Dr. rer. nat.

Turgut Sönmez

Turgut Sönmez
Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 42B 355

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 26591
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22177

Research Area

  • Covalent Triazine Frameworks (CTF) synthesis and characterization
  • The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) processes at metal-free CTF
  • Metal doped CTF materials for ORR and OER
  • Development of active and stable catalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction (HOR)


2019 -

Postdoctoral Fellow, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany


Ph.D, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK


M.Sc, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA


B.Sc, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

Recent Publications

Sönmez, T., Belthle, K. S., Iemhoff, A., Uecker, J., Artz, J., Bisswanger, T., ... & Palkovits, R. (2021). Metal free-covalent triazine frameworks as oxygen reduction reaction catalysts–structure–electrochemical activity relationship. Catalysis Science & Technology, 11(18), 6191-6204.

Zakaria, N. D., Omar, M. H., Ahmad Kamal, N. N., Abdul Razak, K., Sönmez, T., Balakrishnan, V., & Hamzah, H. H. (2021). Effect of Supporting Background Electrolytes on the Nanostructure Morphologies and Electrochemical Behaviors of Electrodeposited Gold Nanoparticles on Glassy Carbon Electrode Surfaces. ACS omega, 6(38), 24419-24431.

Hamzah, H. H., Kamal, N. N. A., Meneghello, M., Shafiee, S. A., Sönmez, T., Taib, M. N. A. M., ... & Zulkifli, M. F. M. (2020). Hexanediamine Monolayer Electrografted at Glassy Carbon Electrodes Enhances Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Aqueous Neutral Media. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 167(16), 166508.