Dr. Zeynep Erdöl

Topics of research

– Synthesis and characterization of cathode materials

– Electrocatalysis

– Design of advanced binders

Educational background

Doctoral degree

2016 – 2023    Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli (Turkey),

Material Science and Engineering

Thesis: “Development of Sodium-Selenium Battery System”

Supervised by Prof. Dr. Rezan Demir-Cakan

Master’s degree

2013-2016     Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli (Turkey),

Material Science and Engineering

 Bachelor’s degree

2008-2012    Gazi University, Ankara (Turkey),

Chemical Engineering

Professional career

2017-2023   TURKISH – GERMAN UNIVERSITY, Istanbul/Turkey

Research and Teaching Assistant                    

Faculty of Science, Department of Material Science and Technologies

Conferences & Visits

-September, 2021, Online

International Symposium on Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion

Presentation topic: Investigation the effect of the binder and the

electrolyte salt anion for optimizing the sodium-selenium battery system

May, 2021, Online

International Congress of Engineering and Natural Sciences Studies

Presentation topic: Installation of Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MO-CVD) System and Process Optimization for Iron Oxide Thin Film Coatings

– May, 2016, San Diego, CA

229th ECS Meeting

Presentation topic: Use of Al2O3/Nafion Membranes for Room-Temperature Sodium-Sulfur (Na-S) Batteries

 – March, 2016: Budapest, Hungary

International Green Energy Euro-mediterranean Hydrogen Technologies Conference

Presentation topic: Functional SiO2 Nanoparticles/Nafion Composite Membranes for PEMFC Application



Erdol, Z., Ata, A., & Demir‐Cakan, R. (2022).Sodium-Selenium Batteries with Outstanding Rate Capability by Introducing Cubic Mn2O3 Electrocatalyst, ChemSusChem,e202300998. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.202300998

Erdol, Z., Yüzer, A. C., Kılıç, N., Ince M., and Ata A., and Demir-Cakan R., (2023). Tetraiodo Nickel Phthalocyanine Electrocatalyst Enables Superior Na-Se Battery Performances by Enhancing the Utilization of Na2Se., Journal of Power Sources,579. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2023.233297


Erdol, Z., Ata, A., & Demir‐Cakan, R. (2022). Assessment on the Stable and High‐Capacity Na−Se Batteries with Carbonate Electrolytes. ChemElectroChem, 9(15). https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.202200465

Kaya, E. E., Evren, B., Erdol, Z., Ekinci, D., İpekoğlu, M., & Özenler, S. (2022). Morphological, microstructural, and photocatalytic characterization of undoped and Ni, Co doped Fe2O3 particles synthesized by sonochemical method. Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 46(6), 1897–1908. https://doi.org/10.55730/1300-0527.3489


Ceylan Cengiz, E., Erdol, Z., Sakar, B., Aslan, A., Ata, A., Ozturk, O., & Demir-Cakan, R. (2017a). Investigation of the Effect of Using Al2O3-Nafion Barrier on Room-Temperature Na-S Batteries. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121(28). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04711