Prof. Dr. Sait Cemil SOFUOĞLU

Environmental Engineering Department 

Department Chair

Professor Doctor

Contact Info:

Phone: +90-232-750 6648

Fax: +90-232-750 6645

Office: Chemical Engineering Building, Room; 160




Research Interests:

  • Characterization of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Characterization of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • Building Related Symptoms (BRS), Building Related Illness (BRI)
  • IAQ and Health Symptoms of Building Occupants
  • Indoor Environmental Quality and Health Symptoms of Building Occupants
  • Indoor Air Quality and Pollution Indices
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Dry Deposition
  • Air Quality and Pollution Indices
  • Environmental Exposure Assessment
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Ecological Risk Assessment

Editorial Board, Air Pollution Research


Recent publications:

  • Can-Terzi B, Gunduz O, Sofuoglu SC, “A Deterministic and Stochastic Assessment for Exposure and Risk of Arsenic via Ingestion of Edible Crops” Environmental Science & Pollution Research, in press, 2019 10.1007/s11356-019-05774-y                READ FULL-TEXT
  • Mulder MD, Dumanoglu Y, Efstathiou C, Kukucka P, Matejovicova J, Maurer C, Přibylová P, Prokeš R, Sofuoglu A, Sofuoglu SC, Wilson J, Zetzsch C, Wotawa G, Lammel G. “Fast formation of nitro-PAHs in the marine atmosphere constrained in a regional-scale Lagrangian field experiment” Environmental Science & Technology, in press, 2019, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b03090
  • Genisoglu, M, Sofuoglu, A, Kurt-Karakus, PB, Birgul, A, Sofuoglu SC, “Brominated flame retardants in a computer technical service: Indoor air gas phase, submicron (PM1) and coarse (PM10) particles, associated inhalation exposure, and settled dust” Chemosphere, 231, 216-224, 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.05.077    LIMITED-TIME FREE FULLTEXT
  • Genisoglu, M, Ergi-Kaytmaz, C, Sofuoglu SC, “Multi-route – Multi-pathway Exposure to Trihalomethanes and Associated Cumulative Health Risks with Response and Dose Addition” J. Environmental Management, 233, 823-831, 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.10.009
  • Değirmenci, S., Bingöl, F., Sofuoglu SC, “MCDM Analysis of Wind Energy in Turkey: Decision Making Based on Environmental Impact” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 19753–19766, 2018, doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-2004-4          FREE FULLTEXT ACCESS
  • Cetin B, Yurdakul S, Gungormus E, Öztürk F, Sofuoglu SC, “Source apportionment and carcinogenic risk assessment of passive air sampler-derived PAHs and PCBs in a heavily industrialized region” Science of the Total Environment, 633, 30–41, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.145
  • Sofuoglu, S.C., Sofuoglu, A., “An Exposure – Risk Assessment for Potentially Toxic Elements in Rice and Bulgur” Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 40, 987-998, 2018. ACCEPTED AUTHOR VERSION FULLTEXT       PUBLISHER FULL-TEXT VIEW-ONLY VERSION               doi: 10.1007/s10653-017-9954-1
  • Kurt-Karakus PB, Ugranli-Cicek T, Sofuoglu SC, Celik H, Gungormus E, Gedik K, Sofuoglu A, Okten HE, Birgul A, Alegria H, Jones KC, “The first countrywide monitoring of selected POPs: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and selected organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in the atmosphere of Turkey” Atmospheric Environment 177, 154-165, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.01.021                   ACCEPTED AUTHOR VERSION FULLTEXT
  • Besis A., Lammel, G., Kukucka, P., Samara, C., Sofuoglu, A., Dumanoglu, Y., Eleftheriadis, K., Kouvarakis, G., Sofuoglu, S.C., Vassilatou, V., Voutsa, D. “Polybrominateddiphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in background air around the Aegean: implications for phase partitioning and size distribution” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24, 28102–28120, 2017. doi: 10.1007/s11356-017-0285-7
  • Ekren, O., Karadeniz, Z.H., Atmaca, I., Ugranli-Cicek, T., Sofuoglu, S.C., Toksoy, M., “Assessment and improvement of indoor environmental quality in a primary school” Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 23, 391–402, 2017.     ACCEPTED AUTHOR VERSION FULLTEXT doi: 10.1080/23744731.2016.1251288
