Our paper titled “Characterization of two-dimensional Ga1− xAlxN ordered alloys with varying chemical composition” published in Comp. Mater. Science (May 2019)

Our paper titled “Two-dimensional pnictogens: A review of recent progresses and future research directions ” published in Applied Physics Reviews (April 2019)

Our paper titled “Fast-dissolving electrospun gelatin nanofibers encapsulating ciprofloxacin/cyclodextrin inclusion complex” published in Colloids and Surfaces B (March 2019)

Our paper titled “Structure dependent optoelectronic properties of monolayer antimonene, bismuthene and their binary compound.” published in PhysChemChemPhys (March 2019)

Fuat won the NanoArt Contest at Nanoday 2019FTopuz-Nanoday2019

Our paper titled “Semiconducting defect-free polymorph of borophene: Peierls distortion in two dimensions” published in Phys. Rev. B as Rapid Comm. (December 2018)

Dr. Engin Durgun has received 2018 TUBITAK Incentive Award.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Engin of UNAM – Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology has received 2018 TÜBİTAK Incentive Award in the field of engineering sciences for his contributions to computational materials science and nanotechnology.

The TÜBİTAK Incentive Award is given to scientists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated the potential to provide outstanding contributions to science at an international level.




Our paper titled “Onset of vertical bonds in new GaN multilayers: beyond van der Waals solids” published in Nanoscale (November 2018)

Dr. Engin Durgun has been named as “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World.” in the field of Academic leadership and/or accomplishment

Dr. Durgun’s profound educational background has allowed him to explore vast opportunities in the areas of science and nanotechnology including the application of state-of-the-art computational techniques such as spintronics—technology based on the use of electrons and spin—to greatly increase the performance of today’s electrical devices. After accepting an offer from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) he begun to focus on environmental issues related to cement chemistry which led him to the discovery that when you increase the reactivity of cement by means of nano-technology, both carbon emission and energy consumption can be reduced, leading to a new generation of environment-friendly cement. Looking to further his impact, Dr. Durgun joined the National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM)—a center focused on the advancement of nanotechnology—where he is working as vice-director contributing to the centers evolvement and investigating 2-dimensional materials. As a leader in scientific development, Dr. Durgun believes that if science can lead the charge we have the opportunity to prevent global issues before they arise.

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Our paper titled “The effect of strain and functionalization on the optical properties of borophene” published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (July 2018)

Our paper titled “Encapsulation of camphor in cyclodextrin inclusion complex nanofibers via polymer-free electrospinning” published in Journal of Materials Science (April 2018)

Our paper titled “Fundamentals, progress, and future directions of nitride-based semiconductors and their composites in two-dimensional limit” published in Applied Physics Review (March 2018)

Our paper titled “Two-dimensional fluorinated boron sheets: mechanical, electronic, and thermal properties” published in Journal of Materials Science (February 2018)

Our paper titled “Antioxidant electrospun zein nanofibrous web encapsulating quercetin/cyclodextrin inclusion complex” published in Journal of Materials Science (January 2018)

Our paper titled “Lateral and Vertical Heterostructures of h-GaN/h-AlN: Electron Confinement, Band Lineup, and Quantum Structures” published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C (December 2017)

Our paper titled “Single layers and multilayers of GaN and AlN in square-octagon structure: Stability, electronic properties, and functionalization” published in Physical Review B (December 2017)

Our paper titled “Structural superlubricity of platinum on graphite under ambient conditions: The effects of chemistry and geometry” published in Applied Physics Letters (November 2017)

Our paper titled “The interaction of halogen atoms and molecules with borophene” published in Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys (October 2017)