H. Tarık Baytekin

Assist. Prof. H. Tarık Baytekin


Academic Degrees

Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2014
Ph.D. , Chemistry-Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002
M.S., Chemistry-Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1998
B.S., Chemistry-Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1995

Employment History and Research Experience

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Jan 2014-Feb 2014)
Visiting Scientist at  Whitesides’ Group
Soft Robotics: soft muscles and soft robots, contact electrification
Northwestern University, NERC, Evanston, IL, (May 2009–Jun 2014)
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Bartosz Grzybowski
Electrical and mechanical properties of materials (polymers) and mechanism of static Electricity and contact electrification,
Polymer surface modification and characterization, Mechanochemistry.
Fraunhofer Research Institute, Golm, Germany. (2009–2009)
Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Nenad Gajovic
Chemical and electrochemical modifications of electrodes,
Biohybrid fuel cells project, electrocatalytic studies and enzyme immobilization.
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, (2007–2009)
Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Wolfgang Unger
Surface modification  and characterization of polymers,
Multivariate data analysis, and analysis of XPS and ToF-SIMS spectra.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie University of Berlin. Berlin, (2005–2007)
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Christoph Schalley
Metallo-(polyaryl)dendrimer self-assemblies, coordination polymers,
Hierarchical self-assembly of metallo-supramolecular nano-spheres.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bonn University, Bonn, (2003–2005)
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Fritz Vögtle and Prof. Christoph A. Schalley
Mass spectrometry of non-covalent compounds and interactions.
Chemisty Department, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, (2002–2003)
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Hans-Werner Abraham
Organic synthesis of supramolecular architectures, macrocycles, and photo-switchable molecular machines.
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst postdoctoral scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service), 2003.