KUTEM is an energy research center at Koç University established in 2012 by funds from Tüpraş. The center constitutes of around 30 faculty members in Engineering, Sciences and Administrative Science & Economics. Research projects are carried out in a newly constructed state-of-the-art laboratory as well in research laboratories of the affiliated faculty. The research activities of the center are focused on development of new energy technologies in areas which are fossil fuels, biofuels and solar fuels. The activities of the center are planned by the Executive Council consisting of representatives from Koç University and Tüpraş.

Publications (2020)


PhD Candidates


Faculty Members

Recent Research Highlights

Our faculty members continue to publish their work.

  • Kocer, T., Oztuna, F.E.S., Kurtoğlu, S.F., Unal, U., Uzun, A. Graphene aerogel-supported ruthenium nanoparticles for COx-free hydrogen production from ammonia (2021) Applied Catalysis A: General, 610, art. no. 117969. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2020.117969
  • Barzgar Vishlaghi, M., Kahraman, A., Apaydin, S., Usman, E., Aksoy, D., Balkan, T., Munir, S., Harfouche, M., Ogasawara, H., Kaya, S. The significance of the local structure of cobalt-based catalysts on the photoelectrochemical water oxidation activity of BiVO4 (2021) Electrochimica Acta, 366, art. no. 137467. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2020.137467
  • Daglar, H., Erucar, I., Keskin, S. Exploring the performance limits of MOF/polymer MMMs for O2/N2 separation using computational screening (2021) Journal of Membrane Science, 618, art. no. 118555. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118555
  • Arıcı, H., Sündü, B., Fırıncı, R., Ertuğrul, E., Özdemir, N., Çetinkaya, B., Metin, Ö., Günay, M.E. The synthesis of new PEPPSI-type N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-Pd(II) complexes bearing long alkyl chain as precursors for the synthesis of NHC-stabilized Pd(0) nanoparticles and their catalytic applications (2021) Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 934, art. no. 121633. DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2020.121633
  • Gunay, B., Sarıyar, E., Unal, U., Firtina Karagonlar, Z., Sağlam, Ö. Upconversion properties of Tm3+-Er3+ co-doped layered perovskites and in-vitro cytotoxicity of their exfoliated nanomaterials (2021) Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 612, art. no. 126003.  DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2020.126003
  • Gunduz, H., Kolemen, S., Akkaya, E.U. Singlet oxygen probes: Diversity in signal generation mechanisms yields a larger color palette (2021) Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 429, art. no. 213641.DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2020.213641



Past Events
New short course: Climate Change and Energy Transition


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March 2022, Monday
Time: 16:00
KUTEM Energy Research Seminar Series by Dr. Hüsnü Kerpiççi

New Energy Regulation & New Targets on Home Appliances

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October 2021, Friday
Time: 11:00
PhD Thesis Defense by Cüneyt Karakaya

Mesoporous Materials for Electrochemical Conversion

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October 2021, Friday
Time: 10:00
PhD Thesis Defense by Samira Fatma Kurtğlu Öztülüm

Structural Factors Controlling the Stability of Atomically Dispersed Supported Iridium Catalysts

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September 2021, Tuesday
Time: 18:00
KUTEM Energy Research Seminar Series By Prof. Dr. Marc T.M. Koper

Advances and challenges in understanding the electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 to fuels

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June 2021, Friday
Duration: 90 min
KUTEM Corporate Energy Research Seminar Series by Dr. Ekin Özdoğan Gözen

Sustainability for Energy Industry – Past, Present, and Future

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April 2021, Friday
KUTEM Energy Research Seminar Series by Dr. Brad Taylor

Electric Vehicles and Their Impact on Transportation

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April 2021, Friday
Time: 18:00
Koç University – Korea Joint Research Symposium 2018


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December 2018, Thursday
Energy Day – 2017

This year's KUTEM Energy Day will present the latest research on solar fuels and show how this new game changing technology can radically alter our future.

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April 2017, Tuesday