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Alper Nese

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute Box #16
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-3208
anese@andrew.cmu.edu


EDUCATION

Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
August 2004

B.S. Chemistry

Areas of Concentration: Polymer Characterization, Biochemistry, Hydrogel Preperation

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Sept. 2006
M.S. Chemistry
Areas of Concentration: Nanocomposite Preperation, Polymer Characterization

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Imagination and Realization of Macromolecular Materials

EXPERIENCE

Secretary, ACS, Polymer Division, Pittsburgh Section
May 2008Present
   
Chemistry Department Representative, Graduate Student Assembly (GSA)
20072008
   
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry
Aug. 2006Present

    • IT Manager (Computers, WEB, Server)

Graduate Student, Bogazici University, Department of Chemistry
Aug. 2004—Sept. 2006
  • Advisor: Professor Nihan Nugay
    • Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Nanocomposites Prepared by In-situ Photopolymerization, Joint Project with Yusuf Yagci Research Group
Graduation work, Hacettepe University, Department of Chemistry
May 2002—Sept. 2002
    • Correlation of the Three Given Methods in the Calculation of Molecular Weight Between Crosslinks of P(VP/EGDMA) Hydrogels

AWARDS

2009 Conference Fund for The 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. March 21-25, 2010.

2008

Elected as the Secretary of Polymer Group, Pittsburgh Section, ACS

2005 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Bogazici University, Istanbul

AFFILIATIONS

American Chemical Society (ACS)
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Pittsburgh Turkish American Student Association

PRESENTATIONS

The 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. March 21-25, 2010. Two oral presentations (POLY and PMSE).
The 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, USA. August 16-20, 2009.
The 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA. August 17-21, 2008.
8th International Symposium, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Budapest, Hungary
September 13-16, 2005.

PUBLICATIONS

Alper Nese, Sergei S. Sheiko and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Effect of Catalyst on Properties of Molecular Brushes" to be submitted.
Alper Nese, Yungwan Kwak, Renaud Nicolay, Michael Barrett, Sergei S. Sheiko, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Synthesis of Poly(vinyl acetate) Molecular Brushes by a Combination of Controlled Radical Polymerization Techniques" submitted.
Alper Nese, Jaroslav Mosnacek, Azhar Juhari, Jeong Ae Joon, Kaloian Koynov, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties of Star-Like PBA-b-PMMA Block Copolymers" Macromolecules 2010, 43, 1227.
Sherryl Y. Yu-Su, Sergei S. Sheiko, Hyung-il Lee, Wojciech Jakubowski, Alper Nese, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Denis Anokhin, and Dimitri A. Ivanov "Crystallization of Molecular Brushes with Block Copolymer Side Chains" Macromolecules 2009, 42, 9008.
Metin Sitti, Brian Cusick, Burak Aksak, Alper Nese, Hyung-il Lee, Hongchen Dong, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Dangling Chain Elastomers as Repeatable Fibrillar Adhesives" Applied Materials and Interfaces 2009, 1, 2277.
Shigeki Ohno, Alper Nese, Brian Cusick, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Polymer Micelles from Tadpole-Shaped Amphiphilic Block-Graft Copolymers Prepared by "Grafting- through" ATRP" Vysokomolekulyarnye Soedineniya, Seriya A i Seriya B (special issue dedicated to Nikolay Plate) 2009, 51, 1947.
Insun Park, Sergei S. Sheiko, Alper Nese, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Breaking a Specific Covalent Bond by Adsorption-Induced Tension of Brush-like Macromolecules" Macromolecules 2009, 42, 1805.
Hyung-il Lee, Jamie R. Boyce, Alper Nese, Sergei S. Sheiko, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "pH-Induced Conformational Changes of Loosely-Grafted Molecular Brushes Containing Poly(acrylic acid) Side Chains" Polymer 2008, 49, 5490.
Alper Nese, Sinan Sen, Mehmet Atilla Tasdelen, Nihan Nugay, and Yusuf Yagci "Clay-PMMA Nanocomposites by Photoinitiated Radical Polymerization Using Intercalated Phenacyl Pyridinium Salt Initiators" Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2006, 207, 820.

PATENTS

Burak Aksak, Brian Cusick, Hyung-il Lee, Alper Nese, Tomasz Kowalewski, Metin Sitti, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Rate Sensitive Dry Adhesive" patent application submitted (2008).

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