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Prof. Önder PEKCAN


 Contact:

Phone:      +90 212 533 6532 / 1330
e-mail:      pekcan@khas.edu.tr


 Education:

ankara Undergrad: Ankara University – Engineering Physics (1965)
ankara Master’s: Ankara University,  Nuclear Engineering (1967)
chicago Master’s: University of Chicago – Department of Physics (1971)
wyoming PhD:
University of Wyoming – Solid State Physics  (1974)
Advisor: A. D. Denison

Academic Experience:

hacettepe Asst. Prof. & Assoc. Prof: Hacettepe University – Department of Physics (1974-1979 & 1983-1985)
gdanska Visiting Scientist: Polonya, Gdansk Technical University, (1980-1981)
itu Prof.:
İTÜ  (1988-2005)
toronto Visiting Scientist: University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry (1981-1983, 1985-1988)
isik Prof.: Işık University Department of Physics (2005-2008)
kadir has Prof.: Kadir Has University Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics (2008-now)

 Awards:

Kadir Has Univeristy Academic Award (2011-2012)
- TÜBİTAK Science Award (1998)
- Minna James Heineman Stiftung Award (1981)

- TAEK Scholarship (1968-1974)


 Membership:

- The Science Academy
- SPIE (Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers)
- American Physical Society
- American Chemical Society

- Chamber og Physical Engineer
- Turkish Physics Association

- Experimental High School Grads


Administrative Duties

- The Science Academy Board (2012 – now)
- TÜBA Counsel Member (2009-2012)

- Kadir Has University, Dean of Faculty of Science and Letters (2008-2012)

- Işık University, Dean of Faculty of Science and Letters (2005-2008)

- Işık University, Department Head of Physics (2005)

TÜBİTAK Scientific Board Member (2003-2005)

TÜBİTAK, TBAG member (1997-2003)

İTÜ, Dean of Faculty of Science and Letters (1997-2003)
İTÜ Department Head of Physics (1992-1993)
 Hacettepe University Department Head of Mathematics – Physics (1983-1986)

-  TMMOB, Head of Chamber of Engineering Physics (1976-1977)


Research:

o   Polymer Physics (1982-2007)

o   Nano Sciences (2007- now)

o   Fractal geometry (1986-1996)

o   Solid State Physics (1971-1981)


Refereed Journals

Macromolecules
Bio macromolecules
Int. J. Coatings Science
J. Colloid and Interface Science
J. Physical Chemistry
Turkish J. Physics
European Polymer Journal
Polymer
Macromolecular Theory and Simulations
Macromolecular Chemistry Physics
Int. J. Solar Energy
J. Polymer Science, Part B
J. Applied Polymer Science
Synthetic Metals
Physical Review
Trends in Polymer Science
Int. J. Pharmaceutics
Chemical Papers
J. Material Science
Materials Chemistry and Physics
Food Hydrocolloids
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
J. Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Spectroscopy Letters
Applied Surface Science
Journal of Porous Materials
Dyes and Pigments
Turkish J. Chemistry
Sensor Letters
Langmuir
Journal of Luminescence
Carbon
Macromolecular Reaction Engineering
Journal of Nanomaterials
Smart Materials Research
Polymer International
Designed Monomers and Polymers
Journal of Peptide Science
Canadian journal of Chemistry
Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Soft Matter
Journal of Nanotechnology


Teaching Activities

Classical Mechanic
Quantum Mechanic
Solid State Physics
Calculus I, II
Waves and Vibrations
Introduction to Physics
(Mechanic, Electricity and Magnetism)
Polymer Physics
Atom and Molecular Physics
Electromagnetic Theory
Spectroscopy
Modern Physics


