Visiting Professor Sefik Suzer at the Chair of Physical Chemistry II

Portrait photo of Prof. Sefik Suzer. Mr. Suzer is wearing a white shirt and glasses in the photo. His hair and mustache are graying. He is smiling at the camera.
Image: Prof. Suzer

Prof. Sefik Suzer from Bilkent University in Turkey has been conducting research in the research group of Prof. Hans-Peter Steinrück in the field of surfaces and interfaces for three months since the beginning of October. His stay is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as an extension of an earlier research stay in Germany. Prof. Suzer is a highly recognized international scientist, with more than 185 publications in peer-reviewed international journals.

After studying chemistry at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara/Turkey, he obtained his PhD under Prof. Dave Shirley at UC Berkeley/USA. After postdoctoral stays at Sydney University/Australia and the University of Freiburg/Germany, he returned to Turkey as a professor at Middle East Technical University and moved to Bilkent University in 1992. He has excellent international links and has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Delaware, Michigan and Virginia in the USA and a visiting scientist at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin and ISIR-Osaka University, Japan. He is a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of AvS. Prof.

Suzer has been conducting research on surface science and spectroscopy with a focus on charging phenomena in XPS, using both static (d.c.) and dynamic (a.c.) voltage stimuli, for material and device characterization involving thin films, solids as well as solid/liquid interfaces. In Erlangen, he is working on Ionic Liquids, in close connection with the SFB 1452 “Catalysis at Liquid Interfaces, CLINT”.