Atilla Akkoyunlu

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Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-6428


+90(212) 287-2457, +90(212) 265-8488

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey 1984
M.S. Sanitary Engineering Iowa State University, U.S.A. 1981
M.S. Environmental Engineering Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey 1976
B.S. Civil Engineering Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey 1974
Service on the Faculty: 
Professor 2014-  
Associate Professor 1989-2014  
Assistant Professor 1984-1989  
Original Appointment 1984

Consulting for the water distribution and sewer line projects and water, wastewater treatment projects for infrastructure systems for Government and private companies since 1986.


Journal Publications

  • Akkoyunlu, A., Ertürk, F., "Evaluation of Air Pollution Trends in İstanbul". International Journal of Environmental Pollution, Vol. 18, No.4, 2003.
  • Akkoyunlu, A., Karpuzcu, M., Ertürk, F., Bayhan, H., "The Pollution Status and Environmental Effects of Izmit Bay (Marmara Sea, Turkey) Crossing via tube Tunnel or Bridge". Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, Vol. II, No.11, 2002, pp. 957-964
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  • Akkoyunlu, A., "Water Quality Assessment of Ömerli Dam Reservoir (İstanbul, Turkey)". Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, Vol. II, No.4, 2002, pp. 208-217.
  • İleri, R., Akkoyunlu, A., "Biosorption by immobilized dead biomass in a continuous sheet bioreactor". Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, Vol. 8, 1999, pp. 397-404.

 Conference Proceedings

  • Akkoyunlu, A., "Managing of Watersheds of İstanbul (Turkey)". 5th Water Information Summit, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, USA, October 23-25, 2002.
  • Çizmecioğlu, Z., Ertürk, F., Akkoyunlu, A., Bayhan, H., "Design of Cathodic Protection System at Kadıköy Pre-Treatment Plant for the Sea Outfall in İstanbul". 1st IWA Conference on Scaling and Corrosion in Water and Wastewater Systems Proceeding, 25-27 March 2003, Cranfield University Bedforshire, UK. pp.1-8


  • International Association on Water Quality (IAWQ)
  • Specialist Group on Eutrophication in IAWQ
  • Turkish National Committee for Water Pollution Research
  • Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers


Course Code Course Title Hours per Week
CE 593 Special Studies in Civil Engineering 3 hrs. lecture
CE 421 Environmental Engineering 3 hrs. lecture, 
1 hrs. recitation
CE 222 Introduction to Environmental Pollution and Control 3 hrs. lecture
Plaque given by the Civil Engineering Dept. of METU for the contribution to the "Developments in Civil Engineering - 2nd Technical Congress" 1995
Plaque given by the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers of Ankara branch for the contribution to the "Engineering services in Turkey" panel 1991