Turan Öztürk

Talk Title: Thienothiophenes and Dithienothiophenes in Organic Materials Chemistry

Turan Ozturk received his PhD degree from the University of East Anglia, England, then, moved to the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, as a postdoctoral fellow, where he developed a new method for the synthesis of fused 1,4-dithiin and thiophene rings from 1,8-diketones using Lawesseon’s reagent and P4S10. He took up a position at TUBITAK MRC, Turkey, then Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and joined Istanbul Technical University as a full professor. He also works as an advisor at The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK), National Metrology Institute (UME).  He has previously been British Council Research Fellow, NATO Research Fellow and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury and Senior Research Fellow at University of Waterloo, Canada. He recently received 2023 ITU Basic Since Award. His research interests concentrate on the development of new organic materials having electronic and optical properties.