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Solar Twinning to Create Solar Research Twins


Historical data on publications in High-Impact Journals

A one-page statement indicating that the relevant METU peer-reviewed publications during the three years preceding the start date of the project were introduced in the Continuous reporting tool on the Funding and Tenders portal.

1st Year Summary and Assessment of External & Open Trainings

The 1st Year External & Open Trainings are summarized and assessed.

Quality Assurance Plan

A plan is elaborated to assure a high level of quality is maintained for all SolarTwins activities and Deliverables.

Kick-Off Communication Package

The Kick-Off Communication Package includes 1) project website; 2) project poster and brochure; 3) updates to all social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, and Instagram); and 4) Project Identity Standards including logo and templates for PowerPoint Presentations, Reports, etc..

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One pot fusion route for the synthesis of zeolite 4A using kaolin

Author(s): Salih Kaan Kirdeciler, Burcu Akata
Published in: Advanced Powder Technology, Issue 31/10, 2020, Page(s) 4336-4343, ISSN 0921-8831
DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2020.09.012

Ionic strength-responsive poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) microgels for fouling removal during ultrafiltration

Author(s): Fatma Çalılı, Papatya Kaner, Grace Aro, Ayse Asatekin, P. Zeynep Çulfaz-Emecen
Published in: Reactive and Functional Polymers, Issue 156, 2020, Page(s) 104738, ISSN 1381-5148
DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2020.104738

Radiative heat transfer in the discrete element method using distance based approximations

Author(s): Evan F. Johnson, İlker Tarı, Derek Baker
Published in: Powder Technology, Issue 380, 2021, Page(s) 164-182, ISSN 0032-5910
DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2020.11.050

Numerical Analysis of Phase Change Material Characteristics Used in a Thermal Energy Storage Device

Author(s): Nima Bonyadi, Süleyman Kazım Sömek, Cemil Cihan Özalevli, Derek Baker, İlker Tarı
Published in: Heat Transfer Engineering, Issue 39/3, 2017, Page(s) 268-276, ISSN 0145-7632
DOI: 10.1080/01457632.2017.1295741

Resveratrol as a Growth Substrate for Bacteria from the Rhizosphere

Author(s): Zohre Kurt, Marco Minoia, Jim C. Spain
Published in: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Issue 84/10, 2018, ISSN 0099-2240
DOI: 10.1128/aem.00104-18

Impacts of inhomogeneous clamping force on local performance and liquid water formation in polymer electrolyte fuel cells

Author(s): Mehdi Mehrtash, Ilker Tari, Serhat Yesilyurt
Published in: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Issue 42/30, 2017, Page(s) 19227-19245, ISSN 0360-3199
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.06.139

Biodegradation of the Allelopathic Chemical Pterostilbene by a Sphingobium sp. Strain from the Peanut Rhizosphere

Author(s): Ri-Qing Yu, Zohre Kurt, Fei He, Jim C. Spain
Published in: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Issue 85/5, 2019, ISSN 0099-2240
DOI: 10.1128/aem.02154-18

PEM fuel cell degradation effects on the performance of a stand-alone solar energy system

Author(s): Ender Ozden, Ilker Tari
Published in: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Issue 42/18, 2017, Page(s) 13217-13225, ISSN 0360-3199
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.04.017

Numerical modeling of visco-elasto-plastic hygro-thermal stresses and the effects of operating conditions on the mechanical degradation of PEFC membranes

Author(s): Mehdi Mehrtash, Ilker Tari, Serhat Yesilyurt
Published in: Journal of Power Sources, Issue 396, 2018, Page(s) 164-174, ISSN 0378-7753
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.06.014

Optimization of Joule-Thomson cryocooler heat exchanger using one-dimensional numerical modeling

Author(s): Murat Baki, Tuba Okutucu-Özyurt, Cüneyt Sert
Published in: Cryogenics, Issue 104, 2019, Page(s) 102981, ISSN 0011-2275
DOI: 10.1016/j.cryogenics.2019.102981

Modeling, transient simulations and parametric studies of parabolic trough collectors with thermal energy storage

Author(s): Tufan Akba, Derek Baker, Almıla Güvenç Yazıcıoğlu
Published in: Solar Energy, Issue 199, 2020, Page(s) 497-509, ISSN 0038-092X
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2020.01.079

