Prof., Department of Environmental Engineering, Istanbul Technical University
He is graduated Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Civil Engineering Faculty in 1976. Afterwards, he attended ITU Environmental Sciences and Technology Division in 1978 as an Assistant. He received Environmental and Civil Engineering M.Sc. degrees in 1979, and Ph.D. degree in 1982 at ITU Environmental Engineering Department. During 1982-1984, he completed post-doctoral studies at the Newcastle University Environmental Engineering Department in UK. He achieved TR TUBİTAK’s Scientific Research and Encouragement award in 1994, then he was enrolled as a Professor in ITU Environmental Engineering Department. He has international expertise in the fields of water and wastewater treatment, integrated watershed management, integrated solid waste management, effects of climate change on water resources, anaerobic digestion, and industrial pollution control. He withholds more than 350 scientific publications, 17 books, and a large number of research/implementation project reports mainly with international reputation. Öztürk is an honorary member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA), a member of International Water Association (IWA), and a member of ITU Administrative Committee. Prof. Öztürk, who was a member of TÜBİTAK KAMAG (Public Research Group), and a member of Science Board of TUBİTAK for a while, was a member of İSKİ Board of Management between 2015-2021.