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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Somer

Founding Director / Emeritus Professor

Koç University, College of Sciences, Department of Chemistry

Research Interests
Solid State Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Ternary boron nitrides, Nitrogen containing Ceramics and –precursors, Polar Intermetallic Compounds (Zintl Phases), Nanoscaled materials, Hydrogen Storage Materials, Industrial Production of elemental Amorphous Boron and Metal Borides, Boron based Energetic Materials


  1. 1979

    Ph.D., Chemistry

    Technical University of Clausthal
  2. 1974

    M.Sc., Chemistry

    Technical University of Clausthal

Professional Experience

  1. 2004-current
    Koç University, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Dr.
  2. July 2017-current
    Koç University Akkim Boron-Based Materials and High Technology Chemicals Research and Application Center, Director
  3. 2006-current
    Pavezyum Kimya, Co-owner, Consultant
  4. 1998-2004
    Koç University, Department of Chemistry, Assoc. Prof.
  5. 1994-1998
    Technical University of Clausthal University, Assoc. Prof.
  6. 1987-1998
    Max Planck Institute, Solid State Chemistry, Researcher

Scientific Contributions

  • Number of National/International Scientific Projects: 20
  • Number of International Publications: 260