Prof. Dr. Safak G. Özkan


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsMining Engineering, Mining,Mechanical Process Engineering
KeywordsMining and Mineral processing, Ultrasonic energy, Coal tailings, Borates, Flotation
Honours and awards

2015: Renewed Research Stay for three months

2008: Renewed Research Stay for three months

2004: Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Current contact address

InstitutionTurkish German University
InstituteGraduate School of Science and Engineering, Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Halit Z. KuyumcuInstitut für Prozess- und Verfahrenstechnik, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer LotzienWissenschaftsbereich Maschinen- und Verfahrenstechnik, Technische Fachhochschule Georg Agricola für Rohstoff, Energie und Umwelt zu Bochum, Bochum
Start of initial sponsorship01/11/2004


2003Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme

Publications (partial selection)

2019Malayoglu, U., Ozkan, S.G.: Effects of ultrasound on desliming prior to feldspar flotation. In: Minerals, 2019, 784-784
2017Ozkan, S.G.: Further investigations on simultaneous ultrasonic coal flotation. In: Minerals, 2017, 177-177
2012M. Faruk Eskibalci, Safak G. Özkan: An investigation of effect of microwave energy on electrostatic separation of colemanite and ulexite. In: Minerals Engineering, 2012, 90-97
2012Safak G. Özkan: Effects of simultaneous ultrasonic treatment on flotation of hard coal slimes. In: Fuel, 2012, 576-580
2012Safak G. Özkan, Can Gungoren: Enhancement of colemanite flotation by ultrasonic pre-treatment. In: Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing, 2012, 455-462
2008Safak G. Özkan, Halit Z. Kuyumcu, Güven Önal: A recent outlook for borates mining and industry in Turkey. In: World of Mining-Surface&Underground, 2008, 43-47
2007Safak G. Özkan and Halit Z. Kuyumcu: Design of a flotation cell equipped with ultrasound transducers to enhance coal flotation. In: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 2007, 524-529
2007Erdogan Yigit and Safak G. Özkan: FLOTASYON YONTEMI VE UYGULAMALARI (FLOTATION METHOD AND APPLICATIONS) (original text in Turkish, but with English abstract). Istanbul University Press, 2007
2006Safak G. Özkan and Halit Z. Kuyumcu: Investigation of mechanism of ultrasound on coal flotation. In: International Journal of Mineral Processing, 2006, 234-237
2006Safak G. Özkan and Halit Z. Kuyumcu: Zum Einfluss von Ultraschall auf die Steinkohleflotation (The Influence of ultrasonics on coal flotation). In: Aufbereitungs Technik, 2006, 23-33