Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Ozgur Altan Bozdemir

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Antalya Turkey

Joined group: 2009

Left group: 2011


BS (1997) Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
Msc (2001) Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey Advisor: Prof. Mehmet Tutas
Visiting Scholar (2005) Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey Advisor: Prof. Engin U. Akkaya
PhD (2007) Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey Advisor: Prof. Mehmet Tutas
Postdoc (2009) Middle East Technical University-Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey Advisor: Prof. Engin U. Akkaya


[16] Kolemen, S.; Bozdemir, O.A.,; Cakmak, Y.; Barin, G.; Erten-Ela, S.; Marszalek, M.; Yum, J-H.; Zakeeruddin, M.S.; Nazeeruddin, M.K.; Gratzel, M.; Akkaya, E.U. ďOptimization of distyryl-Bodipy chromophores for efficient panchromatic sensitization in dye sensitized solar cellsĒ Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 949-954. (Top 10 most highly accessed)
[15] Barin, G; Coskun, A.; Friedman, D. C.; Olson, M. A.; Colvin, M. T.; Carmielli, R.; Dey, S. K.; Bozdemir, O.A.,; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. ďA Multistate Switchable [3]Rotaxane,Ē Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 17 : 213-222. (Selected for the cover)
[14] Bozdemir, O.A., Guliyev, R., BŁyŁkcakir, O., Selcuk, S., Kolemen, S., Gulseren, G., Nalbantoglu, T., Boyaci, H., and Akkaya, E.U. Selective Manipulation of ICT and PET Processes in Styryl-Bodipy Derivatives: Applications in Molecular Logic and Fluorescence Sensing of Metal Ions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132 (23): 8029-8036. (Selected for the cover)
[13] Bozdemir, O.A., Cakmak, Y., Sozmen, F., Ozdemir, T., Siemiarczuk, A., and Akkaya, E.U. Synthesis of Symmetrical Multichromophoric BODIPY Dyes and Their Facile Transformation into Energy Transfer Cassettes. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16 (21): 6346-6351.
[12] Bozdemir, O.A., Sozmen, F., Buyukcakir, O., Guliyev, R., Cakmak, Y., and Akkaya, E.U. Reaction-based Sensing of Fluoride Ions Using Built-in Triggers for Intramolecular Charge Transfer (ICT) and Photoinduced Electron Transfer (PET). Org. Lett. 2010, 12 (7): 1400-1403.
[11] Bozdemir, O.A., Yilmaz, M.D., BŁyŁkcakir, O., Siemiarczuk, A., Tutas, M., and Akkaya, E.U. Convergent synthesis and light harvesting properties of dendritic boradiazaindacene (BODIPY) appended perylenediimide dyes. New J. Chem. 2010, 34, 151-155. (Top 10 most highly accessed)
[10] Buyukcakir, O., Bozdemir, O.A., Kolemen, S., Erbas, S., and Akkaya, E.U. Tetrastyryl-Bodipy dyes: Convenient synthesis and characterization of elusive near IR fluorophores. Org. Lett., 2009, 11 (20): 4644-4647.
[9] Guliyev, R., BŁyŁkcakir, O., Sozmen, F., and Bozdemir, O.A. Cyanide sensing via metal ion removal from a fluorogenic BODIPY complex. Tetrahedron Lett., 2009, 50 (36): 5139-5141.
[8] Bozdemir, O.A., BŁyŁkcakir, O., and Akkaya, E.U. Novel molecular building blocks based on the Boradiazaindacene chromophore: applications in fluorescent metallosupramolecular coordination polymers. Chem. Eur. J., 2009, 15 (15): 3830-3838.
[7] Deniz., E, Isbasar, C., Bozdemir, O.A., Yildirim, T.L., Siemiarczuk, A., and Akkaya, E.U. Bidirectional switching of Near IR emitting Boradiazaindacene fluorophores. Org. Lett., 2008, 10 (16): 3401-3403.
[6] Bozdemir, O.A., Dilek, M., and Tutas, M. Convergent synthesis of fluorinated dendrons using mesylate activation route. Turk. J. Chem. 2007, 31 (3): 389-396.
[5] Yilmaz, M.D., Bozdemir, O.A., and Akkaya, E.U. Ligth harvesting and efficient energy transfer in a boron-dipyrrin (BODIPY) functionalized perylenediimide derivative. Org. Lett., 2006, 8 (13): 2871-2873.
[4] Aydinli, M., Tutas, M., Atasoy, B., and Bozdemir, O.A. Synthesis and characterization of poly(aryl ether) dendritic structures functionalized with coumarin derivatives. React. Funct. Polym., 2005, 65 (3): 317-327.
[3] Ayci, F., Aydinli, M., Bozdemir, O.A.,, and Tutas, M. Gas chromatographic investigation of rose concrete, absolute and solid residue. Flav. Frag. J., 2005, 20 (5): 481-486.
[2] Aydinli, M., Tutas, M., and Bozdemir, O.A. Mechanical and ligth transmittance properties of locust bean gum based edible films. Turk. J. Chem., 2004, 28 (2): 163-171.
[1] Bozdemir, O.A., and Tutas, M. Plasticiser effect on water vapour permeability properties of locust bean gum based edible filmsĒ. Turk. J. Chem., 2003, 27 (6): 773-782.


I was born in Erzurum, an Eastearn Anatolian city which has a similar climate to Chicago in the winter. As my father was an army officer, we traveled across Turkey during my childhood and as a result, I grew up in various cities (Erzurum, Tekirdag, Guzelyurt, Istanbul, Mus, Antalya) of my beautiful country. I received my BSc, MSc and PhD (2007) degrees from Akdeniz University under the supervision of Prof. Mehmet Tutas. In 2005, I obtained a mobility scholarship from EU-Tubitak FP-6 and joined Prof. Engin U. Akkaya research group at the METU for six months. In 2007, I joined his group as a Postdoctoral fellow and next year we moved to Bilkent University. I spent almost three wonderful, and fruitful years of my life in this group. Now I am pursuing my second postdoctoral studies in Evanston with great excitement as a member of the Prof. Stoddartís group. I enjoy listening to all kinds of Turkish music and classic music (Bruckner).


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