Aatif Ijaz, PhD.

Scientific background: 

  • Porous Materials
  • Functional metallic and polymeric nanocomposites
  • Electro and electroless deposition of metals
  • Corrosion protection of metals and their alloys
  • Wastewater treatment using advanced oxidation processes
  • Self-assembly of polymers
  • Bioactive materials and coatings

National projets: 

  • SF-00137, Nanocrystalline Ni and Ni-P as Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Production, Koc University seed fund, 2021-2023, Principal investigator
  • 118M624, Self-propelled mesoporous silica Janus particles, Tubitak Project, 2019-2021, Researcher
  • 217M545, Anti-icing polymer composites, Tubitak Project, 2018-2020, Researcher

Publication activity:

  • Publications in scientific journals: 09
  • Patents: 3
  • Contributed lectures at conferences: 10
  • Citations: 40+

The most significant publications:


  • Ijaz, G. Topcu, A. Miko, A. L. Demirel, Synergistic control of breath figures on Styrene Butadiene-Styrene films by poly-2-ethyl-2-oxazoline capped CaCl2 loaded mesoporous silica particles, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 131740, 2023.
  • A. Saadatlou, A. Ijaz, D. Sipahioğlu, S. Surme, I. H. Kavakli, Y.. Gurpinar, O. Yalcin, A. Motallebzadeh, P. T. Guner, Tetra-functional Multilayer Coatings for Cardiovascular Stent Materials, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 131571, 2023


  • Ijaz, A. Miko, A. L. Demirel, Low ice adhesion anti-icing coatings based on PEG release from mesoporous silica particles loaded SBS, Materials Advances, 3 (22), 8168-8177, 2022.


  • Ijaz, F. K. Kiss, A. L. Demirel, L. K. Varga, A. Miko, Tuning grain size, morphology, hardness and magnetic property of electrodeposited nickel with a single multifunctional additive, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 267, 124681, 2021.
  • Ijaz, G. Topcu, M. H. Qureshi, A. Miko, A. L. Demirel, Refillable anti-icing SBS composite films, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 15, 126203, 2021.


  • Ijaz, M. B. Yagci, C. W. Ow-Yang, A. L. Demirel, A. Miko, Formation of mesoporous silica particles with hierarchical morphology, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 303, 110240, 2020.


  • Altıntaş, E. B. Adatoz, A. Ijaz, A. Miko, A. Levent Demirel, Self-Assembled PEOX/Malonic Acid Hollow Fibers in Aqueous Solutions, European Polymer Journal, 120, 109222, 2019.


  • Ijaz, A. Miko, A. L. Demirel, Anti-icing nanocomposites, New Journal of Chemistry, 42, 8544-8552, 2018.


2018: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering: Koç University, Materials Science and Engineering Program, Istanbul, Turkey.

Thesis Title: “Functional composite coatings for anti-icing and anti-corrosive applications.”

2011: B.Sc. in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering: University of the Punjab, College of Engineering and Emerging Technologies, Lahore, Pakistan.

Awards, scholarships and research stays:

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Koç University, Chemistry Department, Istanbul, Turkey, (2018-2023).
  • Young Scientist Competition, second prize, NANOSMAT 2017 Conference, Paris, France (2017).
  • Top of Dean’s honours lists for 8 consecutive semesters at University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2006-2011).

Other activities:

  • Co-founder at OlSilO, a Startup company, Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey, (2021)
  • Teaching Assistant, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, (2013-2018).
  • Lifetime member of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC, 2012).
Aatif Ijaz, PhD.
Aatif Ijaz, PhD.
Department of Coating Processes

E-mail: aatif.ijaz@tnuni.sk
Tel.: +421 32 7400 556
Office: n. 417b