book chapters

  1. Al-Ghussain L., Taylan O. (2021), “Comparison of Sizing Models for Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems”, in Hybrid Energy System Models, Editors: Berrada A., El Mrabet R. Academic Press, Elsevier: ISBN 978-0-12-821403-9.
  2. Taylan O., Berberoglu H. (2013), “Fuel Production Using Concentrated Solar Energy”, in Applications of Solar Energy, Editor: Rugescu R. InTech: ISBN 980-953-307-937-5.

journal papers

  1. Al-Ghussain L., Abujubbeh M., Darwish Ahmad A., Abubaker A.M., Taylan O., Fahrioglu M., Akafuah N.K. (2020), “100% Renewable Energy Grid for Rural Electrification of Remote Areas: A Case Study in Jordan”, Energies, 13(18), p. 4908, doi:10.3390/en13184908.
  2. Al-Ghussain L., Samu R., Taylan O., Fahrioglu M. (2020), “Techno-Economic Comparative Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems: Case Study in Zimbabwe”, Inventions5(3), p. 27, doi:10.3390/inventions5030027.
  3. Al-Ghussain L., Samu R., Taylan O., Fahrioglu M. (2020), “Sizing Renewable Energy Systems With Energy Storage Systems in Microgrids For Maximum Cost-Efficient Utilization of Renewable Energy Resources”, Sustainable Cities and Society55, p. 102059, doi:10.1016/j.scs.2020.102059.
  4. Taylan O. (2019), “Sizing of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Systems by Techno-Economic Analysis: Effects of Discount Rate and Feed-in-tariff”, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Engineering Journal of Science and Engineering21(63), pp. 879-895, doi:10.21205/deufmd.2019216317.
  5. Al-Ghussain L., Taylan O., Baker D.K. (2019), “An Investigation of Optimum PV and Wind Energy System Capacities for Alternate Short and Long-Term Energy Storage Sizing Methodologies”, International Journal of Energy Research43(1), pp. 204-218, doi:10.1002/er.4251.
  6. Al-Ghussain L., Taylan O. (2019), “Sizing Methodology of a PV/wind Hybrid System: Case Study in Cyprus”, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 38(3), p. e13052, doi:10.1002/ep.13052.
  7. Taylan O., Pinero D., Berberoglu H. (2018), “Effects of Reactor Geometry on Dissociating CO2 and Electrode Degradation in a MHCD Plasma Reactor”, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 8(4), pp. 701-712, doi:10.1002/ghg.1776.
  8. Sadati S.M.S., Jahani E., Taylan O., Baker D.K. (2018), “Sizing of PV-Wind-Battery Hybrid System for a Mediterranean Island Community Based on Estimated and Measured Meteorological Data”, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 140, p. 011006, doi:10.1115/1.4038466.
  9. Al-Ghussain L., Taylan O., Fahrioglu M. (2018), “Sizing of a Photovoltaic-Wind-Oil Shale Hybrid System: Case Analysis in Jordan”, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 140, p. 011002, doi:10.1115/1.4038048.
  10. Okoye C.O., Taylan O. (2017), “Performance Analysis of a Solar Chimney Power Plant for Rural Areas in Nigeria”, Renewable Energy, 104, pp. 96-108, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2016.12.004.
  11. Okoye C.O., Solyali O., Taylan O. (2016), “A New Economic Feasibility Approach for Solar Chimney Power Plant Design”, Energy Conversion and Management, 126, pp. 1013-1027, doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2016.08.080.
  12. Okoye C.O., Taylan O., Baker D.K. (2016), “Solar Energy Potentials in Strategically Located Cities in Nigeria: Review, Resource Assessment and PV System Design”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 55, pp. 550-566, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.154.
  13. Taylan O., Berberoglu H. (2015), “Dissociation of carbon dioxide using a microhollow cathode discharge plasma reactor: effects of applied voltage, flow rate and concentration”, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 24(1), p. 015006, doi:10.1088/0963-0252/24/1/015006.
  14. Taylan O., Berberoglu H. (2014), “Electrical Characterization and an Equivalent Circuit Model of a Microhollow Cathode Discharge Reactor,” Journal of Applied Physics, 116(4), p. 043302, doi:10.1063/1.4891250.
  15. Taylan O., Berberoglu H. (2013), “Thermal Radiation Transport in a Fluidized Dry Water System,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 120(1), pp. 104-113, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.01.005.
  16. Taylan O., Baker D. K., Kaftanoglu B. (2012), “COP Trends for Ideal Thermal Wave Adsorption Cooling Cycles with Enhancements,” International Journal of Refrigeration, 35(3), pp. 562-570, doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2010.07.008.
  17. Taylan O., Baker D. K., Kaftanoglu B. (2011), “Normalized Thermodynamic Model for Intermittent Energy Systems and Application to Solar-Powered Adsorption Cooling Systems,” International Journal of Thermodynamics, 14(3), pp. 107-115, doi:10.5541/ijot.289.

