IV-4 – Point defect chemistry of oxide materials


Organizers: Yoed Tsur (TECHNION, Israel Institute of Technology).

Bilge Yildiz

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Bilge Yildiz is an associate professor in the Nuclear Science and Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Departments at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she leads the Laboratory for Electrochemical Interfaces. She received her PhD degree at MIT in 2003 and her BSc degree from Hacettepe University in Turkey in 1999. After working at Argonne National Laboratory as research staff, she returned to MIT as an assistant professor in 2007. Her research centers on molecular-level studies of oxygen exchange kinetics on surfaces at elevated temperatures, under stress and in reactive gases, by combining in situ surface sensitive experiments with first-principles calculations and novel atomistic simulations. The scientific insights derived from her research impact the design of novel surface chemistries for efficient and durable solid oxide fuel/electrolysis cells, and for corrosion resistant films in a wide range of extreme environments as in nuclear energy generation and oil exploration. She was the recipient of the Charles Tobias Young Investigator Award of the Electrochemical Society in 2012, the Somiya Award of the International Union of Materials Research Societies for international collaboration in 2012, and an NSF CAREER award in 2011.