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Handan Erturk

Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering
Konya Food and Agriculture University
Turkey

Biography

Handan Erturk got her BS and MS degrees in Food Engineering of Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Later she went to USA for graduate study. She earned her PhD at Penn State Unıversity, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department. Her expertise and publications were mainly on plant tissue culture, aseptic growth, modelling of biological systems, micropropagation. After she got back to Turkey, she has been researching and teaching on plant biotechnology, e.g. cell cultures. She has worked with the industry and now she is an Assistant Professor at the University in Konya, Turkey. She has been working on algae culture growth and long term maintenance at the laboratory. Her most recent research has been on production of biodiesel and biofertilizers from algae cultures grown at the laboratory  

Research Interest

Production of biodiesel and biofertilizers from algae cultures grown at the laboratory

Publications

  • Growth of the algae Chlorella vulgaris at the photobioreactor and extraction of fatty acids for biodiesel production

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