Energy Technologies and Management Master’s Program with Thesis is a research oriented 2-year graduate program, designed for students motivated to equip themselves with technical, scientific and economic skills to understand and solve energy challenges both at national and global level. This full-time program allows students to work on interdisciplinary research projects in areas such as renewable energy systems, sustainable transportation, electric and hybrid vehicles, batteries, fuel cells, energy systems modeling, and energy economics. Its flexible curriculum aims to provide students a diverse range of options that suits best to their needs and interests. The target audience is students with backgrounds in engineering and natural sciences, however the program is also open to students coming from economics and management backgrounds who are willing to work at multidisciplinary projects with technical aspects.
Advanced Materials for Batteries & Fuel Cells
- Chemistry of energy storage
- New electrode materials for rechargable lithium-ion batteries based on carbon nanofibers and nanoparticles
- High energy capacity electrodes for Li-ion batteries with long-cycle life
- Graphene-based composite electrodes for fuel cells
- Pilot-scale graphene production from recycled carbon by a green and simple technique
- PEM fuel cells with low catalyst loading
- Graphene nanocomposites & functionalized graphene as catalyst supports for PEM fuel cells
- Development of nanocatalysts for fuel cells
- Green wet-laying process to produce fuel cell electrodes
- Water-free proton conducting membranes for high temperature PEM fuel cells
- Radiation grafted membranes for fuel cells
- Polymer assisted fabrication of nanoparticles on electrospun nanofibers for fuel cell catalysts
- Functional and conductive polymer thin films
- Hybrid supercapacitors from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and conducting polymers
Energy Economics, Policy and Markets
Advanced Materials & Processes for Energy Efficiency
- Boosting solar cell efficiency
- Energy-efficient building materials
- Nanoparticle coatings to improve energy efficiency
- Improving energy efficiency in buildings through nanoparticle coatings
- Oxide-oxide artificially layered structures for high density, high power capacitors
- Energy efficiency with nanostructured surfaces-pool boiling applications
- Energy efficiency with pHEMA coated surfaces
- Heat transfer enhancement in microtubes with nanofluids for energy efficiency
- Micro scale cavitation and its energy efficient biomedical applications
- Ferrofluid actuation for energy efficient micropumping and cooling applications
- Effect of nanostructure distribution on energy efficiency of thermalfluidic systems
- "THINK outside the box" for structural COMPOSITEs
Renewable & Energy Efficient Systems
IICEC is a future-oriented independent research and policy center designed to conduct objective, high-quality economic and policy studies in energy and climate. IICEC efforts will help the develop-ment of solutions to a sustainable energy future for the region and the world.
Working with governments, partners from industry, international organizations, think-tanks and other research bodies, establishing a network of cooperation with other universities in the region and in the world; IICEC aims to inform policy makers, industry, academics and opinion leaders on key energy challenges and provide them with objective and genuine analysis. We foster the ex-change and development of ideas by providing a distinguished platform gathering key stakeholders involved in energy and climate fields.
The decision to form the Istanbul International Centre for Energy and Climate was motivated by the growing role of Turkey in the international energy landscape and the strategic position of Istanbul, where Europe and Asia meets. The Center, at Sabancı University Karaköy Minerva Palace in Istan-bul, is located at the crossroads of almost all current and emerging energy players, both on the producing and consuming sides of global energy markets. Utilizing this strategic position, IICEC will serve to fill the need for an international approach with international resources to the future of energy and climate topics, as a globally recognized networking center.
Common Outcomes of Our Graduate Programs at SU:
1. Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning
2. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life.
3. Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs
4. Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments.
5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English.
6. Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating.
Common Outcomes of Our Graduate Programs at FENS:
7. Design and model engineering systems and processes and solve engineering problems with an innovative approach.
8. Establish experimental setups, conduct experiments and/or simulations.
9. Analytically acquire and interpret data.
Energy Technologies and Management Graduate Program Specific Outcomes:
10. Design and model energy systems and processes that will increase efficiency, decrease costs and reduce environmental impact.
11. Develop a basic understanding of the multidisciplinary aspect of energy area and undersand the interactions between technical, economic, social and policy aspects.
12. Develop the scientific and technical fundamentals to understand and communicate the working principles of energy systems such as wind turbines, energy storage and conversion devices, electrical power systems, etc.
13. Apply scientific and engineering principles to energy systems for creating innovative solutions to world's energy related problems such as scarce resources, sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change.
14. Interact with researchers from different disciplines to exchange ideas and identify areas of research collaboration to advance the frontiers of present knowledge and technology; determine relevant solution approaches and apply them by preparing a research strategy.
15. Take part in ambitious and highly challenging research to generate value for both the industry and society.