Orhan Sisman, PhD.

Scientific background: 

  • Semicondcutors
  • Metal Oxide Nanomaterials
  • Organic- inorganic hybrid nanomaterials
  • Sensors
  • Glass & Glass Ceramics

 International projects:

  • HORIZON 2020, WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-TeamingPhase2, Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses, 02.2021 – 02.2023, Trencin, Slovakia, Researcher.
  • CERIC-ERIC Project, No: 20182054, ‘Surface doping of nanostructured MOX chemical sensors by ion beam irradiation.’, 3-10.09.2018 and 23-29.09.2018, Belgrade, Serbia Research Fellow.
  • COST ACTION TD1105 ‘European Network on New Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability’ (EuNetAir), 04.2016 – 04.2018, Research Fellow.
  • COST ACTION MP1202 ‘Rational design of hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces: the next step towards advanced functional materials.’ (HINT), 04.2016 – 04.2018, Research Fellow.

National projects:

  • Grant Agency of the Slovak Republic-VEGA Project No: 1/0844/21 (Researcher).
  • University of Brescia, Research Project, ‘Metal oxide chemical sensors on organic substrates.’, 01.11.2019 – 31.01.2020, Brescia, Italy, Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • TUBITAK Project No: 113F403, ‘The Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Oxide/Organic Nano-Heterostructures, and the Investigation of Their Electronic and Gas Sensing Properties’, 01.04.2016 -01.04.2018, Kocaeli, Turkey, Research Assistant.

Publication activity: 

  • Chapters in Monographs: 1
  • Publications in Scientific journals: 10
  • Citations: 300+
  • Conference papers: 4
  • Guest Editor of Journals: 2

 The most significant publications:


  • Sisman, M. Erkovan and N. Kilinc (2023). Title of chapter: Hydrogen Sensors for Safety Applications. Title of book: Towards Hydrogen Infrastructure: Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-323-95553-9.
  • Sisman, D. Zappa, V.A. Maraloiu, E. Comini, Fabrication of CuO (p)-ZnO (n) Core-Shell Nanowires and Their H2 Sensing Properties, MATERIALS, 16, 13, (2023), DOI: 10.3390/ma16134802.
  • Sener, O. Sisman, N. Kilinc, AAO-Assisted Nanoporous Platinum Films for Hydrogen Sensor Application, CATALYSTS, 13, 3, (2023), DOI: 10.3390/catal13030459.


  • Sisman, N. Kilinc, U. O. Akkus, J. Sama, A. Romano-Rodriguez, D. Atilla, A.G. Gurek, V. Ahsen, S. Berber, Z. Z. Ozturk, “Hybrid liquid crystalline zinc phythalocyanine@Cu2O nanowires for NO2 sensor application”, Sensors & Actuators B, 345 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2021.130431.


  • Sisman, D. Zappa, E. Bolli, S. Kauicuilus, M. Erick, S. Petrovic, E. Comini, “Influence of Iron and Nitrogen Ion Beams Exposure on CuO Nanowires and Their Gas Sensing Properties”, Sensors & Actuators B (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2020.128579.
  • Vassalini, O. Sisman, E. Comini, I. Alessandri, “The role of morphology and geometric factors in all-dielectric SERS: A comparison between conformal (T-rex) and non-conformal TiO2 shells”, -Vibrational Spectroscopy, 103085 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vibspec.2020.103085.
  • Sisman, N. Kaur, G. Sberveglieri, E. Nunez-Carmona, V. Sberveglieri, E. Comini, “UV-Enhanced Humidity Sensing of Chitosan–SnO2 Hybrid Nanowires”- Nanomaterials, 10, 329 (2020) 1-10. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020329


  • Sisman, N. Poli, D. Zappa, E. Comini, “Synthesis of nanoporous TiO2 with the use of diluted hydrogen peroxide solution and its application in gas sensing”-Coatings, 9, 681 (2019) 1-12. doi:10.3390/coatings9100681.


  • Zappa, V. Galstyan, N. Kaur, H.M.M. Munasinghe Arachchige, O. Sisman, E. Comini, “Metal oxide-based heterostructures for gas sensors”- A review, Anal. Chim. Acta. 1039 (2018) 1–23. DOI:10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.020.


  • O. Sisman, N. Kılınç, Z.Z. Öztürk, “Structural, electrical and H2 sensing properties of copper oxide nanowires on glass substrate by anodization”, Sensors Actuators B Chem. 236 (2016) 1118–1125. DOI:10.1016/J.SNB.2016.06.148.


  • 2013: B.S.: Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey B.S. & M.S. (5-year program) Physics Education.
  • 2016: M.S.: Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey, Department of Physics.

Thesis title: Fabrication of Organic/p-type Semiconducting Metal Oxide Hybrid Structures for Gas Sensing Applications.

  • 2020: Ph.D.: University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, Information Engineering-Physics Curriculum.

Thesis title: Strategies to Enhance the Performances of Metal Oxide Gas Sensors.

Awards, scholarships and research stays:

  • Research Training, 01.11.2021-31.10.2022, Otto Schott Institute of Materials Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany.
  • Research Stay, 3-10 & 23-29 Sept. 2018, Vinca Nuclear Institute, Belgrade, Serbia Participation to Ion Beam Irradiation Experiments in FAMA Facility granted by CERIC (Proj. No: 20182054).
  • Short Course- ISOCS-SNIFFPHONE ‘Breath Analysis with Chemical Sensor Arrays’, 5-10 March 2017, P. di Legno, Brescia.
  • 4th Training School, ‘Modelling, Methods, and Technologies for Air Quality Control’, 19-22 April 2016, Aarhus University, Copenhagen organized by COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir.
  • Short Term Scientific Mission, “Investigation of CO and NH3 sensing of CuO nanowires&their heterostructures with organics” 11 Jan – 5 Feb 2016, Barcelona University, Barcelona granted by COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir.
  • Training School, ‘Bottom-Up Approaches of Hybrid Materials: Preparation and Design’, 26-28 May 2015, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, organized by COST Action MP1202 HINT.
  • 2nd Training School, ‘Optimized operation of solid-state gas sensors for environmental technologies and air quality monitoring’, 31 Mar-2 Apr 2014, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, organized by COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir.
  • Various Awards in Local and National Chess Championships, 1999-2001, Turkey

Other activities:

  • Member of Slovak Silicate Society.
  • Member of Slovak Glass society.
  • Reviewers in various scientific journals.
  • Membership of EuNetAir (Cost Action TD1105), 2014-2016

Attended several training schools, scientific meetings, STSM Program.

Orhan Sisman, PhD.
Orhan Sisman, PhD.
Department of Functional Materials

E-mail: orhan.sisman@tnuni.sk
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