MinPro provides technologically and economically sound, sustainable solutions to its clients through its academical and industrial background. The co-founders, Dr.Mehmet POLAT and Bulent Ozdemir, who have an extensive joint backround in academia and industry, specialize in particle technology, characterization, mineral preparation, processing, leach processes, environmental and geo-chemistry.
Dr. Mehmet POLAT
Mehmet Polat has a BS degree in Mining Engineering Department from Dokuz Eylul University (Turkey) and has MS and PhD degrees in Mineral Processing Department from The Pennsylvania State University (USA).
His fields of interest are mineral preparation and processing, hydrometallurgy and leach processes, solid-liquid waste management, particle technology and characterization and surface and colloid chemistry. He has carried out research and teaching works over 25 years.
He has completed numerous state (TUBITAK, SANTEZ, BOREN, etc.) and industry-funded projects and published over 80 full papers in international journals and conferences.
Besides being the co-founder and partner of MinPro, Dr. Polat is currently holding a full-time professor position in Chemical Engineering Department in Izmir Institute of Technology.
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Bulent Ozdemir has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Ege University (Turkey).
Until the establishment of MinPro, Mr. Ozdemir has supervised the start up and operations of heap leach and metal recovery trial facilities for the European Nickel PLC Caldag Nickel Project (Turkey) (2005-2011). He has also helped the development of test programs in several other nickel leach projects in Phillipines and Brazil.
Bulent Ozdemir is the co-founder and Managing Partner of MinPro.
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