Welcome to ATOMSEL Research Group


Thank you for visiting ATOMSEL Research Group. Currently we are interested in the optical and electro-chemical properties of functional conjugated polymers and their applications such as electrochromic devices, PLEDs, solar cells, hydrophobic surfaces and sensors, as well as the design and synthesis of novel and unnatural materials. Our research group performs research on atomistic band gap and electrochromic engineering by using various heterocycles based on thiophene, selenophene and tellurophene to be used as monomers and to form conjugated polymers. Also, we continue to deal with a diverse family of luminol-type chemiluminescent materials for analytical and forensic sciences.

If you are interested in learning more about ATOMSEL, and would like to look into how you could apply as a MS, PhD or postdoctoral researcher at Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at Atilim University, send an email to Dr. Cihaner.

Latest News

2015 TÜBİTAK Incentive Award-Atilla Cihaner




M. Pamuk Algi, A. Cihaner, F. ALgi, “Design, Synthesis, Photochromism and Electrochemistry of a Novel Material with Pendant Photochromic Units”, Tetrahedron, 70 (2014) 50 64-5072. This study has been selected by the Editorial Board of Synfacts for its important insights. Commented as one of the significant recent developments and future trends in synthetic chemistry. (Synfacts (2014), 10 (10), p 1040)



The paper entitled “ Furan and Benzochalcogendiazole Based Multichromic Polymers via Donor-Acceptor Approach” has been selected as a cover article in Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4, 2457-2463.


Dr. Cihaner has been selected by National Chemical Society to participate to the Young Investigator Worksh (YIW) in Larnaca, Cyprus from August 28-30, 2014 and under the hospice of the Organic Division of  EuCheMS.