Marmara University

Marmara University is one of the oldest (founded in 1883) and biggest institutions in Türkiye, with 17 faculties, 11 institutions located in 8 campuses. Marmara University over 74.000+ students and 3200+ faculty members.

Marmara University has a significant role in educating a high number of pioneers for industry who needs to be innovative, collaborative and global in skills. Internationalization plays an important role in Marmara University’s strategic development goals in order to reach a high-quality, innovative, investigative, global and contemporary education approach. In order to achieve sustainable high standards of international education, Marmara University provides multilingual education in 5 different languages; Turkish, English, French, German and Arabic.

Our university strives to become an internationally known university that directs social development with its leadership in education and research, by focusing on strong integration and international cooperation with various partners from all over the world, and attaches importance to the continuous development of its network of effective international relations with new partners.

Our university especially educates students who do science in the fields of technology (nanotechnology, chemical and physical technologies, production technologies), global change (environmental and health research), human sciences and social sciences, and cares for them to have a global vision and the future of their careers. Our university also places emphasis on the relationship between research and industry. Thus, it tries to train expert and young staff that will respond to the requirements of the global job market and the society’s need for scientific researchers.

With the same vision Center for Nanotechnology & Biomaterials Application and Research (NBUAM) at Marmara University was established in 2008. This center determines nanotechnology as a strategic work area thanks to researcher manpower and adopting the Marmara University’s innovative vision approach which gives importance to scientific studies from past to present. The main goal of the center is to train engineering and medicine students who will be able to work in biomedical and nanotechnology sector.

Oğuzhan Gündüz

PhD University College London, 2013


Oğuzhan Gündüz is an associate professor and director of NBUAM at Marmara University, Türkiye. His working areas are Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Orthopedic Biomaterials Design, Multi-Scale Mechanical Characterization, Drug Delivery Systems, 3D Bioprinting, Biocompatible Hydrogels and Nano-grafts. He is highly qualified and expertise in teaching and supervising research projects in his field. He has also published more than 200 papers and obtained 2 international patents and submitted 2 more patents. He received his PhD degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering from University College London in 2013. He has been teaching at Metallurgical and Materials engineering since 2002.  He has supervised more than 20 MSc and PhD thesis.

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He has authored/co-authored over 200 research papers, 10 book chapters, 2 patents, and 3 patent applications, and over 100 national and international conference papers.

In addition, he took part in the establishment of two startup companies, namely Nanortopedi Inc. and Inomtech Inc.  on the development of innovative biomaterials and collaborating with R&D,  departments of variety of  leading health companies on biomaterials, tissue engineering, and drug delivery systems.

Nazmi Ekren

PhD Istanbul University, 1996

Assoc. Prof. Nazmi Ekren is one of the key personels in the Marmara University (Türkiye) side.

Nazmi Ekren received the B.S. degree from the Electrical Engineering Department, Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Istanbul, Türkiye, in 1987, and the M.S. degrees from the Marmara University in 1989 and PhD degrees from the Istanbul University in 1996.

He is currently an associate professor at the Marmara University. His research interests PV systems, fabrication at Nano level and lighting. He works on tissue engineering applications, 3D-bioprinting, electrospinning.




Ayşe Ceren Koyuncu

PhD Yeditepe University, 2018

Ayşe Ceren Çalıkoğlu Koyuncu is an assistant professor at Metallurgical and Materials Department of Marmara University since.

She received her PhD from Yeditepe University in the field of Biotechnology in 2018. She has published 8 papers, one review article, one book chapter, and one patent application related to tissue engineering and biomedical research.

She has obtained certification of experimental animal usage in 2013. She has been involved in many national and international projects and attended many conferences within ten years of field experience. Her research interests are biomaterials, three-dimensional polymer scaffolds, stem cells, and viral gene delivery.

M. Sami Okumuş

PhD. Marmara University, 2020

Asst. Prof. Dr. M. Sami Okumuş graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Public Relations in 2011. He completed his master’s degree at Marmara University, Faculty of Communication, Radio Television and Cinema Department in 2016, and his doctorate in the same department in 2020.

As of 2017, he continues his academic and administrative duties as a lecturer at Marmara University, as well as working on cinema and documentary films as a producer and director.

M. Sami Okumuş directs the media studies of the project in the field of visual communication and design at Marmara University (Türkiye) side.




Songül Ulağ

PhD Marmara University, 2021

Songül Ulağ is a researcher at Center for Nanotechnology & Biomaterials Application and Research (NBUAM) of Marmara University.

She received her PhD from Marmara University in the field of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2021.

Her research interests are on 3D printing technology, biomaterials and artificial cornea. She has publications on these subjects in SCI indexed journals. She has 20 original papers, 2 patent applications, 1 book chapter, and 8 international conference papers.




Eray Altan

Bsc, Gazi University 2019

Eray Altan is a Research Assistant and also doing masters studies in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Marmara University.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Gazi University in the same field. His areas of interest include tissue engineering, 3D Bioprinting and drug delivery systems.

Sema Gündüz

Master of Art at University of Greenwich, 2012

Sema Gündüz is Project Development and Support Responsible at Marmara University.

She is responsible from project management and organisation. Previously she has participated in variety of EU project development, she has 8 years EU project experience. She is also a PhD student in Management and Organisation at Marmara University, Istanbul.

She is expert on project writing, consortium building, organisation of project activities especially dissemination activities. She also has publications in marketing field and presented her research in conferences, and she is also translating business books. She is contributing this project with her experiences on project management.

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