Asisst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali KÜÇÜKER

Environmental Engineering Department

Deputy Chair

Assistant Professor Doctor 

Contact Info:

  • +90 232 750 6856
  • Engineering Building – C, Room: B-205


  • Ph.D. : Doctor of Philosophy in Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, 2017
  • M. Sc. : Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Boğaziçi University , İstanbul, Türkiye, 2011
  • B.Sc. : Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Türkiye, 2007

Research Interest:

  • Solid Waste Management
  • Circular Economy
  • E-Waste
  • Bio/hydrometallurgy
  • Recycling and Recovery of Metals
  • Microalgae
  • Biotechnology
  • Waste to Energy
  • Carbon Budget After the Land Use Change
  • Determination of Asbestos

Recent publications:

  • Habibzadeh, A., Kucuker, M. A., & Gökelma, M. (2023). Review on the Parameters of Recycling NdFeB Magnets via a Hydrogenation Process. ACS omega.
  • Küçüker, M. A. (2021). Characterization of Asbestos in Ambient Air During Refractory Material Production from Magnesite Ore. Journal of Advanced Research in Natural and Applied Sciences, 7(3), 423-436.
  • Yılmaz, S., Küçüker, M. A., & Kahraman, D. (2021). Metagenomic characterization of planktonic communities during a mucilage event in the Çanakkale Strait (Dardanelles), Turkey. Journal of Anatolian Environmental and Animal Sciences, 6.3: 421-427.
  • Karal, E., Kucuker, M. A., Demirel, B., Copty, N. K., & Kuchta, K. (2021). Hydrometallurgical recovery of neodymium from spent hard disk magnets: A life cycle perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 288, 125087.
  • Panda, S., Mishra, S., Akcil, A., & Kucuker, M. A., 2020. Microalgal potential for nutrient-energy-wastewater nexus: Innovations, current trends and future directions. Energy & Environment, 0958305X20955187.