PhD in Chemistry Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Technical Elective Courses

Area Elective Courses

Compulsory Departmental Courses

CEAC 682 - Seminar
Presentation related with thesis title.

CEAC 689 - Qualification Exam
Topics covered in curriculum courses and related topics.

CEAC 691 - Thesis Proposal
Research topic.

CEAC 697 - Doctoral Thesis
Thesis topic as stated on the thesis protocol.

MDES 600 - Research methodology
Rigorous, scholarly research, particularly theses or dissertations. Literature review, surveys, meta-analysis, empirical research design, formulating research questions, theory building, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, validity, reliability, triangulation, building evidences, writing research proposal

Technical Elective Courses

CEAC 507 - Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering
Theoretical foundations of reaction rates, collision theory and transition state theory, thermochemistry of species and reactions, estimation of thermochemical and reaction rate parameters using empirical and quantum chemical methods, elementary reactions in the gas phase, elementary reactions on surfaces, diffusion and heterogeneous reactions, analysis and design of chemical reactors.

CEAC 509 - Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer
Principles and analogies of molecular heat and mass transport, convective heat and mass transport, interfacial heat and mass transfer,basic vectorial equation for mass transfer with chemical reaction, analytical and numerical solution of one dimensional transient transport equations, gas absorption with chemical reaction.

CEAC 511 - Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
History of toxicology and pharmacology, fundementals of toxicology and dosage-response relation, dosage and taking ways of toxic materails; factors influencing the toxic response: tendency, methabolism; biological and chemical factors affecting the methabolism and structure for toxic response; investigating the toxic effects with samples created by the usage of some chemicals.

CEAC 514 - Cell Culture Techniques
Basic cell culture techniques for bioscience research and commercial application,. introduction to cell cultivation methods, introduction to proper use of biological safety cabinet, sterile technique, cell enumaration and media preparartion, primary cultures, cultivation of cell lines, detection of contamination, cryopreservation, transfection, and bioprotocols information.

CEAC 515 - Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics
Protein concentration calculation, electrephoresis gels; SDS gels, native gels, staining gels, precipitation and concentration of proteins, blotting and protein staining on blots, immunostaining, proteomics principles, 2D electrophoresis, mass spectroscopy of peptides and proteins, mass spectrometers.

CEAC 516 - Biology
The cellular basis of life, chemical constituents, the role of cell membrane, cellular energy, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, control of cellular activity, cell reproduction and genetic basis of life.

CEAC 519 - Biochemical Calculations
Solutions of numerical problems in biochemistry involving acid-base chemistry, blood buffers, chemistry of biological molecules, enzymes, biochemical energetics, spectrophotometry

CEAC 524 - Group Theory and Its Chemical Applications
Point group, symmetry operations, and ligand field theory concepts.

CEAC 529 - Spectroscopic Techniques
General introduction to spectroscopy, electronic absorption spectroscopy, vibration and Raman spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, x-ray crystallography, SEM, and TEM.

CEAC 540 - Chemical Process Industries
Chemical processing and the work of the chemical engineer, water conditioning and environmental protection, ceramic industries, Portland cements, calcium and magnesium compounds, glass industries, explosives, toxic chemical agents and propellants, surface-coating industries, food and food by-product processing industries, agrichemical industries, fragrances, flavors, and food additives, oils, fats, and waxes, soap and detergents, sugar and starch industries, pulp and paper industries; plastics ındustries; pharmaceutical industry. 

CEAC 551 - Functional and Smart Materials
Fundamental principles of electron and energy transfer, wires and related systems, switching electron- and energy transfer processes, light-harvesting antennae, memories, logic gates, conducting polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, fullerene c60 and carbon nanotubes, sensors, actuators and nanomechanical devices, electronic and photonic devices, Schottky barrier diodes and field-effect transistors, batteries, supercapacitors, light emitting diodes, photovoltaic cells.

CEAC 552 - Polymers in Industry
Brief history of macromolecular science, some basic concepts of polymer science, polymers in nature, and synthetic polymers. Structure and property relationships of polymers as plastics.Plastic processing and characterization methods.

CEAC 554 - Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications
General electrochemical concepts, electroanalysis, introduction to electrochemistry, equilibrium measurements, potentiometry, voltammetry, coulometry, chronometry, polarography, rotating electrodes, rate constants of electron transfer, spectroelectrochemistry, electrochemical ESR spectrometry, impedance, electrode preparation methods, cleaning.

