Centre For Computational Fluid Dynamics



Yasemin Vural

Marie Curie Research Fellow
Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics
University of Leeds
Houldsworth Building
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
CFD Reseearch Office 3.28

Tel:: +44 (0)113 343 2481
e-mail: pmyv@leeds.ac.uk



Since Feb 2007: PhD student, Centre for CFD, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Sep 2003 - Jan 2006: MS in Engineering, WAREM (Water Resources Engineering and Management), University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Sep 1998 - Jun 2003: BS in Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey


CFD modeling of fuel cells (SOFC, PEMFC), optimization, mass transfer in porous media, Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and fuzzy approaches, numerical techniques.


High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells - Spring School, 17-20 Mar 2008, University of Newcastle, UK

Tenth Grove Fuel Cell Symposium, 25-27 Sep 2007, London, UK

NATO Advanced Study Institute on Mini-Micro Fuel Cell as Electric Energy Generators, 22 Jul – 3 Aug, 2007, Cesme/Izmir, Turkey

ICAT Automotive Technologies Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 13-14 November 2008.

Fuel Cell Technology Seminar, University of Liverpool, February 27, 2009.


Marie Curie Research Fellowship, University of Leeds, 2007-2010

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship, University of Stuttgart, 2004

TEV (Turkish Education Foundation) Scholarship, 2000-2003


Journal Publications

Yasemin Vural, Lin Ma, Derek B. Ingham, Mohamed Pourkashanian. Comparison of the Multi-component Mass Transfer Models for Prediction of the Concentation Overpotential for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes. Journal of Power Sources, 195 (2010), 4893–4904.

Yasemin Vural, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Derek B. Ingham. Performance Prediction of the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell using the ANFIS model. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34 (2009), 9181-9187.

Yasemin Vural, Diyar Akay, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Derek B. Ingham. Modeling of an Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell using the Artificial Neuro Fuzzy Inference Systems. Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Engineering, doi:10.1115/1.3207873.

Conference Proceedings

Yasemin Vural, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Derek B. Ingham. Performance Prediction of the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell using the ANFIS model. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Automotive Technologies (ICAT'08), Istanbul, Turkey, 2008, 254-265.

Yasemin Vural, Lin Ma, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Derek B. Ingham. On the Multicomponent Mass Transport in an Anode-supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. In Proceedings of the Third European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, Italy, 2009, 185-186.


Teaching Assistant, Jan-Mar 2009, Engineering Mathematics Lectures, University of Leeds.

Reviewer for International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Reviewer for ASME Fuel Cell Science and Technology Conference, 2009.