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Remzi Becer

Associate Professor in Sustainable Polymer Chemistry


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Utilization of living polymerization techniques (such as anionic or cationic polymerizations) and controlled radical polymerization techniques, in combination with highly efficient organic click reactions, to prepare polymers for the oil industry, sustainable polymers from biomass and sequence-designed biomaterials.

remzi dot becer at warwick dot ac dot uk

024 765 23236

Office C5.02

Becer Group

At the moment, you can reach me on Teams, Zoom, Skype and many other video conferencing software. Simply drop me an email to schedule a meeting.

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Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in Sustainable Polymer Chemistry
  • Editor or European Polymer Journal, Elsevier
  • Coordinator of BIOMOLMACS Innovative Training Network Funded by EU Horizon2020
  • Director of the MSc courses on Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science, and Analytical Polymer Science

Biography

  • 2019-Associate Professor in Sustainable Polymer Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • 2013-Senior Lecturer in Materials Chemistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  • 2011-Science City Independent Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • 2009-Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • 2005-PhD Research Student, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 2003-Master student in Polymer Science and Technology, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1997-BSc student in Chemistry, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

I am working on the following projects at the moment:

  • Polymers from sustainable resources
  • Recycling of existing polymeric products
  • Glycopolymers and their biological applications
  • Polymeric oil additives
  • Multiblock and sequence controlled polymers
  • 2-Oxazoline and 2-oxazine based polymers and their properties

I am currently interested in the utilisation of living polymerization techniques (such as anionic or cationic polymerizations) and controlled radical polymerization techniques, in combination with highly efficient organic click reactions, to prepare polymers for the oil industry, sustainable polymers from biomass and sequence-designed biomaterials.

Remzi teaches a part of the CH161 undergraduate module on Organic Chemistry. He is also the module leader of a Masters level course on Polymer Laboratories (CH971), teaching a part of CH967 on Fundamentals of Polymerisations.


I am supervising the following PhD students:

  • Valentin Beyer, Multiblock copolymers, Funded by Infineum and QMUL
  • Luka Zhao, Polymer-peptide conjugations, Funded by CSC and Warwick
  • Ben Drain, Oxazoline based oil additives, Funded by Infineum and EPSRC
  • Alessandra Monaco, Glycopolymers and lectin interactions, Funded by QMUL
  • Matilde Concilio, Oxazoline based oil additives, Funded by Infineum
  • Jungyeon Kim, Oxazoline based oil additives, Funded by Infineum
  • Graham Hayes, Sustainable polymers, Funded by Warwick

We are always looking for highly motivated and bright minds to join our team. Please contact Remzi via email to discuss about opportunities.