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Curriculum Vitae


Date of birth 03 November 1985 | Nationality Turkish


26 January 2009–01 November Research assistant

2011 Istanbul Technical University Institute of Science and Technology, Istanbul (Turkey)
-Translation (English-Turkish) of correspondences, legislations, guidelines and website content
-Poster and brochure design for seminars and academic organisations


08 September 2003–10 August BSc in Chemical Engineering

2007 Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul (Turkey)
-Chemical engineering background (chemistry, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, mass and
energy balances, separation processes, analysis techniques)
-Engineering background (Process design, economical evaluation of processes, engineering
-Knowledge of materials and processing (Courses on materials/polymers)
-Laboratory experience (Laboratory courses)
-BSc thesis (Experimental thesis based on supercritical water oxidation of olive mill wastewater)
-General knowledge of programming languages and calculation software (C++, MathCad)
-Professional English

27 August 2007–02 September MSc in Polymer Science and Technology

2010 Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul (Turkey)
-Knowledge of polymeric materials (Synthesis, general and special applications, classification and
analysis techniques, technologies)
-MSc thesis on membrane technologies (Focused on gas separation using zeolite/polymer mixed
matrix membranes)
-Long-term theoretical and practical experience on membrane preparation and analysis
techniques(DSC, TGA, SEM, IGA, GC, use and modification of gas permeation systems)

16 November 2011–Present PhD student

KU Leuven Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Leuven (Belgium)
Recipient of Erasmus-Mundus Doctorate in Membrane Engineering (EUDIME) scholarship, first wave.
Preparation and testing of mixed matrix membranes for gas separation applications.

23 September 2013–Present PhD student on mobility

Université Montpellier II Institut Européen des Membranes (IEM), Montpellier (France)
Recipient of Erasmus-Mundus Doctorate in Membrane Engineering (EUDIME) scholarship, first
wave.6-month stay in Montpellier, to be followed by 6-month stay in University of Twente in the
Netherlands. Preparation and testing of mixed matrix membranes for gas separation applications.

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Curriculum Vitae Aylin Kertik


Mother tongue(s) Turkish


Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production

English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2
TOEFL result of Jan. 2011, score: 114/120
Dutch B1 B2 B1 B1 B2
Level 3 certificate (B1) from the Interfacultair Instituut voor Levende Talen (ILT), Leuven
German B1 B1 A2 A2 A2
Japanese A2 A1 A2 A2 A1
French A2 A2 A1 A1 A1
Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Communication skills -Good ability in adapting to multicultural environments

-Very good and positive communicational skills (personal trait, also developed through my experience
in sales jobs)
-Good ability and ease with learning new languages

Organisational / managerial skills -Sense of academic interest, ambition, ethics, and patience
-Sense of responsibility (supervision of BSc and MSc students)
-Organisation of research group meetings

Job-related skills -Good command of general laboratory equipment and sample preparation procedures (acquired
during research)
-Very good command and comprehension of analytical devices and measurement systems (DSC,
TGA, SEM, IGA-gravimetric analysis, GC, gas permeation systems), related computer software, and
interpretation of experimental results (acquired through personal effort, experience, and training during
-Maintenance of laboratory equipment and measurement devices

Computer skills -Very good command of computer operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Linux)
-Very good command of office tools (both Microsoft and Open Office), as well as typesetting language

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