Our Team

Our Team

Dr. Deniz Uçar

Dr. Deniz Uçar is an Environmental Engineer and an Associate Professor at Bursa Technical University. His recent publications include “Increasing biomethane production from paper industry wastewater with optimum trace element supplementation.”

Dr. Uçar received his PhD degree from Istanbul Technical University in 2016. He focuses on biological processes in water and wastewater treatment, and teaches Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Chemistry, and Membrane Bioprocesses at Bursa Technical

Dr. Ozan Bekmezci

Dr. Ozan Bekmezci is a Biologist with a PhD in Environmental Engineering and currently working as an Assistant Professor at Bitlis Eren University. He works on environmental biotechnologies with specialization on anaerobic waste removal/recovery including biogas production (i.e. anaerobic digestion).

Njoki M. Kangethe

Njoki M. Kangethe is an Environmental and Biosystems engineer based in Nairobi. She graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and is currently in charge of the organic waste management systems in Kibera, working with ‘Slums Going Green and Clean’.

Sidur Rahman

Sidur Rahman is a Materials Scientist and Engineer, currently pursuing his bachelor’s at Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. Passionate about tackling waste, he began with designing a solar-powered heat press for recycling, empowering communities without electricity.

Sidur also manages website development, community engagement, and media marketing for Waste Free ’23. Inspired by the NGO’s innovative and safe waste elimination processes, he is dedicated to creating stable living wage jobs and a cleaner, more sustainable future. 

Oyewole Zainab

Zainab, an Osun State University graduate in Accounting, driven by a great zeal to bring out the best in people and make a significant change in my community.

As the organizer of Pencil for Plastic events and in charge of MRC sourcing, she is collaborating with Waste Free ’23 and realized the potential of waste management. She is committed to eliminating trash and plastics to reduce pollution and mismanagement, ensuring proper recycling practices are implemented.