I am a polymer chemist and a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University working under the supervision of Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski. I will investigate new possibilities for the application of photocatalytic processes in controlled radical polymerizations with an emphasis on developing novel photocatalysts and understanding the mechanistic aspects of such systems.
Previously, I graduated with an MSc degree in Chemistry from Istanbul Technical University, in 2015. During my MSc research under the supervision of Professor Yusuf Yagci at Istanbul Technical University, I was engaged in several projects developing new photocatalytic systems for various polymerization reactions taking advantage of heterogeneous semiconducting photocatalysis. Prior to my MSc studies, I received a BSc degree in Polymer Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, in 2012.