Dr. Bulent Mertoglu is a professor within the bioengineering department at Marmara University. He holds a Ph.D. degree and a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering. His research activities have been focused on environmental biotechnology and microbiology of aerobic-anaerobic biodegradation, biological nutrient removal and solid waste management. He has a wide and rich experience on leachate treatment plants, endocrine disrupters and wastewater treatment plant operation. He has published 33 research papers in SCI journals. He has been taking many national projects supported by Marmara University or the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey. He has also provided technical assistance to support the Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU).
Microbial ecology and wastewater engineering, Environmental biotechnology and microbiology, Organisms involved in the nitrogen cycle, Membrane processes, Integrated solid waste management and wastewater treatment plant sizing and operation programs (ATV 131, SSSP and ASM), Molecular microbiology techniques ( PCR, real-time PCR, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis-DGGE, fluorescent in-situ hybridization-FISH, slot-blot hybridization, restriction fragment length polymorphism-RFLP, cloning and DNA sequence analysis)