Caner Durucan

Prof. Dr. Caner Durucan
Room No: 
+90 (312) 210-5840
+90 (312) 210-2518
  • Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, USA (2003) 
  • M.S. Pennsylvania State University, USA 
  • B.S. Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Research Interests: 
  • Biomedical Materials, Bioceramics, Calcium Phosphates
  • Glass Surfaces, Interfaces and Coatings
  • Sol-Gel Chemistry (silicates, organic-inorganic hybrid systems)
  • R. Yüksel, C. Durucan, H.E. Ünalan, “Ternary nanocomposite SWNT/WO3/PANI thin film electrodes for supercapacitors” Journal of Alloys and Compounds 658, 183-189, 2016.
  • Ö.A. Yıldırım , C. Durucan “Room temperature synthesis of Cu incorporated ZnO nanoparticles with room temperature ferromagnetic activity: Structural, optical and magnetic characterization” Ceramics International 42, 3229- 3238, 2016.
  • V.S. Bystrov, J. Coutinho, A.V. Bystrova, Yu D. Dekhtyar, R.C. Pullar, A. Poronin, E. Palcevskis, A Dindune, B. Alkan, C. Durucan, E.V. Paramonova “Computational study of hydroxyapatite structures, properties and defects” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48, 195302, 2015.
  • H. Yavas, C.D. Öztürk Selçuk, A.E. S. Özhan, C Durucan, “A parametric study on processing of scratch resistant hybrid sol-gel silica coatings on polycarbonate” Thin Solid Films 556, 112-119, 2014.
  • M. T. Kesim, C. Durucan "Indium tin oxide thin films elaborated by sol-gel routes: The effect of oxalic acid addition on optoelectronic properties" Thin Solid Films 545, 56-63, 2013.
  • Ö. A. Yıldırım, H. E. Unalan H, C. Durucan, "Highly efficient room temperature synthesis of silver-doped zinc oxide(ZnO:Ag) nanoparticles: Structural, optical, and photocatalytic properties" Journal of the American Ceramic Society 96 (3): 766-773, 2013.
  • D. Kapusuz, C. Durucan, "Synthesis of DNA-encapsulated silica elaborated by sol-gel routes". Journal of Materials Research 28(2): 175-184, 2013.
  • U. Aydemir, E.A. Aksoy, C. Durucan, N. Hasırcı "Gentamicin loaded beta-tricalcium phosphate/gelatin composite microspheres as biodegradable one fillers". Polymer Composites, 33(9): 1644-1651, 2012.
  • B. A. Akgün, N.P. Mellott, C. Durucan, “Silver containing sol-gel derived silica thin films: Effect of aluminum incorporation on optical, microstructural and bactericidal properties" Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 62: 240-251, 2012.
  • Ö. A. Yıldırım, C. Durucan, “Effect of precipitation temperature and organic additives on size and morphology of ZnO nanoparticles” Journal of Materials Research, 27(11): 1452-1461, 2012.
  • O. R. Bingöl, C. Durucan  “Hydrothermal synthesis of hydroxyapatite from calcium sulfate hemihydrate", American Journal of Biomedical Sciences, 4(1): 50-59, 2012.
  • B. A. Akgun , W. A. Wren , C. Durucan,  R. M. Towler, N. P.  Mellott “Sol-gel derived silver-incorporated titania thin films on glass: bactericidal and photocatalytic activity”, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 59(2): 228-238, 2011.
  • G. Cicek G, E.A. Aksoy, C. Durucan, N. Hasirci “Alpha-tricalcium phosphate (alpha-TCP):  Solid state synthesis from different calcium precursors and the hydraulic reactivity”, Journal of Materials Science:Materials in Medicine 22(4): 809-817, 2011. 
  • B. A. Akgun, C. Durucan, N.P. Mellott N.P., “Effect of silver incorporation on crystallization and microstructural properties of sol-gel derived titania thin films on glass”, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 58(1): 277-289 2011.
  • Ö. Altıntaş Yıldırım and C. Durucan, “Synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles elaborated by microemulsion method” J. Alloy Compd 201; 506 (2): 944-949, 2010.
  • C. Durucan and B. Akköprü, “Effect of calcination on microstructure and antibacterial activity of silver containing silica coatings” J.  Biomed. Mater. Res. Part B – App. Biomats; 93B (2): 448-458, 2010.
  • D. Işık, M. Ak, C.  Durucan, “Structural, electrochemical and optical comparison of tungsten oxide coatings derived from tungsten powder based sols” Thin Solid Films, 518(1):104-111, 2009
  • S. Ün and C. Durucan, “Preparation of hydroxyapatite-titania hybrid coatings on titanium alloy” J. Biomed. Mat. Res. B Appl. Biomater, 90B(2):574-583, 2009
  • B. Akkopru and C. Durucan “Preparation and microstructure of sol-gel derived silver doped silica” Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 2007; 43 (22), 227-236, 2007
  • N.P Mellott, C. Durucan, C.G. Pantano, M. Guglielmi M, Commercial and laboratory prepared titanium dioxide thin films for self-cleaning glasses: Photocatalytic performance and chemical durability, Thin Solid Films 502 (1-2): 112-120, 2006
  • Durucan C, Pantano C.G., Hybrid sol/gel coatings for DNA arrays and other lab-on-a-chip applications in Handbook for Sol-Gel Science Vol III: Applications of Sol-Gel Technology, Chapter 26, pp. 551-575, S. Sakka, R.M. Almeida, H. Kozuka (Eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, New York, NY, 2004.
  • Durucan C, Brown P.W., Kinetic model for alpha-tricalcium phosphate hydrolysis, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 85 (8): 2013-2018, 2002.
  • Durucan C, Brown P.W., Reactivity of alpha-tricalcium phosphate, Journal of Materials Science 37 (5): 963-969, 2002.
  • Durucan C, Brown P.W., Biodegradable hydroxyapatite - Polymer composites, Advanced Engineering Materials 3 (4): 227-231, 2001.
  • Durucan C, Brown P.W., Low temperature formation of calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite-PLA/PLGA composites, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 51 (4): 717-725, 2000.
  • Durucan C, Brown P.W., Calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite-PLGA composites: Mechanical and microstructural investigation, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 51 (4): 726-734, 2000.
  • Durucan C, Brown P.W., Alpha-Tricalcium phosphate hydrolysis to hydroxyapatite at and near physiological temperature, Journal of Materials Science-Materials in Medicine 11 (6): 365-371, 2000.