Ali Cirpan obtained his B.S. in Chemistry (1998) followed by his M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) at Middle East Technical University (METU). He became interested in the field of electrochromism as a visiting graduate student with the Professor John Reynolds' Research Laboratories at the University of Florida in 2002. After finishing his PhD in 2004 with Professor Levent Toppare at METU, he joined the Professor Frank E Karasz research group as a postdoctoral associate, in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, at the University of Massachusetts, developed light emitting devices using new organic or inorganic materials for two and a half years. From January 2007 to December 2008, he has worked on fabrication and characterization of photovoltaic devices in Professor Thomas P. Russell's group, at the University of Massachusetts. He then joined the Articulated Technologies, LLC in Wallingford, Connecticut. He returned to Middle East Technical University as an Assistant Professor in 2009. From 2011 to June 2017 he was an associate professor at METU in the Department of Chemistry. Ali Cirpan is currently Professor in the Departmet of Chemistry at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Cirpan's research focuses on optoelectronic materials, morphologies and devices especially Solar Cell, OLEDs, ECDs.
- Faculty of Arts and Sciences
- Department of Chemistry