WHAT CAN I DO AFTER I GRADUATE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING?
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering are engineering disciplines structured on the basic sciences of chemistry, biology and mathematics. Engineering major courses provide both theoretical and practical knowledge and are integrated with chemistry and biology systems. Basic courses include biochemistry and biotechnology and other contemporary topics. Important inventions in the life and medical sciences, genome technology, and biotechnology have increased the importance of a Chemical-Biological Engineering education. Department students choose major elective and free elective courses to specialize in process systems engineering, energy and the environment, molecular engineering, advanced materials and biotechnology, as well as bioinformatics. The integration of biology with Chemical Engineering provides graduates a wide range of job opportunities in industry. After graduating from Koç University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, young people work in different sectors including the food, pharmaceutical, electronics, chemistry, textile, paper, materials, energy, and agriculture industries.
THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ACADEMIC:
Associate Professor Dr. Alper Uzun, Faculty Member of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Studies conducted by my research group at Koç University are generally based on developing materials for high energy efficiency. We conduct detailed research to reveal the basic relations between the structure and performance of catalyzers in fuel production, and develop catalytic systems with high performance for industrial applications within the framework of these relations. We convert hydrocarbons with low fuel properties into environmentally-friendly and efficient fuels. In addition to these studies in the field of catalysis, we also do research focused on the development of high performance materials to store and distill gases for the energy industry in collaboration with Associate Professor Doctor Seda Keskin Avcı and her research group which focuses on atomic simulations at Koç University. These studies provide important contributions to the efficient use of our resources in the field of energy, in which we are largely dependent on other countries.
THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A GRADUATE:
Çiğdem Altıntaş, 2013 Graduate from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
I graduated from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2013. Before everything else, the reason I chose this department was that I was very interested in Chemistry and Biology when I was in high school and to be honest, I didn’t realize when I chose this department that I would need to be closely interested in Mathematics and Physics in addition to Chemistry and Biology. So I had real difficulty understanding certain courses, and I thought I might not be suitable for the department. But the only thing I was sure of when I was about to graduate from the department was that I didn’t want to work for a company in the future. Instead, I wanted to stay with young people and together wonder about alternative solutions for various fields. Now I’m in my third year of my PhD studies in the same department, and to be honest, I have frequently thought that I made the wrong decision, staying in academia, because it takes a long time to see whether your academic efforts really make a difference. And you have to be very patient. Yet you can learn how to be patient and accept this situation by looking at the people around you who are ambitious and want to learn and try again and again. In addition, it’s important to be able to explain what you’re doing in an understandable language and publish your results in international scientific journals. This is actually what you need to do so those who are in interested in your work can be informed, and your work can receive recognition. If you become an assistant, you’ll get the chance to practice this, and it will give you the chance to connect with new generations. This is one of the factors that makes me the happiest because I want to help students know their department better and understand what they can do. In short, the academic world opens your horizons and adds value that cannot be found anywhere else. So if you are willing to first find a topic that you are interested in to research, and second to learn what you don’t know, you can consider this field. I hope you’ll be happy to see that people will respect your knowledge and you’ll feel that it is worth the trouble when you have difficulty knowing if you’re contributing to the development of humanity.
WORKING AREAS FOR DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATES
The companies and industries above mentioned are the ones our Koç Üniversitesi Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduates are currently working and has also the possibility to work
COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
The companies and industries above mentioned involves current and possible examples of Koç Üniversitesi Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduates are currently working / continuing their education.
Possibilities are not limited within the list.