Ayse Hazal Pekcan Cetin obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from the Chemistry Department of Istanbul University in 2012. She received her M.Sc. degree entitled as “Montmorillonite and modified montmorillonite supported ZnO catalysts” from the Chemistry Department of the Institute of Graduate Studies in Sciences and Engineering of Bogazici University in 2015. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate and Research Assistant at the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Bogazici University. Her research interests include preparation and activity testing of novel photocatalysts, water treatment by advanced oxidation processes i.e. homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, photolytic/photocatalytic removal of natural organic matter specifically humic substances and UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopic characterization of organic matter.