Group Members

About Emren

Prof. Dr. Emren Nalbant

Emren Nalbant has received her BS degree in METU Department of Chemistry Education in 1998. Then she has performed master’s studies in METU Department of Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Ceyhan Kayran. Emren worked on synthesis and characterization of transition metal complexes, and completed her studies in 2001.

Emren decided to pursue a doctoral degree and moved to the United States. She has conducted her PhD studies with the supervision of Prof. Bryan W. Eichhorn in University of Maryland. Her PhD work focused on synthesis and investigation of unique properties of transition metal centered main group (Zintl ion) clusters. After receiving her PhD degree in 2005, Emren started working as a postdoctoral research associate in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, USA. During these studies she had opportunity to gain experiences about great world of nanomaterials. Emren worked on synthesizing gold nanoparticles and investigating their potential sensing applications in Dr. Angela Hight Walker’s laboratory.

Finally in 2009 Emren came back to METU Department of Chemistry to deliver her experiences to young researchers. Since then Emren and her group members have been working on synthesizing clusters/nanomaterials, discovering their interesting properties and potential applications in various areas of nanotechnology naming sensing, solar cell, CO2 capture and catalysis.

Prof. Dr. Emren Nalbant

Prof. Dr. Emren Nalbant

Team Members

Aleyna Yasar

Aleyna Yasar

Master of Science Student

Almila

Almila Gözütok

Master of Science Student​

Beril Balkancı

Beril Balkancı

Master of Science Student​

Büşra

Büşra Atak

Master of Science Student​

Duygu Gümüş

Duygu Gümüş

Master of Science Student​

Ecem

Emine Ecem Nas

Master of Science Student​

Başak Gedik

Başak Gedik

Undergraduate Student

Berkay Ateş

Berkay Onur Ateş

Undergraduate Student

Mete Esencan

Mete Esencan

Undergraduate Student

Alumni Members

Asude
Asude Çetin
Ph. D. Alumni
“Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Studies of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Water Oxidation Reaction”
İzel Aksoy
M. Sc. Alumni
“Synthesis of Cobalt Based Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Investigation of Their Potential Use as Catalysts in Water Oxidation Reaction”
Elif Ekebaş
Researcher
Magnesium substituted cobalt spinel nanostructures for electrocatalytic water oxidation
Emir Aydın
Researcher
Efficiency analyses of gold nanoparticle embedded Si-solar cells
Current Position: R&D Scientist at Eczacıbaşı
Doruk Ergöçmen
Researcher
Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Integrated Main Group Clusters
Current Position: PhD Student at Oxford University
S. Esra Öğün
M. Sc. Alumni
Synthesis, Spectroscopic and Computational Analysis of Nickel Integrated Germanium Clusters
Current Position: R&D Scientist at Procter & Gamble, Germany
Duygu Kozanoğlu
M. Sc. Alumni
Power Conversion Efficiency Enhancement of Organic Solar Cells by Addition of Gold Nanoparticles
Current Position: PhD Student in Micro and Nanotechnology, METU
Zhanar Sholanbayeva
M. Sc. Alumni
Synthesis, Characterization and Functionalization of Gold Nanoparticles
Serra Kocabaş
M. Sc. Alumni
“Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Investigation of Nano-catalysts in Spinel Structure for Water Oxidation Reaction”
Yağmur Ağcalı
M. Sc. Alumni
“Synthesis, Characterization and Investigation of Manganese Based Metaloxide Nanoparticles as Water Oxidation Catalysts”
Aylin
Aylin Elçi
M. Sc. Alumni
Tin(IV) oxide coated gold nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization and investigation of surface enhanced Raman scattering activities
Current Position: PhD Student in Micro and Nanotechnology, METU
Cansu Börüban
M. Sc. Alumni
Carbon Dioxide Capture by Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Decorated Supports
Current Position: R&D Scientist at Brisa
N. İlkem Evcimen
M. Sc. Alumni
Carbon Dioxide Capture by Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Decorated Supports
Current Position: R&D Scientist at Polisan
Çağla Arca
Researcher
High Aspect Ratio Gold Nanowires: Synthesis, Characterization and Investigation of Potential Applications
Current Position: R&D Scientist at Polisan
Elçin Dertli
M. Sc. Alumni
Synthesis of Gold Nanowires with High Aspect Ratio and Morphological Purity
İlkay Üner
B. Sc. Alumni
Gülşah Sütçü
B. Sc. Alumni
Synthesis, Characterization and Functionalization of Gold Nanoparticles