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: 

- 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: 
  • Amorphous materials synthesis and characterization
  • Structure-property relationships in complex materials
  • Structural modeling
Selected Papers: 
  • 1. Ozer, I.; Soyer-Uzun, S. “Relations Between the Structural Characteristics and Compressive Strength in Metakaolin Based Geopolymers with Different Molar Si/Al Ratios” Ceramics International (2015) 41(8), 10192
  • 2. Soyer-Uzun, S.; Chae, S.R.; Benmore, C.J.; Wenk, H-R.; Monteiro, P.J.M. “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
  • 3. Sen, S.; Soyer-Uzun, S.; Benmore, C. J.; Aitken, B. G. “Structure, Topology and Chemical Order in Ge-As-Te Glasses: A High Energy X-ray Diffraction Study” (2010) Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2010) 22(40), 405401
  • 4. Soyer-Uzun, S.; Benmore, C. J.; Siewenie, J.E.; Sen, S. “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
  • 5. Mauro, J.C.; Soyer-Uzun, S.; Bras, W.; Sen, S. “Nonmonotonic Evolution of Density Fluctuations during Glass Relaxation” Physical Review Letters (2009) 102, 155506
  • 6. Soyer-Uzun, S.; Sen, S.; Aitken, B.G. “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” Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2009) 113, 6231
  • 7. Soyer-Uzun, S.; Sen, S.; Benmore, C.J.; Aitken, B.G. “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, 335105
  • 8. Soyer-Uzun, S.; Sen, S.; Benmore, C.J.; Aitken, B.G. “Compositional Variation of Short- and Intermediate-range Structure and Chemical Order in Ge-As Sulfide Glasses: A Neutron Diffraction Study” Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2008) 112, 7263
  • 9. Soyer-Uzun, S.; Gaudio, S.J.; Sen, S.; Mei, Q.; Benmore, C.J.; Tulk, C.A.; Xu, J.; Aitken, B.G. “In Situ High-pressure X-ray Diffraction Study of Densification of a Molecular Chalcogenide Glass” Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2008) 69, 2336
  • 10. Sen, S.; Soyer-Uzun, S.; Gjersing, E.L.; Aitken, B.G.; Gaudio, S.; Clark, A.N.; Lesher, C.E. “Pressure-induced Instabilities of Low-dimensional Structural Units in Chalcogenide Glasses at Ambient Temperature” Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials (2007) 9(11), 3553
  • 11. Soyer-Uzun, S.; Sen, S. “11B MAS NMR Spectroscopic Study of Structural Relaxation, Aging, and Memory Effect at the Atomic Scale in a Borosilicate Glass” Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2007) 111(33), 9758
  • 12. Soyer, S.; Uzun, A.; Senkan, S.; Önal, I. “A Quantum Chemical Study of Nitric Oxide Reduction by Ammonia (SCR Reaction) on V2O5 Catalyst Surface” Catalysis Today (2006) 118(3-4), 268
  • 13. Önal, I.; Soyer, S.; Senkan, S. “Adsorption of Water and Ammonia on TiO2-Anatase Cluster Models” Surface Science (2006) 600(12), 2457
Research Laboratory: 
Complex Materials Laboratory