Dr. Börte Köse-Mutlu graduated from the Environmental and Civil Engineering Departments of Istanbul Technical University (ITU). She had worked as a faculty member in the Environmental Engineering Department of ITU and assisted the courses on Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Designs, and Graduation Design Project. After a Doctorate under the supervisions of Prof. LEE from Seoul National University (SNU) and Prof. KOYUNCU from ITU, she carried out her post-doctoral research at Duke University with Prof. WIESNER.
At Seoul National University, Dr. Köse-Mutlu associated with WEMT-Water, Environment, and Membrane Technology Laboratory in the School of Biological and Chemical Engineering at SNU. The research was in the area of domestic wastewater treatment and management having expertise in advanced filtration technology to reduce energy consumption and costs.
As a post-doctoral researcher at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and CEINT-Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology in Duke University, she focused on the recovery of rare earth elements from wastes by coal power plants, which are critical for green and sustainable productions in advanced technologies (Mutlu, Borte Kose, et al. "Application of nanofiltration for Rare Earth Elements recovery from coal fly ash leachate: Performance and cost evaluation." Chemical Engineering Journal 349 (2018): 309-317.)
She has an interdisciplinary academic and research background. She worked as a researcher of six research projects funded by TUBITAK and/or US-Department of Energy- U.S. National Science Foundation Environmental Engineering program. She holds 3 national/international patents and inventions. She is a co-author of one book, six book chapters, 16 of articles in journals, and several conference proceedings in environmental, civil and biochemical engineering fields. Dr. Köse-Mutlu is currently an assistant professor at Yeditepe University in Istanbul/Turkey.
Sustainability, Environmental technologies, Membrane applications, Recovery of critical elements, Biotechnology, Nanomaterials, Water management and water treatment, Wastewater management and wastewater treatment.