Selmiye Alkan Gürsel
Prof. Dr. Selmiye Alkan Gürsel, Faculty Member as well as Vice-Dean for Research at Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabancı University. Dr. Gürsel received her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Chemistry from Middle East Technical University. She spent a year during her PhD at University of Florida as a visiting scholar and worked with Prof. Dr. John Reynolds on electrochromic polymers. Then, she worked at Paul Scherrer Institute, General Energy Department (in Switzerland) as a postdoc and senior scientist for about 5 years. Prof. Gürsel has been directing and participating in various international and national projects on fuel cells, hydrogen, graphene and batteries. Dr. Gürsel have participated in Graphene Flagship Project, known as ‘the project of this century’, in FP7 (Graphene-Driven Revolutions in ICT and Beyond) and Horizon 2020 (Graphene-Based Disruptive Technologies) phases as the primary investigator, scientific representative of the work package on fuel cells and national contact point from Turkey. Dr. Gürsel has published more than 100 journal papers. She is co-author of a book chapter and co- inventor of several patents on fuel cells. Dr. Gürsel was awarded by L’Oreal Young Woman in Science Scholarship 2010, METU Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. PARLAR Research Incentive Award 2012, Science Academy -Young Academics Prize Scholarships (BAGEP) 2013. She received “Academic Prize” in the inaugural Women Energizing Turkey Awards endowed by the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resource in 2018. She was nominated to the ENI Award 2017 edition-Energy Transition Prize for her contribution to research in the field of energy, particularly on fuel cells and graphene. Dr. Gürsel is in the editorial board of Frontiers in Energy Research-Energy Storage journal.