Bulent Mertoglu is a professor of bioengineering department. His research activities have been focused on environmental biotechnology and molecular ecology. He has a wide and rich experience on solid waste management, wastewater and leachate treatment, and molecular ecology. He has published more than 30 research papers in SCI journals and more than 20 conference proceedings and abstracts. He has been taking many national projects supported by Marmara University and the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey. He has also provided technical assistance to support the Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU) and the Ministry of Environment and Forest.