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Mehmed Ertem

Associate Chemist, Artificial Photosynthesis, Chemistry Division

Mehmed Ertem

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemistry Division
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7310
mzertem@bnl.gov

Research | Education | Appointments | Publications | Awards


Research Activities

Artificial Photosynthesis

Research Interests

  • Computational studies of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis by transition metal based systems
  • Artificial photosynthesis, water splitting, CO2 reduction, C-H activation

Education

  • Ph.D. – University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, USA – 2012 (Advisor: Prof. Christopher J Cramer)
  • M.S. – Bogazici University, Department of Chemistry, Turkey – 2007 (Advisor: Prof. Viktorya Aviyente)
  • B.S. – Bogazici University, Department of Chemistry and Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics (Double Major), Turkey – 2005

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2016 – present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2014 – 2016
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale University, 2012 – 2014

Selected Publications

  • Ertem MZ, Himeda Y, Fujita E, Muckerman JT (2015) Interconversion of Formic Acid and Carbon Dioxide by Proton-Responsive, Half-Sandwich Cp*IrIII Complexes: A Computational Mechanistic Investigation. ACS Catalysis 6:600–609. doi: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01663
  • Garg K, Matsubara Y, Ertem MZ, Lewandowska-Andralojc A, Sato S, Szalda DJ, Muckerman JT, Fujita E (2015) Striking Differences in Properties of Geometric Isomers of [Ir(tpy)(ppy)H]+: Experimental and Computational Studies of their Hydricities, Interaction with CO2, and Photochemistry. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54:14128–14132. doi: 10.1002/anie.201506961
  • Ertem MZ, Kharche N, Batista VS, Hybertsen MS, Tully JC, Muckerman JT (2015) Photoinduced Water Oxidation at the Aqueous GaN (101┬»0) Interface: Deprotonation Kinetics of the First Proton-Coupled Electron-Transfer Step. ACS Catalysis 5:2317–2323. doi: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00054
  • Suess AM, Ertem MZ, Cramer CJ, Stahl SS (2013) Divergence between Organometallic and Single-Electron-Transfer Mechanisms in Copper(II)-Mediated Aerobic C–H Oxidation. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135:9797–9804. doi: 10.1021/ja4026424
  • Suess AM, Ertem MZ, Cramer CJ, Stahl SS (2013) Divergence between Organometallic and Single-Electron-Transfer Mechanisms in Copper(II)-Mediated Aerobic C–H Oxidation. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135:9797–9804. doi: 10.1021/ja4026424
  • Ertem MZ, Gagliardi L, Cramer CJ (2012) Quantum chemical characterization of the mechanism of an iron-based water oxidation catalyst. Chemical Science 3:1293. doi: 10.1039/c2sc01030e
  • Bozoglian F, Romain S, Ertem MZ, Todorova TK, Sens C, Mola J, Rodri┬┤guez M, Romero I, Benet-Buchholz J, Fontrodona X, Cramer CJ, Gagliardi L, Llobet A (2009) The Ru−Hbpp Water Oxidation Catalyst. Journal of the American Chemical Society 131:15176–15187. doi: 10.1021/ja9036127

Awards & Recognition

  • “Chemical Computing Group (CCG) Excellence Award”, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (2010)
  • “Beaker and Bunsen Award”, 2010 Chemistry Graduate Student Research Symposium, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota (2010).
  • “Overend Award for Graduate Research in Physical Chemistry”, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota (2010).
  • “Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF)”, Graduate School, University of Minnesota (2011).
  • “Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence”, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota (2013).
  • Honorable Mention for “Best Dissertation Award”, Graduate School, University of Minnesota (2013).
Mehmed Ertem

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemistry Division
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7310
mzertem@bnl.gov

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