Curriculum Vitae

I received my Master's Degree in Polymer Science and Technology from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. My PhD studies brought me to Austria and I completed my PhD in Physical Chemistry (2018) at Johannes Kepler University Linz under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci. During my PhD studies I had the chance to visit Yamagata University in Japan and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories in the USA for research visits. Following my PhD studies, I joined the Institue of Science and Technology as a postdoctoral researcher (2018) and took active part in setting up the first chemistry laboratory in the institute. In 2020 I joined the group of Molecular Materials Chemistry as a Team Leader working towards my habilitation on the photoelectrocatalysis, CO2 utilization and nitrogen activation. 

To this date I have authored/co-authored more than 50 publications and delivered 15 talk/invited talks in conferences. In addition, I engage in public outreach activities such as Lectures4Future, Open House Days (organized by TU Wien) and Long Night of Research (Lange Nacht der Forschung, organized by TU Wien).

My research focuses on developing organic-inorganic hybrid materials for photoelectrocatalytic applications as well as tuning metal surface chemistry to influence the catalysis kinetics. Throughout my research I gained experience in in-situ spectroelectrochemistry (UV-Vis, ATR-FTIR) for the characterization of materials under applied potential. My main research focuses on carbon dioxide capture and utilization as well as photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen formation.

I am currently Co-PI in Solarreactor Project (2021-2024) funded by Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) which focuses on the simultaneous water treatment and hydrogen evolution. Within the frame of this I am co-supervising a fully-funded PhD student (Jakob Blaschke).

Selected Publications

Complete list of publications can be found on Google Scholar, opens an external URL in a new window.

My current position gives me the great chance to be involved various teaching activities which are listed below:

  • 2020 until now
    Assistant – 163.145 “Synthesis Laboratory Course”
  • 2021 until now
    Assistant – 164.289 “Advanced ceramics and electrochemistry”
  • 2021 until now
    Co-Lecturer – 165.134 “Chemistry and Technology of Materials”
  • 2021 until now
    Lecturer – 165.146 “Synthesis of Inorganic Materials”
  • 2021 until now
    Lecturer – 165.147 “Inorganic Materials Chemistry"


Ph.D. students

Ph.D. students are co-supervised with Prof. Dr. Dominik Eder

  • Jakob Blaschke (01.2022 – ongoing)
  • Paolo Rudatis (10.2020 – ongoing)

Master students

  • Hannah Rabl (10.2021 – ongoing)

Bachelor students

  • Alexander Eder (04.2021 – 06.2021)