Research Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol                                   2013-2014
Advisor: Prof. Varinder K. Aggarwal FRS
  • Towards the Total Synthesis of α-Cyclopiazonic acid
Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Chicago         Nov 2012-Feb 2013
Advisor: Prof. Viresh H. Rawal
  • Salen-Catalyzed Enantioselective Nazarov Cyclizations
Research Assistant, The University of Chicago                                                 2007-2012
Advisor: Prof. Viresh H. Rawal
  • Synthesis of the Perhydroquinoline Core of Aspidophytine
  • Development of Diarylacetylenediols and Bispyridiniums as Novel Hydrogen Bonding Catalysts
  • Silver-Catalyzed Formal Inverse Electron-Demand Diels-Alder Reactions of 1,2-Diazines and Siloxy Alkynes
  • Brønsted Acid-Promoted [2+2+2] Cycloadditions of 1,2-Diazines with Siloxy Alkynes
  • Ternary Ag(I) Complexes with 1,2-Diazines and Neutral Chelating Ligands
Research Assistant, Middle East Technical University                                       2005-2006
Advisors: Prof. Cihangir Tanyeli and Prof. Idris M. Akhmedov
  • Studies on Enzymatic Desymmetrization of Hexachloronorbornene Derivatives
  • Synthesis of C2– and C3-Symmetric Chiral Ligands
Undergraduate Research, Middle East Technical University                            2003-2005
Advisors: Prof. Cihangir Tanyeli and Prof. Idris M. Akhmedov
  • Studies on Enzymatic Resolution of Hexachloronorbornene Derivatives
Visiting Student, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, France                Jul-Sep 2004
Advisor: Prof. Rinaldo Poli
  • Studies on Bimetallic Complexes of Titanium and Hafnium

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