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Hande Cıngıl Tan

Ph.D. in Chemistry

Work Experience

Principal Investigator 2020 – ongoing Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center, Turkey

Senior Specialist 2019 – 2020 Materials Technologies, Arçelik R&D, Turkey

Post-Doctoral Researcher 2016 – 2018 Institute of Complex Molecular Systems, Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands

PhD Researcher 2012 – 2016 Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Junior Researcher 2010 – 2011 Biophysics, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research Interests

Supramolecular polymeric systems

Conjugated polymer-based molecular sensors


Responsive materials


Sustainable packaging materials

Last 5 Publications

1) Hande E. Cingil*, Yelda Yorulmaz, Charge-driven complexes formed by conjugated polyelectrolytes as sensing platforms for biogenic amines, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, A: Chemistry, (2023), DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2023.115385.

2) G Beliktay, T Shaikh, E Koca, Hande E. Cingil*,  Effect of UV Irradiation Time and Headgroup Interactions on the Reversible Colorimetric pH Response of Polydiacetylene Assemblies, ACS Omega, (2023), DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.3c04845.

3) C Mitmit, M Mocan, BT Camic, HE Cingil, EMM Tan*, Broadband light and heat management with a self-regulating and user-controlled thermochromic smart window, Cell Reports Physical Sciences, (2023), DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2022.101218.

4) HE Cingil*, G Beliktay, EMM Tan, A study on the conformation-dependent colorimetric response of polydiacetylene supramolecules to external triggers, Materials Chemistry Frontiers, (2023), DOI: 10.1039/D2QM01006B.

5) HE Cingil, NCH Meertens, IK Voets, Temporally programmed disassembly and reassembly of C3Ms, Small, (2018), DOI: 10.1002/smll.201802089. 


TÜBİTAK 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Grant