Dr. Gokce Su Pulcu
Tel: +44 (0)1865 275956 or +44 (0)1865 285107
I am interested in making nano-sized devices inspired and created by biological materials.
I am from Turkey and obtained a B.S. in Chemisty from Bogazici University, Istanbul. I then moved to the United States in order to pursue my Ph.D. at Boston University on protein electrochemistry and enzymology, under the supervision of Professor Sean Elliott. At BU, I studied the redox active proteins from the pink bacterium Shewanella oneidensis and ammonia oxidizing Nitrosomonas europaea. I discovered the power of biological materials to construct nano-sized electronic devices, robots, and energy generators. My interest in nanotechnology and kinetics directed me to the Bayley Laboratory, where I am currently developing a small nanoreactor (Marie Curie-IIF 2010) to study the chemistry of a molecular walker and its motion at the single molecule level. Aside from my work in the lab, I am fascinated by the paintings of expressionists and surrealists.
Pulcu, G.S., Mikhailova, E., Choi, L.-S. and Bayley, H. Continuous observation of the stochastic motion of an individual small-molecule walker. Nature Nanotechnology, published ASAP (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2014.264
News article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/12/molecular-robots-walkers_n_6308782.html