People

Dr Mustafa Kemal Bayazıt, PI

                                                   Dr Mona Nejatpour, PostDoc Researcher

I have a bachelor degree in solid mechanics from Tabriz University, Iran (2009-2014). In my bachelor years, I worked on Functionally graded materials. I got my master degree in material science and manufacturing engineering from Istanbul Technical University. During my master study, I worked on magnetic NPs synthesis, NPs organic surface coating and their application in hyperthermia. I completed my PhD in KOÇ University in the material science engineering field. During my PhD years, I worked on, magnetic fluids and disperse magnetorheological fluids (MRFs) synthesis and magnetorheological analysis of MRFs. I also worked on novel magnetic hydrogels synthesis by the photopolymerization method.

Selected articles;

[1] M. Nejatpour, U. Unal, H. Yağcı Acar, Bidisperse magneto-rheological fluids consisting of functional SPIONs added to commercial MRF, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 91, 2020, Pages 110-120, ISSN 1226-086X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2020.07.040.

[2] Mostafa K.A. Saleh, Mona Nejatpour, Havva Yagci Acar, Ismail Lazoglu, A new magnetorheological damper for chatter stability of boring tools, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Volume 289, 2021, 116931, ISSN 0924-0136, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2020.116931.

                                                     Dr Refik Arat, PostDoc Researcher

Refik ARAT is a postdoctoral researcher at SUNUM. He is a chemist who holds a PhD degree in Chemistry from Istanbul Technical University. Previously, he conducted 1-year postdoctoral research at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Germany with a TUBITAK-2219 grant. He also worked as a research assistant at Istanbul Kültür University between 2010-2019. He studies the preparation of transparent and conductive thin films containing graphene and silver nanowires for optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications; synthesis of phase change materials and magnetic nanoparticles and, their polymeric nanoweb composites fabrication via electrospinning technique for novel thermal energy storage materials and magnetic hyperthermia on cancer therapy, respectively; silica aerogel synthesis by sol-gel processing and polymer/aerogel nanocomposites production via electrospinning technique for thermal protective clothing; hydrogel synthesis and drug delivery systems; nano clay surface modification for improving compatibility in polymeric matrices and increase thermal and mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites.

Selected articles;

[1] Arat, R., Jia, G., Dellith, J., Dellith, A., Plentz, J. (2021) “Solution processed transparent conductive hybrid thin films based on silver nanowires, zinc oxide and graphene” Materials Today Communications, 26, 102162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2021.102162

[2] Arat, R., Jia, G., Plentz, J. (2021) “Low temperature chemical treatment of graphene films made by double self-assembly process to improve sheet resistance” Diamond & Related Materials, 111, 108218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2020.108218

[3] Arat, R., Baskan, H., Ozcan, G., Altay, P. (2020) “Hydrophobic silica-aerogel integrated polyacrylonitrile nanofibers” Journal of Industrial Textiles. https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083720939670.

Tuçe Fidan, MSc Student

She is a graduate student in Material Science & Nanoengineering at Sabancı University, Istanbul. She graduated from the Department of Materials Science and Nanotechnology Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology. She aims to get knowledge about not only her research but also multiple areas and to combine them in a proper way.   She is currently working on the synthesis, characterization, and surface functionalization of graphitic carbon nitride. Current Project: Surface modification of graphitic carbon nitride for photocatalytic hydrogen production

[1] Tuçe Fidan, Milad Torabfam, Qandeel Saleem, Chao Wang, Hasan Kurt, Meral Yüce,
Junwang Tang, and Mustafa Kemal Bayazit, Adv. Energy Sustainability Res. 2021, 2, 2000073. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/aesr.202000073

[2] Qandeel Saleem, Milad Torabfam, Tuçe Fidan, Hasan Kurt, Meral Yüce, Nigel Clarke, and Mustafa Kemal Bayazit, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 30, 9988–10015. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c02695

