Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University, Turkey

Talk Title: Mechanisms of Colorimetric Sensors and Nanoprobes for Characterizing Antioxidant and Nitroenergetic Substances 

Dr. Apak received B.S./M.Sc. degrees in chemical engineering (Istanbul Univ., 1976); obtained postgraduate diploma in marine pollution (Liverpool Univ., 1981); obtained Ph.D. (1982), became professor (1993) of analytical chemistry. He is the editorial board member of Turkish J. Chem. (1996- ) and Talanta (2004- ). He represents Turkey in the Analytical Chemistry Division of IUPAC (2006- ). Dr. Apak is the author of 222 peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters and reviews, three textbooks, receiving 6366 citations in journals covered by SCI (Science Citation Index), with Hirsch Index h=38 (No. of citations=9048 and h-index=46, i10 index=151, according to Google Academic) by March, 2018. His work is focused on method development for antioxidants and other food constituents, explosives, biologically and environmentally important compounds. He is the recipient of the highest prestigious science award in Turkey, TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific & Technical Research Council) Science Award (2017).