Recent Rare Earth Element (REE) Studies

The Rare Earth Elements (REE) are considered critical metals, due to their widespread use in many ‘‘green’’ technologies, such as renewable energy production and distribution, hybrid and electric vehicles, consumer electronics, imaging technologies in healthcare. For this reason, REE are becoming more attractive commodity targets for the mineral industry.
Assesment of Unconventional Fossil Fuel Systems

The increasing global demand for energy has made it imperative to explore and exploit unconventional oil and gas resources. An investigation of new resources has become mandatory for countries like Türkiye with very limited supplies of conventional oil and natural gas. In this context, investigation of unconventional resources is becoming more important.
Seismic Waves Approaching Türkiye at Far Distances Illuminate the Mystery of Deep Earth's Interiors of Western Anatolia

Our Ph.D. student from the Geophysical Engineering Department Ceyhun Erman and the members of the Seismology Laboratory and Seismology, Seismotectonic and Geodynamics Research Group have published their recent findings on the complex deformations in the lithosphere and asthenosphere beneath the Western Anatolia and Eastern Aegean in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth on November 2022.
İTU Nova – İGDAŞ Optimum outlet temperature determination for natural gas distribution gate stations

The project initiated between İTU Nova and İGDAŞ will establish a framework as well as a road map for determining optimum temperatures at RMS/A outlet, reducing both gas consumption for heating and CO2 emissions associated aims at eventually providing the logical core for a smart heating system that would decide the outlet temperature dynamically through various key inputs obtained in real time through the SCADA system. The project is led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Çınar from the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering on the ITU side.
ESAM (Teknokent) Şırnak Enerji: Investigation of Underground gasification potential of Şırnak Asfaltites

Underground coal gasification (UCG) is a promising alternative to surface gasification. The study aims to investigate the possible application of underground gasification to Asfaltites.
Türkiye-Mongolia Joint Project on the Palaeoseismology and Tectonic Geomorphology of the Western Gobi-Altay Shear Zone

The successful dating of palaeoevents of these trenches will contribute to our knowledge on the spatio-temporal seismic behaviour of these active tectonic structures.
Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Ashes and Coal Washery Wastes, TENMAK/TKİ-İTÜ

The recovery of rare earth elements (REE) in coal wastes with high efficiency by using physical and physicochemical method has becoming of utmost importance considering its contribution to the country's economic and environmental benefits.
Visit from the rector of Bergakademie Freiberg Technical University

Rector of the Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht and President of Dresden International University, Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen visited Faculty of Mines to establish future collaborations with our department members.
Three Symposiums organized by Department of Geological Engineering

In 2022 our Department of Geological Engineering has organized two international (The 9th Geochemistry Symposium, 17th International Clay Conference) and one national (MUHJEO National Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Symposium) events.
Academics from Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University (AİÇU) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Work Together for the City of Ağrı

In order to reveal the natural and cultural potential of the city of Ağrı and to make it a tourism destination, an "Academic Cooperation Protocol" was signed between Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University (AİÇU).
Machine Learning Technology will be performed for Reservoir Characterization

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emre Artun of the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering initiates an artificial intelligence-based research dealing with Reservoir Characterization, Performance Forecasting and Field Development Planning.
Horizon Project 821265: Fine Future Innovative Technologies and Concepts for Flotation of Very Fine Grains

Department of Mineral Processing Engineering started an EU-funded project focusing on Fine Future Innovative Technologies and Concepts for Flotation of Very Fine Grains.
Faculty of Mines Academicians met with R&D Unit of Yurtbay Seramik


A long term joint collaboration between ITU Faculty of Mines and R&D Unit of Yurtbay Seramik Group was planned on a scientific-technology basis and with a value that will be an example of University-Industry cooperation.

