Kahveci Research Group

About us

Kahveci Functional Polymers and Biomaterials Research Group is located at the Istanbul Technical University, Department of Chemistry, and mainly focuses design, synthesis, modification and characterization of functional polymers and their applications. Particularly, synthesis of functional monomers and initiators by organic synthetic pathways, development and applications of Click reactions, polymer synthesis by controlled/living polymerization techniques (ATRP, RAFT), photopolymerizations,  and implementations of functional polymers in biomedical fields are main works in the group. 



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KahveciLab Received a New Grant

May 12, 2020

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Gamze Düz, MSc student, has joined the group.

February 1, 2020

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Burak Can Güney, MSc student, has joined the group.

February 1, 2020




TUBA-GEBIP Meeting, 2019

December 28, 2019

TUBA-GEBIP Meeting 2019 was held on December 27-29, 2019 in Ankara.



Polimer 2020 Congress

December 16, 2019

8th Polymer Science and Technology Congress will be held in June 18-18, 2020

Congress web page...


Happy New Year!!!

December 26, 2019

Our group wish you a happy new year.



November 15, 2019

EWCC2019 was held on November 13-15, 2019 at the University of Palermo, Italy. An oral was presented from our group.


Sinem defended her PhD thesis

August 2, 2019

Sinem defended her PhD thesis successfully.


31st National Chemistry Congress

September 10, 2019

31st National Chemistry Congress was held on September 10-13, 2019 at the Yildiz Technical University. An oral and a poster were presented from our group.


Scholarship recieved

April 1, 2019

Sevinc Gulyuz receives the YOK 100/2000 CoHE Doctoral Scholarship


A new paper published

February 20, 2019

Our new article entitled One-pot one-step synthesis of a photo-cleavable cross-linker via Passerini reaction for fabrication of responsive polymeric particles was published in Polymer Bulletin. To read...


A new paper published


February 8, 2019

Our new article entitled Direct synthesis of tetrazine functionalities on polymer backbones was published in Journal of Polymer Science - Part A. To read...

A new project (TUBITAK 1001) accepted.


February 6, 2018

Our new project entitled "Development of Light-Induced Ultra-Fast Diels-Alder Click Reactions and Preparation of Functional Polymeric Materials by These Reactions" (Project #: 217Z057) was accepted for funding by TUBITAK

Dr. Kahveci won the TÜBA-GEBİP prize.


December 12, 2017

Dr. Kahveci got The Young Scientists Award Programme (GEBIP), Turkish Academy of Science.   To read...



Office: Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Chemistry, Room B3-134, Maslak 34467 Sariyer/Istanbul, Turkey

Lab: Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Chemistry, Lab: L009, Maslak 34467 Sariyer/Istanbul, Turkey

+90 212 2857271