Seda Keskin Avcı is a Professor at the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department of Koc University and the Director of Nanomaterials, Energy and Molecular Modeling Research Group (NEMO). She has >150  publications on energy applications of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) which received >8000 citations to date.

She is awarded the European Research Council’s (ERC) Starting Grant with her project COSMOS (Computational Simulations of MOFs for Gas Separations) for 2017-2022 period.  She is the first woman in Turkey who receive the ERC grant in the field of engineering. She is elected and served as EuroMOF International Scientific Committee member for 2017-2021, elected to Global Young Academy (GYA) in 2018 as the first Turkish woman engineer. She serves on the editorial advisory board of the journal of I&EC Research by American Chemical Society and Chemistry – An Asian Journal by Wiley-VCH .

Prof. Keskin is awarded ODTÜ Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Science Award in 2021, Koç University Outstanding Faculty President’s Special Award in 2017, FABED Eser Tümen Outstanding Achievement Award in 2016, ODTÜ Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award in 2015, the Science Heroes Association Scientist of the Year Award in 2014, Science Academy The Young Scientists Award (BAGEP) in 2014, Koç University Outstanding Faculty Award in 2014, Turkey Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award (GEBIP) in 2013, TUBITAK Encouragement Award in 2013,  L’Oreal Turkey Young Women in Science Award in 2011, European Commission FP7 PEOPLE Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant in 2010, Sigma Xi Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2010 and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Outstanding PhD Thesis Award in 2010.


Koç University, Chemical and Biological Engineering