Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Deniz Yilmaz

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Turkey

Joined group: 2011

Left group: 2013


PhD (2011) University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ir. Jurriaan Huskens MSc (2006) Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey Advisor: Prof. Dr. Engin U. Akkaya BSc (2003) Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey


1) Probing multivalent interactions in a synthetic host-guest complex by dynamic force spectroscopy, Alberto Gomez-Casado, Henk H. Dam, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Daniel Florea, Pascal Jonkheijm, Jurriaan Huskens, Journal of the American Chemical Society; 2011; 133 (28); 10849-10857. 2) Electrochemical stability of self-assembled alkylphosphate monolayers on conducting metal oxides, Oktay Yildirim, M. Deniz Yilmaz, David N.Reinhoudt, Dave H. A.Blank, Guus Rijnders, Jurriaan Huskens, Langmuir, 2011; 27 (16); 9890–9894. 3) Local doping of silicon using nanoimprint lithography and molecular monolayers, W. Pim Voorthuijzen, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Wouter Naber, Jurriaan Huskens, Wilfred Van der Wiel, Advanced Materials, 2011; 23 (11); 1346–1350. 4) Direct patterning of covalent organic monolayers on silicon using nanoimprint lithography, W. Pim Voorthuijzen, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Alberto Gomez-Casado, Pascal Jonkheijm, Wilfred G. van der Wiel, Jurriaan Huskens, Langmuir, 2010; 26 (17); 14210-14215. 5) Ratiometric fluorescent detection of an anthrax biomarker at molecular printboards, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Shu-Han Hsu,D avid N. Reinhoudt, Aldrik H. Velders, Jurriaan Huskens, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010; 49; 5938-5941. (highlighted into news of University of Twente “UT researchers develop anthrax sensor” 16-08-2010) 6) Convergent synthesis and light harvesting properties of dendritic boradiazaindacene (BODIPY) appended perylenediimide dyes, O .Altan Bozdemir, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Onur Buyukcakir, Aleksander Siemiarczuk, Mehmet Tutas, Engin U. Akkaya, New Journal of Chemistry, 2010; 34; 151-155. 7) Janus Particles with Controllable Patchiness and Their Chemical Functionalization and Supramolecular Assembly, Xing Yi Ling, In Yee Phang, Canet Acikgoz, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Mark A. Hempenius, G. Julius Vancso, Jurriaan Huskens, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009; 48; 1-7. (Hot Article). 8) Expression of Sensitized Eu3+ Luminescence at a Multivalent Interface, Shu-Han Hsu, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Christian Blum, Vinod Subramaniam, David N. Reinhoudt, Aldrik H. Velders, Jurriaan Huskens, Journal of the American Chemical Society; 2009; 131; 12567-12569. (highlighted into RSC Chemistry World “Complex shines a light on its own creation” 01-09-2009) 9) Boradiazaindacene (Bodipy)-based Building Blocks for the Construction of Energy Transfer Cassettes, Gokhan Barin, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Engin U. Akkaya, Tetrahedron Letters, 2009; 50; 1738-1740. 10) A Panchromatic boradiazaindacene (BODIPY) sensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cells, Sule Erten-Ela, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Burcak Icli, Yavuz Dede, Siddik Icli, Engin U. Akkaya, Organic Letters; 2008; 10(15); 3299-3302. 11) A Monostyryl-boradiazaindacene (BODIPY) derivative as colorimetric and fluorescent probe for cyanide ions, Zeynep Ekmekci, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Engin U. Akkaya, Organic Letters; 2008; 10(3); 461-464. 12) Bis(2-pyridyl)-Substituted Boratriazaindacene as a NIR Emitting Chemosensor for Hg(II) , Ali Coskun, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Engin U. Akkaya, Organic Letters; 2007; 9(4); 607-609. 13) Light Harvesting and Efficient Energy Transfer in a Boron-dipyrrin (BODIPY) Functionalized Perylenediimide Derivative , M. Deniz Yilmaz, O. Altan Bozdemir, Engin U. Akkaya, Organic Letters.; 2006; 8(13); 2871-2873. 14) Synthesis and electrochromic properties of conducting copolymers of dioxocino- and dithiocino-quinoxalines with bithiophene, Seniz Beyazyildirim, Pinar Camurlu, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Mustafa Gullu, Levent Toppare, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry; 2006; 587; 235-246. 15) Acenaphtopyrrolone-dipicolylamine derivative as selective and sensitive chemosensor for IIB cations, Ali Coskun, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Engin U. Akkaya, Tetrahedron Letters; 2006; 47; 3689–3691.


I was born on 14th April 1979 in Ankara, Capital of Turkey. I obtained my BSc degree from the Chemistry Department of Ankara University in 2003. I completed my MSc studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Engin U. Akkaya in Middle East Technical University, Chemistry Department, in 2006. During my studies, I mainly worked on the functional supramolecular systems which could function as chemosensors for anions, cations and neutral molecules; light harvesting systems (efficient energy transfer cassettes); synthesis of photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy and dye sensitized solar cell (DSSCs) applications. After completing my MSc degree, I moved to the Netherlands where I obtained my PhD at the University of Twente in the Laboratory of Molecular Nanofabrication (MnF) group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jurriaan Huskens. The goal of my project was to prepare hybrid, multilayered materials with complex architecture. In October 2011, I joined the Stoddart Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher.


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