Past and Current Projects:

tubitak TÜBİTAK -1001. “Saf polymer lateks ve kompozit sistemlerin film oluşma davranışları”. (No: 107T394), Researcher (2007)
itu İTÜ Research Grant. “Biyolojik Jellerde Faz Geçişlerinin İncelenmesi”. Researcher (2006)
itu İTÜ Research Grant. “Tek Foton Sayma Sistemi ile Polimer Malzemelerin Çalışılması”. Project Director (1997-2000)
itu İTÜ Research Grant. “Polimer Malzemelerin Floresan Tekniği ile İncelenmesi”. Project Director (1990-1992)
tubitak TÜBİTAK TBAG 670. “Polimer Colloid Yapısının Incelenmesinde Tek-Foton Sayma Tekniği”. Researcher (1984-1988)
tubitak TÜBİTAK TBAG 621. “ESR Tekniği ile Spin Etiketli Polimer Kolloidlerin Yapılarının İncelenmesi”. Project Director (1983-1986)
nserc NSERC Canada. “Luminescence Techniques to Study Polymer Colloids”. Researcher (1981-1983)
nserc NSERC Canada.” Polymer Antenna for Harvesting Solar Energy”. Researcher (1981-1983)

Recent Publications:

Prof. Pekcan has over 300 publications. So we just list few examples.

- İ. E. Özyiğit D. Akyön and Ö. Pekcan “Structural Analysis of Peptite Fragments Following the Hydrolises of Bovine Serum Albumine by Tripsin and Chymotripsin” J. Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 34(5), 1092-1100 (2016)

- İ. E. Özyiğit, E. Karakuş and Ö. Pekcan “The Modifier Effects of Trypsin and Chymotrypsin on Fluorescence Life Time Disdribution of “N-(Pyrenyl) melamide- Bovine Serum Albumin” Complex” Spectro-chimica Acta , Part A Molecular and Biomolecularspectra, 154,8-12 (2016)

- Z. Doğruyol, N. Arsu, S. Keskin Doğruyol and Ö. Pekcan “Percolation of Glassy Regions during Polymerization of Epoxy Acrylate in Dimethylformamide” Prog. Org. Coat. 80, 59-64 (2015)

- G. Evingür and Ö. Pekcan “Universality of Elasticity in PAAm-PNIPA Copolymer” European Physical Journal App. Phys. 69, 11201 (2015)

- G. Evingür and Ö. Pekcan “Kinetical Models for the Dynamical Behaviour of PAAM-Kappa Carrageenan Composites” Biological Physics, 41, 37-47 (2015)

- S. Kara, E. Arda, O. Bahadır Mergen and Ö. Pekcan “Comparison of Fluoescence and UV-Visible Spectroscopic Techniques for Thermal Phase Transitions of Agarose Gels” Polym. Bull. 72, 157 (2015)

- Ş. Uğur, M.S. Sunay and Ö. Pekcan “Fluorescence Study of the Effects of Particle Size in PS/ Al2O3 Nanocomposites Films” Plastic, Rubber and Composites 44,4,129-141 (2015)

- A.H. Bilge and Ö.Pekcan “A Mathematical Characterization of the Gel Point in Sol-Gel Transition” Journal of Physics 574, 012005 (2015)

- Ö. Yargı, Ö. Pekcan and Ş. Uğur “Measurement of Oxygen Diffusion in PS/PNIPAM Composites Films Using Fluorescence Quenching” Plastic, Rubber and Composites 44, 4,189 (2015)

- G. Evingür and Ö. Pekcan “Elasticity Study of PAAm- Kappa Carrageenan Composites prepared in various Kappa Carrageenan Content and Measured at Several Temperatures” Acta Physica Polanica, 128,3 331 (2015)

- Ş.Uğur, M.S. Sunay, and Ö. Pekcan “Fluorescence Study of the film Formation from PS Latex-TiO2 Composite; Effects of TiO2 Content, Film Thickness and Particle Size” Journal of Colloid Science and Biotechnology 4 (2), 117-132 (2015)

- Evingur, GA; Kaygusuz, H; Erim, FB; Pekcan, O.Gelation of PAAm-PVP composites: A fluorescence study”. Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 28, 1450122 (2014).

