Kocaeli University, Turkey
Ufuk Yildiz studied Chemistry at the Karadeniz Technical University and has done his PhD in 1998 supervised by Professor Baki Hazer. He joined at the Kocaeli University as an Assistant Professor in 1998. After his Post-doctoral work on miniemulsion and emulsion polymerization with Professor 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 an Associate Professor in the year 2004. He was a Visiting Scientist at the University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry within the Centre for Materials Discovery working with Professor Andy Cooper and Dr. Jon Weaver (2008). He became a Full Professor in 2009. His research interests include macroinitiators, polymeric phthalocyanines, heavy metal ion adsorption, hydrogels and heterophase polymerization.