Prof. Ebubekir Yüksel is a faculty member of the Environmental Engineering Department at the Gebze Technical University. He received his bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from İstanbul Technical University in 1992. He completed his graduate work (M.Sc., 1995 and Ph.D., 2001) at the İstanbul Technical University. His research interests are applications in water and wastewater treatment facilities, electrochemical treatment process and filtration systems at the lab. and pilot scale, watershed management, flood control, deep-sea discharges, membrane processes, spectrophotometric analyses, chromatographic analyses, and geographic information systems. He has co-authored numerous journal articles and conference papers and has taken part in many national projects. Prof. Yüksel has 1 issued patent on pump/turbine design and 4 patent applications on wastewater treatment systems.