Prof. Mustafa Culha
Professor Mustafa Culha obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Michael Sepaniak at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2002. Then, he joined in Prof. Vo-Dinh’s research group (Advanced Biomedical Research Group) as a post-doctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2002-2003) before joining to Schering-Plough Corporation, NJ as an investigator. In 2004, he accepted a faculty position in Genetics and Bioengineering Department of Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is currently involved active teaching and research there. His current research interest includes elements from chemistry, medicine, material science, photonics, and nanoscience and nanotechnology. The utility of spectroscopic techniques such as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) to shed light onto living-nonliving interactions, development of novel detection and diagnostic tools for medical and biomedical applications, understanding nanomaterial-living interactions to develop novel approaches for delivery and therapeutic applications are ongoing research projects in his laboratories. He and his colleagues have authored of more than 75 papers in refereed international journals, several book chapters and patents in the area of analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, and nanotechnology. He is the editor of a special issue for Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering of Journal of Nanotechnology, and NanoBio special issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. He is on the editorial board of Applied Spectroscopy.