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Department of Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

1001 W. Main St.

Richmond, VA 23284-2006



Professional Preparation


Ph.D., Chemistry,  2012-present

M.Sc., Chemistry, 2012 , Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

B.Sc., Mathematics, 2009, Dumlupinar University, Turkey
B.Sc., Chemistry, 2008, Dumlupinar University, Turkey

Research Interest


Nanoporous organic polymers, Gas separation and storage, Post-synthetic modification,


Publications (Please see the main publications page for full text )


Google Scholar profile


1.      Altarawneh, S.; İslamoğlu, T.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; El-Kaderi, H. M., Effect of Acid-Catalyzed Formation Rates of Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers on Porosity and Selective CO2 Capture from Gas Mixtures. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015. Link


2.        Sekizkardes, A. K.; Islamoglu, T.; Kahveci, Z.; El-Kaderi, H. M., Application of pyrene-derived benzimidazole-linked polymers to CO2 separation under pressure and vacuum swing adsorption settings. J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, (31), 12492-12500. Link


3.         Sekizkardes, A. K.; Altarawneh, S.; Kahveci, Z.; Islamoglu, T.; El-Kaderi, H. M., Highly Selective CO2 Capture by Triazine-Based Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers. Macromolecules 2014, 47, (23), 8328-8334. Link


4.       Arab, P.; Rabbani, M. G.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; Islamoglu, T.; El-Kaderi, H. M., Copper(I)-Catalyzed Synthesis of Nanoporous Azo-Linked Polymers: Impact of Textural Properties on Gas Storage and Selective Carbon Dioxide Capture. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, (3), 1385-1392. Link


5.      Islamoglu, T.; Rabbani, M. G.; El-Kaderi, H. M., Impact of post-synthesis modification of nanoporous organic frameworks on small gas uptake and selective CO2 capture. J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, (35), 10259-10266. Link


6.        Kahveci, Z.; Islamoglu, T.; Shar, G. A.; Ding, R.; El-Kaderi, H. M., Targeted synthesis of a mesoporous triptycene-derived covalent organic framework. CrystEngComm 2013, 15, (8), 1524-1527. Link



Selected Oral & Poster Presentations



     İslamoğlu, T.;Kim, T.; El-Kaderi H. M. “Post-synthesis modification of nanoporous organic frameworks for enhanced CO2 capture” 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22 2015. (Oral)

    Timur Islamoglu “Catalytic Incorporation of Carbon Dioxide into Biodegradable Polymers”, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), November 1, 2012. (Oral)

   Islamoglu, T.; Rabbani, M. G.; El-Kaderi, H. M.  “Post-Synthesis Modification of Nanoporous Organic Framework for Highly Selective CO2 Capture.” Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), October 12, 2012. (Poster)




Synthesis and characterization of porous organic polymers (POPs)

Post-synthesis modification of POPs

Air-free synthesis technique (Schlenk line, Glove box)

Materials Studio (Forcite, Adsorption Locator, Sorption Modules) and building porous structures

Crystal Maker

Scanning electron microscope (SEM)

Transmission electron microscope (TEM)

X-ray photoelectron microscopy (XPS)

X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Low-pressure gas analyzer (Quanta chrome 1C,  IQ and NOVA)

High-pressure volumetric analysis (HPVA)

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)


Professional Affiliations


American Chemical Society 2011-present

Timur Islamoglu, Ph.D.





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