Dr. Orhan Talu, Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, was recently named a Fellow of the International Adsorption Society (IAS). This honor is given in recognition of service to the IAS and significant contributions made to the field of adsorption.
Dr. Talu earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Mideast Technical University and MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University. He joined CSU as an Assistant Professor in 1986. He served as department chair for nine years, as director of the doctoral program, and was director for Industrial Services & Contracts of the Fenn Research Institute.
Dr. Talu’s research interests are thermodynamics, kinetics, processes and materials. He has published over 60 papers and conducted research sponsored by DOE, NSF, NASA, State of Ohio and many industrial sources. He served as President of IAS and was the conference Chair for Fundamentals of Adsorption, Sedona, Arizona attended by 400 scientists from 53 countries.
The IAS brings together researchers from throughout the world working in industry, academia and government to advance the field of adsorption in areas ranging from the fundamental molecular thermodynamics to the design of industrial separation processes with broad range of applications involving nanoporous materials including activated carbon, silica gel, molecular sieves, metal-organic-frameworks, and others. Adsorption is based on the attraction between a nanoporous solids and fluids such as gases and liquids.
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