Dr. Baris Kiskan
I have gained a strong background in polymers, thermosetting materials, conducting polymers and their detailed characterization with the state of the art instruments. These research experiences were mainly developed during my PhD in the Department of Chemistry (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey). Prior to my PhD studies, I have firstly graduated from the Department of Chemistry of Uludag University and started to masters of Science program in Istanbul Technical University on the subject of conducting polymers from pyrrole derivatives. I synthesized and characterized various pyrrole monomers and their polymers. During my PhD study, I have focused on several different topics, ranging from the synthesis of nanocomposites of benzoxazines with magnetite, the modification of polymers with click chemistry to benzoxazine thermosets including monomer synthesis. I published more than 20 papers and had a World Patent with Henkel Company on the subject of thermosettings. Currently, in addition to the experimental chemistry, I am working in Istanbul Technical University as teaching assistant. I practically teach FT-IR, UV-Visible, NMR spectroscopies,organic chemistry laboratory practice,both organic and polymer synthesis to chemistry students and Also, I was responsible of operating of a Bruker NMR device between years 2003 and 2004. Finally, in 2010 I gained Max Planck Fellowship and started my Postdoc. studies in Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces..