Prof. Dr. Orhan GÜNDÜZ

Advisor to the Rector (Internationalization)

Environmental Engineering Department

Professor Doctor 

Contact Info:

  • +90 232 750 6857
  • Engineering Building – C, Room: D-204
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  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, ABD
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, ABD & Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • B.S., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Research Interests:

  • Surface and subsurface water quality
  • Environmental modeling
  • Numerical methods in environmental engineering
  • Flow and contaminant transport in surface and subsurface waters
  • Dynamic interactions of surface and subsurface systems
  • Source/sink terms in environmental modeling
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Geographic information systems

Recent Publications:

  • Şahin O.G., Gündüz O. (2024), A novel land surface temperature reconstruction method and its application for downscaling surface soil moisture with machine learning, Journal of Hydrology, 634,131051 
  • Khorrami, B., Ali, S., & Gündüz, O. (2023). An appraisal of the local-scale spatio-temporal variations of
    drought based on the integrated GRACE/GRACE-FO observations and fine-resolution FLDAS model. Hydrological Processes. 37:e15034.
  • Khorrami, B., Ali, S., & Gündüz, O. (2023). Investigating the local-scale fluctuations of groundwater storage by using downscaled GRACE/GRACE-FO JPL mascon product Based on Machine Learning (ML) Algorithm. Water Resources Management, 1-18.
  • Khorrami, B., & Gündüz, O. (2023). Remote sensing-based monitoring and evaluation of the basin-wise dynamics of terrestrial water and groundwater storage fluctuations. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 195(7), 868.
  • Bilgiç, E., Tuygun, G. T., & Gündüz, O. (2023). “Development of an emission estimation method with satellite observations for significant forest fires and comparison with global fire emission inventories: Application to catastrophic fires of summer 2021 over the Eastern Mediterranean.” Atmospheric Environment, 308, 119871.