July 2017
  • Sadi's paper has been accepted for publication in Talanta. Congratulations!

 

March 2017
  • We have openings for highly motivated PhD and MS students for Fall 2017. Admitted students will have competitive benefits such as stipend, tuition waiver, accomodation, laptop. Please contact Dr. Seda Kizilel for further information.
  • Our recent paper published in Macromolecular Bioscience has been featured on Advanced Science News! More information can be found in the following link: http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/preparing-brain-tumors-therapy/

 
January 2017
  • Our collaborative study with Kyoto University has been accepted for publication in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. Congratulations!

 

December 2016

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November 2016
  • Our proposal has been accepted for funding by TUBITAK.
  • We presented our research at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers  Annual Meeting (AIChE) in San Francisco, CA. Two talks were delivered by Pelin Erkoc:
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    168a Water-in-Water Emulsion Based Synthesis of Hydrogel Nanospheres with Tunable Release Properties

    775b Targeting Cancer Cells Via Tumor-Homing Peptide Creka Conjugated Peg Hydrogel Nanoparticles

     

 

October 2016

 

  • Our group in Fall 2016

 

 

September 2016
  • Our paper entitled as "Quinacrine Mediated Sensitization of Glioblastoma (GBM) cells to TRAIL through MMP-sensitive PEG Hydrogel Carriers" has been accepted for publication in Macromolecular Bioscience, September 2016.

  • We welcome our new group members: Birgul Akolpoglu, Ugur Bozuyuk, Onur Ozer

 

August 2016
  • Sadi Gurses successfully defended his MS thesis research. Sadi will be studying at the University of California, Davis in Chemical Engineering for his PhD. We wish Sadi the best luck in his career.Congratulations!

  • Our paper entitled as ''Targeting Cancer Cells via Tumor-homing Peptide CREKA Functional PEG Nanoparticles" has been accepted for publication in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, August 2016.

 

July 2016
  • Our proposal for an EU-COST call has been accepted for funding.

  • Our proposal about the design of functional surfaces has been accepted for funding by GENERALI.

 

April 2016
  • Our invited paper entitled as ''Water-in-water Emulsion Based Synthesis of Hydrogel Nanospheres with Tunable Release Kinetics" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (JOMJ), April 2016. The paper will appear in the special issue of "Biomaterials for Healthcare". Congratulations!

 

March 2016

 

February 2016
  • Seda Kizilel will talk about their journey towards the design of functional bitumen for "Koc University AIChE Student Chapter", Feb 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm:

 

January 2016
  • More news about us in America's Scientific American and The Washington Post:

 

December 2015
  • Our research about anti-icing asphalt attracted a lot of attention from national/international media, scientists and government. Here are some of the news about our work:

       

                 

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  • Our recent article in I&ECR has been selected as the topic of a press release that is included in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Office of Public Affairs' weekly presspac.
November 2015
  • Our paper entitled as 'Gelation Stabilized Functional Composite-Modified Bitumen for Anti-icing Purposes' has been accepted for publication in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Nov 2015. Congratulations!

  • Our lab was well-represented at the Annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. Tugba and Sadi delivered oral presentations. Pelin's research was presented in poster session.

  • Seda Kizilel was an expert reviewer at European Commission H2020, Nov 15-20, 2015, Brussels, Belgium.

 

October 2015
  • Our paper entitled as "Photocrosslinking of Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) Networks formed by Thiol-Ene Reactions and Their Influence on Cell Survival" has been accepted for publication in Biomedical Materials.

 

September 2015
  • We presented our research at 2015 4th TERMIS World Congress, September 8-11, 2015, Boston, MA.

  • Aysu Okur successfully defended her MS thesis research. Aysu will be studying at the University of California, Davis in Material Science and Engineering for her PhD. Congratulations!

  • We welcome our new group members Dilem and Syeda.

 

August 2015
  • Our paper published in 2011 I&ECR was recognized as one of the Top 10 Most-Cited Contemporary Favorites published in I&EC Research. Full list is here.

  • Gunce Cinay successfully defended her MS thesis research. Gunce will be studying at the University of Southern California in Biomedical Engineering for her PhD. We wish Gunce the best luck in her career.Congratulations!
  • Gozde Demirer, undergraduate researcher from our lab, graduated from Chemical and Biological Engineering with highest honors. Gozde will be doing PhD at University of California, Berkeley. We wish her the best luck. Congratulations!
 
