Alper Nese - Matyjaszewski Polymer Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Alper Nese

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Mellon Institute
4400 5th Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: MI-826
Phone: (412) 268-3208

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, Photopolymerization

Research

Imagination and Realization of Macromolecular Materials

Publications

Peer-reviewed Papers
  1. Alper Nese, Yuanchao Li, Sergei S. Sheiko, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Synthesis of Molecular Bottlebrushes by using PPM amounts of Catalyst" submitted to Macro Letters.
  2. Christos Grigoriadis, Alper Nese, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, and George Floudas "Dynamic Homogeneity Induced by Architectural Design - Bottlebrush copolymers" Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, early view 2012.
  3. Dingcai Wu, Alper NeseJoanna Pietrasik, Yeru Liang, Hongkun He, Michal Kruk, Liang Huang, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Preparation of Polymeric Nanonetworks from Cylindrical Molecular Bottlebrushes” ACS Nano, ASAP, 2012.
  4. Natalia V. Lebedeva, Alper Nese, Frank C. Sun, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, and Sergei S. Sheiko "Anti–Arrhenius Cleavage of Covalent Bonds in Molecular Bottlebrushes" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012, 109, 9276.
  5. Alper Nese, Yuanchao Li, Saadyah Averick, Yungwan Kwak, Dominik Konkolewicz, Sergei S. Sheiko, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Synthesis of Amphiphilic Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-b-Poly(vinyl acetate) Molecular Brushes" Macro Letters 2011, 1, 227.
  6. Yuanchao Li, Alper NeseNatalia V. Lebedeva , Tyler Davis, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, and Sergei S. Sheiko "Molecular Tensile Machines: Intrinsic Acceleration of Disulfide Reduction by Dithiothreitol" Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133, 17479.
  7. Alper Nese, Natalia Lebadeva, Gizelle Sherwood, Saadyah Averick, Yuanchao Li, Haifeng Gao, Linda Peteanu, Sergei Sheiko, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Synthesis of pH Sensitive Fluorescent Molecular Bottlebrushes" Macromolecules 2011, 44, 5905.
  8. Insun Park, Alper Nese, Joanna Pietrasik, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, and Sergei Sheiko "Focusing Bond Tension in Bottle-Brush Macromolecules during Spreading" Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 8448.
  9. Alper Nese, Sergei S. Sheiko, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Effect of Residual Copper on the Stability of the Molecular Brushes Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization" European Polymer Journal 2011, 47, 1198.
  10. Weipu Zhu, Alper Nese, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Thermoresponsive Star Triblock Copolymers by Combination of ROP and ATRP: from Micelles to Hydrogels" Journal of Polymer Science Part-A: Polymer Chemistry 2011, 49, 1942.
  11. Michael J. Barrett, Frank C. Sun, Alper Nese, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Jan-Michael Y. Carrillo, Andrey V. Dobrynin, and Sergei S. Sheiko "Size Separation of Macromolecules During Spreading" Langmuir 2010, 26, 15339.
  12. Azhar Juhari, Jaroslav Mosnáček, Jeong Ae Yoon, Alper Nese, Kaloian Koynov, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Star-Like PBA-b-PMBL Block Copolymers for High Temperature Thermoplastic Elastomer Applications" Polymer 2010, 51, 4806.
  13. Insun Park, David Shirvanyants, Alper Nese, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Michael Rubinstein, and Sergei S. Sheiko "Spontaneous and Specific Activation of Chemical Bonds in Macromolecular Fluids" Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 12487.
  14. 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 Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) and Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization" Macromolecules 2010, 43, 4016.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Metin Sitti, Brian Cusick, Burak Aksak, Alper Nese, Hyung-il Lee, Hongchen Dong, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Polymer Molecular Brushes as Biologically Inspired Reversible Fibrillar Adhesives" Applied Materials and Interfaces 2009, 1, 2277.
  18. 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, 1.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.

Preprints and Symposium Proceedings

  1. Alper Nese, Natalia Lebadeva, Haifeng Gao, Gizelle Sherwood, Linda Peteanu, Sergei S. Sheiko, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski “Synthesis of pH Responsive Fluorescent Molecular Brushes prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization” Polymer Preprints,  in press, 2011.
  2. 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 Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization" Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry) 2010, 51, 218.
  3. Alper Nese, Jaroslav Mosnacek, Azhar Juhari, Jeong-Ae Joon, Kaloian Koynov, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Synthesis of star-like poly(n-butyl acrylate)-b-poly)methyl methacrylate) block copolymers as thermoplastic elastomers" PMSE Preprints2010.
  4. Alper Nese, Insun Park, Sergei S. Sheiko, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Design of molecular mechanical testing machines" Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry) 2009, 50, 460.
  5. Alper Nese, Hyung-il Lee, Hongchen Dong, Burak Aksak, Brian Cusick, Metin Sitti, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Polymer Molecular Brushes as Biologically Inspired Reversible Fibrillar Adhesives" Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry) 2008, 49, 107.

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.

Presentations

  • The 242th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, USA. August 28-September 1, 2011.
  • 8th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 2010. June 6-9, 2010.
  • The 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. March 21-25, 2010. Two oral (PMSE and POLY) presentations.
  • 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.

Awards

  • 2012 ACS Scholarship and Chair’s Funding, Leadership Training, "Strategic Planning", San Diego, MA, 2012.
  • 2011 Conference Fund, 242th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, 2011.
  • 2010 ACS Scholorship for Leadership Training, "Collaborating Across Boundaries ", Boston, MA, 2010.
  • 2010 NSF Travel award, 8th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 2010.
  • 2009 Conference Fund, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2010.
  • 2008 Elected as the Secretary of Polymer Group, Pittsburgh Section, ACS.
  • 2005 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Bogazici University, Istanbul.

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