Umut Aydemir

Umut Aydemir

I received my B.Sc. in chemistry and physics and M.Sc. in materials science and engineering at Koç University. I conducted my graduate work with Prof. Yuri Grin at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, studying synthesis and characterization of intermetallic compounds. From December 2013 until August 2017, I have been a postdoctoral scholar working with Prof. G. Jeffrey Snyder at the California Institute of Technology and Northwestern University, USA, investigating novel thermoelectric materials. In August 2017, I joined Koç University as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry. My main motivation in science is to perform a multidisciplinary research by combining basic and applied concepts of chemistry, physics, and materials science. My current research interests include synthesis of novel functional materials, renewable and sustainable energy solutions, and electronic and thermal transport in solids.