Ph.D. 2014, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University

M.Sc. 2010, Chemistry, Southern Connecticut State University, USA

B.Sc.  2003, Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Research Area

Marine Chemistry; Ecotoxicology; Marine Pollution

Career Highlights

2010: Most Outstanding Graduate Student, Awarded by the SCSU Department of Chemistry

2013: LSU Dissertation Year Fellowship, Awarded by the Graduate School of Louisiana State University

2014: TUBITAK 2232 Repatriation Fellowship

Selected Publications

Ozhan K., Akcay I., Tugrul S. (2016) Land Base Pollution of the Turkish Mediterranean Sea Turan C, Salihoglu B., Ozbek O, Öztürk B. (Eds.) (2016). The Turkish Part of the Mediterranean Sea; Marine Biodiversity, Fisheries, Conservation and Governance. Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), Publication No: 43, Istanbul, TURKEY ISBN no 978-975-8825-35-6.

Ozhan, K., Miles, S. M., Gao, H., & Bargu, S. (2014). Relative Phytoplankton growth responses to physically and chemically dispersed South Louisiana sweet crude oil. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 186(6), 3941-3956.

Ozhan, K., & Bargu, S. (2014). Distinct responses of Gulf of Mexico phytoplankton communities to crude oil and the dispersant corexit® Ec9500A under different nutrient regimes. Ecotoxicology, 23(3), 370-384.

Ozhan, K., Parsons, M. L., & Bargu, S. (2014). How were phytoplankton affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?. BioScience, 64(9), 829-836.

Ozhan, K., Zahraeifard, S., Smith, A. P., & Bargu, S. (2015). Induction of reactive oxygen species in marine phytoplankton under crude oil exposure. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(23), 18874-18884.