Ilke Celik (2020)


B.S., Middle East Technical University
M.S., Middle East Technical University
Ph.D., University of Toledo


CM 314 (campus map)
Research Expertise

My research interests are in developing sustainability concepts for infrastructure systems and consist of both computational and experimental works. More recently, I have focused on developing sustainable energy storage systems integrated with emerging redox battery systems and assessing their sustainability trade-offs. Also, I have been generating ideas on incorporating transparent PV technologies with urban agricultural systems to promote nature-inspired solar panels to decentralize city energy production and food supply. My team has been recently awarded by the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation (NSF) for multiple projects on designing economically feasible and environmentally friendly material recovery techniques to recycle solar panels sustainably.

Brief Bio

I earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toledo, Ohio (USA). I completed Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental and Chemical Engineering Departments at METU. I joined SD Mine Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in August 2020. Since then, I have been serving for the Sustainability Engineering Minor program as a chair. Before joining SD Mines, I taught in the Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems program hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, between 2018-2020.


CEE 325: Introduction to Sustainable Design. Theories and principles employed in sustainable design are introduced and employed in various contexts. Analyses of engineered systems will be performed both analytically and quantitatively. Principles will be employed in problem-solving as well as fundamental design efforts.

CEE 326: Introduction to Environmental Engineering. As the first course in the theory and practice of environmental engineering, emphases are on the acquisition of introductory knowledge pertaining to natural and engineered environmental engineering systems, identification and mitigation of societal impacts upon the earth, and application of environmental engineering principles in the design and analysis of systems for water and wastewater treatment and solid/hazardous waste management.

CEE 325/425: Sustainable Engineering. This course will serve as an introduction to the emerging field of sustainable engineering, with focus on understanding interactions between industrial processes and the environment. Identification

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