  • Dumanoglu, Y., Gaga, E.O., Gungormus, E., Sofuoglu, S.C., Mustafa OdabasiSpatial and seasonal variations, sources, air-soil exchange, and carcinogenic risk assessment for PAHs and PCBs in air and soil of Kutahya, Turkey, the province of thermal power plants” Science of the Total Environment,  580, 920-935, 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.040                FULLTEXT
  • Pourya Shahpoury, Gerhard Lammel, Alexandre Albinet, Aysun Sofuoglu, Yetkin Dumanoglu, Sait C. Sofuoglu, Zdenek Wagner, and Vladimir Zdimal,  “Evaluation of a conceptual model for gas-particle partitioning of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using poly-parameter linear free energy relationships” Environmental Science and Technology, 50 (22), pp 12312–12319, 2016. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02158      FULLTEXT
  • Ugranli, T., Gungormus, E., Kavcar, P., Demircioglu, E., Odabasi, M., Sofuoglu, S.C.,  Lammel G., Sofuoglu, A., POPs in a major conurbation in Turkey: ambient air concentrations, seasonal variation, inhalation and dermal exposure, and associated carcinogenic risks” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23, 22500-22512, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s11356-016-7350-5       FULLTEXT
  • Sofuoglu, S.C.,  Toprak, M., Inal, F., Cimrin, A.H., Indoor Air Quality in a Restaurant Kitchen using Margarine for Deep-Frying” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, 15703–15711, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s11356-015-4762-6                 FULLTEXT
  • Lammel G., Audy O., Besis A., Efstathiou C., Eleftheriadis K., Kohoutek J., Kukučka P., Mulder M.D., Přibylová P., Prokeš R., Rusina T.P., Samara C., Sofuoglu A., Sofuoglu, S.C.,  Taşdemir Y., Vassilatou V., Voutsa D., Vrana B.: “Air and seawater pollution and air-sea gas exchange of persistent toxic substances in the Aegean Sea: spatial trends of PAHs, PCBs, OCPs, and PBDEs”, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, 11301–11313, 2015. doi:10.1007/s11356-015-4363-4          FULLTEXT
  • Ugranli, T., Toprak, M., Gursoy, G., Cimrin, A.H., Sofuoglu, S.C.,  “Indoor environmental quality in chemistry and chemical engineering laboratories at Izmir Institute of Technology”, Atmospheric Pollution Research, 6, 147-153, 2015. doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.017.        OPEN ACCESS
  • Yılmaz-Civan et al. “Spatial and Temporal Variations in Atmospheric VOCs, NO2, SO2, and O3 Concentrations at a Heavily Industrialized Region in Western Turkey, and Assessment of the Carcinogenic Risk Levels of Benzene” Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 103, pp. 102–113, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.12.031      FULLTEXT
  • Gungormus, E., Tuncel, S., Tecer, L.H., Sofuoglu, S.C.,  “Inhalation and Dermal Exposure to Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Associated Carcinogenic Risks in a Relatively Small City”, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Vol. 108, pp. 106-113, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2014.06.015   FULLTEXT AT IYTE DSPACE
  • Odabasi, M., Elbir, T., Dumanoglu, Y., Sofuoglu, S.C., “Halogenated volatile organic compounds in chlorine-bleach-containing household products and implications for their use”, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 92, pp. 376–383, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.04.049      FULLTEXT AT IYTE DSPACE
  • Turan, D., Kocahakimoglu, C., Boyacı, E., Sofuoglu, S.C., and Eroglu, A.E., “Chitosan-Immobilized Pumice for the Removal of As(V) from Waters”, Water Air Soil Pollution, 225:1931, 2014. doi: 10.1017/s11270-014-1931-z FULLTEXT AT IYTE DSPACE
  • Sofuoglu, S.C., Güzelkaya, H., Akgül, Ö., Kavcar, P., Kurucaovalı, F., and Sofuoglu, A., “Speciated arsenic concentrations, exposure, and associated health risks for rice and bulgur”, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Vol. 64, pp.184–191, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.11.029
  • Sofuoglu, S.C., Yayla, B., Kavcar, P., Ates, D., Turgut, C., and Sofuoglu, A., “Olive Tree, Olea europaea L., Leaves as a Bioindicator of Atmospheric PCB Contamination”, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 20, pp.6178–6183, 2013. doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-1640-y
  • Sofuoglu, S.C., Sofuoglu, A., Holsen, T.M., Alexander, C.M., Pagano, J.J., “Atmospheric Concentrations and Potential Sources of PCBs, PBDEs, and Pesticides to Acadia National Park”, Environmental Pollution, Vol. 177, pp. 116–124, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.02.015
