Dr. M. Mustafa Cetin was born in Anamur, Mersin, Turkey in 1982. He received his BSc degree as a high honor student (2005) in Chemistry from Black Sea Technical University (KTU) in Trabzon, Turkey, and ranked second amongst 36 graduates. Dr. Cetin received his MSc degree as a Fulbright Scholar (2008) from State University of New York College at Buffalo (SUNY) in Buffalo, NY, USA. After working as an appointed research adjunct at SUNY between 2009 and 2011, he then moved to Lubbock, Texas for his PhD, and received his PhD from Texas Tech University under the guidance of Professor Michael F Mayer in August 2017. His research during his PhD was mostly focused on rotaxane synthesis, polymer chemistry, catalysis, photo-redox chemistry, anti-cancer agent synthesis, and ionic liquids. Upon obtaining his PhD degree, Dr. Cetin joined the Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group as a Postdoctoral Fellow in September 2017, where he worked on the design, creation and characterization of chemical compounds and materials for various end uses including but not limited to molecular electronics, energy harvesting and storage, and separations technology with 2016 Nobel Laureate Professor Sir J Fraser Stoddart at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA. Between September 2019 and May 2020, he received training on Intellectual Property and Patents and worked as a Technical Specialist at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Law Firm in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. After returning to Northwestern University, Dr. Çetin joined Kadir Has University, first as a Visiting Professor in June 2020, and then as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry after January 2021. Since the beginning of 2021, Dr. M. Mustafa Çetin has been working as the full faculty member, and is also the Head of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department, Coordinator of Materials Science and Nanotechnology Graduate Program, and the Principal Investigator and Group Leader of the Synthetic Organic and Polymer Research (SOPR) Laboratory at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences of Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkiye.
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