Participation in the 17th International Congress of Turkish Art, 18-21 September 2023

Gülsu Şimşek Franci, doctoral researcher in KUYTAM, gave an oral presentation about the assessment study of Miletus ware unearted at Iznik Tile Kilns Excavation.



Seminar about XRM (X-ray Microscopy), 2023


In collaboration with ZEISS, we hosted a seminar about XRM on June 8, 2023. The business development manager of Zeiss, Dr. Mohsen Samadi Khoshkhoo made a presentation, entitled “Extending Synchrotron X-ray Microscopy to the Laboratory, X-Ray Microscopy as a correlative imaging technique”.


Participation in the 3rd Meteorite Workshop, 2023

A participation was made with an oral presentation titled “Laboratory Examination of the Sarıçiçek Meteorite” at the 3rd Meteorite Research Workshop held at Ankara University Earth Sciences Application and Research Center on June 12-13, 2023.

Participation in the E-MRS Spring Meeting, 2023

At the E-MRS Spring 2023 event held in Strasbourg, Amir Motallebzadeh presented a poster highlighting the latest development in  biocompatible high-entropy alloys (Bio-HEAs) coatings with inherent antibacterial capabilities. The poster, titled “Investigating the Biocompatibility and Antibacterial Efficacy of Immobilized Ag NPs Doped Bio-HEA Coatings for Orthopedic Implants,” offered insights into these innovative coatings’ potential use in orthopedic implant applications.

Participation in the 6th PAKTURK Conference, 2023

Three oral presentations were made at the 6th PAKTURK Conference held on May 4-6, 2023, and the presentations were conducted on May 4-5. Preliminary data and information obtained from both theoretical and experimental studies were presented. The titles of the presentations are provided below:

Structural and Electronic Characterization of m-Fluoroaniline and m-Iodoaniline: A Density Functional Theory Study / (Yavuz Ekincioğlu and Abdullah Kepceoğlu)

The Role of Ion Properties in Reflectron System Design for Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry: A SIMION Simulation-Based Investigation / (Abdullah Kepceoğlu)

Electrospun biotin- and streptavidin-coated quartz crystal microbalance surfaces: characterization and mass sensing performance using OpenQCM / (Erhan Ermek, Esra Ayan, Nurettin Tokay, Hasan DeMirci, Abdullah Kepceoğlu)

Change of the Director of KUYTAM, 2022

Effective as of November 1st 2022, Assoc. Prof. Uğur Ünal has been appointed as the new director of KUYTAM. The former Director of KUYTAM , Prof. Alphan Sennaroğlu has been appointed as the Vice President for Research and Development (VPRD) starting July 1st, 2022.

Webinar Conference, VEKAM Youtube Channel, 2021

Gülsu Şimşek Franci gave an online presentation about the application of Raman spectroscopy in art and archaeology, and her Tübitak ARDEB 1001 project, Blue Print, at the VEKAM’s monthly webinar conferences, on 4 December 2020. The recording of the presentation is now published on the Youtube Channel of VEKAM.

See on the VEKAM’s Youtube Channel

Lead Editor, Advanced Solid-State Lasers Focus Issue, 2020

Alphan Sennaroğlu served as the Lead Editor of the 2019 Advanced Solid-State Lasers Focus Issue, which appeared in the journals Optics Express and Optical Materials Express (May 2020).


Advanced Material Microscopy Workshop, 2020


In collaboration with ZEISS, we hosted an Advanced Material Microscopy Workshop at KUYTAM on February 25, 2020. This workshop was a free, educational workshop for scientists and their students using microscopes.

The workshop was composed of both lectures and hands-on exercises to bring awareness of the new and emerging microscopy trends and technologies.


Cover Page of Energy Technology Journal, 2019


A research paper that Barış Yağcı was co-author was accepted for publication in the Energy Technology Journal (DOI: 10.1002/ente.201900450) and selected as the cover page for the issue.

