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Mehmet Somer

Founding Director / Emeritus Professor

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Somer

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



Ph.D., Chemistry

Technical University of Clausthal


M.Sc., Chemistry

Technical University of Clausthal

Professional Experience

2004 – current

Koç University, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Dr.

July 2017 – current

Koç University Akkim Boron-Based Materials and High Technology Chemicals Research and Application Center, Director

2006 – current

Pavezyum Kimya, Co-owner, Consultant

1998 – 2004

Koç University, Department of Chemistry, Assoc. Prof.

1994 – 1998

Technical University of Clausthal University, Assoc. Prof.

1987 – 1998

Max Planck Institute, Solid State Chemistry, Researcher

Scientific Contributions

National/International Scientific
International Publications