Dr. Serpil Guran is the Director of Rutgers EcoComplex “Clean Energy Innovaon Center”. She also manages the EcoIgnite- Clean Technology Proof of Concept Center and Accelerator Program and WindIgnite –Offshore Wind Supply Chain Accelerator Program. She also serves as an appointed member on the New Jersey Governor’s “Food Waste Recycling Commercializaon Council” .
Her responsibilies include management of the EcoComplex operaons, programs, business incubator and facilies, as well as providing vision and leadership in establishing the EcoComplex as a center for the commercializaon of environmental and clean energy technologies. She also teaches at Rutgers University’s Plant Biology Program and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Dr. Guran is trained on thermochemical conversion (pyrolysis and gasificaon) of biomass and waste materials for producon of fuels and chemicals. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Fuel and Energy Engineering program at The University of Leeds/United Kingdom. She specializes in research, development and assessment of sustainable biofuel and waste recycling technologies, and life cycle analysis of clean energy systems and alternave fuel producon systems. Currently, she is working on Food-Energy-Water Nexus and Waste synergy by promong integraon of waste materials into Circular Carbon Economy in achieving Environmental Sustainability including Climate Change migaon, Economic Sustainability and Social Jusce.
Guran, S. (2020). Thermochemical conversion of biomass. In Green Energy and Technology (pp. 159-194). (Green Energy and Technology). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH.
Guran, S. (2019). Options to feed plastic waste back into the manufacturing industry to achieve a circular carbon economy. AIMS Environmental Science.
Guran, S., Mersky, R. L., & Ghosh, S. K. (2019). Status of plastics waste in circular economy in the USA. In Circular Economy: Global Perspective (pp. 413-421).
Guran, S., 2020, “Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass” in “Pracces and Perspecves in Sustainable Bioenergy”, Ed. Mitra, M., & Nagchaudhuri, A., 195-206, ISBN 978-81-322-3965-9, 1st ed.
Guran, S., 2019, “Opons to feed plasc waste back into the manufacturing industry to achieve circular carbon economy” AIMS Environmental Science, 6(5): 341-355. DOI: 10.3934/environsci.2019.5.341
Guran , S., 2018 “Sustainable waste-to-energy technologies-Gasificaon & Pyrolysis” in “Sustainable Food Waste-to-Energy Systems”, Ed. T. Trabold & Callie W. Babbi, 141-158 eBook ISBN: 9780128111581, Paperback ISBN: 9780128111574, https://www.elsevier.com/books/sustainable-food-waste-to-energy- systems/trabold/978-0-12-811157-4
Guran, S., 2018 “Sustainable waste-to-energy technologies -Hydrothermal Liquefacon” in “Sustainable Food Waste-to-Energy Systems”, Ed. T. Trabold & Callie W. Babbi, eBook ISBN: 9780128111581, Paperback ISBN: 9780128111574 https://www.elsevier.com/books/sustainable-food-waste-to-energy-systems/trabold/978-0-12-811157-4%20159-175