Dr. Banu Sizirici Yildiz

Dr. Banu Sizirici Yildiz

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (02) 401 8477

Fax: +971 (02) 447 2442

Email: banu.yildiz@ku.ac.ae


Dr. Banu is an expertise in waste management. She has beenAssistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. She has experience in sustainable water/wastewater treatment systems, landfill management, dewatering of sludge, and zero waste technology. She is a recipient of the innovative R&D National Institution Award at Mohammed Bin Rashid, AlMaktoum Global Water Award,  guest speaker at seminars and lectures and mentor of the several undergraduate research competitions (ASCE, AGRAme, AQUAme, UAEUSC etc.,).

  • Phd., Civil Engineering, Florida International University (USA), 2009
  • MSc., Environmental Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (TUR), 2002
  • B.Sc., Environmental Engineering, Istanbul University (TUR), 1999
  • Environmental engineering
  • Water and Wastewater treatment
  • Air pollution control
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Waste management
  • Sustainable engineering systems



  1. Sizirici., B, Yildiz., I, (2018) Simultaneous Adsorption of Divalent and Trivalent Metal Cations by Iron Oxide Coated Gravel from Landfill Leachate, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology DOI: 10.1007/s13762-018-1644-8
  2. Sizirici B. Yildiz I, Alyammahi, A., Obaidalla F.,AlMehairbi, M., AlKhajeh, S., AlQayed, T., (2017)Adsorptive removal capacity of gravel for metal cations in the absence/presence of competitive adsorption, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-11 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-0999-6
  3. Kirmizialtin, S; Yildiz, BS; Yildiz, I (2017) “A DFT‐based mechanistic study on the formation of oximes”, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, DOI: 10.1002/poc.3711
  4. Sizirici, B; Yildiz,I (2017)”Adsorption capacity of iron oxide-coated gravel for landfill leachate: simultaneous study” International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology , 14 (5), 1027-1036, doi:10.1007/s13762-016-1207-9
  5. Yildiz B,S., (2016) “Performance Assessment of Modified Biosand Filters with extra disinfection layer”  Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA,65(3),266-276  doi: 10.2166/aqua.2016.103
  6. Yildiz,I., Sizirici Yildiz.,B.,(2015)“ Applications of Thermoresponsive Magnetic Nanoparticles”  Journal of Nanomaterials,“, 2015(1-12). doi:10.1155/2015/350596
  7. Sizirici B., Tansel,B., (2015) “Parametric Fate and Transport Profiling for Selective Groundwater Monitoring at Closed Landfills: A Case Study”  Waste Management 38. 263-270,  doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2014.12.020
  8. Sizirici B., Tansel,B.(2012)“ Improvement of Data Quality for Post-Closure Care of Landfill Using a Tiered Decision Matrix Approach: Case Studies” Waste Management and Research, 30(2)171-180. DOI:10.1177/0734242X11427940
  9. Sizirici B., Tansel, B., Kumar V., (2011) “Knowledge Based Ranking Algorithm for Comparative Assessment of Post Closure Care Needs of Closed Landfills” Waste Management, 31(6)1232-1238, DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2011.01.014
  10. Tansel,B., Sizirici B. (2011) “Significance of Historical Hurricane Activity on Structural Damage Profile and Post Hurricane Population Fluctuation in South Florida Urban Areas”, Natural Hazards ReviewDOI:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000045
  11. Sizirici, B., Tansel, B. (2010) “Projection of Landfill Stabilization Period by Time Series Analysis of Leachate Quality and Transformation Trends of VOCs.”Waste Management, 30(2010),82-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2009.09.006
  12. Tansel,B., Sizirici B. (2011) “Goal Based Waste Management Strategies to Reduce Persistence of Contaminants in Leachate at Municipal Solid Waste Landfill ” Environment, Development and Sustainability,13(5) 821-831, DOI: 10.1007/s10668-011-9290-z
  13. Tansel, B., Dizge N., Sizirici, B. (2011) “Process Intensification with Hybrid System: A Tubular Packed Bed Bioreactor with Immobilized Activated Sludge Culture Coupled with Membrane Filtration” Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 50(8)766-772DOI:10.1016/j.cep.2011.06.007
  14. Sizirici B., Tansel B. (2010) “Health Risks Assessment due to Exposure to Vinyl Chloride in Groundwater from a Closed Landfill: A Case Study as a Contaminant of Concern and Effect of Subsurface Characteristics” Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 4(7)41-50. DOI: ISSN 1934-8932