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Selmiye Alkan Gürsel Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Faculty Member (216) 483 9573 selmiyegurselsabanciunivedu

Faculty Member


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Middle East Technical University (METU), 2002 M.Sc. in Chemistry, METU, 1997 B.Sc. in Chemisry Education, METU, 1994

Areas of Interest

Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Lithium-Air Batteries, All Solid State Batteries, Graphene for Energy Applications, Radiation-Induced Graft Polymerization, Electroactive & Conducting Polymers


Hydrogen Europe Research (HER) BATTERIES EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP (BEPA) Electrochemical Society (ECS) American Chemical Society (ACS) Polymer Group of Switzerland (PGS) Kimya Derneği Karbon Derneği

Book Section / Chapter
Publications Prior to SU

Selected Publications S. Alkan Gürsel, Z. Yang, B. Choudhury, M. Roelofs, G. G. Scherer ‘Radiation grafted membranes using a trifluorostyrene derivative’ J. Electrochem. Soc. 153(10), A1964 (2006) L. Gubler, S. Alkan Gürsel, G. G. Scherer ‘Radiation grafted membranes for polymer electrolyte fuel cells’ Review Article, Fuel Cells 5(3), 317 (2005) H. P. Brack, C. Padeste, M. Slaski, S. Alkan, H. H. Solak ‘Preparation of micro- and nanopatterns of polymer chains grafted onto flexible polymer substrates’ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 1004 (2004) S. Alkan, C. A. Cutler, J. R. Reynolds, ‘High quality electrochromic polythiophenes via BF3.Et2O electropolymerization’ Adv. Funct. Mater. 13(4), 331 (2003) S. Alkan, L. Toppare, U. Bakır, Y. Yağcı ‘Immobilization of urease in conducting thiophene-capped poly (methyl methacrylate)/ pyrrole matrices’ Synth. Met. 123, 95 (2001) S. Alkan, L. Toppare, Y. Hepuzer, Y. Yağcı ‘Block copolymers of thiophene-capped poly(methyl methacrylate) with pyrrole’ J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 37, 4218 (1999)


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