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Dr. Remzi Becer (BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCAP)

Senior Lecturer in Materials Science
Director of the Polymer Science and NanoTechnology MSc   

School of Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary, University of London
E1 4NS London
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7882 6534
r.becer@qmul.ac.uk


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Education

* Post Graduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice (PGCAP) - University of Warwick
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PhD, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry - Eindhoven University of Technology
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MSc, Polymer Science and Technology - Istanbul Technical University
* BSc, Chemistry - Istanbul Technical University

 

2012-2013
2005-2009
2003-2005
1997-2003

Work experience

* Senior Lecturer in Materials Science - Queen Mary University of London
* Director of the Polymer Science and Nanotechnology Masters course
* Science City Senior Research Fellow and co-director of Polym Chem MSc course - University of Warwick

* Marie Curie IntraEuropean Post Doctoral Fellow - University of Warwick
* PhD researcher - Eindhoven University of Technology

 

2013-present
2013-present
2011-2013
2009-2011
2005-2009

Honours and awards

* Promotion to Science City Senior Research Fellow
* Science City Research Fellowship
* Marie Curie Research Fellowship

 

2011
2010
2008

Professional memberships

* Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
* Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)
* Member of Polymer Division (ACS-Poly)
* Associate editor of Frontiers in Biomaterials
* Advisory board memberof Polymer Chemistry (RSC)
* Acting as a reviewer for Agence Nationale Resherche (ANR-France), Prion Institute (Canada), British Council (UK), Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Vlaanderen (FWO-Belgium), and various journals such as Polymer Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Chemical Communications, Macromolecular Rapid Communication, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Macromolecular Bioscience, Biomacromolecules, Small, ACS Combinatorial Science, European Polymer Journal, European Journal of Lipid Science, Australian Journal of Chemistry, Journal of American Chemical Society...

 

2009
2008
2008
2013
2011
2009-...

Teaching experience

* Materials Science 2: Processing and Applications (9h lecture) - Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
* Advanced Polymer Synthesis (12h lecture, deputy module leader) - QMUL
* Engineering Materials in Design (8h lecture to ~250 students) - QMUL
* Materials Science 1: Properties of Matter (6h lecture to ~60 students) - QMUL
* Fundamentals of Polymerization (3h lecture, 6h lab workshop) - University of Warwick (UoW)
* Molecular Characterization of Polymers (6h lecture, module leader) - UoW
* Physical Properties of Polymers (6h lab workshop) - UoW
* Real World Analysis (80h contact time, module leader) - UoW
* Polymer Chemistry (8h tutorials) - UoW
* Inorganic Chemistry (6h tutorials) - UoW
* Frontiers in Chemistry (3h workshop) - UoW
* Polymer Chemistry (8h tutorials) - UoW
* Inorganic Chemistry (6h tutorials) - UoW
* Frontiers in Chemistry (2h workshop) - UoW
* Macromolecular Chemistry (3h lecture) - University of Jena Germany

 

2014
2014
2013
2013
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2011
2011
2011
2010

Funding and projects

* Materials Research Institute - QMUL
   Funding for a PhD project on "Sentinel:  A giant macromolecule to sense specific lectins to deliver drugs"
Collaborative project with Prof. Marina Resmini from SBCS, QMUL

* Queen Mary, University of London
   Start up package for the Becer Research Group
* European Science Foundation
   Funding to organize the 2nd conference on Precision Polymer Materials,
   together with Filip Du Prez, Richard Hoogenboom and Dave Haddleton

* Turkish Land Forces
   Development of new polymer synthesis techniques for smart materials
* British Council: UK-Turkey Knowledge Partnership Project
   Designer polymers for selective targeting and enhanced intracellular delivery of biologics, in collaboration with Volga
   Bulmus (Izmir Institute of Technology), Bilim Pharmaceuticals (Turkey), PolyTherics (London).
* Innospec Limited together with Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
   Funding for a PhD project on functional polymers as oil additives
* Science City Research Fellowship
   Stimuli-responsive polymer coated magnetic nanoparticles
* Marie Curie Research Fellowship
   Polymer-protein conjugates

 

2013


2013

2012


2012

2012


2011

2010

2009

Recent lectures and presentations

* Invited lecture, 248th ACS Meeting in San Francisco, California, US
* Invited lecture, 5th International Nanomedicine Conference, Sydney, AU
* Invited lecture, 3rd International Symposium on Controlled Polymerization, Antalya, TR
* Invited lecture, University College London, Department of Chemistry, London, UK
* Co-organizer of European Science Foundation, Precision to Materials Workshop in Ghent, Belgium
* Co-organizer of Warwick Polymer Conference 2012, Coventry, UK
* Invited lecture, Centre for Advanced Materials and Design (CAMD), UNSW, Sydney, AU
* Keynote lecture, 33rd Australiasian Polymer Symposium, Tasmania, AU
* Invited lecture, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Melbourne, AU
* Invited lecture, Precision Materials Workshop, European Science Foundation (ESF), Strasbourg, FR
* Contributed lecture, 242nd ACS Meeting in Denver, Colorado, US
* Invited lecture, Tongji University, Shanghai, CN
* Invited lecture, Soochow University, Suzhou, CN
* Invited lecture, Unilever, Shanghai, CN
* Invited lecture, Fudan University, Shanghai, CN
* Poster presentation, High Polymer Research Group, Pott Shrigley, UK
* Contibuted lectures, 241st ACS Meeting in Anaheim, California, US
* Invited lecture, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, FR
* Contributed lecture, Hellenic Polymer Conference, Crete, GR
* Invited lecture 240th ACS Meeting in Boston,  Massachusetts, US
* Invited lecture IUPAC World Polymer Conference, Glasgow, UK

 

2014
2014
2014
2013
2013
2012
2012
2012
2012
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2010
2010
2010

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