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


  • 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).

  • Wei He, Ildiko Herrick, Tulay Atesin, Patrick Caruana, Colleen Kellenberger, and Alison Frontier. "Polarizing the Nazarov Cyclization: The Impact of Dienone Substitution Pattern on Reactivity and Selectivity," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, (2008).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • 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)

  • Tulay Atesin. Interaction Between Dye Molecules and TiO2 in Dye-TiO2 Nanoconjugates, UTPA Undergraduate Research Initiative Grant, $2,000.00 (September 2014 - May 2015)

  • Tulay Atesin. , UTPA Undergraduate Research Initiative Grant, $2,000.00 (January 2014 - August 2014)

  • Tulay Atesin. Design and Synthesis of Metal Containing Molecular Therapeutics , UTPA Office of the Provost-Junior Faculty Supplemental Travel Support, $500.00 (October 2013)

  • Tulay Atesin. UW-Whitewater Academic Staff Development Grant, $1,000.00 (September 2012 - August 2013)



Selected Presentations


  • 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)

  • Tulay Atesin. "Investigation of Coordination Chemistry of Transition Metals Used in Catalysis, Medicine and Energy Related Research," Iowa State University, Ames, IA (June 2016)

  • Sabrina Herrera, Abdurrahman Atesin, Eric Brown, and Tulay Atesin. "Investigation of the Interaction Between Dye Molecules and TiO2 in Dye-TiO2 Nanoconjugates," National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Spokane, WA (April 2015)

  • Sabrina Herrera, Oscar Rodriguezvargas, David Eggert, Kara Kamps, Abdurrahman Atesin, Eric Brown, and Tulay Atesin. "Interaction Between Dye Molecules and TiO2 in Dye-TiO2 Nanoconjugates," Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Austin, TX (March 2015)

  • Tulay Atesin. "Investigation of Coordination Chemistry of Transition Metals Used in Catalysis, Medicine and Energy Related Research," ACS South Texas Local Section Meeting, STC, McAllen, TX (November 2014)

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