Talk Title: How to increase the catalytic efficacy of palladium in hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane

Graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Istanbul in 1972, worked for two years in industry, received Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the Technical University of Munich in 1976 before joining the Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, Ankara in 1979. He spent one year at the Max Planck Institute in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr as Scholar of Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation in 1986, two years at University of Toronto as visiting professor in 1988-1990, and a total of about 5 years at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA since 2000 starting with a Fulbright Fellowship of 9 months. He was awarded Science Prize by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey in 1996 and has been a permanent member of Turkish Academy of Sciences since 1996. His current research interests involve the transition metal nanoparticles; synthesis, characterization, formation kinetics and mechanism, and catalytic uses in hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, oxidation, and particularly hydrogen generation from hydrogen storage materials. He has published over 310 papers in SCI indexed journals and got over 12000 citations with a h-index of 61.