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  • (212) 359 68 15
  • varnali@boun.edu.tr
  • Department of Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Bebek 34342, Istanbul-TURKEY
  • Personal Web Page

Education

  • B.S. Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, 1979
  • M.S. Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, 1982
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, 1986

Administrative Activities

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences Executive Committee, member (1988-1991)
  • Vice Dean (1991-1996)
  • Executive Committee of BU-KOSGEB (1996-2004)
  • Computer Center Commission, member (1997-1998)
  • Executive Committee of  BU Research Funds, member (2000-2006)
  • Strategic Plan Commission, member (2001-2002)
  • Academic Rules Committee, member (2004-2008)
  • Course Evaluations System Commission, member (2004-   )
  • Vice Dean (2004-2008)
  • Vice Rector (2008-2012)
  • GRE European Advisory Council, member (2010-2014)

Research Interests

Organic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry & Molecular Modeling

  • My area of interest is applications of computational chemistry, especially modeling at the molecular level in organic molecules and coordination compounds.
  • My latest contribution is to the field of astrobiology, through my work on scytonemin, its derivatives and complexes.

Recent Publications

Teaching

  • CHEM103 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM104 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM111 Survey of Chemistry I
  • CHEM112 Survey of Chemistry II
  • CHEM201 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM202 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM241 Organic Chemistry for Engineers
  • CHEM421 Computational Chemistry
  • CHEM442 Qualitative Organic Analysis
  • CHEM487 Leather Technology
  • CHEM511 Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM615 Advanced Computational Chemistry
  • COURSE on Leather Technnology