Asu Ziylan Yavas

+90 212 359 4654
Interest Areas: 

Advanced oxidation processes in water/wastewater treatment

Sonochemical reactions

Homogeneous/heterogeneous systems in water remediation

Green synthesis of multi-functional nanoparticle/nanocomposites

Green extraction methods

Production of plant-based activated carbon


Sludge pretreatment


Ph. D., Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, TR, 2017

M.S., Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, TR2009

B.S., Environmental Engineering Department, Yildiz Technical University, TR, 2005

Recent Projects: 
  1. Bogazici University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): (15Y00D5), Newly Synthesized TiO2 based Nanoparticles and Their Photocatalytic Activity”, 2015-2017, Researcher.
  2. Bogazici University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): Synthesis and Use of Metallic Nanoparticles in Water Treatment”, 2014-2016, Researcher.
  3. Bogazici University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): (12Y00D8), Pharmaceutical Removal in Drinking Water by Conventional and Advanced Oxidation Processes”, 2012-2015, Researcher.
  4. Bogazici University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): (10Y00D6), “Integration of Advanced Oxidation and Nanoparticle Technologies for Removing Analgesics and Anti- inflammatory Pharmaceuticals in Water”, 2010-2012, Researcher.
  5. Bogazici University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): (08HY102), “The Pretreatment of Biocide Containing Wastewaters by Advanced Oxidation Techniques”, 2008-2009, Researcher.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Sesil Agopcan Cinar, Asu Ziylan-Yavaş, Saron Catak, Nilsun H. Ince, Viktorya Aviyente. "Hydroxyl radical- mediated degradation of diclofenac revisited: A computational approach to assessment of reaction mechanisms and by-products" Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24 (2017) 18458-18469.
  2. Asu Ziylan-Yavas, Nilsun H. Ince. "Catalytic ozonation of paracetamol using commercial and Pt-supported nanocomposites of Al2O3" Ultrasonic Sonochemistry 40 (Part B) (2018) 175-182.
  3. Asu Ziylan-Yavaş, Nilsun H. Ince. "Enhanced photo-degradation of paracetamol on n-platinum-supported TiO2: The effect of ultrasound and •OH/hole scavengers", Chemosphere, 162 (2016) 324-332.
  4. Asu Ziylan-Yavas, Yoshiteru Mizukoshi, Yasuaki Maeda, Nilsun H. Ince. "Supporting of pristine TiO2 with noble metals to enhance the oxidation and mineralization of paracetamol by sonolysis and sonophotolysis", Applied Catalysis B, 172 (2015) 7-17.
  5. Asu Ziylan, Şifa Doğan, Sesil Agopcan, Rana Kidak, Viktorya Aviyente, Nilsun H. Ince. "Sonochemical degradation of diclofenac: byproduct assessment, reaction mechanisms and environmental considerations", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21 (9) (2014) 5929-5939.