March
2014

Mehmet Kemal Dedeman Research and Development Project Award to Aydin and Karakurt

The project named “An Alternative Cutting Method for Natural Stone Mining: Abrasive Water Jet (AWJ)” prepared by the team including Dr. Gokhan Aydin and Dr. Izzet Karakurt was awarded the Mining Sector Project Award within the scope of the 2013 Mehmet Kemal Dedeman Research and Development Project Competition. In the project, prepared with the aim of increasing Turkey's market share in natural stone industry, applicability of the AWJ method for cutting/processing of natural stones is assessed. This project competition, which was first implemented in 2004, is organised with the aim to contribute to the development of the mining and tourism sectors in Turkey and encourage the creation of original ideas.