Nuket Ocal, Ph.D., obtained a M.S. degree in organic chemistry, 1989, and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, 1994, from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey. Ocal was Postdoc in San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1999–2003, and Visiting Professor in Clausthal Technical University, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, 2002. Dr. Ocal started her M.S. course in 1987 and has occupied a Research Assistant position at the Department of Chemistry/Organic Chemistry in the Yildiz Technical University up to 1994. She worked with Professor Dr. Ihsan Erden from San Francisco State University as a Postdoc about singlet oxygen reactions. During this period, she visited Professor Dr. Dieter Kaufmann to work about reductive Heck reactions for 3 months. She has been working as a Full Professor at the Yildiz Technical University since 2005. She lectures on general chemistry, organic chemistry 1–2, organic chemistry laboratory 1–2, stereochemistry, and organic spectroscopy courses at the university. Her research interest is the synthesis of bioactive organic molecules and she has more than 65 published papers on this subject.
Biography Updated on 16 February 2017