July 2015

 

 
June 2015
  • Seda Kizilel visited Prof Matt Tirrell's lab at the Institute of Molecular Engineering (University of Chicago) as Visiting scholar, June-July, 2015, Chicago, IL.
  • Our paper in collaboration with Prof Duygu Avci at Bogazici University has been accepted for publication in Journal of Polymer Science Part A.
 
May 2015
 
April 2015
  • Seda Kizilel was invited speaker at Istanbul Uskudar University, April 30, 2015, Istanbul.

 

December 2014

 

November 2014
  • Seda Kizilel was an expert reviewer at European Commission H2020, Nov 24-28, 2014, Brussels, Belgium.
  • We have presented our research at American Institute of Chemical Engineers, (AIChE) Annual Meeting, November 16-21, 2014, Atlanta, GA.

 

October 2014
  • Our research was on the popular science KURIOUS news!
  • We have presented our research at Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting October 23-26 2014, in San Antonio, TX.

 

September 2014
  • Our paper entitled as 'Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and Ligand Incorporation in Biomimetic PEG Hydrogels Significantly Improve Insulin Secretion from Pancreatic Islets' has been accepted for publication in Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, September 2014.

  • Our paper entitled as 'Visible-Light-Induced Synthesis of pH Responsive Hydrogel Composite for Controlled Delivery of an Anticonvulsant Drug Pregabalin' has been accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia, September 2014.

August 2014
  • Ozlem Cevik successfully defended her MS thesis research. Congratulations!
  • Dogan Gidon, undergraduate researcher from our lab, graduated from Chemical and Biological Engineering with highest honors. Dogan will be doing PhD at University of California, Berkeley. We wish Dogan the best luck in his career. Congratulations!
July 2014
  • Our paper entitled as "Targeted Delivery of Doxorubicin into Tumor Cells via MMP-sensitive PEG Hydrogel Coated Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (MIONPs)", has been accepted for publication in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, July 2014.

  • Seda Kizilel was invited speaker at Rush University, July 22, 2014, Chicago, IL.

  • Seda Kizilel visited University of Chicago as 'Koc University Visiting Scholar' between June-August 2014.

May 2014
  • Our invited review paper entitled as "Design of Bioartificial Pancreas with Functional Micro/Nano Based Encapsulation of Islets" has been accepted for publication in Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, May 2014.
April 2014
  • We presented our research at Society of Biomaterials 2014 Annual Meeting, April 16-19 2014, Denver, CO.
March 2014
  • Seda Kizilel was invited speaker at Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering Conference, March 20-23, 2014, Kocaeli, Turkey.
February 2014
  • Our paper in collaboration with University of Chicago has been accepted for publication in Transplantation Proceedings, February 2014.

January 2014
  • Our paper entitled as 'Quantification of Interactions Among Circadian Clock Proteins via SPR' has been accepted for publication in Journal of Molecular Recognition, January 2014.

  • Our collaborators, Prof Sasaki and Dr Hashimoto, from Kyoto University visited our lab, January 2014.

  • Our paper entitled as 'Nanoparticle and Gelation Stabilized Functional Composites of an Ionic Salt in a Hydrophobic Polymer Matrix' has been accepted for publication in PLoS ONE, January 2014.

December 2013

 

November 2013
  • We have presented our work at American Institute of Chemical Engineers, (AIChE) Annual Meeting, San Fransisco, CA November, 2013.

 

October 2013
  • Seda Kizilel was invited speaker at "Istanbul University Experimental Medicine Research Institute (Istanbul Universitesi Deneysel Tip Arastirma Enstitusu (DETAE)", Istanbul, October 23, 2013.

 

September 2013
  • Burcu Kepsutlu successfully defended her MS thesis research. Burcu will continue her PhD at Humboldt University in Berlin. Congratulations!

  • Seda Kizilel presented our research at "New Frontiers in Health Sciences Conference", Kyoto, Japan, September 17-18 2013.

 

August 2013

 

July 2013
  • Our project proposal about the design of a bioartificial pancreas has been accepted for funding by TUBITAK.

 

June 2013
  • We presented our research in TERMIS-EU in Istanbul, Turkey, June 17-20 2013.

 

May 2013

 

April 2013
  • Seda Kizilel was an invited speaker at UNAM, Bilkent University, and Undergraduate Chemistry Club at Bilkent University, April 5 2013.

 

March 2013
  • Our paper entitled as "Characterization of Protein Release through PEG Hydrogels with Crosslink Density Gradients" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, March 2013.

 

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