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Metin Duran


Villanova University



Dr. Metin Duran received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey. He went to graduate school at Vanderbilt University where he earned a Ph.D. in 1996. Currently he is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Villanova University. His research interests lay on the interface of applied microbiology and engineering. He uses microbiological principles to understand, design, and control biological processes for wastewater treatment, bioremediation, solid and hazardous waste management, and water quality control. He has 86 publications including 39 peer-reviewed journal articles, a book (in Turkish) and a book chapter. His student working on microbial source tracking received the Best Masters Thesis Award from the Association of Environmental Engineers and Science Professors. Lately, he has been making use of genomic tools such as PCR and gene expression to better understand the biological processes of environmental engineering.

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