Research Interests:  

Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Vents, Water-Rock Interactions, Extreme Environments, Astrobiology



  • M.Sc., Department of Oceanography, METU- IMS, TURKEY, 2018- Present
  • B.Sc., Department of Geological Engineering, METU, TURKEY, 2014-2018

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Middle East Technical University (METU), Institute of Marine Sciences, Mersin, TURKEY, 2019- Present  

Oceanographic Cruises

2019, Black Sea and Marmara Sea Research Cruises with R/V Bilim-2

2018, Lost City, Rainbow and Broken Spur Hydrothermal Fields in Atlantic Ocean with R/V L'Atalante and ROV Victor 6000

Scientific Events

Workshops & Winter/Summer Schools;

  • 2019 ELSI Winter School, School on Evolution of Earth and Life, Tokyo, Japan


  • Yücel, M., Sevgen, S., and Le Bris, N., (2019). Dissolved, Colloidal and Particulate Iron in Hydrothermal Vent Fluids and Rising Plumes from Broken Spur and Rainbow, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Goldschmidt Conference, Barcelona, Spain
  • Sevgen, S., Yucel, M., (2018). From World's Oceans to Ocean-Worlds: Astrobiological Importance of Hydrothermal Vents. 2nd Astrobiology Conference of Turkey, METU, Ankara, Turkey