Research and Funding

Functionality and biocompability are the key characteristics of biomaterials used in biomedical applications (e.g. drug delivery, imaging and tissue regeneration).  The self-assembly property of naturally occurring biomolecules, such as polymers, lipids and peptides consisting of these two crucial properties, makes those molecules desirable tools for nanomaterial based approaches.  Our research is focused on  the development of functional nanomaterials of soft matters (such as lipids and polymers),  inorganic nanoparticles (for example; gold, silver, palladium, copper, carbon nanodots and iron oxide) which could be used as template for inorganic nanoparticle synthesis and also as carrier, and targeting moiety in drug delivery, biosensor and energy device development.

 

Current Projects

  •  Synthesis of Light-Sensitive Cyclodextrin Nanocapsules as Oleandrin Carrier against Pancreatic Cancer and investigating their Potential in 3D Micro-Fluid Cell Culture Model TUBITAK, Project Number 215M565, Manager , 2019-2022
  • Investigation of the Effects of Fluorescence Carbon Nanoparticles on Third-generation Perovskite Solar Cell Performance, TÜBİTAK, Project Number: 117M215, 404024 TL, Manager , 2017-2019, Continue
  • Development of Methods for Pilot Production of Astragaloside Vii Molecule from Endemic Astragalus Trojanus Plant, Preparation of New Formulations and Waste Valorisation, TÜBİTAK, Project Number: 116Z958, 1087000 TL, Researcher, 2017-2020,

 

Recently Completed Projects

  • Development of conducting peptide nanotubes and hydrogels, TÜBİTAK, Project Number: 112T882, 225000 TL, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014.
  • Effect of incorporating zirconium oxide nanoparticle on the antimicrobial activity and some mechanical and physical properties of soft denture liners, BAP, Project Number: 2017-1-AP3-2181, 19620 TL, Researcher, 2018.
  • Effect of incorporating fluorescent carbon nanoparticle on the antimicrobial activity, surface roughness, glucose sorption and color stability of soft lining materials, BAP, Project Number: 2017-1-AP1-1964, 29913 TL, Researcher, 2017.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorescent Nanoparticles in Deep Eutectic Solvents, BAP, Project Number: 2017-1-AP3-2220, 18000 TL, Researcher, 2018.
  • Development of Highly Cationic Adjuvant Carrying System and Assessment of their Effectiveness on the Her 2 Cancer DNA Vaccine model. Ege University BAP, Project Number: 16-MÜH-018, 10000 TL, Researcher, 2017.
  • Development of a Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Based Dopamine Analysis System, BAP, Project Number: 2016-2-AP4-1791, 24000 TL, Manager, 2017.
  • Development of Ruthenium Dye Functionalized Nanosurfaces for Colorimetric Detection of Toxic Mercury Ions, BAP, Project Number: 2016-2-TP2-1794, 9000 TL, Manager, 2017.
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Functionalization of Upconverting Nanoparticles, BAP, Project Number: 2015-TP2-1338, 11000 TL, Manager, 2016.
  • Development and Characterization of Saponine entegrated Liposomal Formulations, BAP, Project Number: BAP-FBE KMB (SB) 2014-1 YL, 6120 TL, Manager, 2015.