Researcher – Hande Cıngıl Tan


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

Supramolecular polymeric systems

Conjugated polymer-based molecular sensors


Responsive materials


Sustainable packaging materials

  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