Önder Metin

Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, Koç University, Istanbul, TURKEY

Talk Title: Photocatalysis with Semiconductor 2D Materials and Their Heterojunctions

Dr. Önder Metin received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey in 2002 with the second honor degree. Then, he got a research assistant position at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey where he received his M.Sc. degree in 2006 and Ph.D. degree in 2010 at Department of Chemistry. During his Ph.D. studies, he studied as a TUBITAK research fellow at Department of Chemistry, Brown University (Rhode Island/USA) in 2009 and at Inorganic Chemistry Research Institute, Darmstadt Technical University, Germany in 2010. After he received his Ph.D degree, he moved to Department of Chemistry, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey as an Assistant Professor in 2011. He then joined the Department of Chemistry, Brown University as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in 2012 for one year. After the post-doctoral studies, he turned back to Atatürk University and promoted to the Associate Professor level in 2013. He then moved to Koç University which is one of the top three universities of Turkey, as an Associate Professor in 2018.

Awards&Honors:  Dr. Önder Metin received numerous scientific awards and honors given to outstanding young scientists working in Turkey; (i) 2017 The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) “Research Encouragement Award” (ii) Science Heroes Association “The Young Scientist of the Year 2016” (iii) The Science Academy “Outstanding Young Scientist Award”, 2017, (iv) Feyzi Akkaya Science Foundation (FABED), “Eser Tumen Outstanding Young Scientist Award”, 2015, (v) Turkish Academy of Sciences “The Highly Successful Young Scientists Award” (TÜBA-GEBİP), 2014. (vi) Middle East Technical University Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. PARLAR Education and Research Foundation Awards “Research Encouragement Award”, 2013.  He is an associate member of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) since 2018. He has served as a subject Editor of Turkish Journal of Chemistry since 2015. He has been a Member of the Board of the Turkish Chemical Society since 2017, and the IUPAC national representative in the field of Inorganic Chemistry since January 2018, and an executive board member of Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) since 2019.

Academic Research&Performance: Dr. Önder Metin has published over than 100 scientific papers in mostly high impact journals. His papers have received more than 6400 citations and his h-index= 40.