OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS December/2017
       Our experiment-theory interdisciplinary work is published in Journal of Catalysis. In this work, we studied preferential oxidation of CO in H2 on Cu and Cu/CeOx catalysts. You can access the full publication here.

GUEST EDITOR MDPI BATTERIES JOURNAL December/2017
       As a guest editor to the special issue on "Material Design and Development for Redox Flow Batteries", Süleyman invites you to submit your manuscripts that address issues related to the development or application of redox flow battery active materials, electrodes, electrolytes, catalysts, membranes, modeling or characterization techniques. For details, please see: here.

HONORED TO CO-AUTHOR WITH A NOBEL LAUREATE October/2016
       Our experiment-theory interdisciplinary work is published on ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. You can access the full publication here. Moreover, on this work Süleyman feels honored to be a co-author of 2016 Chemistry Nobel Laureta, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart. You can read the Nobel press release here.

AWARDED A HIGHLY PRESTIGIOUS DUTCH TENURE-TRACK GRANT March/2016
       Süleyman's project entitled "Computational design of new hybrid photocatalysts for solar fuel generation" is awarded a total of €700.000 by the 'Computational Sciences for Energy Research' (CSER), a public-private partnership initiative of Shell, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and The Netherlands Physics Foundation (FOM). Süleyman will soon start my tenure-track appointment at The Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) in Eindhoven. The FOM press release can be found here.

SECOND INVITATION TO THE ROYAL PALACE OF AMSTERDAM December/2015
       Süleyman is invited once more to attend to an important energy symposium at the Royal Palace Amsterdam. The symposium entitled "Energy routes and pipelines in 21st century maritime Eurasia" and was hosted by King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. Key lecture is given by Robert D. Kaplan (Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, USA). You can find the details of this event and a recording of Robert D. Kaplan's lecture here.

INVITED TO THE ENERGY SYMPOSIUM AT THE ROYAL PALACE OF AMSTERDAM June/2015
       Süleyman is invited to attend to a symposium entitled "Going from where we are to where we want to be in clean energy". The symposium took place at the Royal Palace Amsterdam and it was chaired by Professor Pier Vellinga. Professor Steven Chu, former United States Secretary of Energy, and nobel prize winner in physics'97 presented the keynote speech. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands were also present at this important meeting. You can find the details of this event including a recording of Prof. Steven Chu's lecture here.

OUR PAPER IS AMONGST THE MOST DOWNLOADED ARTICLES IN CHEMICAL SCIENCE May/2015
       Our article entitled "Computational Design of Molecules for an All-Quinone Redox Flow Battery" was one of the twenty-five most downloaded articles in Chemical Science in 2015. Check out the full list here.

INVITED TALK AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY - THE NETHERLANDS May/2015
       Süleyman is invited to give a talk at the "LCDS Meeting: Chemistry and Data Science". The meeting aims to bring scientists, from different scientific domains within Leiden University who have interest and expertise in data science, together. You may find more information about The Leiden Center of Data Sciences here.

OUR PATENT ENTITLED "QUINONE AND HYDROQUINONE BASED FLOW BATTERY" IS PUBLISHED April/2015
       Abstract, description and claims of this patent can be found here.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A March/2015
Süleyman Er
       Our paper entitled "Improved hydrogen storage in Ca-decorated boron heterofullerenes: A theoretical study" is just published in Journal or Materials Chemistry A. In this study, we computationally investigated hydrogen storage properties of calcium-decorated boron-carbon heterofullerene molecules, and compared them to all-carbon fullerenes. The calculated hydrogen binding energies showed that the new materials are very promising for hydrogen storage at ambient temperature. You can read the full publication here.

INVITED TALK AT THE PHYSICS@FOM VELDHOVEN - THE NETHERLANDS January/2015
       Süleyman is invited to give a talk at the largest annual physics meeting in the Netherlands. My talk is entitled: "Computational design of materials for electrical energy storage". The abstract of this talk can be found here.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN CHEMICAL SCIENCE AND FEATURED ON THE COVER November/2014
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       Our paper entitled "Computational Design of Molecules for an All-Quinone Redox Flow Battery" is just published in Chemical Science. It is also featured as an EDGE article and appeared on the cover of Chemical Science! We introduce a high-throughput computational screening approach that we applied to an accelerated study of thousands of quinone molecules that were virtually generated. The promising candidates for both the negative and positive sides of a battery were identified computationally. The work enables efficient all-quinone batteries. You can read the open access publication here.

INVITED TALK AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY - THE NETHERLANDS July/2014
       Süleyman is invited to give a talk at the Van Marum Colloquia of Leiden University. Van Marum was a Dutch physical chemist who was one of first to study heterogeneous catalysis in 1796. The title of my talk is "A materials genomic approach for the discovery of electroactive molecules for grid-scale energy storage". The abstract of my talk can be found here.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY April/2014
Süleyman Er
       Our paper entitled "High electrical conductivity in Ni3(2,3,6,7,10,11-hexaiminotriphenylene)2, a semiconducting metal-organic graphene analogue" is just published in Journal of the American Chemical Society. The paper reports a graphene analog that carries current. Excited? You can read the full publication here. The study has been featured in Nature, C&E News, MIT News, IEEE Spectrum, IFL Science, and ScienceBlog.

