Ali Kemal Sekizkardes, Ph. D.

 

Department of Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

1001 W. Main St.

Richmond, VA 23284-2006

E-mail: aksekizkarde@vcu.edu

 

Professional Preparation

 

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA         Materials Chemistry                Ph.D. 2014

Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey                                   Chemical Engineering              B.Sc., 2010

 

Research Interest

 

Polymer science, Porous polymers, MOFs, Gas separation, Gas storage, Catalysis, Renewable energy

 

Publications

 

1.      Sekizkardes, A. K.; Altarawneh, S.; Islamoglu T.; Kahveci Z.; El-Kaderi H. M. “Highly Selective      CO2 capture by Triazine-Based Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers” Macromolecules, DOI: 10.1021/ma502071w

2.      Sekizkardes, A. K.; Islamoglu T.; Kahveci Z.; El-Kaderi H. M.” Application of Pyrene-Derived Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers to CO2 Separation under Pressure and Vacuum Swing Adsorption Settings” J. Mater. Chem. 2014, 2, 12492.  

3.      Arab, P.; Rabbani, M. G.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; Islamoglu T.; El-Kaderi H. M. ” Copper(I)-Catalyzed Synthesis of Nanoporous Azo-Linked Polymers: Impact of Textural Properties on Gas Storage and Selective Carbon Dioxide Capture” Chem. Mater., 2014, 26, 1385 (featured on the cover of Chemistry of Materials, Issue 3, volume 26).

4.      Rabbani, M. G.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; Kahveci, Z.; Reich, T. E.; Ding, R.; El-Kaderi H. M. “A 2D Mesoporous Imine-Linked Covalent Organic Framework for High Pressure Gas Storage Application,” J. Chem. Eur. J.  2013, 19, 3324.

5.      Rabbani, M. G.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; El-Kaderi, O. E.; Kaaffarani, B. R.; El-Kaderi H. M. “Pyrene-Directed Growth of Nanoporous Benzimidazole-Linked Nanofibers and their Application to Selective CO2 Capture and Separation”. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 25409.

 

Selected Oral Presentations

 

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; Altarawneh, S.; Islamoglu T.; Kahveci Z.; El-Kaderi H. M. “Highly Selective      CO2 capture by Triazine-Based Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers” ACS CERM, Pittsburg, PA, October 2014.

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “ Pyrene-Based Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers for CO2 Capture and Separation processes” 247th ACS Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 2014. 

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; El-Kaderi H. M. “Pyrene-Derived Porous Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis, and Applications for Gas Storage and Separation” Altria, Richmond, VA January 2014.

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; Kose, D. A.; Ozturk, Z., “Hydrogen Storage Properties of trans-diaquabis(3-hydroxybenzoato-κo1)bis-(nicotinamide κn1)copper(II)”,  International Conference On Hydrogen Production, Istanbul, June 16-18, 2010.

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; Kose, D. A.; Ozturk, Z. “Hydrogen Storage Applications of Metal Organic Frameworks ” 9. National Chemical Engineering Congress, Ankara, 22-25 June 2010.

 

Selected Poster Presentations

 

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; Arab, P.; Alyson V.; Kahveci Z.; El-Kaderi H. M. “Exceptionally Porous Covalent Organic Frameworks As Catalyst Support for Use in Heterogeneous Catalysis” SCU, Columbia, SC, June 2014.  

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; Rabbani, M. G.; Kahveci Z.; El-Kaderi H. M. “Selective Gas Uptake and Storage in Porous Organic Framework” 246th ACS Meeting Indianapolis, September 2013.

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; Rabbani M. G.; El-Kaderi H. M. “Multifunctional Pyrene-Derived Porous Architectures” Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), October 2011.

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; Rabbani M. G.; El-Kaderi H. M. “Pyrene-Directed Growth of Multifunctional Porous Organic Polymers ” Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), October 2012.

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; Ozturk, Z.; Kose, D. A. “Hydrogen Storage in Metal Organic Frameworks” , 6th. Europian Federation Of Catalysis Societies (Efcats)Catalysis & Surface Science For Renewables & Energy, İzmir, Turkey, September 13-19, 2010.

  • Sekizkardes, A. K.; Duran, M.; Keles, Y.; Tüzün, F.N. “Production and Characterization of Si-based Mambranes” National Chemical Engineering Congress, Ankara, June 2010.

 

Expertise

 

Porous Polymers

Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction

Schiff-base imine-condensation polymerization

Scanning electron microscope (SEM)

Transmission electron microscope (TEM)

X-ray photoelectron microscopy (XPS)

X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Low-pressure gas analyzer (Quanta chrome 1C and IQ)

High-pressure volumetric analysis (HPVA)

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

 

Awards

 

Lidia M. Vallarino Scholarship Award 2014

Philip Morris Student Award 2013

Commonwealth Graduate Studies Award 2013

VCU Chemistry Department Kapp Award 2012

 

Graduate Advisor

 

Ph.D. Advisor: Assoc. Prof. M. Hani El-Kaderi    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Chemical Society

 

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