Prof. Dr. İbrahim Dinçer

Vice President for Strategy, International Association for Hydrogen Energy

Vice President, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies

Chair, Energy Working Group, Turkish Academy of Sciences

Professor of Mechanical Engineering University of Ontario, Canada

Overview of Novel Hydrogen and Ammonia Production Research at CERL


For the past ten years we have been performing cutting-edge research on the development, modeling, analysis, building and testing of novel hydrogen and ammonia production systems at the Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). These systems are essentially critical for non-fossil fuels based and hence sustainable solutions for the targeted hydrogen economy and offer carbon-free technologies for the province of Ontario in specific and the world at large. For hydrogen production, the research primarily focuses on thermochemical and hybrid cycles, photoelectrolysis, pohotocatalysis, and photoelectrochemical processes and related technologies. In regards to ammonia production, the focus is essentially put on electrolysis, gasification and electrochemical based systems. Such systems and related technologies are developed to be brought to the commercialization phases for the local and international markets. This particular presentation will discuss all these clean hydrogen and ammonia production systems and related technologies as well as their applications in various sectors, ranging from transportation to industrial.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering and has specialized in the area of sustainable energy technologies he has authored/co-authored numerous books and book chapters, and many refereed journal and conference papers. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered many keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves an editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier's research excellence award in Ontario, Canada. During the past four years in row he has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of The Most Influential Scientific Minds in Engineering and one of the Most Highly Cited Researchers.

1) Jean-Claude Tabet, Emeritus Prof.

Sorbonne University

“Mass spectrometry detection of nitro explosives.”

2) Prof. Dr. Wujian Miao

The University of Southern Mississippi

Trace detection of explosives based on electrochemical, chemiluminescent, and electrogenerated chemiluminescent techniques.

3) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Manel del Valle

Autonomous University of Barcelona

“Development of molecularly imprinted polymers for the sensor-based detection of explosives.”

4) Dr. Gonzalez-Rodriguez

University of Lincoln

“Identification and detection of home-made and most common improvised explosives used in terrorist attacks by chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.”

1) Albay Dr. Mustafa CİVELEK

TÜBİTAK-Savunma Güvenlik Teknolojileri Araştırma Grubu (SAVTAG) Başkanı

“The title of the talk will be decided later.”

2) Albay Dr. Mahmut BAYRAK

ALTINAY Havacılık ve İleri Teknolojiler A.Ş.  – Proje Koordinatörü

MSB-Enerjik Malzemeler Teknoloji Paneli Eski Başkanı

 “The Preparation of Hydrazines Revisited.”

3) Albay Dr. Nebi GÜL

Başkent Üniversitesi Savunma Teknolojileri Anabilim Dalı Öğretim Üyesi

MSB-Enerjik Malzemeler Teknoloji Paneli Eski Başkanı

 “Future Characterics of Energetics Materials (EM)”

4) Yarbay Poyraz Alper ÖNER

            Genel Kurmay Başkanlığı

            “The title of the talk will be decided later.”

5) Prof. Dr. Ülker BEKER

TÜBİTAK – Marmara Araştırma Merkezi Kimyasal Teknoloji Enstitüsü Müdürü

“The title of the talk will be decided later.”

6) Prof. Dr. Recep ÇALIN

Kırıkkale University, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department

Production of Metal Matrix Composites by Infiltration Method”

7) Prof. Dr. A. Nur ONAR

Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Department of Chemistry

“Electrochemical Sensor for Picric Acid Detection”

8) Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı BOYACI

Hacettepe University, Food Engineering Department

LIBS for Energetic Materials Detection

9) Prof. Dr. Uğur TAMER

Gazi University, Pharmacy Faculty

“Surface-enhanced Raman substrates for rapid detection of explosives.”

10) Doç. Dr. Emel YILDIZ

TÜBİTAK – Marmara Araştırma Merkezi Kimyasal Teknoloji Enstitüsü (MAM-KTE)

“The title of the talk will be decided later.”

11) Doç. Dr. Alpay TARALP

ALTINAY Havacılık ve İleri Teknolojiler A.Ş.  – Yönetim ve Teknik Danışman

“The Preparation of Hydrazines Revisited”

12) Doç. Dr. Derya DIŞPINAR

Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department

“Development of domestic alloys for use in defense industry applications.”

13) Doç. Dr. Ümit ÖZER

Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Mining Engineering Department

The Uses of Explosives in Civil Purposes: Some Case Studies

14) Doç. Dr. Sedat BALLIKAYA

Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department

Recent Development in Thermoelectric Materials, Thermoelectric Application from Space to Military”

15) Doç. Dr. Beril ANILANMERT

Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Institute of Forensic Sciences

“Explosive Analysis Method-Development Studies in the Institute of Forensic Sciences: Evolution of the Methods For Faster Analyses, Higher Recoveries”

16) Dr. Gürkan Atınç YILMAZ

            TÜBİTAK – Savunma Sanayii Araştırma ve Geliştirme Enstitüsü (SAGE)

            “Alternative Inert Plasticizers for Polymer Bonded Explosives”

17) Dr. Nadir SERİN

TÜBİTAK – Savunma Sanayii Araştırma ve Geliştirme Enstitüsü (SAGE)

“The title of the talk will be decided later.”

18) Dr. Melis KESİK MANCAR

ROKETSAN A.Ş. Katı Yakıt Teknolojileri Birimi, Yakıt ve Patlayıcı Teknolojileri Müdürlüğü

“Evaluation of Network and Mechanical Characteristics of Composite Rocket Propellants Related with Corresponding Dynamic Mechanical Analysis “