Dr. Tanju Karanfil was elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA), a society of the top academicians of his native country Turkey. Karanfil joins 150 scientists elected as principal members of TUBA. According to TUBA, principal membership recognizes Turkish scientists who have earned national or international awards or medals; are credited for significant discoveries, inventions or other innovations; or who have been heavily cited in literature. Additional information about this prestigious award may be found here.
In addition to serving as the Vice President for Research at Clemson University, Karanfil manages to maintain a highly active research group in EEES. His primary teaching and research interests are in the fundamentals and applications of physiochemical processes in water, wastewater, and hazardous waste treatment systems. Dr. Karanfil’s research group is particularly interested in applying fundamentals of chemistry and engineering to address environmental challenges faced in practical applications including both engineered and natural systems.