Serap  Hayat Soytaş

SU Nanotechnology Research and Application Center


  • Ph.D. in Polymer Science, 2009, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA

  • B.S. in Chemistry, 2002, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey                                 

Work Experience

  • nanoGriptech, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Senior Research Scientist, 2009-2011

  • The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA, Research Assistant, 2003-2009

Areas of Interest

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, catalyst/electrode development for fuel-cells, electrospinning, carbon nanofibers, functional nanofibers, polymer synthesis and characterization, living/controlled polymerizations, functional nanoparticles, radiation curable polymers, polymer structure-property relationships


  • American Chemical Society
  • American Chemical Society, Rubber Division (2005-2010)
  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers, The University of Akron Student Chapter (Treasurer, 2007-2008)


  • TÜBİTAK Post-doctoral Fellowship – Sabanci University  2012
  • Full Tuition Scholarship – The University of Akron  2003
  • Honor Student (3rd in Class 2002) – Boğaziçi University  2002