Visiting Associate Professor

2016, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University


Dr. Orak is a Visiting Associate Professor at CIS. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkiye. Prior to moving to Turkey Dr. Orak worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at The US Department of Energy-The National Energy Technology Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pittsburgh, US. Orak is an environmental engineer with a multi-disciplinary research background. Her research interests include environmental statistics, mathematical modeling for sustainable systems, environmental risk assessment, decision support, and environmental health.


Dubai Academic City, F-L2-28


+971 2 599 3451

Teaching Areas

Environmental engineering, mathematical modeling for environmental systems, environmental sustainability

Research and Professional Activities

Investigation of greenhouse gas emissions from municipal solid waste management practices using an economic input-output life cycle analysis approach

Effect of ambient air pollution and meteorological factors on the potential transmission of COVID-19 in Turkey

The Impacts on Greenhouse Gases Emission during the COVID-19 lockdown in the US: An Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment

The impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on PM10 and SO2 concentrations and association with human mobility across Turkey

Identifying and quantifying source contributions of air quality contaminants during unconventional shale gas extraction