Assist. Prof. Dr. Hale DEMİRTEPE

Environmental Engineering Department

Deputy Chair

Assistant Professor Doctor 

Contact Info:

  • +90 232 750 6855
  • Engineering Building – C, Room: B-204
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  • Ph.D.: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • M.S.:  Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • B.S.:    Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Research Interests:

  • Remediation of contaminated soils, sediments
  • Fate of pollutants in the environment via laboratory and modeling studies
  • Biotic and abiotic degradation of persistent organic pollutants
  • Indoor contamination and human exposure assessment
  • Semi-volatile organic compounds

Recent publications:

  • DEMİRTEPE, H. (2024). Soil Contamination by Metals/Metalloids around an Industrial Region and Associated Human Health Risk Assessment. Journal of Advanced Research in Natural and Applied Sciences, 10(1), 91-105.
  • Nováková Z, Novák J., Bittner M., Čupr P., Pribylová P., Kukučka P., Smutná M., Escher BI., Demirtepe H., Miralles-Marco A., Hilscherová K. (2022) Toxicity to bronchial cells and endocrine disruptive potentials of indoor air and dust extracts and their association with multiple chemical classesJournal of Hazardous Materials, 424 Part A, 127306.
  • Demirtepe H.Melymuk L., Codling G., Palkovičová Murínová Ľ., Richterová D., Rašplová V., Trnovec T., Klánová J. (2021) Targeted and suspect screening of plasticizers in house dust to assess cumulative human exposure risk, Science of the Total Environment, 781, 146667.
  • Melymuk L., Demirtepe H., Jílková R.S. (2020) Indoor dust and associated chemical exposures, Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 15, 1-6.
  • Kaya D., Sowers K.R., Demirtepe H., Stiell B., Baker J.E., Imamoglu I., Kjellerup B.V. (2019) Assessment of PCB contamination, the potential for in situ microbial dechlorination and natural attenuation in an urban watershed at the East Coast of the United States, Science of the Total Environment, 683, 154–165.