Picture on the left: The cover page of Energy Technol. 2019, 1900450, November 2019 issue depicting the research results of Can Erkey’s group which Barış Yağcı served as co-author.



KUYTAM Participation in the PaintExpo Eurasia 2019

KUYTAM members participated in the 5th International Industrial Coating Technology Exhibition (PaintExpo Eurasia) which was held between 7 and 9 November 2019, in Istanbul Expo Center.

ASC-5 (5th Anatolian School of Catalysis)

ASC-5. 5th Anatolian School of Catalysis from Fundamentals to applications, which was organized by the members of the Turkish Catalysis Society, Assoc. Prof. Alper Uzun (associate director of KUYTAM) and Assoc. Prof. Sarp Kaya was held in Angora Beach Hotel in Izmir (Türkiye) between 8 and 11 September 2019. KUYTAM was the sponsor for the lecture given by Prof. Hans Niemantsverdriet on 10 September.

FOTONİK 2019 (21st National Optics, Electro-Optics, and Photonics Workshop)

KUYTAM was one of the sponsors of 21st FOTONİK Workshop. Members of KUYTAM also participated in the Workshop which was held at Koç University on 6 September 2019.

Participation in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Işınsu Baylam was nominated by TUBITAK for attending 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting which was held in Lindau, Germany, on 30 June-5 July 2019. She also presented the work on graphene saturable absorbers with voltage-reconfigurable Fermi levels for the generation of femtosecond laser pulses.

Training of stress and texture analysis @ KUYTAM

Training of stress and texture analysis carried out with Bruker D8 Advance and Discover, held on 27 – 28 June 2019. Principles of 0D, 1D, and 2D diffraction were explained. Both texture and stress analysis techniques were described as well. Besides theoretical and software presentations, the demo test on the equipment was performed with BRUKER D8 Advance and Discover XRD instruments.

Participation in the XVIth ECerS Conference

Gülsu Şimşek gave two oral presentations about the characterization of Iznik tiles and Chinese high temperature fired ceramics carried out with pXRF, WD-XRF, and Raman Spectroscopy at the 16th ECerS Conference in Turin, Italy, on 16 – 20 June 2019.


Gülsu Şimşek was funded by Newton program to participate in the training of Laser Ablation ICP-MS at British Geological Survey, given by Dr. Simon Chenery between 2 and 8 June 2019.

Eski Eserlere Yeni Yaklaşımlar: HH-XRF’19 WORKSHOP

KUYTAM hosted the first joint workshop with two Regional Laboratories of Restoration and Conservation, Bursa and Istanbul. The workshop, which was supported by the Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism and TROY-MET, was held between 8 and 10 April, in Founder’s Hall.

Recent article about KUYTAM in February/March 2019 issue of Paint and Surface Magazine

Alphan Sennaroğlu published an article which represents KUYTAM and the recent studies carried out at the center, in February/March 2019 issue of Paint and Surface Magazine.


Recent article about Iznik ceramics in March/April 2019 issue of The Guide Istanbul

Gülsu Şimşek, doctoral researcher in KUYTAM, and her study have been mentioned in an article discussing  Iznik ceramics which was published in the March-April 2019 issue of The Guide Istanbul magazine.

Anamed Annual Symposium: Glazed Wares, 6-7 December 2018

Gülsu Şimşek, doctoral researcher in KUYTAM, served as the co-moderator of the session “Technology That Travels” of the 13th International Anamed Annual Symposium and gave an oral presentation about her study on “Iznik” tiles at Edirne Mosques with pXRF (portable X-ray fluorescence).

Kuytam participation in the 2018 Advanced Solid-State Lasers Conference

Alphan Sennaroğlu gave two oral presentations about his group’s recent experiments on femtosecond pulse generation from near-infrared and mid-infrared lasers at the 2018 Advanced Solid-State Lasers Conference organized by the Optical Society (OSA) in Boston MA, USA, on 4-8 November 2018.

