ResearchComputational Nanoscience

Durgun Research Group

Group Leader
Engin Durgun

Research Interest
Hydrogen Storage, 2D Ultrathin Material Systems, Solar-Thermal Fuels, Cement Chemistry, Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Materials

Research Overview
Essential for physics, chemistry and biology research alike, computational science plays an increasingly vital role in the design of functional materials. By applying state-of-the-art modeling and simulation tools to understand the behavior of novel material systems, the Durgun Research Group seeks to address critical challanges of global importance, including the design of high-performance, low carbon emission cements, identification of novel functions and possible application areas in 2D material systems and the design of photoconvertible molecules for solar energy applications.

Nanophysics Theory Group

Group Leader
Salim Çıracı

Research Interest
Super-low Friction, Hydrogen Storage, Molecular Electronics, Spintronics, Nanowires

Research Overview
Planar materials, such as graphene, are of tremendous importance for the resolution of the energy production and storage problems inherent to the modern world, but are so new an area of research that a complete overview of their properties is yet to be achieved. Computational efforts are therefore necessary to predict the stability and behavior of graphene-derived structures, as well as other, novel forms of nanomaterials. With a strong background in theoretical and computational physics, the Nanophysics Theory Group seeks to understand the underlying effects behind the extraordinary physical properties of graphene-based and other materials, and in doing so, to bring these much-celebrated ‘materials of the future’ to forms that can be used in daily life.