OUR PATENT ENTITLED "SMALL ORGANIC MOLECULE BASED FLOW BATTERY" IS PUBLISHED April/2014
       Abstract, description and claims of this patent can be found here.

INTERVIEW WITH FOM EXPRES April/2014
       Süleyman interviewed with FOM expres, a Dutch magazine published four times per year. The bulletin is in Dutch, but every issue has a few pages in English as well. The details of this interview (in Dutch) can be found here.

OUR PAPER ENTITLED "A METAL-FREE ORGANIC INORGANIC AQUEOUS FLOW BATTERY" IS PUBLISHED IN NATURE January/2014
Süleyman Er
       The publication shows that the use of novel redox-active organic molecules represents a novel direction for realizing massive electrical energy storage at greatly reduced cost. The study has been featured in a number of news outlets, including The New York Times, Nature, Nature News and Views, Science, Scientific American, MIT Technology Review, The BBC, The Harvard Gazette, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, International Business Times, IEEE Spectrum, Phys.org, The Christian Science Monitor, United Press International, Welt der Physik, Gigaom, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Sydney Morning Herald, New Electronics, The Register, Engineering and Technology Magazine, EE Times, and The Escapist.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND FEATURED ON THE INSIDE COVER December/2013
Süleyman Er
       Our recent paper entitled "Lead candidates for high-performance organic photovoltaics from high-throughput quantum chemistry – the Harvard Clean Energy Project" is published in Energy & Environmental Science and featured on the inside front cover of the journal. The paper reports the most promising compounds that have emerged after studying 2.3 million molecular motifs by means of 150 million density functional theory calculations that run over a distributed computing network. Harvard Clean Energy Project is featured on MIT Technology Review, The Harvard Gazette, The Washington Post, and The White House Blog.

AWARDED A YOUNG ENERGY SCIENTIST (YES!) FELLOWSHIP BY THE NETHERLANDS PHYSICS FOUNDATION (FOM) May/2011
       FOM-YES! Fellowships have been designed to facilitate energy research in the Netherlands. After three years of work abroad, the researchers return with the knowledge acquired to the Netherlands. Together with a team of scientists at Harvard University, Süleyman is going to screen molecular libraries and select the most promising molecules. Using these candidate molecules we aim to design innovative structural motifs for the next generation of solar cells. The FOM press release can be found here.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE September/2011
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       Our paper entitled "Carbon nanofibers in catalytic membrane microreactors" is published in Journal of Membrane Science. In this paper, we reported on the fabrication and operation of new hybrid membrane microreactors for gas–liquid–solid reactions. Our results suggested intrinsic reductant properties and catalytic activity of the reactors, which make them very suitable for hydrogenation reactions.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS June/2010
Süleyman Er
       Our paper entitled "Tuning the Hydrogen Storage in Magnesium Alloys" is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. In this letter, we show by means of first-principles density functional theory calculations that adding Al or Si to Mg−Ti makes the alloys more stable and their hydrides less stable. Controlling the structure of magnesium-based alloys by growing multilayers allows for tuning the hydrogenation energy and improves the alloys as hydrogen storage materials.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER February/2010
Süleyman Er
       Our paper entitled "First-principles modelling of magnesium titanium hydrides" is published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. In this paper, we studied the structure and stability of MgxTi(1 − x)H2, x = 0–1 by first-principles calculations at the level of density functional theory. We found that disorder in the positions of the Ti atoms easily destroys the metallic plasma, however, which suppresses the optical reflection. Interband transitions result in a featureless optical absorption over a large energy range, causing the black appearance of MgxTi(1 − x)H2.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C October/2009
Süleyman Er
       The paper is entitled "DFT study of planar boron sheets: A new template for hydrogen storage". We studied the hydrogen storage properties of planar boron sheets and compared them to those of graphene. We found that dispersion of alkali metal (AM ) Li, Na, and K) atoms onto the boron sheet markedly increases hydrogen binding energies and storage capacities. The unique structure of the boron sheet presents a template for creating a stable lattice of strongly bonded metal atoms with a large nearest neighbor distance. In contrast, AM atoms dispersed on graphene tend to cluster to form a bulk metal

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C April/2009
Süleyman Er
       The paper is entitled "Hydrogen storage by polylithiated molecules and nanostructures". We studied the hydrogen storage properties of polylithiated molecules. Next, we used these molecules as building blocks for condensed phase hydrogen storage materials.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN PHYSICAL REVIEW B March/2009
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       Our second publication on hydrogen storage project is published in Physical Review B. The title of the paper is "First-principles study of the optical properties of MgxTi(1-x)H2". In this publication we reported the dielectric function and the optical properties of ordered and disordered MgxTi1−xH2, x=0.5, 0.75, and 0.875 using density functional theory.

OUR PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN PHYSICAL REVIEW B January/2009
Süleyman Er
       Our first publication on hydrogen storage project is published in Physical Review B. The paper is entitled "Tunable hydrogen storage in magnesium-transition metal compounds: First-principles calculations". In this publication, we showed that alloying magnesium hydride with lightweight transition metals (TM) (=Sc,Ti,V,Cr) improves the hydrogen kinetics due to a phase transition.