- Evingur, GA ; Pekcan, O. “Effect of multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) on the behavior of swelling of polyacrylamide-MWNT composites”. doi: 10.1177/0731684414526438. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites March 7, (2014)

- Yargi, O ; Ugur, S ; Pekcan, O. “Polymer/carbon nanotube composite film formation: A fluorescence study”. DOI: 10.1002/pc.22725. Polymer Composites Volume 35, Issue 5, pages 817–826, May (2014)

- Saclioglu, C ; Pekcan, O ; Nanjundiah, V. “Group behaviour in physical, chemical and biological systems”. J Biosci. Apr;39(2):177-89. (2014)  

-Kaygusuz H, Erim FB, Pekcan O, Akın Evingür G. “Cation effect on slow release from alginate beads: a fluorescence study.” J Fluoresc. 2014 Jan;24(1):161-7. doi: 10.1007/s10895-013-1282-y. (2014)

- Yargı O, Uğur S, Pekcan O. “Oxygen diffusion into multiwalled carbon nanotube doped polystrene latex films using fluorescence technique”. J Fluoresc. 2013 May;23(3):357-66. doi: 10.1007/s10895-013-1157-2. (2013)

- Kara S, Gacal B, Tunc D, Yagci Y, Pekcan O. “Sorption and desorption of PVA-pyrene chains in and out of agarose Gel”. J Fluoresc. 2012 Jul;22(4):1073-80. doi: 10.1007/s10895-012-1045-1. (2012)

- G. Evingür and Ö. Pekcan “Temperature Effect on the Swelling of PAAM-Kappa Carrageenan Composites”. J. App. Polym. Science 123,1746 (2012)

- Ş. Uğur, Ö. Yargı and Ö. Pekcan “Diffusion Energies of Oxygen Diffusing into PS/ PNIPAM Composites”. Polymer for Advance Technologies, 23,776(2012)

- Ö. Yargı, Ş. Uğur and Ö. Pekcan “Temperature Dependence of Oxygen Diffusion into Polymer”. Carbon nanotube Films” Polym. Eng. Sci.52,172 (2012)

- Kara S, Arda E, Dolastir F, Pekcan Ö. “Thermal phase transitions of agarose in various compositions: a fluorescence study”. J Fluoresc. 2011 Sep;21(5):1871-7. doi: 10.1007/s10895-011-0883-6. (2011)


Theses supervised

Prof. Önder Pekcan raised over 28 grad students. We list few here.

- Selin Sunay. PhD Thesis. “Investigation of film Formation Behaviors in Polymer-Polymer and Polymer-Metaloxyde Composite Films”. İTÜ. (2012)
- Zekeriya Doğruyol. PhD Thesis. “Investigation of Gelation and Photo polymerization Mechanisms Induced by Thioxanthone based Initiators with some Mathematical models”. Yıldız Technical University (2011)
- Gülşen Evingür. PhD Thesis. “Phase Transitions in Hybrid Gels”. İTÜ (2011)  
- Önder Yargı. PhD Thesis. “Film Formation frown Polymer Composites”. İTÜ (2010)
- Özlem Tarı. PhD Thesis. “Thermal and Volume Phase Transitions in Carrageenan Gels”. İTÜ (2009)
- Selin Soyal. Master’s Thesis. “TiO2 Polistiren Lateks Kompozitlerden Film Oluşumu” İTÜ (2005)
- Şaziye Uğur. PhD Thesis. “Kararlı Durum Floresans Tekniği Kullanarak Polimer Filmlerin Çözünme Mekanizmasının İncelenmesi”. İTÜ (2004)
- Demet Kaya. PhD Thesis. “Farklı teknik Kullanılarak Farklı Polimer Sistemlerde Ağ Yapı Oluşum Sürecinin Çalışılması”. İTÜ (2004)
- Sevtap Yıldız. PhD Thesis. “Sıvı Krıstal Polimerlerde Faz Geçişleri”. İTÜ (2004)
- Batuhan Kısacıkoğlu. Master’s Thesis. “Kinetik Monte Carlo Yöntemi ile Polimer Simulasyonları”. İTÜ (2003)
- Betül Yönel. Master’s Thesis. “Organik Çözücü Buharında Jel Şişmesi”. İTÜ (2002)
- Beril Akkök. Master’s Thesis. “Organik Çözücü Buharında Latex Film Oluşumu”. İTÜ (2002)