Sezen SOYER UZUN

Assoc. Prof.
Address: 
Department of Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Bebek 34342, Istanbul-TURKEY
Phone: 
+90 (212) 359 64 69
Education: 

PhD: Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, California, USA, 2009 
MS: Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2005 
BS: Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2003

Experience: 

2012-...: Faculty Member, Chemical Engineering Department, Boğaziçi University, Turkey 
2010-2012: Research Scientist, Research and Development Center, ConocoPhillips Company, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA 
2009-2010: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA 
2005-2009: Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, University of California, Davis, California, USA 
2003-2005: Graduate Student Researcher, Chemical Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

 

Honors and Awards: 
  • Science Academy BAGEP 2019 Award, Tukey, 2019
  • TÜBİTAK BİDEB 2232 - Scholarship for Returning to Turkey After Doctorate Degree, Turkey, 2012
  • Graduate Student Research Award, University of California, Davis, California, USA, 2007
  • Joe Smith Poster Award, University of California, Davis, California, USA, 2007
  • Mustafa Parlar Thesis of the Year Award, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2005
Research Interests: 
  • Bio-composites for biomedical engineering
  • Geopolymers and glasses
  • Structural modeling
Selected Papers: 
  • K Kaya-Özkiper, A Uzun, S Soyer-Uzun, A novel alkali activated magnesium silicate as an effective and mechanically strong adsorbent for methylene blue removal, Journal of Hazardous Materials (2022) 424, 127256
  • FK Oner, B Alakent, S Soyer-Uzun, Effect of Silane A-174 Modifications in the Structure, Chemistry, and Compressive Strength of PLA-HAP and PLA-β-TCP Biocomposites: Toward the Design of Polymer–Ceramic Implants with High Performance, ACS Applied Polymer Materials (2021) 3 (5), 2432-2446.
  • K Kaya-Özkiper, A Uzun, S Soyer-Uzun, Red mud-and metakaolin-based geopolymers for adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue: Towards self-cleaning construction materials, Journal of Cleaner Production (2021) 288, 125120
  • SF Kurtoğlu, S Soyer-Uzun, A Uzun, Utilizing red mud modified by simple treatments as a support to disperse ruthenium provides a high and stable performance for COx-free hydrogen production from ammonia, Catalysis Today (2020) 357, 425-435
  • MD Goreke, B Alakent, S Soyer-Uzun, Comparative Study on Factors Governing Binding Mechanisms in Polylactic Acid–Hydroxyapatite and Polyethylene–Hydroxyapatite Systems via Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Langmuir (2020) 36 (5), 1125-1137
  • B Alakent, S Soyer-Uzun, Implementation of statistical learning methods to develop guidelines for the design of PLA-based composites with high tensile strength values, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2019) 58 (8), 3478-3489
  • SF Kurtoğlu, S Soyer-Uzun, A Uzun, Modifying the structure of red mud by simple treatments for high and stable performance in COx-free hydrogen production from ammonia, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2018) 43 (45), 20525-20537
  • R Çetintaş, S Soyer-Uzun, Relations between structural characteristics and compressive strength in volcanic ash based one–part geopolymer systems, Journal of Building Engineering (2018) 20, 130-136
  • SF Kurtoğlu, S Sarp, CY Akkaya, B Yağcı, A Motallebzadeh, S Soyer-Uzun, A Uzun, COx-free hydrogen production from ammonia decomposition over sepiolite-supported nickel catalysts, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2018) 43 (21), 9954-9968
  • K Kaya, SF Kurtoglu, A Uzun, S Soyer-Uzun, Consequences of Simple Acid-Pretreatments on Geopolymerization and Thermal Stability of Red Mud-Based Geopolymers, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2018) 57 (21), 7156-7168
  • SF Kurtoğlu, S Soyer-Uzun, A Uzun, Tuning structural characteristics of red mud by simple treatments, Ceramics International (2016) 42 (15), 17581-17593
  • K Kaya, S Soyer-Uzun, Evolution of structural characteristics and compressive strength in red mud–metakaolin based geopolymer systems, Ceramics International (2016) 42 (6), 7406-7413
  • I Ozer, S Soyer-Uzun, Relations between the structural characteristics and compressive strength in metakaolin based geopolymers with different molar Si/Al ratios, Ceramics International (2015) 41 (8), 10192-10198
  • S Soyer-Uzun, SR Chae, CJ Benmore, HR Wenk, PJM Monteiro, Compositional evolution of calcium silicate hydrate (C–S–H) structures by total x‐ray scattering, Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2012) 95 (2), 793-798
  • S Sen, SS Uzun, CJ Benmore, BG Aitken, Structure, topology and chemical order in Ge–As–Te glasses: a high-energy X-ray diffraction study, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2010) 22 (40), 405401
  • S Soyer-Uzun, CJ Benmore, JE Siewenie, S Sen, The nature of intermediate-range order in Ge–As–S glasses: results from reverse Monte Carlo modeling, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2010) 22 (11), 115404
  • JC Mauro, SS Uzun, W Bras, S Sen, Nonmonotonic evolution of density fluctuations during glass relaxation, Physical review letters (2009) 102 (15), 155506
  • S Soyer-Uzun, S Sen, BG Aitken, Network vs molecular structural characteristics of Ge-doped arsenic sulfide glasses: a combined neutron/x-ray diffraction, extended x-ray absorption fine structure, and Raman spectroscopic study, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2009) 113 (15), 6231-6242
  • SS Uzun, SJ Gaudio, S Sen, Q Mei, CJ Benmore, CA Tulk, J Xu, BG Aitken, In situ high-pressure X-ray diffraction study of densification of a molecular chalcogenide glass, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2008) 69 (9), 2336-2340
  • SS Uzun, S Sen, CJ Benmore, BG Aitken, A combined neutron and x-ray diffraction study of short-and intermediate-range structural characteristics of Ge–As sulfide glasses Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2008) 20 (33), 335105
  • SS Uzun, S Sen, CJ Benmore, BG Aitken, Compositional variation of short-and intermediate-range structure and chemical order in Ge-As sulfide glasses: a neutron diffraction study, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2008) 112 (18), 7263-7269
  • SS Uzun, S Sen, 11B MAS NMR spectroscopic study of structural relaxation, aging, and memory effect at the atomic scale in a borosilicate glass, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2007) 111 (33), 9758-9761
  • S Sen, S Soyer-Uzun, EL Gjersing, BG Aitken, S Gaudio, AN Clark, CE Lesher, Pressure-induced instabilities of low-dimensional structural units in chalcogenide glasses at ambient temperature, Journal of optoelectronics and advanced materials (2007) 9 (11), 3553-3557
  • S Soyer, A Uzun, S Senkan, I Onal, A quantum chemical study of nitric oxide reduction by ammonia (SCR reaction) on V2O5 catalyst surface, Catalysis today (2006) 118 (3), 268-278
  • ​I Onal, S Soyer, S Senkan, Adsorption of water and ammonia on TiO2-anatase cluster models, Surface science (2006) 600 (12), 2457-2469
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