Pre-doctoral Fellow in Chemistry- Northwestern University, USA

PhD in Chemical Engineering– University College London, UK

MSc in Environmental Science and Engineering – Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

BSc in Environmental Engineering – Istanbul University, Turkey

Scholarships, Honours & Awards

PhD Scholarship, Turkish Ministry of National Education for graduate education


Synthesis of new crystalline hybrid organic/inorganic materials. I have utilised these porous materials for water remediation applications.


Akpinar, I.; Yazaydin, A. O., Adsorption of Atrazine from Water in Metal–Organic Framework Materials. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.7b00930

Akpinar, I.; Yazaydin, A. O., Rapid and Efficient Removal of Carbamazepine from Water by UiO-67. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2017, 56 (51), 15122-15130.

Yagci, N.; Akpinar, I., The investigation and assessment of characteristics of waste activated sludge after ultrasound pretreatment. Environ. Technol. 2011, 32 (2), 221-230.


Royal Economic Society – UK

The Institution of Chemical Engineering- IChemE-UK