applied Sciences and Engineering, 17(5), 915-925.
Ceren Orak | Hydrogen production| Best Researcher Award

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