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B.Sc., Chemistry Dept, ITU (Istanbul Tech. Univ.) Turkey

M.Sc., Chemistry Dept, BU (Bogaziçi Univ.), Turkey

Ph. D., Materials Science and Engineering Dept, University of Delaware, USA

Academic Career:

  • BU (Bogaziçi Univ.), Chemistry Dept., Teaching Assistant,  (1996-1999)
  • University of Delaware, DE, USA , Materials Science and Engineering Dept., Research & Teaching Assistant, (2000-2005)
  • Drexel University, PA, USA, Chemical and Biological Eng. Dept., Research Associate, (2006-2007)
  • Yeditepe University, Chemical Engineering Dept., Instr.- Assist. Prof. (2007- Present)


CHBE 204 Bioorganic Chemistry
CHBE 361 Materials in Chemical and Biological Applications
CHBE 381 Chemistry and Engineering of Polymers
CHBE 581 Advanced Polymer Chemistry
CHBE 213 Physical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
CHBE 590 Graduate Seminar
CHBE 690 Graduate Seminar

Research Interests:

Polymers and Composites from Renewable Resources
Thermosetting Resins
Polymer Structure-Property Relationships
Polymeric Biomaterials
Polymer Fuel Cell Membranes.

Selected Publications:

  • E. Can, S. Bucak, E. Kınacı, A. C. Çalıkoğlu, G. T. Köse, "Polybutylene Succinate (PBS) - Polycaprolactone (PCL) Blends Compatibilized with Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(propylene oxide)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO-PPO-PEO) Copolymer for Biomaterial Applications", Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, Published online: 02 Jun 2014 (DOI:10.1080/03602559.2014.886119).
  • E. Can , G. Udenir , A. İ. Kanneci, G. Köse, S. Bucak , "Investigation of PLLA/PCL Blends and Paclitaxel Release Profiles", AAPS PharmSciTech, 12, (4), 1442-1453, 2011.
  • Can,E., Palmese, G.R., La Scala, J.J.,Sands J.M., ” The Synthesis of 9-10 Di-Bromo Stearic Acid Glycidyl Methacrylate (Di-BrSAGMA) and its Use in Vinyl Ester (VE) Resins“, J. Applied Polym. Sci, 106, (6), 3833-3842, 2007.
  • Can,E., Kusefoglu, S., Wool,R.P, ”Soybean and Castor Oil Based Polymers: Mechanical Properties“, J. Applied Polym. Sci, 102, (2), 1497-1504, 2006.
  • Can,E., Kusefoglu, S., Wool,R.P, ”Soybean and Castor Oil Based Monomers: Synthesis and Copolymerization with Styrene“, J. Applied Polym. Sci, 102, (3), 2433-2447, 2006.


Supervised MS and PhD Thesis:

  • PhD Thesis (Advisor): Esra Yılmaz, "Developing Alternative Polymeric Membranes for Fuel Cells".
  • PhD Thesis (Advisor): Hatice Semizer, "Development of Permanent Chemical Hydrogel Films Based on Chitosan and Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC) for Moisture Absorbing Packaging Films"
  • PhD Thesis (Co-advisor): Görkem Cemali, "Novel Poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) Based Scaffolds for Bone Tıssue Engineering".
  • PhD Thesis (Co-advisor): Ece Akbulut Atlan, "Development and Characterization of Poly(arylene ether sulphone) - Zeolite Based Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Applications".
  • MS Thesis (Advisor): Emre Kınacı "Cardanol Based Thermosetting Resins".



2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challange Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Awarded for work completed while working with Prof. Richard P. Wool (University of Delaware) to develop polymeric materials from vegetable oil-based feedstocks.