Oguzhan Kivan

Oguzhan Kivan


Oguzhan Kivan is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering. His research focuses on intensified co-precipitation methods of radioactive cesium and strontium ions from the waste solution. He gained his undergraduate degree in environmental engineering at Sakarya University, Turkey, and achieved the first rank in his class, which made him be awarded a scholarship to pursue his further education in the U.K.


Ph.D. student at the University of Leeds, the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, 2020-2024.

MSc., Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management, University of Birmingham, 2018-2019.


Summer research placement in National Physical Laboratory, 2018; Characterization of TK101 extraction chromatography resin for the removal of Ra-226 and multiple ions and for ICP-MS analysis. 

Research interests

Oguzhan’s research interest is aiming to remove radioactive +Cs and 2+Sr fission products by taking advantage of co-precipitation methods and intensifying the process using a plug flow reactor to enhance removal efficiency and dewatering level.

Overall, his research interests are wastewater treatment, nuclear waste management, adsorption/ion exchange, chemical precipitation, co-precipitation, material characterization, and process intensification. 


  • BEng. Environmental Engineering (First-Class Honours).
  • Scholarship award from Republic of Turkey of Ministry of National Education, 2017.

Research groups and institutes

  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Colloid, Polymer and Crystallisation
  • Water, Public Health and Environmental Engineering