conference proceedings

  1. Taylan, G., Taylan, O., Fahrioglu, M. “Comparison of middle-size PV and PTC Power
    Plants for METU NCC” 6th Global Congress on Renewable Energy and Environment (ESWAE 2018), Aydin, Turkey, October 12-14, 2018.
  2. Gurer, E., Taylan, O., Yuksel, T. “Driving cycle and temperature effects on the energy performance of a solar-powered electric vehicle in Istanbul” 6th Global Congress on Renewable Energy and Environment (ESWAE 2018), Aydin, Turkey, October 12-14, 2018.
  3. Al-Ghussain, L., Taylan, O., Samu, R., Fahrioglu, M. “Techno-Economic Analysis of Photovoltaic-Hydrogen Fuel Cell/Pumped Hydro Storage System for Micro Grid Applications: Case Study in Cyprus,” 2018 International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies (PVCon), Ankara, Turkey, July 4-6, 2018.
  4. Taylan O., Ahmed H., Guven P., “Dissociation of CO2 Using Salt Gradient Solar Pond,” 2nd International Mediterranean Science and Engineering Congress (IMSEC 2017), Adana, Turkey, October 25-27, 2017, (384) 750-758.
  5. Samu R., Fahrioglu M., Taylan O., “Feasibility Study of a Grid Connected Hybrid PV-Wind Power Plant in Gwanda, Zimbabwe,” HONET-ICT International Symposium 2016, Haspolat, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, October 13-14, 2016, (33) 122-126.
  6. Obaidullah, M., Kadyrov, S., Gorjinezhad, S., Taylan O., Torkmahalleh, M. A., Ahmadi, G., “One Year Operation of a Salinity Gradient Solar Pond in Northern Cyprus- Experimental Investigations and CFD Simulation,”2016 AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, Houston, TX, USA, April 10-14, 2016, 151b.
  7. Sadati S.M.S., Jahani E., Taylan O., “Technical and Economic Analyses for Sizing PV Power Plant With Storage System for METU NCC,” ASME IMECE 2015 (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition), Houston, TX, USA, November 13-19, 2015, IMECE2015-50959.
  8. Taylan O., Berberoglu H., “Dissociation of Carbon Dioxide Using a Microhollow Cathode Discharge Reactor,” ASME IMECE 2013 (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition), San Diego, CA, USA, November 15-21, 2013, IMECE2013-64632.
  9. Taylan O., Berberoglu H., “Modeling of a Microhollow Cathode Discharge Reactor for Carbon Dioxide Dissociation,” ASME IMECE 2013 (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition), San Diego, CA, USA, November 15-21, 2013, IMECE2013-64637.
  10. Taylan O., Berberoglu H., “Dissociation of Carbon Dioxide Using a Non-Thermal Plasma Reactor,” ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2013, Minneapolis, MN, USA, July 14-19, 2013, HT2013-17559.
  11. Taylan O., Murphy, T. E., Berberoglu H., “Light Transport Analysis of Smart Windows for Solar Energy Harvesting,” 7th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, Kusadasi, Turkey, June 2-8, 2013.
  12. Taylan O., Berberoglu H., “Thermal Radiation Transport in a Cloud of Dry Water Particles,” ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2012, Puerto Rico, USA, July 8-12, 2012, HT2012-58416.
  13. Taylan O., Berberoglu H., “Rheological Properties of Dry Water,” ASME IMECE 2011 (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition), Denver, CO, USA, November 11-17, 2011, IMECE2011-64114.
  14. Taylan, O., Baker, D. K., and Kaftanoglu, B., “Adsorbent-Refrigerant Comparison for a Solar Powered Adsorption Cooling System using Seasonal Simulations,” Clima 2010, 10th REHVA World Congress, Antalya, Turkey, May 9-12, 2010.
  15. Taylan, O., Baker, D. K., and Kaftanoglu, B., “Parametric Study and Seasonal Simulations of a Solar Powered Adsorption Cooling System,” 22nd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS), Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, August 30 – September 3, 2009.

PhD Dissertation

Synthesis Gas Production using Non-Thermal Plasma Reactors (link to my dissertation from UT Library)
Ph.D., August 2014, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Halil Berberoglu
Committee Members: Prof. John R. Howell
Prof. Ofodike A. Ezekoye
Prof. Matthew J. Hall
Prof. Laxminarayan L. Raja

Master’s Thesis

Numerical Modeling and Performance Analysis of Solar-Powered Ideal Adsorption Cooling Systems
link to my thesis from METU Library)
M.S., May 2010, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Derek K. Baker
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Bilgin Kaftanoglu (Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Atilim University)
Committee Members: Assist. Prof. Ilker Tari
Assist. Prof. Ahmet Yozgatligil
Assist. Prof. Eray Uzgoren (METU NCC)

My Thesis Defense Presentation