Members

Prof. Dr. Erol AKPINAR

Vice Head of the Chemistry Department at BAIBU

Head of Physical Chemistry Division

Coordinator of Liquid Crystals and Soft Matter Research Group

PhD, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University

e-mail: akpinar_e@ibu.edu.tr / akpinarerol374@gmail.com

http://akademik.yok.gov.tr/AkademikArama/view/viewAuthor.jsp

Academic Career

  • PostDoc, Visiting Scientist, CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico) Scholarship, Prof. Dr. Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto, University of Sao Paulo, Institute of Physics, Department of Experimental Physics, Sao Paulo/BRASIL, October 2023-December 2023 (3 months).
  • Vice Head of the Chemistry Department at BAIBU since 24/08/2023
  • PostDoc, Visiting Scientist, CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico) Scholarship, Prof. Dr. Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto, University of Sao Paulo, Institute of Physics, Department of Experimental Physics, Sao Paulo/BRASIL, October 2022-December 2022 (3 months).
  • Head of Physical Chemistry since December 2021
  • PostDoc, Visiting Scientist, FAPESP (Fundaco Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo) Scholarship, Prof. Dr. Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto, University of Sao Paulo, Institute of Physics, Department of Experimental Physics, Sao Paulo/BRASIL, September 2019-November 2019 (3 months).
  • PostDoc, Visiting Scientist, TUBITAK 2219-International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Programme, Prof. Dr. Oleg D. Lavrentovich, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Ohio/USA, June 2017-September 2017 (4 months).
  • PostDoc, Visiting Scientist, FAPESP (Fundaco Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo) Scholarship, Prof. Dr. Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto, University of Sao Paulo, Institute of Physics, Department of Experimental Physics, Sao Paulo/BRASIL, June 2016-September 2016 (3 months).
  • Head of Physical Chemistry, May 2016-May 2019.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr., Abant Izzet Baysal University, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Department of Chemistry, April 2016.
  • PostDoc, Visiting Scientist, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Ohio/USA, January 2015-March 2015 (~2 months).
  • PostDoc, Visiting Scientist, FAPESP (Fundaco Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo) Scholarship, Prof. Dr. Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto, University of Sao Paulo, Institute of Physics, Department of Experimental Physics, Sao Paulo/BRASIL, July 2013-July 2014 (12 months).
  • PostDoc, Visiting Scientist, TUBITAK 2219-International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Programme, Prof. Dr. Antonio Martins Figueiredo Neto, University of Sao Paulo, Institute of Physics, Department of Experimental Physics, Sao Paulo/BRASIL, July 2011-July 2012 (12 months).
  • Assist. Prof. Dr., Abant Izzet Baysal University, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Department of Chemistry, July 2011-March 2016.
  • Research Assist. Dr., Abant Izzet Baysal University, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Department of Chemistry, April 2010-July 2011.
  • PostDoc, Prof. Dr. Frank Giesselmann, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Stuttgart/GERMANY, July 2009-October 2009 (3 months).
  • PostDoc, ERASMUS Student Exchange Program, Prof. Dr. Frank Giesselmann, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Stuttgart/GERMANY, March 2008-September 2008 (7 months).
  • Research Assist., Abant Izzet Baysal University, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Department of Chemistry, July 1999-April 2010

Antonio

Prof. Dr. Antonio Martins FIGUEIREDO NETO

Group Collaborator and International Advisor

University of Sao Paulo/BRASIL

http://www.if.usp.br/fluidoscomplexos


Prof. Dr. Oleg D. LAVRENTOVICH

Group Collaborator and International Advisor

Kent State University/Liquid Crystal Institute/USA

http://www.lavrentovichgroup.com/


Prof. Dr. Mustafa GUZEL

Group Collaborator and National Advisor

Istanbul Medipol University/TURKEY

https://www.medipol.edu.tr/akademik/fakulteler/uluslararasi-tip-fakultesi/egitim-kadrosu


Oznur

Prof. Dr. Oznur DEMIR ORDU

Vice Coordinator, Organic Synthesis

PhD, Bogazici University

https://akademik.yok.gov.tr/AkademikArama/view/viewAuthor.jsp


Baris OKUYAN, MSc, 2021-…..

Micellization properties of binary ionic surfactant/dye solutions


Urwa SHOUKAT, MSc, 2023-…..

TUBITAK-1001 Project, MSc Fellowship

Lyotropic nematic liquid crystals

e-mail: urvatulw@gmail.com


Leila BENZAOUI, MSc, 2024-…..

Micellization properties of surfactants in some binary solvent mixtures

e-mail: leilabenza8@gmail.com


Melek AVCI, BSc, 2023-…..

TUBITAK-1001 Project, Undergraduate Fellowship

Micellization thermodynamics of ionic surfactants in water

e-mail: nadyamelekavci@gmail.com


Ilayda GOKSU, BSc, 2023-…..

TUBITAK-1001 Project, Undergraduate Fellowship

Micellization properties of ionic surfactants in polar solvent/water mixtures

e-mail: ilaydagoksu100@gmail.com


Meryem DOGAN, BSc, 2023-…..

TUBITAK-1001 Project, STAR Program Fellowship

Micellization properties of ionic surfactants in water

e-mail: doganmeryem1051@gmail.com


Former Members:

Merve TABAK, MSc, 2021-2023, Effects of the interactions of surfactant/dye and surfactant/drug on the formation of different types of lyotropic nematic phases

Nazli UYGUR, MSc, 2020-2022, A study on the interaction of an anionic azo dye Sunset Yellow with cationic surfactants in micellar solutions

Gokhan TOPCU, MSc, 2018-2020, Investigation of uniaxial and biaxial nematic phase properties of dye-doped lyotropic liquid crystals

Seda UYANIK, MSc, 2016-2019, Effect of surfactant alkyl chain length on uniaxial-to-biaxial cholesteric phase transitions in lyotropic mixtures

Emre GUNER, MSc, 2015-2019, Effect of symmetric and asymmetric head group growth of ionic surface active molecule on lyotropic uniaxial-to-biaxial nematic phase transitions

Sinan YURDAKUL, MSc, 2015-2018, Comparison of isotropic micellar solution and lyotropic liquid crystalline properties of some chiral and achiral partly fluorinated surfactants with their hydrogenated counterparts

Cihan CANIOZ, MSc, 2014-2016, Effect of alkyl chain length of surfactant molecules on nematic uniaxial-to-biaxial phase transitions in lyotropic liquid crystal mixtures†

Meric TURKMEN, MSc, 2014-2016, Role of kosmotrope-chaotrope interactions at micelle surfaces on the stabilization of lyotropic nematic phases†

Kemal OTLUOGLU, MSc, 2014-2016, Effect of the presence of strong and weak electrolytes in the existence of uniaxial and biaxial nematic phases in lyotropic mixtures†