An Academy-Industry Cooperation between the Department of Mineral Processing Engineering and IMBAT Mining and Energy Corporation on the Dry Enrichment of Fine Coal

IMBAT Mining and Energy Corporation, which produces coal in the Soma region, was visited upon the invitation of the company, and the facility was inspected and discussions were held on various improvement works.
New Developments in Geosciences Are in This Book


The book series entitled "Advances in Geological Science" that reveal new developments in geophysics owing to the advances in geosciences, especially in data collection and data processing has taken its place in the world of science. Our faculty member Prof. Dr. Tuncay Taymaz from the Department of Geophysical Engineering are among the editors of the book series together with Prof. Dr. Junzo Kasahara from Tokyo and Shizuoka Universities and Prof. Dr. Michael Zhdanov from University of Utah.

31st ITU Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Seminar and Exhibition

This year the ITU Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering department hosted the 31st ITU Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Seminar and Exhibition. The event was held through the dates of June 30 – July 1, 2022 in the Faculty of Mines at Istanbul Technical University. The event started off with the opening session where we had the privilege of hosting the president of GazBir, Mr. Yaşar Arslan, the president of the Chamber of Petroleum Engineers, Mr. Yüksel Kurt and president and CEO of Turkish Petroleum, Mr. Melih Han Bilgin.
Journal Watch

In 2022 several prominent scientific works in the field of earth sciences from our faculty members have been published in highly qualified SCI/SCI-Expanded journals.

Three faculty members from the Department of Geophysics Engineering have been invited to Editorial Boards of distinguished journals of earth sciences.
New patent in the ceramic production process received by our faculty member

Prof.Dr.Hasan Ergin from the Department  of Mining Engineering has received an important patent as the consequences of his studies within the scope of university-industry cooperation.
YER 2022

YER2022 symposium was held on June 21st 2022 at Ihsan Ketin Conference Hall. During this event, our senior undergraduate students shared the outcomes of their design projects that they conducted under the supervision of their thesis advisors with the scientific community.
Graduate Student Seminars

ITU Faculty of Mines Graduate Seminar Days was held with the participation of students enrolled in the Graduate Education Program between 18-20 April 2022.
17th International Mineral Processing Symposium

Our Department of Mineral Processing Engineering actively participated at organizing The 17th International Mineral Processing Symposium.
Faculty Seminar Series

In 2022 particularly our early career researchers from the Departments of Mining, Geological, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Geophysical, and Mineral Processing Engineering introduced findings from their completed/ongoing works within weekly organized online faculty seminars.
Career-Long and Annual Impact Scientists from our Faculty

Elsevier and Stanford University's annual list of the world's most influential scientists has been announced. 8 valuable professors from the Faculty of Mines in the "Annual impact" category and 7 in the "Career-long impact" category were included in the list.
Industry-Academy-Student Meetings

Industry-Academy-Student Meetings were held on June 6-7 of 2022 at ITU Faculty of Mines İhsan Ketin Conference Hall.
Other News from Our Academicians

Our faculty members actively participated in various scientific events and award ceremony in 2022.
Effects of Mineral Based Flame Retardants on Different Types of Polymers, ITU General Research Project Coded MGA-2022-43752

Mineral-based flame retardants used in plastics as filling material are environmentally friendly and cost-effective additives without side effects. By enriching ore with flame retardant properties from domestic sources, adding flame retardant properties to widely used materials such as plastic will contribute to the country's economy and increase the safety of people and the environment we live in. This project will be carried out by the Department of Mineral Processing Engineering at the ITU Faculty of Mines and ESAN Eczacıbaşı.
Marine and Land Geophysical Surveys of the Important Archeological Site, Perinthos-Heraklia

We are pleased to announce that our researchers Asst. Prof. Dr. Caner İmren and Research Assistant Beril Karadöller from the Department of Geophysical Engineering are leading the marine and land geophysical surveys of the important archeological site, Perinthos-Heraklia settled in Marmaraereğlisi, Tekirdağ, Türkiye.
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