Bahar İnce

+90 212 359 7016
Interest Areas: 

Anaerobic Treatment Processes

Microbial ecology and environmental biotechnology

Bioenergy systems and waste to energy

Microbial products in bioreactors

Bioresource generation from organic wastes


Ph. D., School of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, GB, 1994

M.S., School of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, GB, 1990

B.S., Environmental Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, TR, 1988

Academic Career: 

Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 2002- Present

Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 1996-2002 

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Istanbul University, Istanbul, 1995-1996

Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Environmental Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 1991-1994 

Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 1988-1989 

Recent Projects: 
  1. Bioaugmentation of Lignolytic Microbial Communities in İgneada Floodplain Forests, Turkey. Boğaziçi University Research Fund (BAP), Director, 2022
  2. Enhancing Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Wastes via Anaerobic Digestion with Alkali Pre-treatment, Boğaziçi University Research Fund (BAP), Director, 2021-2022
  3. Determination of Microbial Ecology of Salda Lake by Advanced Molecular Methods (Metabarcoding) and Mapping of Geomicrobiological Characteristics. The Ministry of Environment and Urbanism and Climate Change R&D Project, Co-Director, 2021-2022
  4. Rapid and Economic Detection of Bacterial Pathogens in Water Bodies using Metagenomics, TUBITAK, Director, 2020-2021
Selected Publications: 
  1. Özbayram, E.G., Miraloğlu, İ. H., İnce, B. (2021) Assessment of microbial community diversity in lakes of İğneada floodplain forest by metabarcoding approach. Aquatic Research 4(4), 304-312
  2. Uzun, Ö., İnce, O., Özbayram, G. Akyol, Ç., Ince, B., (2021) New approach to encapsulation of Trametes versicolor in calcium alginate beads: a promising biological pretreatment method for enhanced anaerobic digestion, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, DOI: 10.1007/s13399-021-01606-7,
  3. Ince, O., Akyol, Ç., Özbayram, E. G., Tutal, B., Ince, B. (2020) Enhancing methane production from anaerobic co‐digestion of cow manure and barley: Link between process parameters and microbial community dynamics, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy
  4. Ince, O., Ozbayram, E. G., Akyol, Ç., Erdem, E.I., Gunel, G., Ince, B. (2020) Bacterial Succession in the Thermophilic Phase of Composting of Anaerobic Digestates. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 11(3) 2020.
  5. Akyol, Ç., Ince, O., Ince, B. (2019) Crop-based composting of lignocellulosic digestates: Focus on bacterial and fungal diversity, Bioresource Technology, Vol. 288