Tunc Deniz, Ph.D (2015-2016)

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Research Specialist; Hayat Kimya


Research Interests

Selected Publications

  1. Synthesis of aliphatic polyamide bearing fluorinated groups from ε-caprolactam and modified cyclic lysine.
    D. Tunc, H. Bouchekif, B. Améduri, C. Jérôme, P. Desbois, P. Lecomte, S. Carlotti
    European Polymer Journal, 71, 575–584, (2015)
  2. Reversible Cross-Linking of Aliphatic Polyamides Bearing Thermo- and Photoresponsive Cinnamoyl Moieties.
    D. Tunc, C. Le Coz, M. Alexandre, P. Desbois, P. Lecomte, S. Carlotti
    Macromolecules, 47, 8247–8254 (2014)
  3. Controlled synthesis of crosslinked polyamide 6 using a bis-monomer derived from cyclized lysine.
    H. Bouchékif, D. Tunc, C. Le Coz, A. Deffieux, P. Desbois, S. Carlotti
    Polymer, 55, 5991–5997 (2014)
  4. An amphipathic thioxanthone-anthracene photoinitiator for free-radical polymerization.
    D. Tunc, B. Gacal, Y. Yagci
    Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 37, 525-537 (2013)
  5. Polyether synthesis: From activated or metal-free anionic ring-opening polymerization of epoxides to functionalization.
    A.L. Brocas, C. Mantzaridis, D. Tunc, S. Carlotti, Progress in Polymer Science, 38, 845–873 (2013)
  6. Sorption and Desorption of PVA-Pyrene Chains in and out of Agarose Gel.
    S. Kara, B. Gacal, D. Tunc, Y. Yagci, O. Pekcan
    Journal of Fluorescence, 22, 1073-1080 (2012)
  7. Thioxanthone-ethylcarbazole as a soluble visible light photoinitiator for free radical and free radical promoted cationic polymerizations.
    D. Tunc, Y. Yagci
    Polymer Chemistry, 2, 2557-2563 (2011)


  • B. Sc., Chemistry, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey, 2009
  • M. Sc., Chemistry, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Bordeaux, France and University of Liege, Belgium 2014

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)