Tülay   A.  Ateşin

Assistant Professor  

Office: ESCNE 3.312
Phone: (956) 665-2854
Email: tulay.atesin@utrgv.edu

Dr. Tülay A. Ateşin

Dr. Atesin and her research group investigates the reaction mechanisms of transition metal catalyzed transformations important in organic synthesis. These mechanistic studies will be used to develop more powerful reactions.





Selected Publications


  • Tulay Atesin, Abdurrahman Atesin, Oscar Rodriguez, Diego Rivera, and Lohany Garcia. "Conformational analysis of a TADDOL-based phosphoramidite P,N ligand in a palladium(II) η³-π-allyl complex," Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 1139, (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018): 70-76.

  • Lisa Manus, Robert Holbrook, Tulay Atesin, Marie Heffern, Allison Harney, Amanda Eckermann, and Thomas Meade. "Axial Ligand Exchange of N-hetercyclic Cobalt(III) Schiff Base Complexes: Molecular Structure and NMR Solution Dynamics," Inorganic Chemistry 52, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013).

  • Kara Kamps, Rachael Leek, Lanette Luebke, Race Price, Megan Nelson, Stephanie Simonet, David Eggert, Tulay Atesin, and Eric Bratsolias Brown. "Surface modification of the TiO2 nanoparticle surface enables fluorescence monitoring of aggregation and enhanced photoreactivity," Integr. Biol. 5, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013).

  • Tulay Atesin, Sabuj Kundu, Karlyn Skugrud, Ting Li, Katherine Lai, Brett Swartz, William Brennessel, and William Jones. "Predicting Selectivity in Oxidative Addition of C-S Bonds of Substituted Thiophenes to Pt(0) Fragment: Experimental and Theoretical Study," Organometallics 30, (2011).

  • Brett Swartz, Tulay Atesin, Matthew Grochowski, Stephen Oster, William Brennessel, and William Jones. "Unusual Lithium Coordinated Platinum and Rhodium Hydride Dimers," Inorg. Chim. Acta 363, (2010).

  • Andrew Myers, Lingzhen Dong, Tulay Atesin, Roger Skugrud, Christine Flaschenriem, and William Jones. "Bond cleavage reactions in substituted thiophenes by a rhodium complex," Inorg. Chim. Acta 361, (2008).

  • Tulay Atesin, Ting Li, Sebastien Lachaize, William Brennessel, Juventino Garcia, and William Jones. "Experimental and Theoretical Examination of C-CN Bond Activation ," Organometallics 27, (2008).

  • Tulay Atesin and William Jones. "Oxidative Addition of C-S Bond of Thiophene to Pt(dmpe): A computational Study Using DFT and MO Methods," Inorg. Chem. 27, (2008): 53-60.

  • Tulay Atesin and William Jones. "Oxidative Addition of C-S Bond of Thiosphene to Pt(dmpe): A Computational Study Using DFT and MO Methods," Organometallics 27, (2008).

  • Tulay Atesin and William Jones. "Oxidative Addition of the C-S Bond of Thiophene to the (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3) Fragment: A Theoretical Study Revisited," Organometallics 27, (2008).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Tulay Atesin. Mechanistic Investigation of Palladium(0) Catalyzed Nazarov-Type Cyclization, UTRGV Summer Writing Program, $500.00 (May 2018 - September 2018)

  • Tulay Atesin. Palladium Complexes of Phosphoramidites, ADVANCE Women of Color 2018 Summer Writing Retreat, $3,000.00 (May 3, 2018 - July 9, 2018)

  • Tulay Atesin. Mechanistic Investigation of Palladium(0) Catalyzed Nazarov-Type Cyclization, UTRGV ADVANCE Summer Writing Retreat, $2,000.00 (May 20, 2018 - May 26, 2018)

  • Tulay Atesin. Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Allylic Alkylation of Diketoesters, UTRGV Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity Faculty Travel Support Program , $800.00 (March 2018)

  • Tulay Atesin. Rational Catalyst Design, Research Enhancement Seed Grant Program, College of Sciences, $11,100.00 (June 2016 - November 2017)

  • Tulay Atesin. Mechanistic Investigation of Palladium(0) Catalyzed Nazarov-Type Cyclization, UTRGV Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity Faculty Travel Support Program , $600.00 (July 2017)

  • Tulay Atesin. Rational Catalyst Design, STEM/SBE ADVANCE Graduate Assistant Support Program, $10,000.08 (September 2016 - May 2017)

  • Tulay Atesin. Reliable Nanomanufacturing of Ge-Sn Alloys for Solar Energy Conversion, Department of Energy, Visiting Faculty Program, $19,000.00 (May 2016 - August 2016)

  • Tulay Atesin. Mechanistic Investigation of Palladium(0) Catalyzed Nazarov-Type Cyclization, ADVANCE Women of Color 2016 Summer Writing Retreat (SWR), $3,000.00 (May 2016 - July 2016)

  • Tulay Atesin. ADVANCE Administrative Fellowship in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Service Learning, UTPA Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, $4,000.00 (September 2014 - May 2015)



Selected Presentations


  • Tulay Atesin and Diego Rivera. "Palladium(0)-catalyzed Intramolecular Allylic Alkylation of All-aliphatic Diketoesters," UTRGV Engaged Scholar Symposium, (April 2018)

  • Tulay Atesin and Oscar Rodriguez. "Palladium(0)-catalyzed Intramolecular Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation of Diketoesters," UTRGV Engaged Scholar Symposium, (April 2018)

  • Tulay Atesin. "Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Allylic Alkylation of Diketoesters," 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (March 2018)

  • Tulay Atesin. "It Is Not Just up to the Substrate: Palladium(0) Cyclizes Nazarov Substrates Through Intramolecular Allylic Alkylation," Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference, Newport, RI (July 2017)

  • Tulay Atesin. "It is not just up to the Substrate: Palladium(0) Cyclizes Nazarov Substrates through Intramolecular Allylic Alkylation," Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference, Newport, RI (July 2017)

  • Tulay Atesin. "Mechanistic Investigation of Palladium(0) Catalyzed Nazarov-Type Cyclization," UTRGV COS Conference, Edinburg, TX (March 2017)

  • Beatriz Gamez, Gabriela Martinez, Marcus Tius, and Tulay Atesin. "A Comparison of Aliphatic and Aromatic Group Substitutions at the C2, C5 and C6 Positions in the Palladium (0)–Catalyzed Nazarov-Type Cyclization," 252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (August 2016)

  • Gabriela Martinez, Beatriz Gamez, Marcus Tius, and Tulay Atesin. "The Effect of Substitution at the Critical C5 Position on the Palladium (0)–Catalyzed Nazarov-Type Cyclization," 252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (August 2016)

  • Sarah Stegall, Robert Dearth, Amy Weimer, Suad Ghaddar, Tulay Atesin, and Nicholas Weimer. "An effective model of undergraduate research for hispanic-serving institutions," Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research , Elon, North Carolina (July 2016)

  • Sarah Stegall, Robert Dearth, Amy Weimer, Suad Ghaddar, Tulay Atesin, and Nicholas Weimer. "Implementing an Institutional Program that Increases Research Experiences in the Undergraduate Curriculum," Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research Conference, Elon University, Elon, NC (July 2016)

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