Dr. Hakan Olcay
- PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011
- MS, Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2005
- BS, Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2003
Fields: Biofuels, Catalysis and Environment
Lab Role: Postdoctoral Associate
I am originally from Ankara, Turkey. Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment evaluating the environmental and economic sustainability of converting biomass feedstocks to drop-in replacements for conventional jet fuel. My research primarily focuses on investigating and comparing the technical and economic feasibility of a number of such emerging biofuel technologies; and the environmental impacts of their implementation on global climate and air quality, and on our regional water resources. This collaborative research provides important outcomes that are highly relevant to academia and policy makers, alike, as it gives additional insight to pursuing different biofuel options.
Selected Relevant Publications
“Production of Jet and Diesel Fuel Range Alkanes from Waste Hemicellulose-Derived Aqueous Solutions,” R. Xing, A.V. Subrahmanyam, H. Olcay, W. Qi, van Walsum, G.P., Pendse, H.P., G.W. Huber, Green Chemistry, 2010, 12 (11), 1933-1946 (featured on journal cover).
“Alternative Fuels Production Analysis Tool (AFPAT),” W. Mofor, H. Olcay, J. Hileman, R. Malina, S. Barrett, B. Miller, D. Crump, P. Jones, M. Johnson, T. Thompson, K. Lewis, Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters, Washington, D.C., February 2012.
“Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Water Consumption from Alternative Jet Fuels,” H. Olcay, R. Stratton, N. Carter, M. Staples, M. Pearlson, M. Bredehoeft, C. Wollersheim, J. Hileman, R. Malina, S. Barrett, Biomass 2012, Washington, DC, July 2012.