Volkan Ortalan

Volkan OrtalanVolkan Ortalan
Associate Professor 
Ph.D., University of California (2010)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
25 King Hill Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: MZ-203
Phone: 860.486.2570
Email: vortalan@uconn.edu  
Research Group Website: https://ortalan.ims.uconn.edu


Research Interests

  • Ultrafast Electron Microscopy
  • Aberration-corrected In-situ TEM
  • Heterogeneous Catalysts
  • Materials Under Extreme Conditions
  • Polymers
  • Low-dimensional Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing

 Awards & Honors

2016 ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award
2013 Purdue Seeds of Success Award DoD-MURI
2014 Purdue Seeds of Success Award NSF-DMREF
  Distinguished Ugo Fano Fellowship, Argonne National Laboratory
  Distinguished Scholar Award, Microbeam Analysis Society

Recent Publications

“Effect of cobalt addition on platinum supported on multi-walled carbon nanotubes for water-gas shift”, G.M. Mitchell, K.D. Sabnis, F.G. Sollberger, Y. Cui, C.W. Han, P. Majumdar, Z. Zeng, J.T. Miller, J. Greeley, V. Ortalan, C. Wang, W.N. Delgass, F.H. Ribeiro, Journal of Catalysis 391, 25-34, (2020).

“Au-Ru/TiO2 prepared by deposition-precipitation with urea: Relevant synthesis parameters to obtain bimetallic particles”, L.A. Calzada, C. Louis, C.W. Han, V. Ortalan, R. Zanella, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 264, 118503, (2020).

“Anisotropic phase-separated morphology of polymer blends directed by electrically pre-oriented clay platelets”, S. Yook, T. Isik, V. Ortalan, M. Cakmak, Soft Matter 16, 2104-2113, (2020).

“Investigation of Polymer Matrix Nano-Aluminum Composites with Pulsed Laser Heating by In-situ TEM”, T. Isik, X. Xu, S.F. Son, I.E. Gunduz, V. Ortalan, Propellants Explosives Pyrotechnics 44, 1-6, (2019).

“Three-Dimensional Antimony Nanochains for Lithium-Ion Storage” J.R. Rodriguez, H.J. Hamann, G.M. Mitchell, V. Ortalan, V.G. Pol, P.V. Ramachandran, ACS Applied Nano Materials2, 5351-5355, (2019).

“Effect of Synthesis Method Using Varying Types of Micropore Level Sulfur Infiltration on Electrochemical Performance in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries” A.D. Dysart, N.A. Cardoza, G. Mitchell, V. Ortalan, V.G. Pol, Energy Technology 7, 1900194, (2019).

“Melt Spinning of Cellulose Nanofibril/Polylactic Acid (CNF/PLA) Composite Fibers For High Stiffness” C.M. Clarkson, S.M.E.A. Azrak, R. Chowdhury, S.N. Shuvo, J. Snyder, G. Schueneman, V. Ortalan, J.P. Youngblood, ACS Applied Polymer Materials 1, 160-168, (2018).

“Investigation of laser-induced inter-welding between Au and Ag nanoparticles and the plasmonic properties of welded dimers” X. Xu, T. Isik, S. Kundu, V. Ortalan, Nanoscale 10, 23050-23058, (2018).

“Ignition and combustion behavior of mechanically activated Al–Mg particles in composite solid propellants” H. Belal, C.W. Han, I.E. Gunduz, V. Ortalan and S.F. Son, Combustion and Flame 194, 410-418, (2018).

“Core–Shell Type Ionic Liquid/Metal Organic Framework Composite: An Exceptionally High CO2/CH4 Selectivity” M. Zeeshan, V. Nozari, M.B. Yagci, T. Isık, U. Unal, V. Ortalan, S.Keskin, A. Uzun, Journal of the American Chemical Society 140, 10113-10116, (2018)

“Novel combustion synthesis of carbon foam-aluminum fluoride nanocomposite materials” N. Kostogloua, E. Gunduz, G. Constantinides, T. Isik, A. Kontos, T. Steriotis, V. Ryzhkov, A. Matthews, C. Doumanidis, V. Ortalan, S. Son, C. Mitterer, and C. Rebholz, Materials and Design 144, 222-228, (2018).

“Investigation of the metatectic reaction in Fe-B alloys using zone melting” K. Luitjohan, V. Ortalan, M.J.M. Krane and D. Johnson, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 732, 498-505, (2018).

“Two-component additive manufacturing of nanothermite structures via reactive inkjet printing”, A.K. Murray, T. Isik, V. Ortalan, I.E. Gunduz, S.F. Son, G.T.C. Chiu and J.F. Rhoads, Journal of Applied Physics 122, 184901, (2017).

“Amorphous Carbon Derived from Pistachio-Shell as a Promising Anode for Sodium-ion Storage”, K. Kim, D.G. Lim, C.W. Han, S. Osswald, V. Ortalan, J.P. Youngblood, and V.G. Pol, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 5, 8720-8728, (2017).

“Participation of Interfacial Hydroxyl Groups in the Water-Gas Shift Reaction over Au/MgO Catalysts”, Y. Cui, Z. Li, Z. Zhao, V. Cybulskis, K.D. Sabnis, C.W. Han, V. Ortalan, W.F. Schneider, J. Greeley, W.N. Delgass and F.H. Ribeiro, Catalysis Science & Technology 7, 5257-5266, (2017).

“Strain-modulated exchange spring magnetic behavior in amorphous TbFe thin films”, T. Lee, M.K. Panduranga, C.W. Han, V. Ortalan, G.P. Carman, Physical Review Applied 8, 024024, (2017).

“A Discovery of Strong Metal-Support Bonding in Nano-engineered Au-Fe3O4 Dumbbell-like Nanoparticles by In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy”, C.W. Han, T. Choksi, C. Milligan, P. Majumdar, M. Manto, Y. Cui, X. Sang, R.R. Unocic, D. Zemlyanov, C. Wang, F.H. Ribeiro, J. Greeley and V. Ortalan, Nano Letters 17, 4576-4582, (2017).

“Synergetic Effect of Bimetallic Au-Ru/TiO2 Catalysts for Complete Methanol Oxidation”, L.A. Calzada, S. Collins, C.W. Han, V. Ortalan, R. Zanella, Applied Catalysis B 207, 79-92, (2017).

“Ignition Dynamics and Microexplosion of Composite Aluminum Fuel Particles Containing Polymer Inclusions”, M.A. Rubio, E.I. Gunduz, L.J. Groven, T.R. Sippel, C.W. Han, R.R. Unocic, V. Ortalan, and S.F. Son, Combustion and Flame 176, 162-171 (2017).

“Towards the low-dose characterization of beam sensitive nanostructures via implementation of sparse image acquisition in scanning transmission electron microscopy”, S.H. Hwang, C.W. Han, S. Venkatakrishnan, C.A. Bouman, and V. Ortalan, Measurement Science and Technology 28, 45402 (2017).