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.
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.
Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Ashes and Coal Washery Wastes, TENMAK/TKİ-İTÜ
Therecovery 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.