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Semih Cetindag

Research Associate Materials Science, Electronic Materials, Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Semih Cetindag

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Expertise | Education | Appointments | Publications | Highlights | Awards


  • Nanofluidics
  • Nanofabrication
  • Self-assembly
  • Energy conversion/storage


  • Ph.D.  :Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brusnwick NJ.

- Dissertation Title: Ultrafast and selective ion transport in scalably fabricated boron-nitride nanopore and nanotube membranes, link

  • M.Sc. :Mechanical Engineering, TOBB University of Technology, Ankara, Turkey.
  • B.Sc.  :Nuclear Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. 

Professional Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory (March 2022 - Present)
  • NSF Graduate Intern, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (2021)
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University (2015 - 2021)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, TOBB University (2012-2014)

Selected Publications

  • Cetindag S, Park SJ, Buchsbaum SF, et al (2023) Ion and Hydrodynamic Translucency in 1D van der Waals Heterostructured Boron-Nitride Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. ACS Nano.
  • Pendse A, Cetindag S, Wang K, et al (2022) Intrinsic ion transport of highly charged sub-3-nm boron nitride nanotubes. Materials Today 60:79–90.
  • Pendse A, Cetindag S, Rehak P, et al (2021) Highly Efficient Osmotic Energy Harvesting in Charged Boron-Nitride-Nanopore Membranes. Advanced Functional Materials 31:.
  • Pendse A, Cetindag S, Lin M, et al (2019) Charged Layered Boron Nitride-Nanoflake Membranes for Efficient Ion Separation and Water Purification. Small 15:.
  • Cetindag S, Tiwari B, Zhang D, et al (2017) Surface-charge effects on the electro-orientation of insulating boron-nitride nanotubes in aqueous suspension. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 505:1185–1192.
  • Cetindag S, Pendse A, Castellano RJ, et al (2023) Anomalous Diffusive and Electric-field-driven Ion Transport in Boron-Nitride Nanotubes.

Research Highlights

Awards & Recognition

  • Best poster presentation award in Macromolecular crystallization and assembly session, Materials Research Society, MRS- Fall 2023.
  • Best Ph.D. thesis, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, May 2022.
  • NSF Graduate Internship Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2021.
  • Best oral-presentation award in nanofluidics session, Materials Research Society, MRS- Fall 2019.
  • Best oral-presentation award in 15th International Heat Transfer Conference IHTC-15 London, U.K., 2014.
Semih Cetindag

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

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