Özgül Öztürk’s research focuses on the structural analysis of nanomaterials and the interaction of naonomaterials with smart materials like graphene to develop highly efficient sensors. She uses synchrotron radiation for the analysis of structure to property relations of nanomaterials. Her research combines various advanced microscopic and imaging techniques to understand what is going on in this nano world. She strongly believes there is still “plenty of room at the bottom” as Richard Feynmann pointed out in 1959.
Öztürk received her Ph.D. and B.Sc. degrees in physics from Boğaziçi University, Turkey. Between 2008 and 2016, she worked as assistant professor at Doğuş University and initiated the development a synchrotron user community in Turkey. She worked as the coordinator of synchrotron radiation laboratories of the Turkish Accelerator Center (TAC) project.
Since 2012, she has served as the chair of the SESAME Users Committee and represents SESAME users in the European Synchrotron and FEL User Organization (ESUO). Since March 2017, she has chaired the Usage and Strategic Plan Committee (USPC) for the Middle East region of the Lightsources for Africa, the Americas and Middle East Project (LAAMP).
Sessions as a Speaker
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