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Kübra Kalayci

PhD Student

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 10/18 PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik and Dr. Hendrik Frisch at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
09/15 – 06/18 M.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Master Thesis: Synthesis of functional polyesters with tunable glass transition temperatures under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. A. Ersin Acar
10/17 – 02/18 Exchange student, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Research Internship at the Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Sergei Vagin
02/16 – 05/17 Undergraduate laboratory assistant, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
09/11 – 06/15 B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
01/14-02/14 Internship, BASF Chemical Company, Istanbul, Turkey
06/13-09/13 Erasmus Traineeship under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Buell and Dr. Janet Kumita in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Research Interests
  • Advanced Light-Induced Reactions and Photochemistry for Macromolecular Design
  • Efficient Bonding/Debonding Polymer Systems, Understanding Dynamic Bonding in Polymer Systems, Photochemical Reversible Bonding Systems
  • Wavelength Resolved Photochemistry and Action Plots
  • Advanced Photochemical Reaction Systems
  • Spatially Resolved Dynamic Covalent Polymer Surfaces
  • High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS, MALDI-TOF) of Synthetic Polymers; Hyphenated Techniques (HPLC/LACCC-ESI, SEC-ESI)
  • Time of Flight – Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)

[04] Visible Light Induced Ligations for Precise Soft Materials Design
Kubra Kalayci, Vinh Truong, Hendrik Frisch, Christopher Barner-Kowollik; Queensland Student Chemistry Symposium, Townsville, Australia, November 2021 (Oral Presentation).
[03] Visible Light Induced Reversible Ligations for Precise Soft Materials Design
Kubra Kalayci, Vinh Truong, Hendrik Frisch, Christopher Barner-Kowollik; Queensland Annual Chemistry Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, November 2020 (Oral Presentation).
[02] Investigation on In-situ Chain End Modification Polyesters by Succinic and Phthalic Anhydrides
Aysenur Ozdemir, Goknil Susler, Kubra Kalayci, A. Ersin Acar, Recep Piyade; European Chemistry Conference, Rome, Italy, July 2018.
[01] Synthesis of Cycloaliphatic Polyesters, poly(1,4-cyclohexylidenecyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylate) (PCCD), for Low Temperature Curing Powder Coatings
Kubra Kalayci, Recep Piyade, Berrin Salman, A. Ersin Acar; ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA, April 2017.

[687] Light-Gated Control of Conformational Changes in Polymer Brushes

Bialas, S.; Krappitz, T.; Walden, S. L.; Kalayci, K.; Kodura, D.; Frisch, H.; MacLeod, J. M.; Nelson, A.; Michalek, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Mater. Technol. (Special Issue), 2021, 2100347. 

[674] Modular Functionalization and Hydrogel Formation via Red-shifted and Self-reporting [2+2] Cycloadditions

Ludwanowski, S.; Hoenders, D.; Kalayci, K.; Frisch, H.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Walther, A. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 805-808.

[653] Green Light Triggered [2+2] Cycloaddition of Halochromic Styrylquinoxaline – Controlling Photoreactivity by pH

Kalayci, K.; Frisch, H.; Truong, V. X.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Nat. Comm. 2020, 11, 1493.

[624] Wavelength-Dependent Stiffening of Hydrogel Matrices via Red-shifted [2+2] Photocycloadditions

Kalayci, K.; Frisch, H.; Barner-Kowollik, C., Truong, V. X. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, 30, 1908171.


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