Mert Atilhan received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Ege University and M.S. (2004) and Ph.D. (2007) degrees in chemical engineering from the Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Dr. Atilhan is an Associate Professor at Qatar University in Department of Chemical Engineering. He has been active in the fields of applied thermodynamics, energy and environmental related fields in his academic career. His research activities are mainly focused on very high accuracy property measurements including PVT-density-viscosity, equation of sate development for pure and mixture gases, vapor-liquid equilibrium systems, natural gas hydrates and their inhibition, ionic liquids properties and utilization of them in various engineering applications, development of high-stability and high-capacity novel CO2 capture sorbents and carbon dioxide/methane/nitrogen separations. Dr. Atilhan has authored more than 100 publications in the focus areas that are mentioned and he secured more than $8 million research funding through various funding agencies in Qatar, USA and EU since 2007. He was honored with “Research Award” twice in 2008 and 2011 and “Research & Teaching Award” in 2016 at Qatar University.
Prof. Atilhan is honored with Best Teaching & Research Award by Prof. Khalifa Khalifa (Dean of College of Engineering, Qatar University) for the achievements in both teaching and research in academic year 2015-2016. Award was presented by during the College of Engineering end of the year event on June 16, 2016.
Our article "Thermophysical Properties of Pure Ionic Liquids: Review of Present Situation"3rd most cited article in the last 5 years in I&ECR is included in I&ECR's first-ever virtual special issue called as Most-Cited Papers: All-Time Greats and Contemporary Favorites.
Prof. Atilhan is honored with Elsevier-Scopus Award for achievements in Natural Sciences category in Spring 2015. Award was presented by President of Qatar University H.E. Prof. Sheikha Abdullah Al-Misnad and Charles Pallandt (VP Elsevier).
Dr. Mert Atilhan (PI) and his collaborating team have been awarded exceptional research fund of $4,798,236 from the Qatar National Research Fund as part of Exceptional National Priorities Research Fund program with the proposal entitled 'Design of Novel Catalysts and Processes for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Conversion from Micro- to Macroscale'
“Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not so.” Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642)
Acid Gas Removal by Ionic Liquids: an Experimental and Computational Approach (2015) Funding Agency: Spanish National Secretariat for Research and Development, Ministry of Economy Program: State R+D Program for Society Challenges Period:2014-2017 Role: PI Funding: 60,000 EuroRead more
Investigation on Gas Hydrates Thermodynamics and Kinetics: Experimental and Simulation Approach (2014) Funding Agency: Qatar National Research Fund, Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) Project No: GSRA2-1-0603-14012 Role: LPI Budget: $420,000Read more
Design of Novel Catalysts and Processes for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Conversion from Micro- to Macroscale (2015) Funding Agency: Qatar National Research Fund, Exceptional NPRP (NPRP-X) Role: PI Project No: NPRP X-100-2-024 Budget: $4,798,236Read more
Avoiding Gas Hydrate Problems in Qatari's Oil and Gas Industry: An Integrated Experimental and Modeling Approach (2013) Funding Agency: Qatar National Research Fund Project No: NPRP 6-330-2-140 Collaboration: University of Burgos, Heriot-Watt University Role: Lead PI Budget: $1,050,000Read more
Entire publication list can be reached from: Google Scholar (Mert Atilhan), ResearchGate (Mert_Atilhan), Orcid (0000-0001-8270-7904) or Scopus (12801317600). Citations: 1485 // Total Published Papers: 113 // H-Index: 20 (last updated on: 2.8.2016)
Double Salt Ionic Liquids Based on Ammonium Cations and Their Application for Co2 Capture, M. Atilhan*, B. Anaya, R. Ullah, L. T. Costa, S. Aparicio*, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b05987Read more
Experimental and DFT Approach on the Determination of Natural Gas Hydrate Equilibrium with the Use of Excess N2 and Choline Chloride Ionic Liquid as an Inhibitor, M. Tariq, M. Atilhan*, M. Khraisheh, E. Othman, M. Castier, G. García, S. Aparicio*, B. Tohidi*, Energy & Fuels, 30 (4), pp. 2821-2832, 2016. [link]Read more