Recep Akdeniz

Centre for Doctoral Training Doctoral Researcher


School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom 


Lead Supervisor

Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens 

Research summary

Recep Akdeniz joined the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research in October 2019 as part of the CDT. Prior to this, he graduated from the Gebze Technical University in June 2016 with his master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineeringand worked at Gebze Technical University between 2015 and 2019 years.

The aim of his current research is the Production and Characterization of micro-tubular Solid Oxide Cells.


BEng. in Material Science and Engineering, Gebze Technical University 

MEng. Material Science and Engineering, Gebze Technical University


After graduating in 2013 from The Gebze Technical University, Recep spent two years in his own university as a project assistant and his master degree. He then decided to work as a research assistant between 2015 and 2019. After that, he applied for doctoral research in micro-Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Fuel Cells with Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens.


Recep’s research aims to investigate the Production and Characterization of micro-tubular Solid Oxide Cells. It is aimed to investigate the effect of cell production on the performance of the cell as well as the mechanical properties of the cell production with different production methods and to produce high-performance cells working with biogas. Novel cell designs and new electrolyte materials will be explored for the purpose of enhancing production methods in literature and cell performance.

Other activities

Erasmus internship (University of Birmingham) in 2017.
Recep is also interested in traveling, get in touch with new cultures, swimming and basketball as well as other sports activities, and cooking.


Soydan, A. M., Akduman, O. Y., Durgun, A., & Akdeniz, R. (2017). Evaluation of the sintering regime on the mechanical and physical properties of the NiO–YSZ anode support tubes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy42(43), 26933-26942.

Soydan, A. M., Yıldız, Ö., Akduman, O. Y., & Akdeniz, R. (2018). A new approach for production of anode microtubes as solid oxide fuel cell support. Ceramics International44(18), 23001-23007.

Soydan, A. M., & Akdeniz, R. (2017). Polymer Electrolytes Based on Borane/Poly (ethylene glycol) Methyl Ether for Lithium Batteries. Journal of Chemistry2017.

Soydan, A. M., Sari, A. K., Duymaz, B., Akdeniz, R., & Tunaboylu, B. (2018). Air-cured fiber-cement composite mixtures with different types of cellulose fibers. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering2018.

Soydan, A. M., Tunaboylu, B., Elsabagh, A. G., Sarı, A. K., & Akdeniz, R. (2018). Simulation and experimental tests of ballistic impact on composite laminate armor. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering2018.

SOYDAN, A. M., Abdulkadir, S. A. R. I., Duymaz, B., AKDENİZ, R., & TUNABOYLU, B. Characterization of Fiber-Cement Composites Reinforced with Alternate Cellulosic Fibers. Anadolu Üniversitesi Bilim Ve Teknoloji Dergisi A-Uygulamalı Bilimler ve Mühendislik19(3), 721-731.