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CHEMISTRY SEMINAR by Ferdi Karadaž

Author: COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Time: 14:30
Location: SCI 103

KOÇ UNIVERSITY CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
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Speaker          : Ferdi Karadaž, Department of Chemistry and Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM), Bilkent University,

Title                : Cyanide Chemistry for Water Oxidation

Date                : April 18, 2019, Thursday
Time               : 14:30
Cookie&Tea  : SCI 103 14:15
Place               : SCI 103

 

Abstract         :

The sensitization of semiconductors with earth-abundant metal chromophores is at the heart of many applications including dye-sensitized water splitting cells (DS-PECs). DS-PECs are composed of three main components; a semiconductor, a chromophore (PS) for sensitization of the semiconductor, and a water oxidation catalyst (WOC). Although the foundation of DSPECs has been largely established with ruthenium-based molecular photoanodes, an entirely earth abundant chromophore-WOC assembly still remains as a challenge. Here, our recent research efforts focusing on the utilization of cyanide chemistry and Prussian blue analogues (PBAs) for the design of earth-abundant WOCs, PS-WOC assemblies, and dye-sensitized photoanodes for water oxidation will be presented.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferdi Karadas obtained his undergraduate degree the Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 2002, and obtained his master’s degree in 2003 from the Department of Chemistry, Bilkent University. He received his PhD in molecular magnetism and inorganic coordination compounds in 2009 from Texas A&M University in Texas, USA, under the supervision of Prof. Kim R. He then moved to Qatar University working on several projects focusing on the capture and conversion of CO2 with mesoporous materials. Since 2013, he has been a faculty member at the Department of Chemistry, Bilkent University, Turkey. His research currently is focused on the development of new inorganic materials and molecular hybrid systems for water oxidation and reduction electrocatalysis and dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical systems.