Ahmet Erhan AKSOYLU

Department of Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Bebek 34342, Istanbul-TURKEY
+90 (212) 359 7336

PhD: Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey, 1997
MS: Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey, 1992
BS: Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey, 1990

Honors and Awards: 

- Incentive Award, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - TUBITAK, 2008
- Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Turkish Academy of Sciences, 2005
- Young Researcher Award, Boğaziçi University, 2005
- NATO postdoctoral scholarship award, 1998 
- Boğaziçi Research Fund Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, 1997

Research Interests: 
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Catalytic hydrogen production
  • Theoretical surface science
  • Chemical reaction engineering and kinetics
  • Sustainable energy production
Selected Papers: 
  • 1. Sümer, A., Aksoylu, A. E., “Effect of Pt incorporation on the energetics and oxygen chemisorption properties of Ni(111) surface”, CHEMCATCHEM, in press (DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200271)
  • 2. Selen Caglayan, B., Soykal, İ. I., Aksoylu, A. E., “Preferential oxidation of CO over Pt–Sn/AC catalyst: Adsorption, performance and DRIFTS studies”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 106 (2011) 540-549
  • 3. Selen Çağlayan, B., Aksoylu, A. E., “Water-gas shift activity of ceria supported Au-Re catalysts”, Catalysis Communications, 12 (2011) 1206-1211
  • 4. Özkara-Aydınoğlu, Ş., Aksoylu, A. E., "CO2 reforming of methane over Pt-Ni/Al2O3 catalysts: Effects of catalyst composition, and water and oxygen addition to the feed", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (2011) 2950-2959
  • 5. Sümer, A., Aksoylu, A. E., "Adsorption Induced Surface Electronic Reconstruction of Pt and Pt-Sn Alloys during CO Adsorption", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 (2009) 14329-14334
  • 6. Gökaliler, F., Göçmen, B. A., Aksoylu, A.E., “The Effect of Ni:Pt Ratio on Autothermal Reforming Performance of Pt-Ni/Al2O3 Catalyst”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33 (2008) 4358-4366.
  • 7. Gökaliler, F., Selen Çağlayan, B., Önsan, Z. İ., Aksoylu, A. E., “Hydrogen production by autothermal reforming of LPG for PEM fuel cell applications”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33(4) (2008) 1383-1391
  • 8. Özkara, S., Aksoylu, A. E., “Selective Low Temperature Carbon Monoxide Oxidation in H2-rich Streams over Activated Carbon Supported Catalysts” Applied Catalysis A: General, 251 (2003) 75-83
  • 9. Choudhary, T.V., Aksoylu, A. E., Goodman, D. W., “Non-Oxidative Activation of Methane”, Catalysis Reviews-Science and Engineering, 45 (2003) 151-203
  • 10. Aksoylu, A. E., Freitas, M. M. A, Pereira, M. F. R., Figueiredo, J. L., “The Effects of Different Activated Carbon Supports and Support Modifications on Catalytic Properties of Pt/AC Catalysts”, Carbon, 39(2) (2001) 175-185