CEAC 555 - Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
Organic materials for electronics and optoelectronics, conducting and semiconducting polymers, organic field-effect transistors, electron transport in materials,p- and n-type polymers, organic small molecules, organic light emitting diodes (LEDs), mechanism of light emission, electron and hole transport materials, emitting materials, organic electronic displays, organic photovoltaics, mechanism of photovoltaic conversion, semiconductors for bulk heterojunction photovoltaics, flexible systems, memory devices, actuators; smart windows, organic electrochromic materials, electrochromic devices.

CEAC 556 - Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design
Basic knowledge about nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, types of nanostructures and nanomaterials, synthesis and characterization techniques a broad knowledge of resulting properties application of nanomaterials in science and technology.

CEAC 557 - Conductive Polymers
Discovery and development of conductive polymers, polymerization techniques, chemical polymerization, electropolymerization, classes of conducting polymers, polyacetylenes, polyanilines, polypyrroles, polythiophenes, polycarbazoles, polyfluorenes, etc. and their derivatives, structure–property relationships, insulator–metal transition, metallic state in conducting polymers, band gap, conductivity, electroanalytical methods, doping-dedoping, electrochromic behavior, spectroelectrochemistry, voltametry, infrared spectroscopy, impedance, organic field-effect transistors, polymeric light-emitting diodes, organic electro-optic materials, batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaic devices, (optical) biosensors, corrosion protection, artificial muscles, inkjet printing and patterning.

CEAC 571 - Membrane Science and Processes
Basic concepts and definitions in membrane science, membrane materials, characterization, transport theory, fouling and concentration polarization, membrane separations, ion exchange membrane processes, energy generating processes and fuel cells.

CEAC 572 - Electromembrane Processes
Basic concepts and definitions in ion exchange membrane science, materials, characterization, electrochemical and thermodynamic fundamentals, energy conversion technologies, fuel cells, process and equipment design.

CEAC 574 - Optimization of Chemical Reactors
Obtaining the objective function. Determination of optimization parameters. Optimization of series, parallel and complex reactions. Optimum temperature progress. Endothermic and exothermic reactions. Economics considerations in optimum reactor design.

CEAC 575 - Chemical Kinetics
Basic phenomenological view of kinetics, classical analyses of reaction mechanisms, steady-state approximation, pre-equilibria, transition-state theory, experimental methods of determining reaction rates and mechanisms, homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions.

CEAC 577 - Petroleum Refinery Engineering
Introduction to petroleum refining and petrochemical ındustries, steam cracking and olefins production, emerging technologies for olefin production (such as methanol to olefins (mto), partial oxidation, dehydrogenation, metathesis), catalytic reforming and aromatics (btx) production, c8 aromatics, aromatics from pyrolysis gasoline and other sources, aromatics production from lower alkanes (z-forming), steam reforming and related processes, ethylene derivatives, propylene derivatives, c4 olefins derivatives, benzene derivatives, toluene and xylene derivatives.

CEAC 578 - Industrial Plant Investments
Development of investment project idea, revealing project justification and investability, relative levels of conceptual, basic and detailed design, roles of different engineering majors in plant design, conducting project feasibility, regulatory processes and permitting, project management, planning (schedule, cost, performance, risks), financing, tendering and contracting, construction, owner’s engineering, consultancy and ınspection.

Area Elective Courses

- Area Elective Course

CEAC 501 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Stereochemistry, carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, and nitrenes, aliphatic substitution, organometallic substitution, aromatic substitution, aliphatic, alkenyl, and alkynyl substitution, addition to carbon–hetero multiple bonds, eliminations, rearrangements.

CEAC 502 - Advanced Biochemistry
The basic mechanism in metabolic reactions , regulations of metabolic reactions, importance of metabolic reactions in biological systems.

CEAC 503 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Bronsted and Lewis acid-base concepts, coordination chemistry, molecular structures, point group reactions, redox reactions.

CEAC 504 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry
The analytical process and measurements, statistical treatment of analytical data, acid base equilibria, the solubility of precipitates, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, precipitation titration, compleximetric titration, principles of oxidation reduction reactions, oxidation reduction titration, spectroscopic method of analysis,

CEAC 505 - Advanced Physical Chemistry
The properties of gases, the perfect gases, the real gases, the first law, thermochemistry, state functions and exact differentials, the second law, the direction of spontaneous change, concentrating on the system, combining the first and second laws, simple mixtures, the thermodynamic description of mixtures the properties of solutions, activities.