Ayse Asatekin

Contact Information
Room 66-419
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambrige, MA 02139 USA
Phone: 617.821.9946
FAX: 617.253.6480
Email: ayseaATmitDOTedu


Ph.D., 2009 Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., 2003 Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

B.S., 2002 Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Research Interests

Improved membranes for small molecule separations based on chemical structure, water purification and desalination, fouling resistance, gas separation membranes for carbon capture.

Ayse Asatekin's current CV

Selected Publications

  • Yang, R., Asatekin, A., Gleason, K.K., "Design of conformal, substrate-independent surface modification for controlled protein adsorption", Soft Matter, in press.

  • Asatekin, A., Gleason, K.K., "Polymer nanopore membranes for small molecule separations bu initiated chemical vapor deposition", Nano Letters, 2011, 11, 677-686.

  • Asatekin, A., Barr, M.C., Baxamusa, S.H., Lau, K.K.S., Tenhaeff, W.E., Xu, J., Gleason, K.K., "Designing polymer surfaces via vapor deposition", Materials Today, 2010, 13, 26-33.

  • Alf, M.E., Asatekin, A., Barr, M.C., Baxamusa, S.H., Chelawat, H., Ozaydin-Ince, G., Petruczok, C.D., Sreenavasan, R., Tenhaeff, W.E., Trujillo, N.J., Vaddiraju, S., Gleason, K.K., "Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of conformal, functional, and responsive polymer films", Advanced Functional Materials, 2010, 22, 1993-2027.

  • Adout, A., Kang, S., Asatekin, A., Mayes, A.M., Elimelech, M., "Ultrafiltration membranes incorporating amphiphilic comb copolymer additives prevent irreversible adhesion of bacteria", Environmental Science and Technology, 2010, 44, 2406-2411.

  • Asatekin, A., Mayes, A.M., "Responsive pore size properties of composite NF membranes based on PVDF graft copolymers", Separation Science and Technology, 2009, 44, 3330-3345.

  • Asatekin, A., Mayes, A.M., "Oil industry wastewater treatment with fouling resistant membranes containing polyacrylonitrile-graft-poly(ethylene oxide)", Environmental Science and Technology, 2009, 43, 4487-4492.

  • Asatekin, A., Olivetti, E.A., Mayes, A.M., “Fouling resistant, high flux nanofiltration membranes from polyacrylonitrile-graft-poly(ethylene oxide)” Journal of Membrane Science, 2009, 332, 6-12.

  • Asatekin, A., Kang, S., Elimelech, M., Mayes, A.M., “Anti-fouling ultrafiltration membranes containing polyacrylonitrile-graft-poly(ethylene oxide) comb copolymer additives” Journal of Membrane Science, 2007, 298, 136-146.

  • Kang, S., Asatekin, A., Mayes, A.M., Elimelech, M., “Protein antifouling mechanisms of PAN UF membranes incorporating PAN-g-PEO” Journal of Membrane Science, 2007, 296, 42-50.

  • Asatekin, A., Mennitti, A., Kang, S., Elimelech, M., Morgenroth, E., Mayes, A.M., “Antifouling nanofiltration membranes for membrane bioreactors from self-assembling graft copolymers” Journal of Membrane Science, 2006, 285, 81-89.

  • Olivetti, E.A., Kim, J.H., Sadoway, D.R., Asatekin, A., Mayes, A.M., “Sol-gel synthesis of vanadium oxide within a block copolymer matrix” Chemistry of Materials, 2006, 18, 2828-2833.

  • Asatekin, A., Mayes, A.M., “Polymer Filtration Membranes” in Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, 2009. John Wiley & Sons, NY.

  • Asatekin, A., Mayes, A.M., “Fouling resistant membranes formed with polyacrylonitrile graft copolymers” , PCT application PCT/US2007/008797 filed April 10, 2007.