Ufuk Yildiz studied chemistry at Karadeniz Technical University, finishing his PhD in 1998 supervised by Prof. Baki Hazer. He came to Kocaeli University as an assistant professor in 1998. After postdoctoral work on miniemulsion and emulsion polymerization with Prof. Markus Antonietti, Dr Katharina Landfester and Dr Klaus Tauer at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Golm, Germany) he returned to Turkey and was promoted to associate professor in 2004. He was a visiting scientist at the University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry within the Centre for Materials Discovery working with Prof. Andy Cooper and Dr Jon Weaver (2008). He became a full professor in 2009.
polymeric phthalocyanines,heavy metal ion adsorption,heterophase polymerization