Post-doc, 2013-2015, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

Post-doc, 2010-2013, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratory of Benthic Ecogeochemistry, Banyuls-sur-mer, France

Ph.D. 2010, Oceanography University of Delaware, College of Marine and Earth Sciences, USA

B.Sc. 2005, Chemical Engineering, METU, Turkey

Research Area

Biogeochemical cycles, anoxia, nanogeoscience, deep-sea ecology, extreme environments

Career Highlights

- 29 international publications:  25 as journal papers (10 as first author) and 4 book chapters

- Participated in 10 international ocean expeditions and 5 submersible dives to ocean floor 

- 2017    ODTÜ Young Investigator Award, and 2015 TUBITAK Reintegration Grant

Selected Publications

Yücel M, Konovalov SK, Moore TS, Janzen C, Luther GW (2010). Sulfur speciation in the upper Black Sea sediments. Chemical Geology 269, 364-375.

Yücel M, Gartman A, Chan CS, Luther GW (2011). Hydrothermal vents as a kinetically stable source of iron-sulphide-bearing nanoparticles to the ocean, Nature Geoscience 4, 367-371

Yücel M, Sievert SM, Vetriani C, Foustoukos DI, Giovannelli D, Le Bris N (2013). Eco-geochemical dynamics of a shallow-water hydrothermal vent system at Milos Island, Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean). Chemical Geology 256, 11-20.

Yücel M (2013). Down the thermodynamic ladder: A comparative study of marine redox gradients across diverse sedimentary environments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 131, 83-92.

Yücel M, Beaton AD, Dengler M, Mowlem MC, Sohl F, Sommer S (2015) Nitrate and Nitrite Variability at the Seafloor of an Oxygen Minimum Zone Revealed by a Novel Microfluidic In-Situ Chemical Sensor. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132785. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132785