Self-Healing and Shape-Memory Smart Materials

Prof. Dr. Oğuz Okay from Istanbul Technical University Department of Chemistry will be the guest at the Nano Open Webinar to be held on Zoom on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 between 11.00 and 12.00.

Nano Open Webinarı

Prof. Dr. Oğuz Okay will talk about self-healing and shape-memory smart materials.

To register for the Nano Open Webinar, which will be held on Zoom on April 17, 2024 at 11:00,

About Prof. Dr. Oğuz Okay

Oğuz Okay graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Chemistry as a Chemical Engineer in 1977. In the same year, he won the TÜBİTAK international doctoral scholarship and conducted research at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry at Vienna Technical University, and returned home in 1981, after receiving his PhD. Okay, who worked for various periods at TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center, Stuttgart University, Eastern Mediterranean University, Kocaeli University, Colorado Boulder University, Clausthal Technical University, Dresden Technical University and Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, has been working as a faculty member at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry since 1998.

Okay, who is a Full Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) and an Honorary Member of the Turkish Chemical Society, received the TÜBİTAK Incentive Award in 1990, the Sedat Simavi Science Award in 1994, the TÜBİTAK Science Award in 2005 and the Georg-Forster Research Award from Germany in 2015. Okay, who is on the editorial board of Turkish Journal of Chemistry, Reactive and Functional Polymers, Elsevier and Advances in Polymer Science, Springer journal, has 6 patents and has published around 220 publications in peer-reviewed journals covered by SCI. These publications have been cited around 15000 times (H-index: 67).

Okay's research topics are on understanding the relationships between the microstructures and properties of smart hydrogels and cryogels, which have a wide application area due to their similarities to biological systems, and smart rubbers, and providing them with self-healing and shape-memory abilities, and improving their mechanical properties.