Materials Science & Engineering
SABANCI UNIVERSITY Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences


Last Update: Dec. 28, 2019 



Selected Publications:

T. Ozaltın, V. Aviyente, A.L. Demirel, C. Atilgan, "Multiscale Modeling of Poly(2-isopropyl-2-oxazoline) Chains in Aqueous Solutions," European Polymer Journal, 88, 594-604 (2017).[link]

C. Atilgan, O.B. Okan, A.R. Atilgan, "Network-based Models as Tools Hinting at Non-evident Protein Functionality," Annual Review of Biophysics,41, 205-225 (2012).[link]

C. Atilgan, A. R. Atilgan, "Perturbation-Response Scanning: Ligand Entry-Exit Mechanisms of Ferric Binding Protein," PLoS Comput. Biol., 5, e1000544 (2009).[link]

A. S. Ozen, C. Atilgan, G. Sonmez, "Non-Covalent Intramolecular Interactions in the Monomers and Oligomers of the Acceptor and Donor Type of Low Band Gap Conducting Polymers," J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 16362-16371 (2007). [link]

A.R. Atilgan, P. Akan, C. Baysal, "Small-World Communication of Residues and Significance for Protein Dynamics," Biophys. J., 86, 85-91 (2004). [link]

C. Baysal, H. Meirovitch, "Determination of the Stable Microstates of a Peptide from NOE Distance Constraints and Optimization of Atomic Solvation Parameters," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 120, 800-812 (1998). [link]

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Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Bogaziçi University (1996)
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Bogaziçi University (1991)


Honors and Awards:

  • Elected member of the Science Academy, Istanbul (2012)
  • L’Oréal Turkey Young Women Scientist Fellowship (2005)
  • Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Fellowship (TÜBA-GEBİP) (2004)
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey) Encouragement Award (2002)
  • Bogazici University Ph.D. Thesis Award (1996)
  • TUBITAK Munir Birsel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship (1993 – 1996)

Announcements, etc.

Our virus motions paper is a video highlight in Biophysical Journal (27 Feb. 2018) [link]:


On the cover: Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics (Nov. 2015):;jsessionid=A6A246E076E6027ED1D8F7AB3E357ADF.f04t04

PhD and MS scholarships for research on

Computational Investigation of Self Assembly Processes and Protein Dynamics

See the MIDST Lab web page for research opportunities in our lab. Student enrollment in Materials Science and Engineering program is not a must to do research in our group. You may enroll in any of the  programs of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences; see program listings and additional details [here]. 
Research opportunities:

For information on undergraduate education and graduate research opportunities in Materials Science and Engineering at Sabanci University, please visit our web site [here]; application procedures are [here].

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