Mustafa Culha

Name Mustafa Culha
Work Groups Work Group 1 - Synthesis
Work Group 2 - Characterisation
Laboratory Nanibiotechnology Laboratories of Genetics and Bioengineering Department
Organisation Yeditepe University
Website http://nanobio.yeditepe.edu.tr/
Areas of Research Biological Applications of SERS and Raman Spectroscopy; Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Nanomaterials; Sellf-Assembly of Nanomaterials at Interfaces
Research Keywords SERS, silver nanoparticles, gold ananoparticles, bacteria, yeast, self-assembly

Areas of Future Interest Influence of chemical modifications of nanomaterials such as CNTs on their physicochemical properties; Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials at Interfaces into Higher Structures

Selected Publications:

Brief CV
Areas of Experties: Characterization of biomacromolecules and biological organizations using Raman and Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Synthesis of noble metal nanoparticle based nanomaterials for imaging, detection and diagnosis, Self-asembly of nanopartiles into higher organizations at interfaces, chemical modifications of SWCNTs and its influence on thier physicochemical properties.

Prior Experience:
2005- Present Associate Professor, Yeditepe University, Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Istanbul, Turkey

2004- 2005 Assistant Professor, Yeditepe University, Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Istanbul, Turkey

2003-2004 Investigator, Schering-Plough Corporation, Global Quality Services-Analytical Sciences, Implementation of New Technology Department, Union, NJ, USA

2002-2003 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Advanced Biomedical Science & Technology Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

1997-2002 Research/ Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

1995-1997 Research Assistant, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Specialist Techniques:
Raman Spectroscopy and SERS; AFM, SEM, DLS, CE, HPLC

Materials:
AgNPs, AuNPs, CNTs, oligonucleotides, DNA, peptides, propteins, and charbohydrates