Qandeel Saleem, MSc Student

She is a graduate student in Material Science & Nanoengineering at Sabanci University, Istanbul. She is a Metallurgical Engineer with a B.E from NEDUET, Pakistan. With prior experience in inorganic materials and a keen interest in nanoparticle synthesis, she is currently working in the domain of microwave-assisted continuous flow synthesis of nanocomposites. She is an avid reader and a proficient writer. Current Project: Continuous Composite Manufacturing by a microwave-powered fluidic reactor (FluCoM)

[1] Qandeel Saleem, Milad Torabfam, Tuçe Fidan, Hasan Kurt, Meral Yüce, Nigel Clarke, and Mustafa Kemal Bayazit, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 30, 9988–10015. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c02695

[2] Tuçe Fidan, Milad Torabfam, Qandeel Saleem, Chao Wang, Hasan Kurt, Meral Yüce,
Junwang Tang, and Mustafa Kemal Bayazit, Adv. Energy Sustainability Res. 2021, 2, 2000073. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/aesr.202000073

Pelin Duru, MSc Student

I graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University. While studying chemical engineering, I took courses on polymers to start my materials science journey. I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science & Nano Engineering at Sabancı University. I aim to bring an approach from the chemical engineers’ point of view to my studies in the field of materials sciences and nanoengineering. Current Project: Continuous Composite Manufacturing by a Microwave-Powered Fluidic Reactor (FluCoM)

Milad Torabfam, PhD Student

He finished his Master in Chemical Engineering, Food Processing. My main focus had been on the green synthesis of noble nanoparticles which resulted in the publication of some ISI papers and attending international congresses. I am studying for a PhD in the engineering field, especially, nanotechnology and biotechnology. Nanoscience is my most favourite field because I believe that it’s one of the basic fields in Engineering and one can’t progress without knowing it. Current Project: Continuous Composite Manufacturing by a microwave-powered fluidic reactor (FluCoM)

[1] Tuçe Fidan, Milad Torabfam, Qandeel Saleem, Chao Wang, Hasan Kurt, Meral Yüce,
Junwang Tang, and Mustafa Kemal Bayazit, Adv. Energy Sustainability Res. 2021, 2, 2000073. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/aesr.202000073

[2] Qandeel Saleem, Milad Torabfam, Tuçe Fidan, Hasan Kurt, Meral Yüce, Nigel Clarke, and Mustafa Kemal Bayazit, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 30, 9988–10015. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c02695

Kamal Asadipakdel, Co-supervised MSc Student

                                                           Cem Meriç, MSc Student

I am a master’s student at Sabancı University, Department of Material Science & Nanoengineering. I have my bachelor’s degree from İstanbul Technical University, Department of Food Engineering. In my undergraduate thesis, I studied the oxygen permeabilities of polymer films for food packaging and the response of oxygen permeability to temperature. My thesis subject led me to develop more interest in material science. My aim is to improve my knowledge and gain more research areas in material science. I am currently working on polymer grafted carbon nanomaterials for protein crystallization.

                                             Çağdaş Akşit, Undergraduate Student

I am a senior Materials Science and Nano-Engineering student with having a double minor in Chemistry and Energy, who is looking into alternative and more sustainable solutions for conventional engineering systems and manufacturing methods. My professional background comprises a variety of research projects and teaching-learning experiences which provide a day-by-day developing sense in the materials science research area. I aim to pursue a Master’s Degree related to materials science, advanced materials applications, nano-chemistry and sustainable development. Current Project: Continuous Composite Manufacturing by a Microwave-Powered Fluidic Reactor (FluCoM).

Former Group Members

  1. MERVE CANBOLAT – Program For Undergraduate Research – Gebze Technical University
  2. PINAR POÇAN – Program For Undergraduate Research – Middle East Technical University
  3. FAIQA DAWOOD – Program For Undergraduate Research – Sabancı University
  4. LAUREN MOORE – Program For Undergraduate Research – Imperial College London
  5. SELEN EZGİ CANKURTARAN – Program For Undergraduate Research – Sabancı University
  6. RUKİYE-AYSHE EGELİ – Program For Undergraduate Research – Sabancı University