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Assistant State University

Location:
Manhattan, Kansas, 66502, United States
Posted:
May 27, 2010

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Department of Chemistry

Kansas State University

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Manhattan KS 66506-0401

Home phone: 785-***-****

Cell phone: 785-***-****

Office phone: 785-***-****

******@***.***

On F-1 Visa

OBJECTIVE

Seek a material/experimental physical chemist position

HIGHLIGHTS

. Developed: 1) in-situ controlled synthesis of colloidal

nanostructures by using UV-Vis and PL spectroscopy 2) simulation

growth kinetics of nanoparticles

. Skills: colloidal synthesis of nanostructures, computational

chemistry, using cavity dumped Ti:sapphire laser system, TEM

analysis, terahertz and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy

. Proficiencies: technical writing, origin, matlab, Gaussian program

EDUCATION

. Ph.D., Experimental Physical Chemistry, Kansas State University,

Manhattan, KS, 2005- present

Thesis: Growth kinetics of colloidal nanoparticles

M.Sc., Computational Chemistry, Izmir Institute of Technology,

Turkey 2005

Thesis: Computational study on the structure of

allene polymers

EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research (Ph.D.): Research assistant in Kansas State University,

Manhattan, KS (2005-present)

Worked on aggregation dynamics of magic size CdTe quantum dots

. Simulation of growth kinetics of CdSe nanoparticles

. Time resolved photoluminescence of doped/undoped CdSe nanoparticles

. Trained 1 undergraduate research assistant in nanoparticle research

Teaching assistant in Kansas State University (Chemistry 1 and

Chemistry 2, General Chemistry labs)

2005 -present

Graduate Research (M.S.): Research assistant in Izmir Institute of

Technology 2003-2005

. Worked on structure of allene polymers by using computational tools to

investigate their conductivity

. Recitation instructor for undergraduate quantum chemistry class

Internship: at Anadolu glass factory, Turkey

2002

. Used analytical chemistry laboratory techniques to find the

required components of glass

HONORS AND AWARDS

. Travel grant, US-Egypt Advanced Studies Institute (ASI)

2010

. Travel grant, San Francisco Spring MRS Meeting

2008

. Travel grant, Chicago Spring ACS Meeting

2007

. 2 High Honor Student awards, Izmir Institute of Technology

2002-2003

. 3 Honor student awards, Izmir Institute of Technology

2001-2002

AFFILIATIONS

. PLU, Kansas State University Chapter, since 2008

. Women in Engineering and Science (WESP), since 2007

. Chemistry Association of Graduate Students (CAGS), since 2007

. American Chemical Society (ACS), since 2006

PUBLICATIONS

******* P., Chikan V., Quantized Ostwald Ripening, submitted to

Nanoletters.

S. Roy, C. Tuinenga, F. Fungura, P. *******, J. Jasinski, and V.

Chikan, Progress in Making n-type CdSe Quantum Dots: Tin and Indium

Doped CdSe Quantum Dots, J. Phys. Chem. C, Vol. 113, No. 30, 2009.

*******, P. and Chikan V., Effect of Cd/Te Ratio on the Formation

of CdTe Magic-Sized Quantum Dots during Aggregation, J. Phys. Chem.

A, 2008, 112 (39), pp 9304-9311

*******, P.; Chikan, V.; Jasinski, J.; Leppert, V. J., Quantized

growth of CdTe quantum dots; Observation of magic-sized CdTe

quantum dots, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2007, 111, (41),

14977-14983.

PRESENTATIONS

. US-Egypt Advanced Studies Institute (ASI) on "Nanomaterials and

Nanocatalysis for Energy, Petrochemicals and Environmental

Applications" in Cairo, Egypt

2010

Poster Title: Investigating the effect of sacrificial nanoparticles to

produce size focusing (quantized Ostwald ripening), ***** *******, Viktor

Chikan

. Physical Chemistry Meeting KU (University of Kansas)

2009

Oral Presentation Title: Evolution of the Size in Nanoparticle Growth:

Effect of Double Size (Heterogenous) Distributions on Growth Kinetics,

***** *******, Viktor Chikan

. San Francisco MRS (Material Research Society) Meeting

2008

Poster Title: Sequential Growth and Aggregation of Magic Size CdTe

Quantum Dots, ***** *******, Viktor Chikan, Jacek Jasinski, and Valerie

J. Leppert.

. Chicago Spring ACS Meeting

2007

Oral Presentation Title: Quantized Growth of CdTe Quantum Dots;

Observation of Magic Sized CdTe Quantum Dots, ***** *******, Viktor

Chikan, Jacek Jasinski, and Valerie J. Leppert.

. Physical Chemistry Seminar KSU

2007

Oral Presentation Title: Quantized Growth of CdTe Quantum Dots;

Observation of Magic Sized CdTe Quantum Dots, ***** *******, Viktor

Chikan, Jacek Jasinski, and Valerie J. Leppert.

LIST OF REFERENCES

Prof. Viktor Chikan: Kansas State University, 213 CBC Building, Manhattan,

Kansas, 66506-0401, office: KG 204B, phone: (785) ***-****, fax: (785) ***-

****, e-mail: ******@***.***

Prof. Kenneth Klabunde: Kansas State University, 213 CBC Building,

Manhattan, Kansas, 66506-0401, office: CB 309, phone: (785) ***-****, fax:

(785) ***-****, e-mail: *****@***.***

Prof. Eric Maatta (Department Head): Kansas State University, 213 CBC

Building, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506-0401, office: W 111, phone: (785) ***-

****, fax: (785) ***-****, e-mail: ***@***.***



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