Faculty & Staff

Dr. Aydin Sunol


Professor of chemical, biological, and materials engineering

Phone: (813)-974-3566
Email Address: asunol@usf.edu
Office location: ENC 3217
Research Webpage
Research ClustersComplex Systems Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • USF- Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department “Outstanding Teaching Award”, 2018; University of South Florida “Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching” Award, 2002-2003
  • Engineering Professor of the Year, 1984, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • Outstanding Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1981, VPI & SU, Blacksburg, Va
  • “Outstanding Technology Innovation” and Best Paper Awards “Nano-Structured Propellants and Launch Systems”, Aerospace Space System Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February, 2010
  • Plenary Speaker for the 1st Turkish Chemical Engineering Conference – Ankara - November 1994 Turkey
  • TOKTEN (UNESCO) Visiting Scholar to Turkey, May‑July 1990

Education & Training

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, VPI & SU, Blacksburg, Virginia

M. Eng. in Industrial Engineering and Operational Research VPI & SU, Blacksburg, Virginia

Diplom in Chemical Engineering, University of Aston, Birmingham, England

 B.S in Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Overview

Our mission is to address a range of fundamental and applied topics in green engineering and chemistry, sustainability in the chemical industry, systems engineering, and cleaner energy conversion processes. We utilize global computational methods including machine learning at different temporal and spatial scales, product prototyping, process piloting and experimentation for thermo-physical properties as well as governing fundamental phenomena.  

Recent projects include design of environmentally friendly pathways for development of novel materials including nano-structured photo-catalysts, therapeutic particles, and energetic particles, value-added products including those that involve temperature modulation and therapeutics, efficient fuel conversion processes and additives that utilize supercritical fluids.