Department of Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Bebek 34342, Istanbul-TURKEY
+90 (212) 359 7248

PhD: Chemical Engineering, University of California, USA, 1993
MS: Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Turkey, 1988
BS: Chemical Engineering, Ege University, Turkey, 1983


Management Consultant, 1994-2000

Research Interests: 
  • Catalyst development
  • Molecular modeling in catalysis
  • Data mining, modeling and knowledge extraction in catalysis
  • Renewable energy
Selected Papers: 
  •  1. Ozdemir C., Akin A. N., Yildirim R., Low temperature CO oxidation in hydrogen rich streams on Pt-SnO2/Al2O3 catalyst using Taguchi method", Applied Catalysis: A, 258 45-152, 2004
  • 2. Ince T., Uysal G. Akin A.N., Yildirim R., Selective low-temperature CO oxidation over Pt-Co-Ce/Al2O3 in hydrogen-rich streams, Applied Catalysis 292,) 171-176, 2005
  • 3. Nikerel ›.E., Toksoy E., Kirdar B., Yildirim R., Optimizing Medium Composition for TaqI Endonuclease Production by Recombinant Escherichia coli Using Response Surface Methodology, Process Biochemistry, 40, 1633-1639, 2005
  • 4. Uysal G., Akin A.N., Onsan Z.I., Yildirim R., ìHydrogen clean-up by preferential CO oxidation over Pt-Co-Ce/MgO, Catalysis Letters, 108 193-196, 2006
  • 5. Günay M. E., Yildirim R., Neural network aided design of Pt-Co-Ce/Al2O3 catalyst for selective oxidation in hydrogen-rich streams, Chemical Engineering Journal, 140,) 324-331, 2008
  • 6. Davran-Candan T., Aksoylu A.E., Yildirim R., Reaction pathway analysis for CO oxidation over anionic gold hexamers using DFT, Journal of Molecular Catalysis, 306, 118-122, 2009
  • 7. Davran-Candan T., Günay M.E, Yildirim R., Structure and activity relationship for CO and O2 adsorption over gold nanoparticles using DFT and artificial neural networks, Journal of Chemical Physics, 132, 174113, (2010)
  • 8. Gunay M. E., Yildirim R., Neural network analysis of selective CO oxidation over copper-based catalysts for knowledge extraction for published data in the literature, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50, 12488ñ12500, 2011
  • 9. Gunay M. E., Akpinar F., Onsan Z.I., Yildirim R., "Investigation of water-gas shift activity of Pt-MOx-CeO2/Al2O3 (M=K, Ni, Co) using modular artificial neural networks", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 2094-2102, 2012
  • 10. Leba A., Davran-Candan T., Onsan Z. I., Yildirim R., DRIFTS study of selective CO oxidation over Au/?-Al2O3 catalyst, Catalysis Communications, 29, 6ñ10, 2012