Işınsu Baylam and Alphan Sennaroğlu presented their work on investigation of the ultrafast response and transient absorption characteristics of a graphene-based supercapacitor at the 2018 Advanced Solid-State Lasers Conference organized by the Optical Society (OSA) in Boston MA, USA, on 4-8 November 2018.

Election of Işınsu Baylam as OSA Ambassador for 2019

Işınsu Baylam, doctoral researcher in KUYTAM, has been selected to serve as an Ambassador of the Optical Society (OSA) for 2019. This lifetime distinction recognizes early career professionals who are leaders in the optics and photonics community.


Alphan Sennaroğlu served as the primary guest editor of the September/October 2018 Special Issue on Solid-State Lasers, published in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.


NanoTR, 2018

Ceren Yılmaz Akkaya, doctoral researcher in KUYTAM, and her student Esra Binici presented their work on gas sensors in the14th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference, which was held in İzmir, between 22th and 25th September 2018.

SATF, 2018

Ceren Yılmaz Akkaya, doctoral researcher in KUYTAM, presented her study on fabrication of thin films for solar energy harvesting in the 3rd International Science & Applications of Thin Films Conference & Exhibition, which was held in İzmir, between 17th and 21st September 2018.

JACS, 2018

The paper of Alper Uzun’s group is accepted for publication in JACS with a cover art and highlighted in C&E News.

Significance of the research:

Ionic liquid/metal organic framework (IL/MOF) composites offer a broad potential for various applications, especially for gas storage and separation. Here, we report a new core-shell type IL/MOF composite showing an exceptional CO2/CH4 separation performance. Specifically, a hydrophilic IL, 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide, [HEMIM][DCA], was deposited on a hydrophobic zeolitic imidazolate framework, ZIF-8, to form a powder composite. The composite exhibited approximately 5.7 times higher CO2 uptake and 45 times higher CO2/CH4selectivity at 1 mbar and 25 °C compared to the parent MOF. To the best of our knowledge, this CO2 selectivity is the highest ever-reported on a post-synthesis functionalized MOF. Data further showed that the selectivity improvement was valid in the whole pressure range that we considered. Characterization illustrated that the IL molecules deposited on the external surface of the MOF to form a core (MOF)-shell (IL) type material, in which the IL acts as a smart gate controlling the selective transport of guest molecules. Considering the existence of a large of number of IL/MOF pairs suitable for this concept, the core-shell type IL/MOF composites introduced in this work will serve as a new platform for high-performance gas separation applications.


Osman Hamdi Bey Beyond Vision’ exhibition which is held in Sabanci University Sakip Sabanci Museum, is based on the results of the Project, titled  ‘Scientific Analysis and Conservation of Osman Hamdi Bey’s Paintings’. The project was completed in two years. Raman analysis of the pigments was performed with the Renishaw InVia Raman microscope at KUYTAM. The latest newspaper article about this activity may be accessed at the following web site:


KUYTAM members participated in the Paint Istanbul & Turk Coat Exhibition which was held between March 22nd and 24th, 2018, in Istanbul Expo Center.

RAA, 2017

Gülsu Şimşek, doctoral researcher in KUYTAM, presented her study on the chemometric analysis of Osman Hamdi Bey’s paintings, in the 9th International Congress on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology which was held in Evora (Portugal), between 24th and 27th October, 2017.

NanoTR, 2017

KUYTAM crew attended 13th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference, between 22nd and 25th October, 2017, as an exhibitor. More information can be found on the website:

Surface Treatment Technologies Eurasia, 2017

KUYTAM members participated in the 3rd International Surface Treatment, Galvanizing Chemicals and Technologies Exhibition. The exhibition was held from October 12nd to October 14th, 2017, in the Istanbul Expo Center. Prof. Alphan Sennaroğlu, director of KUYTAM, gave an oral presentation about KUYTAM.

Turkchem Chem Show Eurasia, 2016

Kuytam members attended 7th International Chemical Industry Group Exhibition, Turkchem ChemShow Eurasia, which was held between November 10th-12nd, 2016 at the Istanbul Expo Center.