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)