Honourable Mention Award for industrial CCS research

An engineering student from the University of Edinburgh has received an Honourable Mention Award from the Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) for his PhD research.


Dursun Can Ozcan, a member of the Carbon Capture Group at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, received his award at the ABTA 2014 Doctoral Research Awards Ceremony held in London on May 25.

Dursun, a final year PhD student in the Institute for Materials and Processes, has been working on the techno-economic analysis of industrial plants with CO₂ capture processes. His research is being supervised by Professor Stefano Brandani and Dr Hyungwoong Ahn.

Dursun Can Ozcan said:

“This award is very special as it means that our CCS research is appreciated by both the public and scientists, and shows that we are progressing successfully with our work. From a personal point of view, it motivates me to reach my own research objectives.”

The awards aim to promote and award academic and scientific excellence among young researchers pursuing doctoral degrees. This year it attracted more than 200 applications from 57 universities across the UK.

This latest award follows Dursun’s success last year in winning the Honeywell UniSim Design Challenge student competition for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region, with research focusing on reducing CO₂ emissions in the cement industry.

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