Onur Buyukcakir

Onur Buyukcakir

ResearcherID: D-6871-2015

E-mail: onurbuyukcakir [at] gmail.com

  Postdoctoral Fellow

   Hometown: Turkey

   Joined group: 2013


2013 -  PhD., Bilkent University, Material Science and Nanotechnology Ankara, Turkey 
2008 - M.S., Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Chemistry, Turkey 
2006 - B.S., METU, Department of Chemistry, Ankara, Turkey

Research Interests: CO2 capture & Conversion, Energy Storage, Graphene Nanomaterials

Selected Publications

19.  Buyukcakir, O.; Je, S.-H.; Choi, D. S.; Talapaneni, S. N.; Seo, Y.; Jung, Y.; Polychronopoulou, K.; Coskun, A.* “Porous cationic polymers: The impact of counteranions and charges on CO2 capture and conversion,” Chem. Commun., 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08132G.

18.  Talapaneni, S. N.; Buyukcakir, O.; Je, S. H.; Srinivasan, S.; Seo, Y.; Polychronopoulou, K.; Coskun, A.* “Nanoporous Polymers Incorporating Sterically Confined N-Heterocyclic Carbenes For Simultaneous CO2 Capture and Conversion at Ambient Pressure," Chem. Mater., 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b03104.

17. Buyukcakir, O†; Je, S. H.†; Park, J.; Patel, H. A.; Jung, Y.; Yavuz, C. T.*; Coskun, A* “Systematic Investigation of the Effect of Polymerization Routes on the Gas Sorption Properties of Nanoporous Azobenzene Polymers,” Chem. Eur. J., 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201501233. († Equal Contribution)

16. Buyukcakir, O.†; Mara, M. W.†; Bowman, D. N.†; Shelby, M. L.; Haldrup, K.; Huang, J.; Harpham, M. R.; Stickrath, A. B.; Zhang, X.; Stoddart, J. F.; Coskun, A.*; Jakubikova, E.*; Chen, L. X.* “Electron Injection from Copper Diimine Sensitizers into TiO2: Structural Effects and Their Implications for Solar Energy Conversion Devices,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 9670–9684. († Equal Contribution)

15. Buyukcakir, O.; Seo, Y.; Coskun, A.* "Thinking Outside the Cage: Controlling the Extrinsic Porosity and Gas Uptake Properties of Shape Persistent Molecular Cages in Nanoporous Polymers," Chem. Mater., 2015, 27, 4149–4155.

14. Yilmaz, M. D., Xue, M., Ambrogio, M. W., Buyukcakir, O., Wu, Y., Frasconi, M., Chen, X.,     Nassar, M. S., Stoddart, J. F., Zink, J. I. "Sugar and pH Dual-Responsive Mesoporous Silica Nanocontainers Based on Competitive Binding " Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 1067-1072.

13. Srinivasan, S.; Je, S. H.; Back, S.; Barin, G.; Buyukcakir, O.; Guliyev, R., Jung, Y.; Coskun, A.* “Ordered Supramolecular Gels Based on Graphene Oxide and Tetracationic Cyclophanes,” Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 2725–2729. 

12. Buyukcakir, O., Yasar, F. T., Bozdemir, O. A., Icli, B., Akkaya, E. U. "Autonomous Shuttling Driven by an Oscillating Reaction: Proof of Principle in a Cucurbit [7] uril-Bodipy Pseudorotaxane" Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1012-1015.

11. Barin, G., Frasconi, M., Dyar, S. M., Iehl, J., Buyukcakir, O., Sarjeant, A. A., Carmieli, R., Coskun, A., Wasielewski, M. R., Stoddart, J. F. "Redox-Controlled Selective Docking in a [2] Catenane Host" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 2466-2469. 

10. Schmucker, A. L., Barin, G., Brown, K. A., Rycenga, M., Coskun, A., Buyukcakir, O., Osberg, K. D., Stoddart, J. F., Mirkin, C. A. "Electronic and Optical Vibrational Spectroscopy of Molecular Transport Junctions Created by On-Wire Lithography" Small, 2013, 9, 1900–1903.

9. Huang, J., Buyukcakir, O., Mara, M. W., Coskun, A., Dimitrijevic, N. M., Barin, G., Kokhan, O,; Stickrath, A. B., Ruppert, R., Tiede, D. M., Stoddart, J. F., Sauvage, J. P., Chen, L. X. "Highly Efficient Ultrafast Electron Injection from the Singlet MLCT Excited State of Copper(I) Diimine Complexes to TiO2 Nanoparticles" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 12711-12715.

8. Kostereli, Z., Ozdemir, T., Buyukcakir, O., Akkaya, E. U. "Tetrastyryl-BODIPY-Based Dendritic Light Harvester and Estimation of Energy Transfer Efficiency" Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 3636-3639.

7. Sozmen, F., Oksal, B. S., Bozdemir, O. A., Buyukcakir, O., Akkaya, E. U. "Heteroleptic Metallosupramolecular Complexes of Bodipy Dyes as Energy Transfer Cassettes" Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 5286-5289.

6. 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 ICT and PET" Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 1400-1403.

5. Bozdemir, O.A., Guliyev, R., Buyukcakir, O., Selcuk S., Kolemen S., Gulseren G., Nalbantoğlu 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, 8029-8036. (Cover Article) 

4. Bozdemir, O.A., Yılmaz, M.D., Buyukcakir, 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.

3. 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, 4644-4647. 

2. Guliyev, R., Buyukcakir, O., Sozmen, F., and Bozdemir O.A. "Cyanide sensing in aqueous solutions via metal ion removal from a fluorogenic complex" Tetrahedron Lett., 2009, 50, 5139-5141.

1. Bozdemir, O.A., Buyukcakir, 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, 3830-3838.

Message: I was born in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. In July 2006, I graduated from Middle East Technical University with a B.S. degree in chemistry. For a M.S. degree, I attended to the graduate program in Chemistry at Middle East Technical University from 2006 to 2008. I have been attending to the PhD degree program in Institute Material science and Nanotechnology at Bilkent University from 2008 to 2013. During my M.S and PhD studies, being under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Engin Umut Akkaya had given me a valuable opportunity to explore the science and art of conducting research. My research interests have been centered on organic and supramolecular chemistry ranging from light harvesting dendrimers, chemosensors, photodynamic therapy reagents, supramolecular polymers to design and synthesis of new Boradiazaindacene derivatives, and mesoporous  silica nanoparticles. I plan to continue my research in supramolecular chemistry in an effort to develop new functional materials for material science and nanotechnology applications. I gained a scholarship from the scholarship from the Scientific Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) to work in the Stoddart group at Northwestern University in 2011. I worked with Professor Stoddart’s group as a visiting pre-doctoral scholar for one year. Now, I recently joined Professor Ali Coskun-MONA lab. I am really excited about being here and working with a dynamic research group. Outside the lab, I enjoy playing clarinet and listening Turkish Classical Music.