Ali Duran

Ph.D.: Chemistry, Gaziosmanpasa University, Turkey, 2010.

Research Interests: Analytical Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Small and Medium Enterprises, R&D and Innovation Policies, Government Incentives System, Project Management, Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Innovation, Technology Development Zones, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Occupational Health and Safety.

Short Biography:

Ali Duran received his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Gazi University in 2001. He got his M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Hacettepe University in 2005 and Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Gaziosmanpasa University in 2010. Before joining Abdullah Gul University Technology Transfer Office (AGU TTO) as a director, he worked as a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Expert at KOSGEB Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization between 2003 and 2016. He took roles in many EU and R&D projects, and participated in various training programs on project management and development activities in Turkey and abroad. In addition to his position at Abdullah Gul University, he is a founder and Board Member of European Union Project and Youth Centre (EUPYC) and Vice President of Chamber of Chemical Engineers Kayseri Branch. Dr. Duran has more than 400 citations for his publications.

Selected publications:

A. Duran, M. Tuzen, M. Soylak, Separation and enrichment of gold in water, geological and environmental samples by solid phase extraction on multiwalled carbon nanotubes prior to its determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry, Journal of AOAC International, 98 (2015) 1733-1738.

A. Duran, M. Tuzen, M. Soylak, Assessment of trace metal concentrations in muscle tissue of certain commercially available fish species from Kayseri, Turkey, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186 (2014) 4619-4628.

A. Duran, M. Tuzen, M. Soylak, Evaluation of metal concentrations in food packaging materials: Relation to human health, Atomic Spectroscopy, 34 (2013) 99-103.

A. Duran, M. Tuzen, M. Soylak, Trace metal concentrations in cigarette brands commonly available in Turkey: relation with human health, Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 94 (2012) 1893-1901.

A. Duran, M. Tuzen, M. Soylak, Speciation of Cr(III) and Cr(VI) in geological and water samples by ytterbium(III) hydroxide coprecipitation system and atomic absorption spectrometry, Food and Chemical Toxicology, 49 (2011) 1633-1637.

A. Duran, M. Tuzen, M. Soylak, Trace element concentrations of some pet foods commercially available in Turkey, Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48 (2010) 2833-2837.

S. Yılmaz, M. Türe, M. Sadıkoglu, A. Duran, Determination of total Cr in wastewaters of Cr electroplating factories in the I.organize industry region (Kayseri, Turkey) by ICP-AES, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 167 (2010) 235-242.

A. Duran, M. Tuzen, M. Soylak, Preconcentration of some trace elements via using multiwalled carbon nanotubes as solid phase extraction adsorbent, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 169 (2009) 466-471.

A. Duran, M. Tuzen, M. Soylak, Trace metal contents in chewing gums and candies marketed in Turkey, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 149 (2009) 283-289.

A. Duran, M. Soylak, S. Ali Tuncel, Poly(vinyl pyridine-poly ethylene glycol methacrylate-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) beads for heavy metal removal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 155 (2008) 114-120.

A. Duran, M. Tuzen, M. Soylak, Trace element levels in some dried fruit samples from Turkey, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 59 (2008) 581-589.

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