Bilge Baytekin

_ALP9010 Asst. Prof. Bilge Baytekin

Bilkent Üniversitesi, Kimya Bölümü, 06800 Ankara

b-baytekin@fen.bilkent.edu.tr, bbaytekin3@gmail.com

Education


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry,
    • Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (2005 – 2008)
    • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany (2003 – 2005)
      • Thesis title: “An easily accessible toolbox of functionalized macrocycles and rotaxanes, a (Tandem) ESI-FTICR mass spectrometric study on Fréchet -type dendrimers with ammonium cores and hierarchical self-assembly of metallo-supramolecular nano-spheres.”
      • Thesis Advisor: Prof. Christoph A. Schalley
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry,
    • Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (METU), Ankara, Türkiye (2000 – 2002)
      • Thesis title: “Design and synthesis of novel fluorescent chemosensors based on electron and energy transfer.”
      • Thesis Advisor: Prof. Engin U. Akkaya
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry,
    • Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (METU), Ankara, Türkiye (1996 – 2000)

Research Experience


  • Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (09/2014 – now)
    • Assistant Professor
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (01/2014 – 02/2014)
    • Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar
      • Soft robotics
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA (2009 – 2014)
    • Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow
      • Mechanical synthesis of hydrogen peroxide and metal nanoparticles
      • Contact electrification and nanomechanical properties of polymer materials
      • Chemical networks of organic reactions
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Germany / Bonn University, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Germany (2003 – 2008)
    • Research Assistant
      • Synthetic pathway development of complex molecular architecture
      • Synthesis of supramolecular vesicles
      • Mass spectrometry and NMR of dendrimers and supramolecular assemblies
      • Supervision of master and bachelor students
  • Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (METU), Department of Chemistry, Ankara, Turkey (2000 – 2002)
    • Research Assistant
      • Synthesis of novel derivatives of calixarenes for ion sensing and enery transfer
      • Synthesis of fluorescent chemosensors
      • Anion and cation sensing by NMR and Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Louisiana State University, Department of Chemistry, Baton Rouge, LA, USA (06/1999 – 08/1999)
    • Undergraduate summer internship
      • Determination of molecular weight of polymers by GPC
      • Determination of diffusion rate of polymers in solution
  • Orta Doğru Teknik Üniversitesi (METU), Department of Chemistry, Ankara, Turkey (05/1998 – 06/1998)
    • Undergraduate research project
      • Determination of mercury in fish with Cold-vapor Absorption Spectroscopy