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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.HE Cingil, NCH Meertens, IK Voets. Temporally programmed disassembly and reassembly of C3Ms. Small 14 (46), 1802089.
2.HE Cingil, EB Boz, G Biondaro et al. Illuminating the reaction pathways of viromimetic assembly. Journal of the American Chemical Society 139 (13), 4962-4968.
3.HE Cingil, EB Boz, J Wang, MA Cohen Stuart, J Sprakel. Probing nanoscale coassembly with dual mechanochromic sensors. Advanced Functional Materials 26 (9), 1420-1427.
4.HE Cingil, IM Storm, Y Yorulmaz, DW te Brake, R de Vries, MA Cohen Stuart, J Sprakel. Monitoring protein capsid assembly with a conjugated polymer strain sensor. Journal of the American Chemical Society 137 (31), 9800-9803.
5.HE Cingil, WH Rombouts, J van der Gucht, MA Cohen Stuart, J Sprakel. Equivalent pathways in melting and gelation of well-defined biopolymer networks. Biomacromolecules 16 (1), 304-310.


TÜBİTAK 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Grant