WORK EXPERIENCE

June 2020 Current

Visiting Professor at Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Kadir Has University

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Research (%70), Teaching and Related Duties (%20), Administrative Support (%10)

  • Highly Ordered “Active Pockets” from Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials as Templates (HOAPs)

  • Polyrotaxanes as Smart Polymer Binders (PRs-SPBs) and their Various End Applications

  • Novel Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis (BCBM) Anti-Cancer Reagents: Systems Biology Approach

  • Teaching KHAS Core 101–Chemistry and mentoring undergraduate/graduate students

Sep 2019 May 2020

Technical Specialist at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Perform research and analysis on scientific innovations within the areas fitting in his expertise

  • Conduct prior art database searches, and analyze patent and scientific papers and documents

  • Prepare presentations and have sessions to teach and explain the details of the innovations to attorneys and different business teams, and advise lawyers on technology issues in preparation for depositions

  • Provide guidance on a variety of patent and intellectual property-related issues

  • Evaluate the patentability and freedom to operate analyses of innovations, prepare and draft patent applications, prepare patentability, infringement and validity opinions, and response to office actions

Sep 2017 Aug 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow with 2016 Nobel Laureate Prof. Sir J. Fraser Stoddart at Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Design, creation and characterization of chemical compounds and materials for various end uses including but not limited to molecular electronics, energy harvesting and storage, and separations technology

  • Combining intra- and intermolecular charge transfer with polycationic cyclophanes to design 2D tessellations

  • Switchable rotaxanes and catenanes, powering supramolecular machines with nanoscale power supplies, nanofabrication

  • New generation late transition metal ion catalysts and their catalytic applications

  • BODIPY-based monomer and polymer syntheses and their applications as photosensitizers

  • Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and their catalytic applications

  • Mentoring undergraduate/graduate students (1 undergraduate and 2 graduate students)

Jan 2012 Aug 2017

Research and Teaching Assistant with Prof. Michael F. Mayer at Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Synthesis of metalated pseudorotaxane polymers with full control over the average linear density of threaded macrocycles

  • [2]Rotaxane, [2]catenane syntheses, use of Ring Closing Metathesis (RCM), Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) and Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) polymerization

  • Ionic liquid syntheses and various applications

  • Anti-cancer drug synthesis for breast cancer and brain metastasis

  • Synthesis and characterization of copper(I) complexes for study of dynamic supramolecular ring-chain equilibria and applications as photoredox catalysts

  • Teaching Organic Chemistry II Recitation (3306 (2 sections)), Organic Chemistry Labs (1108 (3 sections), 3105 (2 sections), 3106 (2 sections)), Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab (3201 (1 section))

  • Mentoring undergraduate students (4 undergraduate students)

Jan 2009 Aug 2011

Research Adjunct at Department of Chemistry, State University of New York College at Buffalo

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Synthesis of Indian yellow pigment and its applications on paintings

  • Mentoring undergraduate students (2 students)

  • Lecturing Organic Chemistry (I and II) and teaching Organic Chemistry Labs (I and II), planning course instruction based upon approved syllabus/outline, utilizing a variety of teaching techniques to accommodate the learning skills of a diverse student enrolment, designing, administrating, and grading examinations of courses, actively working to retain a high level of enrolment and daily attendance records

Jan 2007 Dec 2008

Research and Teaching Assistant with Prof. M. Scott Goodman at Department of Chemistry, State University of New York College at Buffalo

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Approaches to the synthesis of Indian yellow

  • Time-resolved FTIR measurements of the thermally activated decay of meta-stable states I and II in Sodium Nitroprusside

  • Mentoring undergraduate students (1 student)

  • Teaching Organic Chemistry Labs (I and II), planning lab instruction and experiments based upon approved syllabus/outline, utilizing a variety of teaching techniques and lab skills to accommodate the learning skills of a diverse student enrolment

Oct 2005 Dec 2006

Research and Teaching Assistant with Prof. Nurettin Yayli at Department of Chemistry, Karadeniz Technical University

General Duties and Field of Study:

  • Photochemical synthesis

  • Synthesis of natural products, polymers, and extraction of oils from natural plants

  • Teaching Organic Chemistry Labs (I and II) and Instrumental Analysis Lab, planning lab instruction and experiments based upon approved syllabus/outline, utilizing a variety of teaching techniques and lab skills to accommodate the learning skills of a diverse student enrolment, and using instruments actively (UV, IR, AES, AAS, GC-MS, NMR)