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Dr. Tuğçe Nur Eren Mert

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 10/2021 Postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik in close collaboration with Prof. Eva Blasco and Prof. Martin Wegener, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
09/2015 – 09/2021 PhD degree in Chemistry, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

PhD Thesis: Water Soluble, Low Migration and Visible Light Photoinitiators for Greener Photopolymerization under supervision of Prof. Duygu Avci Semiz

01/2016 – 09/2021 Research and Teaching Assistant, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
01/2019 – 02/2019 Visiting Researcher (collaboration with Prof. Jacques Lalevée), Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse/CNRS, France
09/2013 – 08/2015 M.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Master Thesis: Photophysical and Photochemical Studies of Novel Thioxanthone-Functionalized Methacrylates under the supervision of  Prof. Duygu Avci Semiz

03/2015 – 05/2015 Visiting Researcher (collaboration with Prof. Jacques Lalevée), Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse/CNRS, France
09/2008 – 06/2013 B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
06/2012 – 08/2012 Internship, Neutec Pharmaceutical Company, Sakarya, Turkey

2018-2020 Scholarship of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
2013-2015 Scholarship of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
[04] Branched Poly(Ethyleneimine) Based Water Soluble Type-I Polymeric Photoinitiators

T. N. Eren, N. Kariksiz, G. Demirci, D. Tuncel, N. Okte, H. Yagci Acar, D. Avci, 6th (Virtual) European Symposium of Photopolymer Science (VESPS), June 2021.

[03] TX-Functionalized 1,6-Heptadienes as Monomeric Photoinitiators

T. N. Eren, J. Lalevée, D. Avci, VII. Polymer Science and Technology Congress, Eskisehir, Turkey, Sebtember 2018.

[02] Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Thioxanthone-Based Methacrylic Acids

T. N. Eren, J. Lalevée, D. Avci, 46th IUPAC World Polymer Congress MACRO 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2016.

[01] Novel Photopolymerizable Photoinitiators Containing Side-Chain Thioxanthone

T. N. Eren,  D. Avci, 3rd European Symposium of Photopolymer Science (ESPS), Vienna, Austria, September 2014.

2021
[12] Irgacure 2959-functionalized Poly(ethyleneimine)s as Improved Photoinitiators: Enhanced Water Solubility, Migration Stability and Visible-Light Operation

Eren, T. N.; Kariksiz, N.; Demirci, G.; Tuncel, D.; Okte, N.; Yagci Acar, H.; Avci, D. Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 2772-2785.

[11] Photoinitiating Systems Based on Poly(ethylene imine) for Michael Addition and Free Radical Photopolymerization

Gencoglu, T.; Eren, T. N.; Lalevée, J.; Avci, D. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A Chem. 2021, 404, 112959-112970.

2020
[10] A Water Soluble and Highly Reactive Bisphosphonate Functionalized Thioxanthone-Based Photoinitiator

Eren, T. N.; Gencoglu, T.; Abdallah, M.; Lalevée, J. Eur. Polym. J. 2020, 135, 109906-109916.

[09] Water Soluble Polymeric Photoinitiator for Dual-curing of Acrylates and Methacrylates

Eren, T. N.; Lalevée, J.; Avci, D. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A Chem. 2020, 389, 112288-112298.

2019
[08] Bisphosphonic Acid-Functionalized Water-Soluble Photoinitiators

Eren, T. N.; Lalevée, J.; Avci, D. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2019, 220, 1900268-1900278.

[07] Thioxanthone-Functionalized 1,6-Heptadiene as Monomeric Photoinitiator

Eren, T. N.; Graff, B.; Lalevee, J.; Avci, D. Prog. Org. Coat. 2019, 128, 148-156.

2018
[06] Monomeric and Polymeric Photoinitiators

Avci, D.; Eren, T. N. Photopolymerisation Initiating Systems, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom, 2018.

2017
[05] Bisphosphonate-Functionalized Poly(β-amino ester) Network Polymers

Guven, M. N.; Altuncu, M. S.; Demir Duman, F.; Eren, T. N.; Yagci Acar, H.; Avci, D. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A 2017, 105, 1412–1421.

2016
[04] One-Component Thioxanthone-Based Polymeric Photoinitiators

Eren, T. N.; Okte, N.; Morlet-Savary, F.; Fouassier, J. P.; Lalevée, J.; Avci, D. J. Polym. Sci. Part A Polym. Chem. 2016, 54, 3370-3378.

[03] Photophysical and Photochemical Studies of Novel Thioxanthone-Functionalized Methacrylates through LED Excitation

Eren, T. N.; Yasar, N.; Aviyente, V.; Morlet-Savary, F.; Graff, B.; Fouassier, J. P.; Lalevée, J.; Avci, D. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2016, 217, 1501–1512.

[02] Structure-Reactivity Relationships of Novel Monomeric Photoinitiators

Agopcan Cinar, S.; Guven, M. N.; Eren, T. N.; Cesur, B.; Aleksanyan, M.; Dedeoglu, B.; Okte, N.; Aviyente, V.; Morlet-Savary, F.; Lalevée, J.; Avci, D. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A Chem. 2016, 329, 77-87.

2015
[01] Difunctional Monomeric and Polymeric Photoinitiators: Synthesis and Photoinitiating Behaviors

Cesur, B.; Karahan, O.; Agopcan, S.; Eren T. N.; Okte, N.; Avci, D. Prog. Org. Coat. 2015, 86, 71-78.

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