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Res. Asst. Prof. Özge Balcı

Faculty Member

Özge Balcı completed her PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Department at İstanbul Technical University on the mechanochemical synthesis, sintering and characterization techniques of metal borides. During her PhD studies, she continued her studies on the development of novel composite materials by powder metallurgy techniques at IFW Dresden, Germany. During her postdoctoral studies, she has stayed long periods as a visiting scientist at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany. Her current research interests include the synthesis of functional boride nanoparticles, investigation of magnetic and catalytic properties of binary/ternary boride compounds, and development and characterization of novel micro/nanocomposites.

Research Interests
Boron based advanced materials and applications, boron compounds, functional
boride nanoparticles, boron based nanocatalysts, synthesis of inorganic
materials, composite materials, powder metallurgy, materials characterization


  1. 2015

    Ph.D., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

    Istanbul Technical University
  2. 2012 – 2013

    Ph.D. Researcher

    Institute of Complex Materials, IFW Dresden, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Germany
  3. 2010

    M.Sc., Production Metallurgy and Technologies Engineering

    Istanbul Technical University
  4. 2008

    B.Sc., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

    Istanbul Technical University

Professional Experience

  1. September 2019 – current
    Research Assistant Professor
    Koç University, College of Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey
  2. October 2019 – current
    Executive Council
    Member Koç University Boron and Advanced Materials Application and Research Center, Turkey
  3. July 2017 – September 2019
    Koç University Akkim Boron-Based Materials and High Technology Chemicals Research and Application Center, Turkey
  4. February 2016 – September 2019
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Koç University, College of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Turkey
  5. 2016-2017, 2019
    Instructor (Part-time)
    İstanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  6. August-September 2017, 2018, 2019 / February 2020
    Visiting Scientist
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany
  7. 2009 – 2015
    Research Associate
    İstanbul Technical University, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Turkey

Scientific Contributions

  • Number of National/International Scientific Projects: 8
  • Number of International Publications: 30
  • Number of International Conference Presentations (Oral/Poster): 50