Ismail Kul

Ismail Kul, PhD

  • Professor

Programs I Teach

Education

  • PhD, Physical Chemistry (2001)
    Clemson University (SC)

About Me

The guiding principle in my teaching philosophy is to empower students with the necessary skills to integrate their new knowledge with practice. I believe successful teaching culminates with students learning how to apply what I have taught them in the classroom to their own lives outside of the classroom.

In order to facilitate the carryover of knowledge gained in the classroom to applications outside of the classroom, students must develop their ability to think critically about the subject matter and communicate effectively what they have learned. I believe my teaching must enhance the development of both these qualities in my students.

Research Interests

My research interests all aim to alleviate societal problems. They include alternative refrigerants to R-22 and their physical properties, flammability studies of partially fluorinated hydrocarbons, thermophysical properties of ionic liquids and of their mixtures, and the thermodynamic behavior of medicinally valuable compounds.

Publications

  • Safarov, J., Hamidova, R., Stephan, M., Kul, I., Shahverdiyev, A., & Hassel, E. (2014). Carbon dioxide solubility in 1-hexyl-3-methyl-imidazolium-bis(trifluormethylsulfonyl)imide in a wide range of temperatures and pressures. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118(24), 6829–6838.
  • Safarov, J., Geppert-Rybczynska, M., Kul I., & Hassel, E. (2014). Thermophysical properties 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 383, 144–155.
  • Safarov, J., Hamidova, R., Stephan, M., Schmotz, N., Kul, I.,  Shahverdiyev, A., & Hassel, E. (2013). Carbon dioxide solubility in 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium-bis(trifluormethylsulfonyl)imide at wide range of temperatures and pressures. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 67, 181–189.

Awards

  • Arts & Sciences Outstanding Research Award (2015)
  • Promotion to Full Professor (2015 )
  • Promotion to Associate Professor (2008)