Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), California Institute of Technology (CALTECH), Material Science Department, (Prof Dr. Sossina Haile), USA
B.S. Bilkent University Chemistry Department, (Prof. Dr. Sefik Suzer), TR
M.S. Sabanci University, Quantum Transport & Nano Electronics Laboratory, (Assoc. Dr. Ismet I. Kaya), , TR
Ph.D. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces , (Prof. Dr. Markus Antonietti and Dr. Habil Helmut Coelfen), DE (12.December.2009)
P.D. MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, (Prof. Dr. Han Gardeniers, Prof Dr. Gudio Mul) , NL
Artificial Photosynthesis, Microfluidics, Attenuated Total Reflectance, Spectroscopy, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Ultracentrifuge, Electron electron scattering in Two dimensional Electron Gas
Since July 2011, I am developing my own research line in the direction of artificial photosynthesis with “Towards Bisolar Cells” Grant (983.000 €) Grant idea about artificial photosynthesis is invented, developed by myself. I have initiated a network for the grant (Prof. Gardeniers from University of Twente, Prof. Joost Reek and Prof. Brouwer from University of Amsterdam). I wrote the Twente University part of the grant. 1/3 of the money will be received by the University of Twente.
Postdoc in Artificial Photosynthesis/: in the Mesoscale Chemical Systems group, with a “Biosolar Cells” Grant (Title: Photocatalytic Water Splitting in Microfluidic Devices), University of Twente. Since July 2011. (See current employment)|
Postdoc in Photocatalytics: in PCS group, University of Twente, Subject: Evaluation of nano-fluidic devices for photochemistry, November 2010 – July 2011.
Postdoc in Attenuated Total Reflectance Spectroscopy: in the Mesoscale Chemical Systems group, University of Twente. Subject: Developing ATR-IR coupled micro-nanofluidic reactors, July 2009 – October 2010.
Technology transfer to BASF AG: performed transfer of technology to BASF SE global competence center, May-June 2009certificate for technology transfer to BASF SE global competence; Technology transfer to BASF AG: performed the transfer of technology to BASF SE global competence center, Ludwigshafen, Germany; I have developed MW-AUC technique which can use thousands of wavelength at a timeand cost only 60.000 € (Commercial Beckman Detection systems costs 500.000€ and which can only be used 3 wavelengths at a time)
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry: Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany, 14/12/2009, Supervised by Prof. Dr. Marcus Antonietti and Dr. habil Helmut Coelfen. Title of thesis: “Development of MWL-AUC/CCD-AUC/SLS-AUC Detectors for Analytical Ultracentrifuge: Study of proteins/nanoparticles/quantum dots/CNTs in solution phase and their interactions”
M.Sc. in Material Science: Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, 15/09/2006, Supervised by Assoc. Prof. I.I. Kaya. Thesis Title: “Investigation of negative resistance induced by directional scattering in a two dimensional electron gas”
B.Sc. in Chemistry: Bilkent University, 15/01/2004, Ankara, Turkey. Supervised by Assoc. Prof. Gershon Borovsky, Thesis Title: “A new type of Direct Methanol Cell”
Fellowship in Material Science: California Institute of Technology (CALTECH), USA, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), (First and only chemistry student from Turkey to be awarded with SURF) Summer Research on “Superprotonic phase transition in CsH(PO3H), RbH(PO3H) and CsxRb(1-x) H(PO3H) crystals to be used as fuel cell electrolyte”Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sossina M. Haile July 2003 – September 2003.
Scholarships, grants and prizes:
October 2010: “Towards Bisolar Cells” Grant (983.000 €) Grant idea about artificial photosynthesis is invented, developed by myself. I have initiated a network for the grant (Prof. Gardeniers from University of Twente, Prof. Joost Reek and Prof. Brouwer from University of Amsterdam). I wrote the Twente University part of the grant. 1/3 of the money will be received by the University of Twente.
June 2009: certificate for technology transfer to BASF SE global competence center
October 2006 – April 2009: Full Scholarship for PhD from Max Planck Society, Germany
2006-2004: Full scholarship in Master of Material Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
July 2003 -September 2003: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), , California Institute of Technology (CALTECH), Pasadena, Los Angles, USA
July 2002-September 2002: Max Planck Institute Foreign Researcher Scholarship, Germany
2002: Motorola Flash Microcontroller Design Contest Participant Motorola Flash Microcontroller Design Contest: Selected as representative of Department of Electrical and Electronics and Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey. Full Development of new instrument called “Automatic Photometric Titration Machine” and presenting it in Motorola Design Contest in Ciragan Palace, 31st March 2002, Istanbul, Turkey., Istanbul, Turkey
1998-2004: Full Scholarship from Bilkent University Chemistry Department (Top Chemistry Department in Turkey; accepting only 15 students that are qualified with top marks in National University Exam)
1998: National University Exam (Turkey wide): Became 1470th over 1,000,000 students; which corresponds to 0.1 % of all students in Turkey
1997: Kocaeli University Mathematic Olympics: Second Degree, Kocaeli, Turkey
1995: National High School Exam (Turkey wide) qualified for entering “Golcuk Anatolian High School”, (educated in English), Golcuk, Turkey