Engin Durgun
Principle Investigator
Tel: +90 (312) 290 3578
E-mail: durgun[at]unam.bilkent.edu.tr
Office: UNAM-107
Postdoctoral Associate: University of Liege, 2007-2009
Postdoctoral Associate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009-2012
Young Scientist Awards of the Science Academy (BAGEP), 2013
Eser Tümen Young Scientist Award (FABED), 2015
Young Scientist Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA-GEBİP), 2015
METU Prof. Dr. Mustafa Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award, 2015
Scientist of the Year, Young Scientist Awards from Heroes of Science Association of Turkey, 2015
TOYP-Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Turkey (JCI), 2016
TOYP-Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI), 2017
TUBITAK Incentive Award, 2018
Representative Publications:
  1. New Phases of Germanene 
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 5, 2694–2699 (2014)
  2. Photoswichable Molecular Rings for Solar-Thermal Energy Storage 
    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 4, 854-860 (2013)
  3. Understanding and Controlling the reactivity of the Calcium Silicate Phases from First Principles  
    Chemistry of Materials 24, 1262 (2012)
  4. Half-Metallic Silicon Nanowires
    Physical Review Letters 99, 256806 (2007)
  5. Transition Metal-Ethylene Complexes as High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage Media 
    Physical Review Letters 97, 226102 (2006) 




        Berna Akgenç
        Visiting Researcher
        PhD: Physics, Yildiz Technical University
        Tel: –
        E-mail: bernaakgenc08[at]gmail.com
        Office: UNAM-106
        Zehra İrem Yıldız
        PhD. Student
        BS: Food Engineering, METU
        Tel: +90 (312) 290 3569
        E-mail: zehra.gurbuz[at]bilkent.edu.tr
        Office: UNAM-410
        Fuat Topuz
        Post Doctoral Researcher
        PhD: Chemistry, Aachen University 
        Tel: +90 (312) 290 3551
        E-mail: fuat.topuz[at]rwth-aachen.de
        Office: UNAM-Z10
        Burak Özdemir
        Post Doctoral Researcher
        PhD. Advanced Materials, Central Michigan University
        Tel: +90 (312) 290 3551
        E-mail: burak.ozdemir[at]bilkent.edu.tr
        Office: UNAM-z10
        M. Emin Kılıç
        Visiting Researcher
        Current Position: Post-doctoral Associate, Yonsei University, S. Korea
        PhD. Physics, METU
        J. Khanifaev
        MSc. Student

        Current Position: Max-Planck-Institut fur Eisenforschung, Germany
        BS: Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST, S. Korea
        MS:Material Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University

        Abdullatif Önen
        PhD. Student
        Current Position: PhD Student, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
        BS. Physics, A. Menderes University
        MSc. Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University


        İsmail Can Oğuz
        MSc. Student
        Current Position: PhD Student at Universite de Monpelier, France.
        Semran İpek
        Visiting Researcher
        PhD. Physics, Gebze Technical University  
        E-mail:  semranipek[at]gmail.com
        Office: İstanbul Medeniyet University
        H. Şener Şen
        Post Doctoral Researcher
        Current Position: Post-doctoral fellow at  Prof. Rubio’s Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group., Spain
        Post-doctoral Fellow (2013-2014)
        Y. Gözde Sağlam
        MSc. Student

        Current Position : PhD Student at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

        Lütfiye Hallıoğlu
        MSc. Student
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        Current Position : Chemical Engineer/ Intellectual Property Specialist at Vestel 

        Deniz Kecik
        Post Doctoral Researcher
        Current Position. Senior Engineer, Aselsan
        PhD. Materials Science and Engineering, EPFL