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Yurdanur Türker

Ph.D. in Chemistry

Work Experience

  • Polymer R&D Lab Project Engineer, Kansai Altan Paint Ind., İzmir (4 Dec. 2017 – 27 July 2020)
  • Experienced Researcher, FP7 European Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)Project, Elantas Europe Srl. R&D, Parma (Italy) (7 April 2015 – 31 March 2017)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, OPET Spin-off Company Quantag Nanotechnologies, Department of Chemistry, Koc University, İstanbul (Turkey)(15 Feb 2014 – 15 Feb 2015)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, European Comission-Joint Research Center (EC-JRC), Ispra (VA) (Italy) (1 Feb 2013 – 31 Jan 2014)

Research Interests

Polymer Synthesis
Organic Coatings
Nanomaterials Synthesis
Functionalisation and Characterisation
Supercapacitors: Electrode (mesoporous metaloxides, conducting polymers) and electrolyte (liquid crystal gels) development

Last 5 Publications

  1. Durmusoglu, E. G., Turker, Y., Acar Yagci H. "Luminescent PbS and PbS/CdS Quantum Dots with Hybrid Coatings as Nanotags for Authentication of Petroleum Products" ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2019, XX. (DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01780)
  2. Durmusoglu, E. G., Turker, Y., Acar Yagci H. "Green Synthesis of Strongly Luminescent, Ultrasmall PbS and PbSe Quantum Dots" J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121 (22),12407–12415. (DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01083)
  3. Karakaya, C., Turker, Y., Dag, O. “Molten-Salt-Assisted Self-Assembly (MASA)-Synthesis of Mesoporous Metal Titanate-Titania, Metal Sulfide-Titania, and Metal Selenide-Titania Thin Films" Adv. Func. Mater. 2013, 23, 4002-4010. DOI:10.1002/adfm.201202716)
  4. Turker, Y., Karakaya, C., Dag, O. “Fabrication of Mesoporous Metal Chalcogenide Nanoflake- Silica Thin Films and Spongy Mesoporous CdS and CdSe" Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 3695-3705. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201102643)
  5. Karakaya, C., Turker, Y., Albayrak, C., Dag, O. “Assembly of Molten Transition Metal Salt_Surfactant in a Confined Space for the Synthesis of Mesoporous Metal Oxide-Rich Metal Oxide_Silica Thin Films" Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 3062–3071.( DOI:10.1021/cm200932k)


  • FP7 European Marie Curie Initial Training Network Scholarship
  • TUBITAK 2219 Post-Doctoral Scholarship
  • TUBITAK 2211 Master & PhD Scholarship