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 >160  publications on energy applications of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) which received >9900 citations. She has been recognized as one of the “Outstanding Women in Chemical Engineering Across the Globe” in 2022 by Chemical Engineering Research and Design Journal (ChERD).

She is awarded the European Research Council’s (ERC) Starting Grant with her project COSMOS (Computational Simulations of MOFs for Gas Separations) for the 2017-2022 period.  She is the first woman in Turkey who receive an ERC grant in the field of engineering. She was elected as EuroMOF International Scientific Committee member in 2017, and 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 the American Chemical Society and Chemistry – An Asian Journal by Wiley-VCH .

Prof. Keskin is awarded the Turkish Journalists’ Association Sedat Simavi Commendation Award in the field of Science in 2022, American Chemical Society I&EC Research Excellence in Review Award in 2022, ODTÜ Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Science Award in 2021, Koç University Outstanding Faculty President’s 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