2012 - 2017 : PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
MSc in Organic Chemistry, Hacettepe University, Turkey, 2011
BSc in Chemistry, Hacettepe University, Turkey, 2008
Research Areas: Polymer Processing: Segmented poly(urethane-urea) copolymers, polyurethane elastomers and their nanocomposites. Preparation of natural nanotubes/polymeric film composites with controlled release functions. Electrospinning of natural polymers
Computational Studies: Structure-Morphology-Function relationship in segmented poly(urethane-urea) copolymers, polyurethane elastomers with various soft segments; atomistic and mesoscale molecular dynamics simulations of these systems.
Nanosensors: Micro fabrication of sensor systems composed of thin layer polymers or polymer arrays as sensor probe and carbon-based transducers; their applications in environmental pollutants. Macromolecules: Synthesis, characterization and modification of macromolecules under non-usual reaction conditions such as frozen reactions.
2012 - 2017 : PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
MSc in Polymer Science and Technology, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 2012
BSc in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Kocaeli University, Turkey, 2010
Research Areas: Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoparticles, Silica Filled Elastomeric Nanocomposites, Solid-Solid Phase Change Materials, Polymer-Filler Interaction, Polymer Crystallization.
2012 - 2017: PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
M.Sc in Polymer Engineering-Nano Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2012
B.Sc in Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2009
PhD Thesis: Multi-walled nanofiber reinforced self-healing, smart composite material production via triaxial electrospinning technique
Research Areas: Self Healing Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanofiber Production, Optimization of Electrospinning Process, Surface Modification of Polymeric Materials, Nanomembranes (Ion-selective membranes, Catalytic membranes, Gas separation), Polymeric Nanostructures.
2012 - present : PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
BSc in Materials Science and Engineering at Sabanci University,Turkey, 2009
MSc Thesis: Multi-Scale Nature of Composite Materials
PhD Thesis: Multi-Scale Modelling of Composite Materials
Research Areas: Micromechanics of failure, Multi-scale finite elements modeling, Nano interlayers for delamination resistance, Structural Optimization, Design of Experiments, Manufacturing and testing of composites.
2012-2017: PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
PhD Thesis: Superplasticizers in Cement involving synthesis of block and/or copolymers and investigation of plasticizing effects of these polymers in cement.
2012-present : MSc Student, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
BSc in Chemical Engineering, Kocaeli University, 2012
Eindhoven University of Technology, 2011-2012
MSc Thesis : Production of Acrylic Fibers with Nano-Additives by Optimizing the Factors Affecting on Particle Dispersion and Shear Thickening
Research Interests :Computational fluid dynamics, ANSYS FLUENT, multiphase flow modelling, rheology of shear thickening fluids, polymers with nano-additives, liquid crystal polymers and their synthesis.
July 2012- February 2013 : Visiting Scientist in University of Cambridge, UK.
2008 - 2013 : PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
October 2013 - present : Faculty member at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design, Textile Engineering
Research Areas: Multi-scale Modelling of Nanocomposites (molecular dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics), Electrospun Surface Modified Nanofiber Reinforced Composites, Optimization of Electrospinning/ Electrospraying Process, Dispersion Enhancement studies of CNTs in polymer matrix via computational and experimental techniques, Nanofiber Production
Polymer Assisted Fabrication Of Nanoparticles On Electrospun Nanofibers” August 2009
Detailed Investigation On Polycarbonate Synthesis And Molecular Design Of Novel Liquid Crystalline Polycarbonates In Scco2 Media” Phd Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, June, 2006
Generation Of Superhydrophobic Surfaces By Electrospinning Process" Phd Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, 2004
2006 - 2012: PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
MSc in Chemical Engineering at Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, 2005
BSc in Chemical Engineering at Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, 2002
Research Area: Nanocomposite synthesis (polyurethane/silica nanocomposites); nanoparticle synthesis (preparation and surface functionalization of silica/titania/zirconia nanoparticles); supercritical carbondioxide applications (cyclic carbonate synthesis, polymerization, extraction); materials characterization; natural polymers and their controlled drug release applications
Dr. Şimşek is graduated in 2012 and successfully pursues his carrer in AKSA Company. His interests cover superhydrophobic surfaces and their potential life science applications; synthesis of fluorinated polymers; electrospinning; synthesis and applications of antimicrobial materials.
Haluk Konyali, “Long Time Stress Relaxation Of Unfilled And Filled Amorphous Networks Under Uniaxial Tension” (Jointly Supervised W Burak Erman) Phd Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, June, 2008
“High Performance Biodegradable Starch/Ldpe Nanocomposites Prepared Wia Twin Screw Extruder” Phd Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, Aug., 2007
Solution Processing: Fabrication And Characterization Of Polymeric Nanocomposite Films And Polystyrene Nanoparticles" Phd Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, 2004
2011-present : MSc student, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
Ayça has received her MSc in 2012. Her research in AC2PL majored on TiO2 Nanoparticles, Sol-Gel Process, Self Cleaning Surfaces, and Photocatalyts.
"Investigation Of Barrier Properties Of Pet/Evoh And Peti/Evoh Blends", July 2009 (Dr. Ozen Co Advisor
“Development And Characterizaton Of Electrospun Carbon Nanofibers For Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells” Msc Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, Aug 2007
"Intumescent Flame Retardants: Syntheses, Characterisation And Blending With Polyolefins Via Reactive Extrusion" Msc Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, Aug 2006
Synthesis Of Fluorinated Segment Containing Oligomers Fro Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Applications" Msc Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, 2003
2011-present : MSc Student, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
2010-present : MSc Student, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University
Burcu is graduated in 2011 and continues her career in industry. Polymer‐nano‐particle interaction, rheology and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications take place between her research interests.
“Improvement In Gas Permeability Of Polymers Used In Packaging Industry With Nano-Sized Morphology” Sabanci University, July 2008 (Dr. Ozen Co Advisor)
"Biodegradable Nanofiber Webs With Oxygen Carrying Systems For Potential Biomedical Applications” Msc Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, Aug 2007
"Preparation And Characterization Of Sebs-Clay Nanocomposites" Msc Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, 2004
Oguzhan Oguz “Numerical Analysis Of Peo-Based Thermoplastic Polyurethane Silica Nanocomposites” Itu, (Jointly Supervised W Ersin Serhatli)
"Piezoelectric Ultrafine Polymer And Ceramic Fibers By Electrospinning" Msc Thesis (Mat), Sabanci University, July 2006
"Productıon Of Nonwoven Matrıces From L-Lactıde And E–Caprolactone Homo And Copolymers By Electrospınıng" Ms Thesis (Chem Eng), Hacettepe University, 2005
"Template Synthesis Of Poly(N-Methylpyrrole) & Polypyrrole Based Supercapacitor Fabrication And Characterization" Msc. Thesis (Mat) Sabanci University Aug 2007 (Jointly Supervised W Yuda Yurum)
"Synthesıs Of L-Lactıde/ E-Caprolactone Homo Polymers And Copolymers By Anıonıc Rıng Openıng Polymerızatıon Reactıons In Supercrıtıcal Co2" Ms Thesis (Chem Eng), Hacettepe University, 2005