Metin Karayilan was born and raised in Izmir, Turkey. He received his B.S. (2011) in Chemistry from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara and his M.S. (2014) in Chemical Engineering from Koç University, Istanbul. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemistry under the direction of Prof. Jeffrey Pyun at the University of Arizona. He works on [2Fe-2S]-based metallopolymers for hydrogen generation, high sulfur content polymers and II-VI semiconductor nanocrystals.