Serpil Guran is the Director of Rutgers EcoComplex “Clean Energy Innovation Center” and also manages the new RutgersX “EcoIgnite: Clean Energy Proof of Concept Center and Accelerator” program. Her responsibilities include management of the EcoComplex operations, programs, business incubator and facilities, as well as providing vision and leadership in establishing the EcoComplex as a center for the commercialization of environmental and clean energy technologies. She teaches online classes in “Sustainability Decision Tools” and “Introduction to Bioenergy technologies” and also teaches a Critical Thinking course with Rutgers Educational Opportunities Fund program that uses the food-energy-water nexus as an application study.
Dr. Guran is trained in thermochemical conversion (pyrolysis and gasification) of biomass and waste materials for production of fuels and chemicals. She specializes in research, development and assessment of sustainable biofuel and recycling technologies, and life cycle analysis of clean energy systems and clean fuel production systems. Currently, she is working on the synergy of the food-energy-water nexus and waste by promoting integration of organic waste into the development of a closed-loop bio-economy model.