  • Ocak, Y., Kılıçvuran, A., Eren, A.B., Sofuoglu, A., and Sofuoglu, S.C., “Exposure to particulate matter in a mosque”, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 56, pp. 169–176, 2012. DOI:  doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.04.007
  • Turan, D., Kocahakimoglu, C., Kavcar, P., Gaygısız, H., Atatanir, L., Turgut, C., and Sofuoglu, S.C., “The Use of Olive Tree (Olea europaea L.) Leaves as a Bioindicator for Environmental Pollution in the Province of Aydın, Turkey”, Environmental Research and Pollution Research, Vol. 18, pp. 355–364, 2011. DOI: doi: 10.1007/s11356-010-0378-z
  • Sofuoglu, SC., Aslan, G., Inal, F., Sofuoglu, A., “An assessment of indoor air concentrations and health risks of volatile organic compounds in three primary schools” International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Vol. 214, pp. 36-46, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2010.08.008
  • Sofuoglu, A., Kiymet, N., Kavcar, P., Sofuoglu, SC., “Polycyclic and Nitro Musks in Indoor Air: a Primary School Classroom and a Women’s Sport Center”Indoor Air, Vol. 20, pp. 515-522, 2010, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0668.2010.00674.x
  • Inal, F., Yetgin, S., Aksu G.T., Simsek, S., Sofuoglu, A., Sofuoglu, S.C., “Activated Carbon Adsorption of Fuel Oxygenates MTBE and ETBE from water”Water Air Soil Pollution, Vol. 204, pp. 155-163, 2009. doi:10.1007/s11270-009-0034-8
  • Kavcar, P., Sofuoglu, S.C., “A Health Risk Assessment for Exposure to Trace Metals Via Drinking Water Ingestion Pathway” International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Vol. 212, pp. 216-227, 2009. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2008.05.002
  • Baytak, D., Sofuoglu, A., Inal, F., Sofuoglu, S.C., “Seasonal variation in drinking water concentrations of disinfection by-products in IZMIR and associated human health risks” Science of the Total Environment,  Vol. 407, pp. 286-296, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.08.019
  • Sofuoglu, SC, Kavcar, P. “An exposure and risk assessment for fluoride and trace metals in black tea” Hazardous Materials, Vol. 152, pp. 392-400, 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.01.086
  • Sofuoglu, SC, “Application of artificial neural networks to predict prevalence of building-related symptoms in office buildings” Building and Environment, Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 1121-1126, 2008.    doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2007.03.003
  • Kavcar, P., Odabasi, M., Kitis, M., Inal, F., Sofuoglu, S.C., “Occurrence, oral exposure and risk assessment of volatile organic compounds in drinking water for İzmir” Water Research, Vol.40, pp. 3219-3230, 2006. Link
  • Sofuoglu, S.C., Tayfur, G., Birgili, S., Sofuoglu, A., “Forecasting Ambient Air SO2 Concentrations Using Artificial Neural Networks” Energy Sources Part B, Vol.1, pp.127–136, 2006. Link
  • Moschandreas, D.J. and Sofuoglu, S.C., “The Indoor Environmental Index and Its Relationship with Symptoms of Office Building Occupants,” Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, Vol.54, No.11, pp.1440-1451, 2004.  Abstract
  • Sofuoglu, S.C. and Moschandreas, D.J. “The Link between Symptoms of Office Building Occupants and in-Office Air Pollution: The Indoor Air Pollution Index”Indoor Air, Vol.13, No.4, pp. 332-343, 2003.  DOI
  • Sofuoglu, S.C., Moschandreas, D.J., Lebowitz, M.D., O’Rourke, M.K., and Robinson, G.L.”Exposure and Risk Estimates Associated with Drinking Water in Arizona” Journal of American Water Works Association Vol.95, No.7, pp. 67-79, 2003.  Abstract
  • Yi, S.M., Shahin, U., Sivadechathep, J., Sofuoglu, S.C., and Holsen, T.M. “Overall Elemental Deposition Velocities Measured Around Lake Michigan”Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 1133-1140, 2001  DOI
  • Paode, R.D., Sofuoglu, S.C., Sivadechathep, J., Noll K.E., Holsen, T.M., and Keeler, G. “Dry Deposition Fluxes and Mass Size Distributions of Pb, Cu, Zn Measured in Southern Lake Michigan During AEOLOS” Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 32, No 11, pp.1629-1635, 1998   DOI
  • Sofuoglu, S.C., Paode, R.D., Sivadechathep, J., Noll K.E., Holsen, T.M., and Keeler, G. “Dry Deposition Fluxes and Atmospheric Size Distributions of Mass, Al, and Mg Measured in Southern Lake Michigan During AEOLOS” Aerosol Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No 4,  pp. 281-293, 1998  Abstract