Heat transfer enhancement by silver nanowire suspensions in microchannel heat sinks

Author(s): Eylül Şimşek, Sahin Coskun, Tuba Okutucu-Özyurt, Husnu Emrah Unalan
Published in: International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Issue 123, 2018, Page(s) 1-13, ISSN 1290-0729
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2017.08.021

Technoeconomic and exergy analysis of a solar geothermal hybrid electric power plant using a novel combined cycle

Author(s): Nima Bonyadi, Evan Johnson, Derek Baker
Published in: Energy Conversion and Management, Issue 156, 2018, Page(s) 542-554, ISSN 0196-8904
DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2017.11.052

An investigation of optimum PV and wind energy system capacities for alternate short and long‐term energy storage sizing methodologies

Author(s): Loiy Al‐Ghussain, Onur Taylan, Derek K. Baker
Published in: International Journal of Energy Research, Issue 43/1, 2018, Page(s) 204-218, ISSN 0363-907X
DOI: 10.1002/er.4251

Effects of optical design modifications on thermal performance of a highly reflective HfO2/SiO2/TiO2 three material coating

Author(s): M. Ocak, C. Sert, T. Okutucu-Özyurt
Published in: Heat and Mass Transfer, Issue 54/2, 2018, Page(s) 377-384, ISSN 0947-7411
DOI: 10.1007/s00231-017-2147-8

Sizing of Photovoltaic-Wind-Battery Hybrid System for a Mediterranean Island Community Based on Estimated and Measured Meteorological Data

Author(s): S. M. Sajed Sadati, Elham Jahani, Onur Taylan, Derek K. Baker
Published in: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Issue 140/1, 2018, ISSN 0199-6231
DOI: 10.1115/1.4038466

Modeling and analysis of surface roughness of microchannels produced by μ-WEDM using an ANN and Taguchi method

Author(s): Rahim Jafari, Müge Kahya, Samad Nadimi Bavil Oliaei, Hakkı Özgür Ünver, Tuba Okutucu Özyurt
Published in: Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Issue 31/11, 2017, Page(s) 5447-5457, ISSN 1738-494X
DOI: 10.1007/s12206-017-1039-7

Tunable near-field radiative transfer by III–V group compound semiconductors

Author(s): Elif Begüm Elçioğlu, Azadeh Didari, Tuba Okutucu Özyurt, M Pinar Mengüç
Published in: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Issue 52/10, 2019, Page(s) 105104, ISSN 0022-3727
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aaf947

Near-field radiative transfer in spectrally tunable double-layer phonon-polaritonic metamaterials

Author(s): Azadeh Didari, Elif Begüm Elçioğlu, Tuba Okutucu-Özyurt, M. Pinar Mengüç
Published in: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Issue 212, 2018, Page(s) 120-127, ISSN 0022-4073
DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.03.015

Addressing challenges in the ultrafiltration of biomolecules from complex aqueous environments

Author(s): Emre Bukusoglu, Harun Koku, Pınar Zeynep Çulfaz-Emecen
Published in: Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, Issue 46, 2020, Page(s) 52-64, ISSN 1359-0294
DOI: 10.1016/j.cocis.2020.03.003

Solar‐thermal driven drying technologies for large‐scale industrial applications: State of the art, gaps, and opportunities

Author(s): In'am Kamfa, Jürgen Fluch, Ruben Bartali, Derek Baker
Published in: International Journal of Energy Research, Issue 44/13, 2020, Page(s) 9864-9888, ISSN 0363-907X
DOI: 10.1002/er.5622

Thinking the future of membranes: Perspectives for advanced and new membrane materials and manufacturing processes

Author(s): Suzana P. Nunes, P. Zeynep Culfaz-Emecen, Guy Z. Ramon, Tymen Visser, Geert Henk Koops, Wanqin Jin, Mathias Ulbricht
Published in: Journal of Membrane Science, Issue 598, 2020, Page(s) 117761, ISSN 0376-7388
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117761

A Monte Carlo method to solve for radiative effective thermal conductivity for particle beds of various solid fractions and emissivities

Author(s): Evan Johnson, İlker Tarı, Derek Baker
Published in: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Issue 250, 2020, Page(s) 107014, ISSN 0022-4073
DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2020.107014