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Engineering High School

Clemson, South Carolina, 29631, United States
June 01, 2010

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(Mr.) Halil Levent Tekinalp

*** ***** ****, ******* **********, Clemson, SC, 29634-0909 Tel: (864) ***-****

Education 2004-present: Clemson University, Ph.D. in Chemical and

Biomolecular Engineering (3.75/4.00, to graduate at 9/2010)

- Carbon Fiber Spinning

- Surface Analysis-Adsorption/Desorption

- MALDI-TOF Analysis

- Sample Polishing and Optical Anisotropy Analysis

- Supported by CAEFF (Center of Advanced Engineering

Fibers and Films), Clemson University

- Worked in conjunction with ORNL

- Worked at NIST for Neutron Scattering experiments

- Organized a mini symposium in conjunction with USC

in 2008, as a Senator in Chemical Engineering

Graduate Student Organization

1999-2003: Middle East Technical University, B.S. in Chemical

Engineering (3.56/4.00, High Honor)

Studied many graduate level Polymer Science and Processing


- Polymer fibers and films

- Fiber and Film Systems (Modeling)

- Rheology

- Polymer Science, Levels 1 and 2

Computer Skills Microsoft Office, Fortran, Aspen, Matlab

Work Experience 2001: Goltas Cement Factory internship (6 weeks; observed plant

operations, did material and energy balances on reactors and units,

worked on paperwork on ISO 9000)

2002: Levent Kimya A.S. internship (6 weeks; observed plant

operations, did material and energy balances on units)

Honors & Awards 1999-2003: High Honor Student, six times

2003: (Spring Semester) Ranked 3rd in GPA out of 110 students

in the Chemical Engineering Department

2002: Rewarded with Certificate of Achievement in on-line

business game, Loreal e-Strat Challenge

1996-1997: Ranked 3rd in Mathematic Olympics

1995-1996: Ranked 17th in Nationwide Exam for high school


Publications “Effect of Pd on the Hydrogen Adsorption Capacity of Activated

Carbon Fibers” by N.C. Gallego, F.S. Baker, C.I. Contescu, X. Wu,

S.A. Speakman, H.L. Tekinalp, and D.D. Edie, Proceedings

of Carbon 2006, International Carbon Conference, July 16-21,

2006, Aberdeen, UK

“The Effect of Processing Conditions on Microstructure of

Pd-containing Activated Carbon Fibers” by X. Wua, N.C.

Gallego, C.I. Contescua, H.L. Tekinalp, V.V. Bhata, F.S.

Bakera, M.C. Thies, D.D. Edie, Carbon 46 (2008), 54-61

“Effect of Metal Salt on the Pore Structure Evolution of

Pitch-Based Activated Carbon Microfibers” by S.H.

Mushrif, A.D. Rey, H.L. Tekinalp, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 47

(2008), 3883–3890

“Effect of Molecular Composition on Final Pore Structure

of Petroleum Pitch Based Activated Carbon Fibers” by H.L.

Tekinalp, E.G. Cervo, M.C. Thies, D.D. Edie, in

Preparation Process

“Palladium-Doped Nanoporous Carbon Fibers for

Hydrogen Storage” by N.C. Gallego, C.I. Contescu, V.V.

Bhat, K. van Benthem, H.L. Tekinalp, and D.D. Edie,

International Carbon Conference, July 13-18, 2008,

Nagano, Japan

“The effect of pitch composition on the Adsorption Behavior of

Pd-Doped ACF” by H.L. Tekinalp, E.G. Cervo, D.D. Edie, M.C.

Thies, C.I. Contescu, International Carbon Conference, July 15-20,

2007, Seattle, Washington, USA

“Mechanism of Enhanced Hydrogen Adsorption on Palladium-

doped Nanoporous Carbon Fibers”, by C.I. Contescu, N.C.

Gallego, X. Wu, H.L. Tekinalp, D.D. Edie, F.S. Baker,

International Carbon Conference, July 15-20, 2007, Seattle,

Washington, USA

Projects Design of serial flash distillation units for output from

hydrocracking unit

Design of heat exchangers for output from flash distillation


Design of distillation columns for hydrocracked petroleum

Design of membrane separation device to generate oxygen for

mountain climbers

Design of membrane reactor system for producing ethyl lactate

Hobbies: Soccer, playing guitar, salsa and merengue dancing,

cooking, billiard, bowling

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