27 June (09:00-17:00)

28 June (09:00-15:30)


Koç University

Science Faculty

Z-24 Room

Rumelifeneri Yolu 34450 Sariyer, Istanbul



DAY 1 (Thursday 27th June)

09:00-10:00 Registration – Installation / PC issues – Coffee

10:00-10:30 Principle of 2D diffraction

10:30-12:00 Texture analysis technique

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 Hardware and collection strategy

13:30-14:30 Data evaluation: DIFFRAC.TEXTURE

14:30-15:00 Coffee

15:00-16:45 Data evaluation: DIFFRAC.TEXTURE cont.

DAY 2 (Friday 28th June)

09:00-10:30 Stress analysis technique

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-12:00 Hardware and collection strategy

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Data evaluation: DIFFRAC.LEPTOS

Leptos and Texture software’s will be used in the training.

If you download and install the latest versions of Leptos and Texture, you will be able to follow the applications simultaneously.

The required licenses of the software will be distributed during the training.


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 Turkey 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.