Prof. Ali Coskun


Curriculum Vitae (Full)




















CAREER & EDUCATION

  • March 2012 - February 2015 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of EEWS and Department of Chemistry, KAIST
  • September 2001 - August 2003 MSc in Chemistry, METU. Advisor: Prof. Engin U. Akkaya
  • June 2001 BSc in Chemistry, METU
AWARDS & HONORS
  • 2013           Excellent New Researcher (우수신진) Grant in Chemistry - (Nation-Wide)
  • 2010           Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles – Best Poster Award
  • 2007           Mustafa N Parlar Education and Research Foundation, PhD Thesis of the Year Award
  • 2004-2007  TUBITAK*, PhD Fellowship (Nation-Wide)
  • 2006           TUBITAK, Young Scientist Training Program, Research Fellowship (Nation-Wide)
  • 2003           Mustafa N Parlar Education and Research Foundation, MSc Thesis of the Year Award
  • 2002-2003  TUBITAK, MSc Fellowship (Nation-Wide)
  • 2001           Graduation Degree, High Honour Student (Ranked First)                                                        
*The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES



About: Prof. Ali Coskun was born in Isparta, Turkey, in 1979. He received his BSc degree as an high honor student in Chemistry from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2001 and ranked first amongst 60 graduates. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in Chemistry in the same institution while carrying out his research activities under the supervision of Professor Engin U. Akkaya. During his graduate studies, he developed supramolecular ion-sensing systems and investigated their application in the area of molecular electronics. He received prestigious METU Mustafa Parlar Foundation Thesis of the Year Award for his MSc and PhD theses. After his graduate studies, He joined to the laboratory of Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart as a postdoctoral research associate, first at University of California at Los Angeles and subsequently at Northwestern University, where he developed dynamic metal-organic frameworks, artificial molecular machines, organic radicals and molecular electronic devices based on switchable mechanically interlocked molecules. He received best poster award at Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles in 2010. In 2012, He joined to the Graduate School of EEWS, Department of Chemistry, and KI NanoCentury in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as an assistant professor. He is currently developing porous polymers for CO2 capture, separation and conversion, porous carbon materials for H2 storage, organic Li-ion batteries and also polymeric binders for silicon anodes. Recently, he received highly prestigious “NRF 2013 Excellent New Researcher (우수신진) Grant in Chemistry" for the development of efficient H2 storage materials. This prestigious early career award is given to only one PI per year in the entire country at the respective subject division.